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.
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:
Proprietary technology or expertise.
Sustainable competitive advantage.
Proven management team.
U.S. operations, predominantly based in Connecticut.
Additional investor interest.
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.