Argon Ventures

Who We Are

  • Bob Mason, Managing Partner

    Bob Mason

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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    I have been investing since 2011, building a broad founder and investor network. In a "former life," I was a software engineer, founder and CTO for two enterprise software companies, from the initial team formation to both going public. These experiences have made me a product and technology expert, but I'm also opinionated about company positioning, GTM and customer success. My training as an engineer allows me to link technical insight to business opportunity. I love to think about the future through product strategy and giving actionable product/UX feedback.

    I have been a Managing Partner at Project 11 Ventures and was previously part of the Techstars Boston investment committee. And before my career as an investor, I helped build industry-shifting products and businesses as a Software Architect for ATG, a leading e-commerce and personalization platform, and the co-founder and CTO for Brightcove, the market-leading online video platform for enterprise and premium media.

    In 1994 I received a CS degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and remain deeply engaged as an advisor to the university's Innovation & Entrepreneurship program and Computer Science department. Being passionate about conservation, I also serve on the Board of Directors for The Trustees of Reservations, the world’s first land preservation nonprofit and Massachusetts' largest conservation and preservation organization.

    What's important in my life?

    Spending quality time with my wife and dogs, finding adventures close to home and around the world.

    I love being outdoors biking, sailing and hiking with the wind in my face.

    I enjoy ocean swimming in the brisk waters of New England.

    Eating good food, with good friends - resulting in a love affair with local farmers and producers.

    I appreciate and admire the work of all artists, with an especial fondness for emerging artists.

    I have a good sense of design and love many forms of music, but I'm not a maker myself.

    I've come to terms realizing I'm not a hacker, but I still love technology and appreciate the art of good code.

    All things considered, I've had a very fortunate life.

    I hope to help others find their own success.

  • Andy Feinberg, Managing Partner

    Andy Feinberg

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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    I have spent three decades rolling up my sleeves building great teams and companies. I have helped lead entrepreneurial journeys from initial idea to international public company and beyond, providing a broad perspective on effective leadership, teamwork, customer interaction, corporate governance, creative deal making and go-to-market strategies.  I love working closely with passionate entrepreneurs who are on a mission to create value and who recognize the importance of building exceptional teams.  

    Prior to co-founding Argon Ventures with Bob, I served most recently as CEO of Brightcove (NASDAQ: “BCOV”).  In early 2005, I joined Bob as a founding executive and during my 13-year tenure at the company, I held numerous additional leadership roles, including President & Chief Operating Officer, President/International, EVP of Corporate Development, and Chief Legal Officer/EVP Global HR. Before Brightcove, I held leadership roles at Lycos Inc., and previously practiced as a private attorney at the global law firm Shearman & Sterling, as well as at Choate Hall & Stewart.  

    I am a graduate of Cornell Law School and Tufts University and it gives me great pleasure to frequently guest lecture at each about my professional experiences and various topics on entrepreneurship.  This past year I was elected to join the Board of Governors of the Concord Museum in Concord Massachusetts, one of the country’s preeminent small museums which serves as a treasure of our national historical heritage, literary canon, calls to social justice and a celebration of the beauty of the natural world around us.   

    What is important in my life?

    Spending quality time with my wife and children, my extended family and my friends.

    I thrive on being active, enjoying the outdoors and being in nature.  I try to get in a hike in the woods, a trail run, a bike ride, or some form of exercise every single day.   

    I love travel, seeing the world and experiencing other cultures, and their history and stories first-hand.

    I love challenges, adventures, and trying to learn new things.  Currently my wife and I are trying to climb all 48 of the 4,000-ft peaks in New Hampshire (16 down!), and I am learning to cook my own wood-fired pizza.

    I love to read, listen to music of all kinds, and I enjoy wine and the stories behind the bottle.

    Like Bob, I feel incredibly fortunate for my lot in life and I try to remember that every single day.

My first call with Bob and Andy was just a raw idea and pre-deck. From that very first meeting they provided key introductions. As I was refining my ideas they continued to provide actionable feedback. I was thrilled to partner with them as an anchor investor in our first round.

Yuval Gonczarowski, Founder & CEO of Akooda

Andy and Bob's operational experience and history of working together has tremendously helped our company skip steps and advance at a much faster pace, and they provide great practical advice, in addition to impactful connections and thoughtful strategic thinking. It's a real pleasure to work with them on building something that is so important to us as a team, and the impact we're aiming to have on people around the globe.

Susan Conover, Founder & CEO LuminDx

Bob and Andy came highly recommended through the Techstars network. Having worked with them over the past few months has been amazing, they are true value add investors in helping navigate difficult business decisions through their deep experience as operators. Oversubscribing our round to have Argon as part of the team was a very easy decision.

Guy de Carufel, Founder & CEO Cognitive Space

Bob and Andy have been incredibly supportive throughout the early stages of our startup.  From guidance on best practices for strategy planning to specific advice on hiring, they are extremely responsive and helpful.  I've grown so much as a founder and I'm so grateful for them throughout my journey.

Anne Kim, Founder & CEO Secure AI Labs

Bob and Andy are pros. Their understanding of early markets and deeply technical leadership set them apart from other investors. As our company scales, we couldn't be happier to have them on our team.

Elizabeth Lawler, Founder & CEO AppLand

Andy’s been a great partner nurturing an effective relationship with the founder/CEO. His operating experience and investment perspective, provides value to both the management team and to our board.

Tom Vander Schaaf, Edison Ventures

I know first-hand Bob and Andy's deep passion for helping founders achieve their goals and their super-high personal integrity. Their complementary domain knowledge and their years of collaboration makes them an especially powerful combination.

Katie Rae, The Engine

Andy and Bob are both tremendous executives who deeply understand what it takes to start and build great products and companies. Bob brings vision, passion, intellect and a keen insight for quality; Andy brings tremendous business and operational acumen. As a team, they are outstanding advisors and partners to founding teams.

Jeremy Allaire, Founder & CEO Brightcove & Circle Financial

Our Code of Conduct

We give first

We intentionally create a virtuous cycle — helping whenever possible and appreciating the help of others.

We act with integrity

We strive to be clear and transparent in our communications. We respect requests for privacy and confidentiality.

We treat others with respect

We keep our promises, and commit that founders can express their opinions, concerns and needs. We also believe diversity drives value creation with a broader pool of talent and perspectives.