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Ms. Sharon R. Shepard

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Managing Director

Boston Community Venture Fund
56 Warren Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02119
United States

Company Description: Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) is a leading community development venture capital fund that invests throughout the Northeast in high-potential businesses that...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for Student Affairs & Undergraduates

Education

  • S.M. degree , mechanical engineering
    MIT
  • S.M. degree , mechanical engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S. , Mechanical Engineering
    MIT
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Web References
BCVF - Our Team
www.bcvfund.com, 17 July 2014 [cached]
Sharon Shepard, Managing Director: Ms. Shepard joined BCVF in February 2001. Previously she was Senior Vice President and Managing Partner of Consulting Services at Mass Ventures Corp. providing venture development, financial advisory, and investment banking services to high growth businesses. There she raised more than $45MM in early stage companies and held interim senior management roles in such companies such as Beliefnet and MetaEvents (acquired by Palm). She has more than 18 years experience in business development, operations, marketing, and product development with significant expertise in managing technology companies through the start-up process. Ms. Shepard started her career at Proctor & Gamble and Westinghouse. Later she held senior management roles in start-up companies including Compunetix, Sensor Frame, and Amerinex Applied Imaging. She is on the Board of several high technology and entrepreneurial organizations and holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Ms. Shepard works with many of the Fund's portfolio companies. She is focused primarily on opportunities in CT, NY, NH, VT, and Western MA.
Our Staff | Boston Community Capital
www.bostoncommunitycapital.org, 4 April 2014 [cached]
Sharon Shepard Managing Director of Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) & SUN Initiative COO 413-253-9190 sharon@bcvfund.com
Sharon Shepard joined Boston Community Capital in February 2001 as a Managing Director of BCC's Venture Funds and is responsible for identifying, structuring, growing, monitoring and exiting investments. Shepard brings to BCC 13 years of venture capital and venture development experience as well as 16 years of broad industry operational experience, primarily in early stage and emerging growth high technology companies. In her role, Shepard has worked with numerous portfolio companies including Magellan BioSciences, Dynex Corporation, Trek Diagnostics, ESA, Eating Well Media Group, TekCel, Protedyne Corporation, geoVue, Zipcar, and CASTion Corporation among others with board/observer responsibilities for most of these companies. In addition to her venture role, in early 2011 Ms Shepard also took on an operating role in BCC's SUN Initiative, a foreclosure relief program. Prior to joining BCC, Shepard was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Consulting Services for Mass Ventures, a venture development company providing management and financial services to high growth early stage technology companies where she was instrumental in raising nearly $50MM of capital. In addition, she provided business coaching to entrepreneurs, recruited management talent, developed business plans and held interim senior management roles in such companies as Beliefnet and MetaEvents (acquired by Palm). As the CEO or senior manager of three technology-based start-up companies (Sensor Frame, Compunetix, Amerinex Applied Imaging), Shepard played a pivotal role in setting strategic direction, raising capital, developing new products, and designing and implementing operational plans. She was voted Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Pittsburgh business community. Shepard also is an active business community member. She was the founder and Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh for many years. She has served on numerous non-profit boards including the MIT Enterprise Forum (national board), the MIT Alumni Association, the Pittsburgh High Technology Council, and the Western Mass Software Association. She also served as a Member of the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for Student Affairs & Undergraduates. Shepard earned an S.M. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT.
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Sharon Shepard > Managing Director of Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) & SUN Initiative COO
When I first met the founders ...
www.massventures.com, 8 Feb 2001 [cached]
When I first met the founders and heard their vision for the company, I knew this was a winning idea," said Sharon Shepard, Senior Vice President of Mass Ventures."We were able to raise a significant first-round investment from Boston-based Highland Capital Partners in record time.After closing on financing, in less than four months we created a world-class destination site that appeals to a broad range of people."
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Sharon Shepard serves as a board member and as our acting CFO.Her extensive operational background has been invaluable.Additionally, the Mass Ventures' staff has also been very helpful in providing technical advice andhuman resources and accounting services.They managed numerous tasks, enabling us to focus on others.It has been a great relationship and one that I would highly recommend to others."
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Our Staff | Boston Community Capital
www.auramortgage.com, 3 June 2013 [cached]
Sharon Shepard Managing Director of Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) 413-253-9190 sharon@bcvfund.com
Sharon Shepard joined Boston Community Venture Fund in February 2001 and is responsible for identifying, structuring, growing, monitoring and exiting investments. Sharon brings to BCVF 13 years of venture capital and venture development experience as well as 16 years of broad industry operational experience, primarily in early stage and emerging growth high technology companies. In her role, Sharon has worked with numerous portfolio companies including Magellan BioSciences, Dynex Corporation, Trek Diagnostics, ESA, Eating Well Media Group, TekCel, Protedyne Corporation, geoVue, Zipcar, and CASTion Corporation among others with board/observer responsibilities for most of these companies. Prior to joining BCC, Sharon was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Consulting Services for Mass Ventures, a venture development company providing management and financial services to high growth early stage technology companies where she was instrumental in raising nearly $50MM of capital. In addition, she provided business coaching to entrepreneurs, recruited management talent, developed business plans and held interim senior management roles in such companies as Beliefnet and MetaEvents (acquired by Palm). As the CEO or senior manager of three technology-based start-up companies (Sensor Frame, Compunetix, Amerinex Applied Imaging), Sharon played a pivotal role in setting strategic direction, raising capital, developing new products, and designing and implementing operational plans. She was voted Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Pittsburgh business community. Sharon also is an active business community member. She was the founder and Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh for many years. She has served on numerous non-profit boards including the MIT Enterprise Forum (national board), the MIT Alumni Association, the Pittsburgh High Technology Council, and the Western Mass Software Association. She also served as a Member of the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for Student Affairs & Undergraduates. Sharon earned an S.M. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT.
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Sharon Shepard > Managing Director of Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF)
ThemoEnergy Corporation Restructures Senior Debt
www.thermoenergy.com, 18 Jan 2011 [cached]
We are delighted to see these technologies being adopted by new industries," said Sharon Shepard, Managing Director of Boston Community Venture Fund.
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