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Venture Team


Tel: 860.257.2355
Fax: 860.563.4877


Douglas Roth
Director, Investments

Douglas is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities, evaluating and negotiating investments, and serving on the boards of portfolio companies.

Before joining CI, Douglas gained extensive experience with early-stage businesses as both an advisor and operator. He founded a consulting firm to help early-stage companies identify and assess growth opportunities, generate sustainable revenue and manage intellectual property. Previously, as a senior consultant at a boutique management consulting firm, Douglas provided strategic intellectual property advisory services to companies in the telecommunications, information technology, and medical device industries. He advised investors in early-stage businesses, representing more than $250 million in invested capital. Early in his career, Douglas spent more than a decade in the telecommunications industry, primarily focused on international voice, data and IP networks.



  • B.A., magna cum laude, Economics and Mathematics, Boston University
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Boston University
  • M.B.A., Strategic Management and Entrepreneurial Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


  • Intellectual Asset Management Strategy 300: The World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists

Interesting Facts

  • Favorite place: The summit of any mountain, assuming you can only hike to get there
  • Favorite hobbies: Competitive distance running, backpacking, downhill skiing
  • Favorite food: Anything off the grill accompanied by an Anchor Steam beer 

Best Advice Given

“You are only as good as your next accomplishment.”