Should you require a reference on any vendor below, please contact Kristen Margeson at



Communications encompasses all the ways in which your company shares information with its various constituencies, from investors to partners to patients and the general public. When approached strategically communications can help advance your company’s business goals by ensuring that information is shared with the right audience at the right time in the right way.  Corporate communications is accomplished through a blend of public/media relations, visual design/branding, and investor relations. Public/media relations and visual design/branding can be managed by a single firm or separately by specialists in each area; investor relations is often handled by a separate firm as their audience is distinct. If you’d like to discuss your communications planning, feel free to contact Kristen Margeson at; Kristen joined Atlas Venture in 2015 to lead Atlas’ investor relations and marketing efforts.

Strategic Communications Firms:

Strategic communications firms approach corporate communications holistically, typically covering written and visual aspects and weaving them into a coherent message or story to the market. They tend to have both PR/media expertise and graphic design/web development expertise in-house, and can serve as your company’s outsourced communications arm.

Freelance Communications Providers:

Freelance providers tend to be experts in a particular area of communications, such as graphic design/web development or PR/media. They can be worked with independently or may pair well with other freelancers or strategic communications firms, depending on your company’s needs, budget, and preferences.

vendors, resources, & Templates

6 Degrees



Six Degrees is a psycho-sensory brand-building agency and we bring a more scientific approach to the creative process of branding and communications:

We apply findings from psychology, neuroscience and behavioral economics about how people process information (i.e., cognitive heuristics and biases) to create more compelling marketing messages.

We use proven sensory techniques to identify the sensory cues that trigger the desired perceptions and emotions in the minds of each specific target audience.

Our working style is agile and assimilative. We engage interactively with our national and international client teams to provide branding and communications solutions that are on-target, on-budget and value-add.

For more information contact Frank Schab at or Kris Larsen at

22 Fillmore



22 Fillmore is a San Francisco Bay Area branding firm specializing in strategic positioning, identity design, and digital development. We work with organizations to find their voice, shape their image, and express their value.

Our clients run the gamut from venture-backed startups to mid-cap public companies, spanning multiple verticals from healthcare to high-tech. However, they all have one thing in common: they are passionate about their business and their culture, and they approach their brand identity as a source of competitive advantage.

22 Fillmore was founded by Tom Haan, a creative agency veteran who cut his teeth in the agency world back in the early dot-com days and has spent over 20 years working with clients in a strategic consulting capacity. Tom takes a hands-on approach to every client engagement and taps into his network of creative and technology partners to extend the core offering.

While 22 Fillmore takes its craft seriously, it does not take itself too seriously. We have fun doing what we do because we love it. We look to collaborate with clients and partners who have a similar mindset so we can enjoy doing great work together!

For more information contact Tom Haan at

Argot Partners



We distinguish ourselves by providing senior level counsel to clients around the globe navigating the myriad risks of this unique industry. This includes the challenges and volatility of moving from the bench, to the clinic, to regulatory review, commercial launch, partnerships and lifecycle management as a private or public company. Each stage of this complex, often circuitous path requires a breadth of experience to communicate properly, as well as direct knowledge of, and connections to, opinion leaders in the investment community, media, industry and academia. As this path affects participants of all sizes, right to the very largest, our clients are of all scales and stages of development.

Life sciences communications draws many parallels to the communications process in a crisis or special situation. Risks and uncertainty pervade, with an often binary treatment to translational, clinical, regulatory and commercial events. We work to ensure that communication around these events is seamless, that the client is prepared, that long-term goals and investment rationale are communicated and that the company is positioned to create and preserve value.

For more information contact Maeve Conneighton at

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Berry & Company



From pre-clinical research to post-approval product marketing, we have the right experience for the job. Our team has provided PR support for more than 20 FDA product approvals and 200 clinical research programs for clients in pharma, life sciences and devices.

We are specialists in communications for products, services and information that protect or improve health. Every day, our work helps people make informed decisions about their health. We take that responsibility very seriously.

We are there when clients need us, with targeted and cost-effective strategies, essential flexibility, and proven success in developing and executing communications programs that work. That’s one reason why more than half of our clients have been with us for at least five years.

For more information contact Bill Berry at

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Clinical Trial/Product Branding & Marketing


Brandsymbol was founded in 2010 with one key goal: Draw on decades of branding experience to build a dynamic, fact-driven branding agency that is truly client focused. This client-based initiative was born out of a desire to combine strategic insights with superior creative to produce world-class branding solutions.

