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Venture Debt
Pre-Seed Fund
Seed Fund
Eli Whitney Equity Fund
Angel Investor Tax Credit Program

Seed Fund

Funding the earliest stages of high-tech startup growth in Connecticut

What it is

CI’s Seed Investment Fund addresses the needs of entrepreneurs as they strive to grow emerging technology companies. Investments of up to $1MM are structured as equity (preferred stock), convertible debt or debt with warrants, depending on the individual circumstances of each deal. To help you succeed, CI’s experienced venture investment team augments its funding with strategic advice, introductions to powerful connections and more. Why? Because we don’t succeed unless you do.

Do I qualify?

Connecticut-based companies working to commercialize technology in the areas of bioscience, information technology, clean tech and advanced materials may qualify if they are pre Series-A, although we make each determination on a case-by-case basis. The following are some of the criteria we look for:

  • Proprietary technology
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Proof of concept
  • Near-complete beta product
  • Founders who have committed capital, time and talent
  • Management team experience sufficient for a seed-stage company
  • A definable, addressable market
  • Defensible business plans

Funding amount

Up to $1,000,000.

For more information, contact:
Tamyra Davis