Venture Lane is thrilled to announce its new Cohort 5, featuring three innovative B2B tech companies: BrightCheck, Fertu, and Vertru!

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Venture Lane is thrilled to announce its new Cohort 5, featuring three innovative B2B tech companies: BrightCheck, Fertu, and Vertru!
March 13 2024

Boston – March 13, 2024 – Venture Lane Studio receives hundreds of applications during each bi-annual program cycle, selecting only the top 2% of early-stage B2B tech applicants to be a part of our Studio. We are excited to welcome these companies who display what we believe to be indicators of success: traction, track record of success, and strong leadership. We invite you to take a deeper dive into our winning Cohort 5 companies below, and read all the way down to learn more about us and how you can get involved.



BrightCheck is on a mission to create a safer environment for users meeting users to stop the top FBI problem of romance and investment scams. By pulling live data from hundreds of public and criminal records in real time, BrightCheck uses its AI technology to perform comprehensive checks and surface information that allows users to feel empowered and in control as they navigate the complexities of online dating. Their services also seamlessly integrate with all online social platforms, equipping them with risk scores and assessments on their user portfolios to combat bad actors.

Founded by Scott Bright and Jay Burke.


Fertu empowers healthcare companies to succeed at value-based care by accelerating patient engagement through an omnichannel, HIPAA-compliant platform. Fertu accomplishes this through its AI-powered technology used to acquire and engage patients through direct channel outreach, automatically optimized campaigns, and dynamic reporting, all in one platform.

Founded by Gino Korolev and Wassaf Farooqi.


Vertru enables brands to mitigate business critical workforce, political, and environmental risks in their supply chains. Their AI-powered technology visualizes risk down to the individual facility where current and future production activities occur. The Vertru platform allows users to grasp the sustainability implications and business vulnerabilities within their supplier network, preventing unprecedented revenue loss and PR crises.

Founded by Jag Gill and Gavin Nicol.


Venture Lane is Boston’s leading startup hub, with an exclusive 5-star rated co-working community for B2B tech startups and a traction studio with a unique blend of personalized coaching, mentorship, and capital to help accelerate early stage technology companies. With its esteemed reputation in the Boston ecosystem and the established angel community surrounding Boston, it attracts the best companies looking to scale in the US. Learn more about the Venture Lane Studio program here.

Thank you for letting us share our excitement about our Cohort 5 companies and for welcoming these founders into our community. Interested in other ways to get involved with Venture Lane? 

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Emma Carey, Marketing & Operations Manger at Venture Lane

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