Venture Solutions

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 (CBIF) provides focused financial assistance to bioscience startups, early-stage businesses, nonprofits, and accredited colleges and universities.

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

In this joint initiative, CTNext and CI will invest $50–100K per company, selecting the most promising companies that meet the investment criteria.

Venture Catalyst Program

This program is designed to support the launch of new startup ventures from university systems. It can also support existing startups that have yet to raise venture financing and could benefit from VCP team support.

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.

angel investor tax credit program

Connecticut Innovations administers the Angel Investor Tax Credit Program, which provides companies with another way to incentivize angels to invest in their companies.