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Launching Bold Ocean Ventures.

Led by Brady Bohrmann and Tim Agnew, Bold Ocean Ventures is a small, first-time venture capital fund building on efforts by Gulf of Maine Ventures to apply our scientific and market expertise to support the growth of innovative, sustainable ocean-related businesses. We are partnering with Bold Ocean Ventures Management LLC to finance ocean-related businesses that meet our ocean and climate sustainability goals.

Creating meaningful investment:

  • We create a bridge between the relevant scientific research, business acumen, data systems, private industry and entrepreneurial ecosystems, ultimately connecting science and business to meaningful investment and scalable solutions to global ocean challen

Our mission is to catalyze solutions to global ocean challenges by investing in innovative blue economy companies. By supporting and investing in companies that offer high impact solutions, we intend to make a meaningful contribution to an environmentally sustainable ocean ecosystem while generating economic growth, jobs and return on investment in the Gulf of Maine region.

Our Strategy:

Bold Ocean Venture Fund will focus on the seafood supply chain and the impact of climate change, investing in seed and early-stage companies where GMRI’s expertise adds value.

We focus primarily on the seafood supply chain and the impact of climate change.

We seek companies where GMRI’s expertise can accelerate their growth.

We believe GMRI is centrally located in a region of ocean and climate innovation.

We target investments at the local level that can lead to globally relevant solutions.

Why Now?

The oceans, traditional fisheries, and coastal communities are under threats ranging from climate change to seafood supply chain disruptions, but these challenges have created opportunities for a new class of entrepreneurs developing innovative and scalable solutions.

There has been tremendous growth in entrepreneurial innovation and investor interest in companies focusing on modernizing the seafood supply chain and addressing the impact of climate change.

Combining GMRI’s unique ocean and climate change expertise with the team’s venture capital investment expertise, Bold Ocean Ventures is uniquely positioned to identify investment opportunities that produce attractive returns on capital while making a meaningful impact on the ocean ecosystem and regional economy.

We combine deep sector knowledge and business building experience with the interdisciplinary expertise of GMRI scientists, economists, supply chain experts, data analysts, and policy researchers.

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Our mission is to catalyze solutions to global ocean challenges by creating, scaling, and investing in innovative blue economy companies. By supporting and investing in companies that offer high impact solutions, we aim to achieve a resilient, modernized 21st century marine economy.

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