Pre-Seed Fund

Pre-seed Fund
Pre-seed Fund

CI invests in businesses that are principally located in Connecticut and are registered with the secretary of state. (You must register prior to receiving our funding.) CI prefers to invest in companies that will feed our seed pipeline, so meeting our seed fund criteria is a plus.

Snapshot of common characteristics

CI seeks technology-based companies based in Connecticut or willing to move here. We look for innovators in our core areas of expertise: bioscience, IT, clean tech, photonics and advanced materials. While we’re flexible when evaluating a potential partner, we also look for:

Companies in operation for less than seven years

Companies currently developing a technology

Non-recurring revenue from non-grant sources of less than $2 million

At least 75 percent of employees in Connecticut

Fewer than 25 employees

Companies that can meet a 50 percent match requirement