VC  Prism VentureWorks

     Office Locations:

75 Second Avenue, Suite 210
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-302-4000
Fax: 781-302-4040



  • Early



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 1996, Prism has raised five venture funds totaling $1.25 billion and backed more than 50 companies. Prism invests only in the industries of Software & Services (focusing on wireless, mobile and telecommunications technologies, semiconductors, next-generation data centers, on-demand and network security applications); Life Sciences (focusing on medical devices, specialty pharmaceuticals and breakthrough diagnostics); and Digital Media.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    James A. Counihan General Partner
    Peter Paganelli Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      310 Labs
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      Expo Communications
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      iScience Interventional
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      Mota Motors
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      Proteon Therapeutics
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      ROX Medical
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      Six Degrees Games
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      White Sky
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