Combining top-tier international talent, veteran executive leadership, and a sophisticated process, Brandsymbol is in a class of its own. This diverse array of expertise allows for the right branding professionals to be assigned to the right task at the right time. We provide a level of specialization that ensures our team is always flexible and always passionate about your brand.

Brandsymbol’s success in the healthcare industry is driven by our in-depth knowledge of the legal and regulatory complexities. Our consultants conquer these strict guidelines by developing brands that are not only creatively dynamic, but also rigorously tested … ensuring the delivered brand is both appropriate and available.

For more information contact Mike Williams at




Every organization has a story to tell: the value you create for customers; the contribution you make to communities; the innovations you deliver to the market; the opportunity you create for employees and shareholders. If you’re not telling that story, then your competitors and critics will tell a different story about you.

GPG’s Corporate Communications team helps organizations take control of their own narratives. We mine your operations to find those things that make you fascinating and unique and then we expertly craft a storyline that sticks with and moves your audiences. Finally, we develop programmatic communications efforts that integrate earned, social and owned media.

The result is impactful communications that allow you to shape the perceptions of the stakeholders who matter most.

  • Thought leadership
  • Corporate reputation management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Executive positioning
  • Influencer identification & engagement

For more information contact Sarah Sutton at or Danielle Cantey at

Monderer Design

Branding & Graphic Design Firm


Helmed by Stewart Monderer, we are a small-yet-mighty boutique firm with talented people that bring a lot of individual care to every project. From large-scale brand identity architecture to specific design projects, we’re here to empower your brand’s potential.

Our work is well beyond providing great design—our clients entrust and empower Monderer to give vision to their brand. Our proven methodology is informed by decades of hand-in-hand experiences with diverse clients, from educational institutions to technology leaders.

For more information contact Stewart Monderer at

Odgis + Co

Brand Design Studio


For top-tier companies who value the power of design, Odgis + Company differentiates your business in a crowded marketplace by making it clean, clear and dynamic.

Odgis + Co is an award-winning brand design studio based in New York City. We have worked with some of the world’s most prestigious corporations, reinventing ways to define and express their brands. By providing our clients with total creative expertise across multiple platforms, we help them captivate and engage their key stakeholders.

Odgis + Co has successfully met the standards of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), is a Women’s Business Enterprise (M/WBE) NYC Certified Small Business, a New York State Certified Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), and is certified by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

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For more information contact Janet Odgis at

Russo Partners, LLC



At Russo Partners, we're more than just PR & IR professionals - We're PhD scientists, journalists from television and radio, tech engineers and social media marketing experts - all working together as your team.

We collaborate on integrated communications for digital technology, mobile communications, biopharma, medtech, digital health, diagnostics, healthcare IT and healthcare services companies worldwide.

We’ve been partnering with innovators since our founding as Noonan/Russo more than 30 years ago.

For more information contact Maggie Beller at


Scientific Automation & Design Firm


FILM | 3D ANIMATION | DESIGN Sensu is a high-end visual marketing agency in science, life sciences and the high-tech industry.

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Contact Jesse van der Mark at

Sommerfield Communications



Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record. As a boutique with large-agency expertise and experience, we help our clients build their businesses and brands flexibly and effectively – and manage difficult issues definitively.

Our clients are best-of-breed companies, organizations and experts. Our job is to make sure they stand out as leaders – and that their accomplishments position them as the smartest players in their fields, in a way that builds their businesses.

While our practice focuses on market leaders in business and finance, we also serve start-ups, technology companies and non-profits. In addition, we work with high-profile individuals on managing confidential issues involving legal actions, investigations and overall reputation management.

The Sommerfield team includes some of the industry’s most experienced communications strategists and counselors, as well as world-class editorial talent and an implementation and research group that ensures our programs achieve the maximum results for clients.

For more information contact Frank Sommerfield at

Spectrum Science



Brace your brand. And your career. Spectrum is going beyond the science quo. We’re the integrated marketing, communications and media agency hyper-focused on science—for an experience like no other.

Independent to our core, we’re free to go where other agencies can’t or won’t. With big thinking, we dream it—then do it—with an interwoven team based on client needs, made possible by a strategy that is superhuman, not superficial.

