The Alchemy Fund

The Alchemy Fund is a Pioneer Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in national-quality ventures between tech hubs.


The Alchemy Fund takes talented founders, helps them upgrade their business models, adds differentiating technology, provides seed funding, and assigns veteran executives as coaches.  This approach yields high-potential deals with attractive returns for investors, de-risks the deals during their critical formative stages, and creates a genuine partnership with the portfolio companies we serve.  It also catalyzes local economic development.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Equity Funding (Specialty)
  • Venture Capital (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting/Retainment Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization of Technology (Specialty)
  • High Tech Development (Specialty)
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing and Sales

  • Branding/Rebranding
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development and Training (Specialty)
  • Social Media Marketing (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development (Specialty)
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)


  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Site Location Assistance

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization (Specialty)


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Virtual Town Halls/Community Forums
Contact Information
Chris Bignell
1500 Main Street
Suite 2700
Springfield, MA 01115