Joe Caruso Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 116

  • Portfolio
  • 37

  • Exits
  • 79


Joe Caruso General Information


Mr. Joe Caruso is an Angel Investor. He served as Director, Engineering at Butterfly (Educational and Training Services (B2C)). For the last 20 years, Joe has served as a mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEOs and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served as an investor, advisor, and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. Joe is currently a member of Launchpad Venture Group and was previously a member of Walnut Ventures, Common Angels, and eCoast Angels, and a principal of Brookwood Partners, all investment groups for early-stage companies. He also maintains an active consulting practice dealing with the structuring and negotiation of acquisitions, strategic partnerships and financings, and issues related to dispute resolution. He has served on dozens of boards over the years and is the recipient of the Leadership in Private Corporate Governance award from the National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter. He is a graduate of Northeastern University (BSEE with honors) and the Harvard Business School (MBA) He has served as an advisor to Northeastern's School of Technological Entrepreneurship, and serves as a mentor for Boston University's entrepreneurship program, the Boston TechStars program, and Mass Challenge. Previously, Joe served as interim CEO for companies in need of strategic change - running businesses ranging from 5 to 1,000 employees. Early in his career, he worked at Teradyne and Autex, Inc., and was CEO at Cyborg Corporation, a venture-funded company that was a pioneer in the use of PCs in laboratory and factory automation. He also has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Former board memberships include ACT Medical, Acumenta, Adhesive Technologies, American Fantasy Sports, Audiofile, Boston Restaurant Associates, Boston University's Photonics Center (advisory director), Coffee Connection, Colonial Mills, Common Angels, Corion, Cyborg Corporation, General Analysis, Haymarket Bank, Iconics, i2Chem, Laser Science, Metrisa, MicroE, Nimbit, Qiave Technologies, QD Vision, Quant Funds (trustee); Tytronics, Wwwhoosh, Zentox, the Turnaround Management Association (founding director, New England Chapter), the National Association of Corporate Directors (New England Chapter), the Association for Corporate Growth (New England Chapter) and WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology). Joe has also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Boston, MA
  • United States

Joe Caruso Investments (116)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Aavia 25-May-2022 Seed Round 00.000 Application Software Generating Revenue 000 000000
00000000 25-Jan-2022 0000 00000 000 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue 000 000000
0000000 00000000 28-Jul-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Other Metals, Minerals and Mining Generating Revenue 000 000000
000000 24-Jun-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Therapeutic Devices Generating Revenue 000 000000
0000000 06-Nov-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Discovery Tools (Healthcare) Generating Revenue 000 000000
0000000 20-May-2020 00000 (00000 Application Software Out of Business 000 000000
00000000 000000000 31-Dec-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Insurance Brokers Generating Revenue
0000 000000000 03-Dec-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 000000
Aerobotics 01-Mar-2019 Later Stage VC 000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 000 000000
OtherSide Entertainment 23-Oct-2018 Early Stage VC 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000 000000

Joe Caruso Exits (79)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Netra 15-Jun-2023 Merger/Acquisition
00000 05-Jan-2023 000000000000000000 00000
00000 06-Oct-2022 0000000000
000 0000 13-Sep-2022 000000000000000000
000000 09-Aug-2022 000000000000000000 00000
0000000 24-Jun-2022 000 00 00000000
0000000 07-Dec-2021 000000000000000000 000
00000000 28-Oct-2021 0000000000
TetraGenetics 10-Sep-2021 Merger/Acquisition 0000
FindSisterhood 08-Sep-2021 Out of Business

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Joe Caruso Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Joe Caruso Angel Investor 000 Boston, MA

Joe Caruso Co-Investors (48)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Connecticut Innovations 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
DSM Venturing 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Greycroft 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Inovia Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
MassVentures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar