Pre-Seed Investment

Understanding the
Pre-Seed Investment

CI invests in businesses that are principally located in Connecticut and are registered with the secretary of state. (You must register prior to receiving our funding.)

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:

Company History

Companies in operation for less than seven years.

Financial Status

Non-recurring revenue from non-grant sources of less than $2 million.

Primary Location

At least 50 percent of employees in Connecticut.

Additional Support

Companies that can meet a 50 percent match requirement.

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 $150,000 for pre-seed expenses.

We require at least a 50 percent match from private sources.

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Tamyra Davis