Konstantine is a venture partner for Connecticut Innovations, focusing on climate and adaption technology ventures. He has been a venture capitalist and entrepreneur for the past 16 years, focusing on climate and deep tech ventures. Prior to private equity, he was a professional environmental engineer, working on ecosystem restoration and civil works projects.
“One of our many advantages is that we’re a one-phone-call state. We have leading academic institutions, high-caliber materials sciences engineers and public health experts, and an industrial military manufacturing base of companies with the assets and expertise to partner with and help build and commercialize climate and clean technologies. We can get answers quickly and have become highly efficient in helping companies grow and scale.”
Konstantine is a partner with the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, where he was a founding member of LaunchCapital, the firm’s early-stage-focused venture firm. He developed a portfolio of 38 companies, representing over 100 transactions and more than $750 million in syndication. Konstantine has also been a founder and operator of four tech companies: 6K, Katharos, PlazMod and PCTRx. He is a board member/director at 6K (founding executive chairman and former CSO), EpiEP, Biorez, TearSolutions and Iridia. Konstantine is also an active member in the university entrepreneurial ecosystem, where he is a lecturer, mentor and adviser to students and faculty ventures at UConn and Yale University.
Konstantine has a BSCE from the University of Vermont and a master’s in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he focused on closed-loop economy systems and markets. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Connecticut.