Funding Opportunities


equity financing

We invest up to $1.5 million per round, typically up to a maximum of $7 million in any one company. The fund includes strategic guidance, introductions to valuable partners and ongoing support.

connecticut bioscience innovation fund (cbif)

The Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund is a $200 million evergreen fund focused on bioscience investment.

pre-seed investment

CI’s Pre-Seed investment can provide up to $150,000 to help your early-stage company 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.

proof-of-concept fund

CI will invest $50–100K per company, selecting the most promising companies that meet the investment criteria.

venture debt

With amounts ranging from $150,000 to $2 million, CI’s Venture Debt Fund helps with debt financing that falls outside traditional lending guidelines. CI offers solutions for both early-stage and later-stage businesses, including venture or mezzanine debt funding for capital expenditures and working capital.

sbir/sttr program

Through CTNext, we offer companies the opportunity to receive mentoring from The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.