Pre-Seed Fund

Understanding the
Pre-Seed Fund
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.) CI prefers to invest in companies that will feed our seed pipeline, so meeting our seed fund criteria is a plus.
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.
Focus on Innovation
Companies currently developing a technology.
Financial Status
Non-recurring revenue from non-grant sources of less than $2 million.
Primary Location
At least 50 percent of employees in Connecticut.
Workforce Requirement
Fewer than 25 employees.
Additional Support
Companies that can meet a 50 percent match requirement.
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