And not only do we have global presence—we have global resonance as the US partner and chair of GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent network of health and science communications agencies worldwide.

For more information contact Andrew Bailey at

Ten Bridge Communications



The Ten Bridge team comes from diverse backgrounds: Journalism, patient advocacy, graphic design, marketing, government affairs, video production, health policy. We’ve even spent time in drug discovery labs. The common denominator: We care. We are all deeply engaged with the biotech ecosystem and we give our all to every project.

Our clients span the globe, from Cambridge to Zurich, and cover the breadth of biotech, from seed-stage to sales. We work as a strategic extension of their leadership teams, anticipating their needs and delivering comprehensive communications support.

Among our offerings: Patient engagement, website design, biomedical illustration, talent recruitment, biomedical illustration, thought leadership, investor communications and consistently effective media outreach built on decades of strong relationships with leading journalists.

Our work is driven by a rigorous understanding of the science, the story, and the mission of each of our clients.

  • Corporate Positioning
  • Media Relations
  • thought Leadership
  • Social Media
  • Talent Branding
  • Creative Services
  • Patient Commuications
  • Investor Communications
  • Strategic Counsel & Planning
  • KOL Engagement
  • Internal Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • R&D and Regulatory Communications
  • Commercial Support

For more information contact Ann Stansea at or Dan Quinn at

Verge Scientific Communications



Verge Scientific is a senior communications consultancy created specifically for emerging and pioneering health care companies -- organizations that are doing new things and willing to talk about them in new ways. Our team is comprised of senior health and science counselors, each with deep experience advising organizations on strategic corporate, scientific, and product communications and award-winning creative and digital strategists.

Verge embeds and grows with the early-stage startup. We help the emerging company navigate key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business. We launch new innovations into the market. And we shape the untold stories of true industry leaders. Our lean business model allows us to provide truly seasoned teams with deep experience and relationships, scaling to the needs of our clients.

For more information contact Lissette Steele at or Amanda Sellers at

W2O Group/Pure Communications



W2O is the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing services and communications to the healthcare sector. The firm employs over 1,300 people in 18 offices across the United States and in Europe.

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For more information contact Leticia Diaz at or Lisa Becker at

Wyant Simboli



We are a multi-disciplinary communications design firm. We have 25+ years of experience partnering with companies to define their story, structure their brand, and inspire their audience.

We're message focused and media-agnostic. Our comprehensive corporate storytelling approach unifies your corporate, investor, and employee communications into a flexible branding framework. We leverage this framework to rapidly deliver multi-disciplinary tactical communications. We empower you to keep pace with evolving communication needs while reinforcing your strategic message.

  • Corporate Communications
  • Employee Communications
  • Investor Communications
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Communications Desgin
  • Video Production
  • Web Design

For more information contact John Simboli at

The Yates Network



The Yates Network is a strategic communications and public relations group based in the Boston area that provides biotech companies with integrated communications programs. The Yates team provides core strategic and public relations services, while collaborating with a network of best-in-class professionals in complementary fields such as web design, investor relations, patient advocacy, government relations, and publication planning.

For more information contact Barbara Yates at

100 Danish

Branding & Web Development


100 Danish helps companies grow by crafting compelling experiences, brands, interfaces, and digital products tailored to their needs.

We are a digital growth agency based in the heart of Boston. Our team works with emerging and established companies across a variety of projects, with a core focus in web development. This could include SaaS platforms, web applications, retail eCommerce platforms, and marketing websites. Our design style is bold, clean, vivid and exciting.

For more information contact Trevor Collins at

Alan Coon Design

Graphic/Visual/Web Design


The premium and practical design consultancy.

Our process is simple. We create world-class work at a competitive price.

We have built and reinvigorated brands of Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profits, and hundreds of startup firms.

For more information contact Alan Coon at

Edward Goin

Graphic/Visual/Web Design


I'm a Florida-based freelance designer proficient in presentation design, branding, web design/development, and motion graphics. As a sole proprietor, I primarily service Biotech & Pharma, but have clientele across an array of industries, including fashion, tech, SaaS, eCommerce, finance, gaming, and television.

With a career split between Shanghai, NYC, and Palm Beach County, I have a track record of executing projects of varying media and scope — whether solo, on a team, or in leadership roles.

For more information contact Edward Goin at