Jesse Devitte




The Borealis Aurora Meet Jesse Devitte, someone who can fuel your flights of entrepreneurial fancy. “We provide the complementary skills that make it happen,” says Devitte, 50, who manages the Borealis venture capital fund out of Hanover and Concord. “Like recruiting people,” says Devitte, who helps entrepreneurs get past the chief cook-and-bottle-washer stage and get others working with and for their dreams. The Borealis Fund, now in its fifth year, has funded 12 ventures. “Three of them have been acquired by much larger companies, which is a sign of success in the investment business.” Two Dartmouth professors started Glycofi Company six years ago and recently sold it to Merck for $400 million (see fellow “It Listers” Tillman U. Gerngross and Charles E. Hutchinson). “It was a good day for Borealis and our investors,” says Devitte.

New Hampshire Magazine knows where "It" is at. Each November, we identify the state's most happening people and publish their names and profiles in our annual "It List."

So what defines an "It" Person?

How about buzz, panache, je ne sais quoi, currency,  a person whose time has come, a person of tomorrow, a timeless person, noteworthy, below the radar, in the news, in the know, hot, cool, high impact, slippery, a mover and shaker, a humble saint, a behind-the-scenes operator, a scenery chewer, an unsung hero, a hero who knows how to sing. 

It's a quality that's hard to define, but you know it when you see it.

Above is one member of the 2006 It List. 


To make a nomination for the 2007 list (now under development) drop a line to editor@nhmagazine.com.
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