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Venture Team


Tel: 860.258.7812
Fax: 860.563.4877
Matthew A. Bloom
Senior Investment Associate

Matt joined CI in February of 2014 and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, structuring new investments and monitoring portfolio companies.

Just prior to joining CI, Matt was a senior venture analyst with Excell Partners. There he led deal teams in completing seed and early-stage investments across various tech sectors. Previous to that, Matt played key roles in helping to launch both the Rochester Angel Network’s Fund I and the Simon Business School’s student-run venture fund (serving as CEO for the Simon VC Fund’s first two seed investments).

Earlier in his career, Matt gained hands-on entrepreneurial experience as part of the founding management team for a university spinout called Creative Bioreactor Designs, Inc. In this role, he successfully guided a nascent tissue-engineering R&D firm through its initial bootstrapping phase and fundraising efforts in order to commercialize and sell three novel product platforms.



  • B.S., Business, Wake Forest University
  • M.B.A., Finance/Corporate Accounting, University of Rochester 


  • Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, golf, kickball and softball leagues, hiking/camping.
  • Favorite Place: Anywhere I’ve never been before.
  • Favorite Food: Thanksgiving dinner, sushi, anything with a good story behind it. 

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