Equity Financing

Equity Finance

Our flagship equity fund includes advice, support and introductions to our vast network of mentors and investors. This fund has provided more than $100 million to date to Connecticut’s promising high-tech companies. We’ve attracted companies to Connecticut from both coasts and as far away as Europe. Our program is considered to be one of the best models for state-run venture capital funds in the country.

Snapshot of Common Characteristics

CI seeks technology-based companies based in Connecticut or willing to move here. We look for innovators in our core areas of expertise: bioscience, IT, clean tech, photonics and advanced materials. While we’re flexible when evaluating a potential partner, we also look for:

Focus on Innovation

Proprietary technology or expertise.

other Requirements

Sustainable competitive advantage.

Workforce Requirement

Proven management team.

Primary Location

U.S. operations, predominantly based in Connecticut.

additional support

Additional investor interest.

If you are interested in having CI review your pitch deck/business plan or executive summary, please fill out the form below. If you have already submitted to another fund on our page, please do not upload again. Companies are considered for all funding opportunities at the time of review.

If the company is not in Connecticut are you willing to relocate to the state?
Companies not currently in Connecticut must be willing to expand or relocate to be eligible.
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funding amount

Up to $1.5 million per round
Up to a maximum of $7 million in any one company as a single investor

We prefer to work with other qualified investors to get you the funding you need. Meeting the requirements above does not guarantee funding.

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Tamyra Davis