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STARTUPS

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Pre-seed, Seed, and Series A 

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Periods of disruption have historically produced marquee startups. Newcomers are nimbler and better suited than incumbents to take advantage of rapidly changing market conditions. COVID-19 has introduced dramatic disruptions in many markets and geographies, all while exciting new technologies are currently or will soon be reaching states of relative maturity and market adoption. 

We invest in early-stage software startups in the US and Israel. Our founders target emerging opportunities and design their ventures with the rules of new paradigms in mind.

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Anna Koscielecka

Partner

Throughout her career, Anna has enjoyed collaborating with many outstanding teams — from early-stage startups to mature companies — and has helped them achieve their vision by providing advice and capital. She spent a decade in Boston on the investment team at Aberdeen Standard Investments (LSE: ABDN), a global multi-billion investment company, and in Connecticut at FLAG Capital. Anna was responsible for sourcing, conducting due diligence, and monitoring of Venture Capital and Private Equity investments on behalf of HNW and institutional LPs.

 

Earlier in her career, she worked at a merchant bank and in the investment banking division of Wells Fargo Securities executing M&A transactions. Additionally, Anna co-founded an AI startup, participated in accelerator programs, and served as a mentor at MassChallenge Boston. Anna holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a JD from School of Law at NCU and a BS from University of California, Berkeley. 

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JOHN HARTHORNE

Founder & Managing Director

As the Founder and decade-long CEO of MassChallenge, John is obsessed with entrepreneurship and has worked with thousands of startups since 2010. MassChallenge is the most-startup-friendly and largest startup accelerator on the planet, and has graduated nearly 3,000 startups which have cumulatively generated billions of dollars of revenue and have created over 160,000 jobs. While launching and running MassChallenge, John generated a vast network of new and established founders, corporate partners, investors, and innovation talent. Furthermore, John gained unrivaled experience working to support startups as an advisor and connector, learning which teams, models, and partners create sustainable success  most consistently.
 

John left MassChallenge in 2019 to launch Two Lanterns in 2020.

 

John holds a BA from Bowdoin College, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an Honorary Doctorate from Suffolk University, and certificates for Leadership and Innovation from Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

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MICHAL GILON-YANAI

Michal Gilon-Yanai has been the founder and director of multiple entrepreneurship programs in the US and in Israel. She founded the MBA Innovation & Entrepreneurship track at IDC, directed two programs at MIT’s entrepreneurship center and, most recently, founded and led the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Program at the NYU school of medicine. Through this work, she developed a keen understanding of technology and science commercialization and supported dozens of innovators and entrepreneurs over the course of two decades. Michal began her career at a healthcare IT startup where she filled several roles and served as a member of the company’s management team. 

 

Michal also played a critical role in launching the MassChallenge Israel program, joining its advisory board for several years. She has outstanding access to deal flow, and contributes deep startup experience to Two Lanterns. Michal served in the IDF Intelligence corps, received computer science and law degrees from Tel Aviv University, and earned her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2007. She joined Two Lanterns Venture Partners in 2020.

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Advisors

DESH DESHPANDE

  • Founder Cascade Communications, Sycamore Networks, etc

  • Serial mentor, investor, philanthropist

  • Life-member of the MIT Corporation

  • Founding Board Member, MassChallenge

  • PhD Queens University

  • B.Tech. IIT Madras

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ZOHAR GILON

  • Israeli Super Angel with extensive experience as an investor (over 200 investments) and investment advisor

  • Transaction manager for some of Israel’s most recognized exits, managing each from inception to exit

  • Pivotal advisor for creation of MassChallenge Israel

  • MBA Tel Aviv University

  • BS EE/CS Technion University

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PETER PARKER

  • Managing General Partner at Mission BioCapital

  • Founder and Director, LabCentral

  • Life Sciences Champion, MassChallenge

  • President and CEO, Cequent Pharmaceuticals

  • General Partner Ampersand Capital Partners

  • BS, MS Columbia University

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SATISH TADIKONDA

  • Executive Fellow in Entrepreneurship at
    the Rock Center, Harvard Business School

  • Executive Partner of Blue Cloud Ventures,
    a growth equity fund based in NYC

  • Entrepreneur in life science and healthcare

  • Active early-stage investor; member of
    TiE Angels, TBD Angels, and Sky Ventures

  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus on medical imaging

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PHONE

+1-617-454-4340
contact@2L.vc

ADDRESS

1 Cotswold Terrace

Newton, MA 02459

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