Romulus helps build the next great businesses from the ground up

Founded at MIT in 2008, we know what a success story looks like. Nine years, 30+ companies, and almost $200M later, our venture capital firm is still focused on building, not betting on, early-stage technology-enabled businesses that have the capability to transform entire industries.

Like you, we are passionate entrepreneurs, and Romulus is our startup. Now, we have almost a decade of experience to our name, plus relationships with some of the top research universities, corporations, and private individuals in the world.

Let’s build something lasting together.

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What We Believe

We believe in audacity, creativity, and authenticity–in our work, in our investments, and in our relationships. We take an engineering-minded approach to crafting the future–testing and measuring, revising and refining rather than betting and hoping. We focus on execution, achieving efficient, accelerated outcomes. We are global in our worldview, seeking farther than the eye can see and learning from diverse experiences and perspectives.
Above all, we value authentic, fruitful relationships, and we seek to be and to treasure good people.

How We Invest

We are attracted to businesses with world-class teams, large market opportunities, and a sustainable competitive advantage. When selecting companies, we focus on tech-enabled businesses with the potential to impact large, traditional verticals and companies employing deep research-based technologies.


We lead early-stage (seed and Series A) rounds and often make follow-on investments at the Series B level and beyond.


We invest from $100K-$1M at the seed stage and can scale to investments of $5M+ over time.


We look for B2B companies leveraging technology and science in creative ways across verticals.


We invest mostly in businesses across the US and sometimes overseas (e.g., in India, the UK, etc.).

Lead or Follow

We typically lead, rather than following, as we are independent investors who follow our own conviction.