CUBE Design and Research expands its reach with investment partner

DES MOINES, IA, BOSTON, MA and RALEIGH, NC – July 12, 2016 – Charrette Venture Group, an investment firm focusing on the design space, announced its first investment in the Boston area today. Likely the only investment firm in the United States focused on the design industry, the firm has invested in CUBE Design and Research owned by Chris Johns and Jason Hart. “We are thrilled to formalize this partnership,” said Todd L. Reding, President and CEO of Charrette Venture Group. “CUBE Design and Research is a unique firm with tremendous talent. We look forward to helping them build a strong and growing business,” he said. CUBE is a relatively new firm, however, the partners have worked together in various forms for more than twenty years. “CUBE is finally coming together as its own entity with clear definition,” says partner Chris Johns. “We plan to grow CUBE into a significant player in the East Coast market,” says Johns. Partner Jason Hart, who is located in Raleigh, NC, has been responsible for the firm’s achievement of awards such as the AIA North Carolina Honor Award and the first place finish for the George Matsumoto Prize. “We have been fortunate enough to work on some amazing projects over the years,” says Hart. “I am excited to help CUBE Design and Research develop as a business and take on even larger challenges,” he says.

Charrette Venture Group (CVG) will provide support in marketing, business development, finance and management. “We will help CUBE Design overcome many of the common challenges that face small businesses in their early years,” says Reding. “Our goal is to help firms like CUBE grow into robust, strong businesses,” he says.

Charrette Venture Group is a global venture firm focused on professional designers. The group seeks to positively impact the way new and growing design firms operate throughout the world. For more information, contact Todd L. Reding at

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