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Venture

Venture solutions we offer:

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With funding amounts ranging from $150,000 to $2 million, CI’s Venture Debt Fund provides the capital your company needs to expand. CI’s venture debt financing helps business leaders like you grow your eligible early- or later-stage company by offering you venture or mezzanine debt funding for capital expenditures and working capital.

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CI’s Pre-Seed Fund can help you launch an early-stage technology company by providing up to $150,000 to help your idea grow. More than money, the fund includes mentoring, resources and introductions to powerful connections that can help you turn your idea into a commercially viable business.

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CI’s Seed Fund provides investments of up to $500,000 to entrepreneurs with emerging technology companies. Investments are structured as equity (preferred stock), convertible debt or debt with warrants, depending on the circumstances of each deal. Strategic advice, introductions to powerful connections and more round out the program and help improve your chances of success.

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The Eli Whitney Equity Fund is our flagship early-stage investment fund, and it’s helped to launch some of Connecticut’s most promising high-tech companies. We invest up to $1.5 million per round and typically up to a maximum of $7 million in any one company. Just as with our other equity programs, the fund includes more than money—you can expect strategic guidance, introductions to valuable partners and more.

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Angels are people who invest in startups in exchange for equity. Vital to the entrepreneurial scene, angels provide entrepreneurs with difficult-to-raise seed capital. They’re also often entrepreneurs themselves, or industry experts with a personal interest in helping your company succeed.