VentureClash Announces Finalists for 2017 Global Venture Challenge

ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 5, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the finalists for VentureClash, its $5 million global investment challenge. VentureClash attracted top early-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and the Internet of Things from around the world. The challenge will provide …

Connecticut Innovations Awarded $125,000 FAST Grant from U.S. Small Business Administration

Funds to support Connecticut-based women- and minority-owned technology startups pursuing federally funded innovation and research and development programs ROCKY HILL, Conn., August 22, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, announced that it has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of …

VentureClash Announces Tim Armstrong as Keynote for Finals Event

VentureClash Announces Tim Armstrong as Keynote for Finals Event CEO of Oath — Verizon’s newly merged AOL-Yahoo organization – to speak at Yale School of Management on October 20 ROCKY HILL, Conn., August 2, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that Tim Armstrong, CEO of Oath, …

Connecticut Innovations and UConn Team Up to Provide Students with Real-World Experience and Portfolio Companies with Marketing Assistance

Student-run agency provides digital media, marketing and communications services to Connecticut Innovations portfolio companies Student-run agency provides digital media, marketing and communications services to Connecticut Innovations portfolio companies Rocky Hill, Conn. – May 1, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI) in partnership with the University of Connecticut (UConn) today announced the success of its digital media and design pilot program led …

UConn Innovation Fund Provides First Round Funding to Three Biotech Startups

The $1.5 million UConn Innovation Fund was established to provide early-stage financial support to new business startups affiliated with UConn STORRS, Conn., April 21, 2017 –The University of Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Innovations (CI) and Webster Bank, today announced first round funding to three startups through the UConn Innovation Fund. The $1.5 million UConn Innovation Fund was established to …

Connecticut’s $5 Million Global Venture Challenge Opens Applications to Early-Stage Companies

VentureClash 2017 focuses on attracting Internet of Things, Digital Health, FinTech and InsureTech companies ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 1, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the launch of the first-round application period for VentureClash. VentureClash is Connecticut’s $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage digital health, …

Connecticut Innovations Invests $12.2 Million in the Quarter

CI investments leverage $58.4 million in outside capital; CI closes investment in top winner of VentureClash 2016 Rocky Hill, Conn. – February 2, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that it invested $12.2 million in equity investments in 31 companies and scientific projects during the three …

Connecticut Innovations Invests $1.5 Million in Dream Payments

Rocky Hill, Conn. – December 1, 2016 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that it invested $1.5 million in Dream Payments, a leading financial technology (fintech) company that provides a cloud-based mobile payment platform for merchants and financial institutions, and the 2016 top investment award winner of …

Connecticut Innovations Invests $7.1 Million in Fiscal Q1 2017

Rocky Hill, Conn. – November 10, 2016 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that it invested $7.1 million in 24 investment transactions during the three months ending Sept. 30, 2016. The transactions leveraged an additional $24.1 million of investments in Connecticut early-stage companies. Of the $7.1 million, …

VentureClash Announces Winners of $5 Million Global Investment Challenge

Toronto-based financial services technology company, Dream Payments takes first-place $1.5 million investment award ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 24, 2016 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the winners of VentureClash, a $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage digital health and financial technology (fintech) companies. Of the 11 …