CIC services more than 500 companies with offices on 7 floors throughout One Broadway. Most of these are growing technology and life sciences companies.
A selection of our current and past clients is below.
Read the descriptions and quotes from our clients to get a sense for the kinds of companies that choose Cambridge Innovation Center.
Ambient Devices is an MIT Media Lab spin-out company developing wireless devices for everyday use. Ambient's products have recently been featured at Brookstone and Bloomingdales stores, on the cover of Hammacher Schlemmer's retail catalog.
Apple Tree Partners (ATP) is a venture capital firm that backs experienced entrepreneurs in the creation of drug development, drug discovery and medical device companies. ATP recognizes new opportunities early and with a fresh and innovative approach to financing can develop and endorse companies quickly and effectively. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City, ATP manages two venture capital funds totaling $105 million.
BioTeam - Paris Region
Bioteam Paris Region GIE is a Paris Region Life Sciences consortium gathering together the Pasteur Institute, five biotech companies (BioCortech, BioMethodes, BioProtein Technologies, Hybrigenics and UroGene), and two economic development agencies (Essonne Development, Paris Region Development Agency) from the Paris, France region. Our mission is to facilitate interactions between our members and counterparts in the Massachusetts Biotech cluster. Having a permanent office and staff in Cambridge, Massachusetts, since March 2003, has enabled us to forge progressively strong and long term relationships with key companies, universities, investors and non-profit organizations of the Mass biotech Cluster.
Coatue has developed microchips utilizing next generation organic semiconductors. Coatue Corp. received venture financing from Draper Fisher Jurvetson New England and other investors, and later was acquired by chip-maker AMD.
Regarding CIC, Coatue Co-Founder Avi Goldberg comments:
"CIC was a fantastic place for a company like ours to get up and running quickly without many of the frustrations affecting small startups. We miss being there.”
Ember Corporation, is a fast-growing wireless chip company originally out of the MIT Media Laboratory. It was named by Fortune Magazine in May of 2004 as of the "14 Cool Companies We Love". Ember is creating a wireless embedded networking platform for industrial and commercial applications that will define the networking standard for linking the billions of embedded processors shipped annually. Its patented self-organizing EmberNet™ technology enables networks that are dramatically less expensive and easier to deploy than wired and wireless alternatives. Ember was founded with funding from Polaris Venture Partners and DFJ New England and Stata Venture Partners. While a client at CIC, Ember announced two rounds of financings, a $3M round and a $5M expansion round. Lead investors included Polaris Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson New England, and Grand Banks Capital.
See right-hand sidebar quote from Founder Rob Poor.
Founded in 2001 by high-tech PR veterans, fama PR partners with growing technology companies to deliver excellence in corporate communications. We can assist you in increasing your brand awareness and revenue while offering an excellent value for your PR dollar.
Groundhog Technologies, which is based in Taiwan and Cambridge, offers proprietary mobility management technology that helps wireless carriers save equipment upgrade cost and relieves the network capacity constraint of wireless networks. This technology also enables various kinds of highly accurate wireless services which although eagerly anticipated in the industry have been disappointing so far due to technical constraints.
March Communications provides a unique blend of PR and marketing services that combine local knowledge and industry expertise with European flair. We deliver highly creative and innovative programs that have real influence on your target audience and real impact on your bottom line. We pride ourselves on our global understanding, industry expertise and strong media contacts, and we use this to good effect for our European, Canadian and U.S.-based clients.
New Atlantic Ventures and DFJ New England fund are early stage venture capital funds focusing on technology investments along the East Coast of the US. We partner with leaders of emerging companies building businesses based on infrastructure, telecom, and software technologies, providing capital and hands-on support.
Systinet Corporation is a provider of software platforms to create Web services. WASP (Web Applications and Services Platform), Systinet's architecture encompassing WASP Developer, WASP Server and WASP UDDI, is used by more than 10,000 developers worldwide. WASP enables IT architects and developers to build interoperable and compatible Web services using the industry's most comprehensive and flexible platform. Systinet is a member of the Java Community Process, W3C Consortium, UDDI Advisory Group and Oasis Group. Founded in 2000, Systinet is a privately-held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with offices in London, Palo Alto and Prague. Systinet announced $21 million in financing - one of the largest of any Web services-based company - from lead investor Warburg Pincus, about six months after moving into Cambridge Innovation Center.
Regarding CIC, Systinet President Wendell Lansford comments:
"Thank you for the great services you provided while we "lived" at CIC. It really worked well for us. CIC was a cost-effective solution. We were able to expand into the space incrementally as the company grew, and CIC provided valuable services along the way, enabling us to focus on our core business."
ThingMagic's mission is to enable companies in the embedded intelligence space to rapidly transform their ideas into prototypes, products, and knowledge that represents defensible intellectual property. Our primary goal is to make fundamental technical contributions to innovative products and systems in this space.