Connecticut Innovations, Inc.

[Connecticut Innovations](http://www.ctinnovations.com) provides strategic capital and operational insight to to companies in high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics. Their mission is to be the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies. By offering flexible financing, strategic guidance and introductions to valuable partners, Connecticut innovations enable promising businesses to thrive.

David Audibert

MD of Investments

Matthew Bloom

Director, Investments

Lauren Carmody

VP of Marketing and Communications

Margaret Cartiera

VP and Fund Manager

Joseph J. Casparino

MD of Information Technology

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Jeremy Crisp

EVP and Chief Innovation Officer

Kevin Crowley

Senior MD, Investments

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Tamyra Davis

Senior Associate

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Cyndi Green

MD

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Robert A. Kennedy

Director

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Barbara Lesh

Program Associate of Small Business Innovations

Peter V. Longo

Senior MD, Investments

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Alison Malloy

Director, Investments

Matthew J. McCooe

CEO

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Ted Murphy

SVP, Venture Lending

Pauline M. Murphy

Senior MD, Investments

Patrick O'Neill

MD, Investments

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Matt Panicali

Associate, Investments

Antonio Roberto

MD, Strategic Investments

Douglas J. Roth

MD, Investments

Philip Siuta

COO and CFO

Matthew D. Storeygard

MD, Investments

Daniel Wagner

Senior MD, Investments

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Linda Wieleba

SVP and Senior Loan Officer

David Wurzer

EVP and CIO

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Wenping Zhou

Bioscience Investment Associate

286 past transactions

Biorez, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Biorez, Inc. is a early-stage regenerative medicine company engaged in developing bioresorbable scaffold implants to regenerate functional tissue in vivo. Its lead product candidate is an off-the-shelf implant for ACL reconstruction that spares harvesting of patient donor-tissue, and provides a better alternative to cadaver-based materials. The company plans to commercialize its lead ACL technology, as well as expand its platform to develop new and innovative clinical solutions.

Biorez, Inc.

Series C in 2016
Biorez, Inc. is a early-stage regenerative medicine company engaged in developing bioresorbable scaffold implants to regenerate functional tissue in vivo. Its lead product candidate is an off-the-shelf implant for ACL reconstruction that spares harvesting of patient donor-tissue, and provides a better alternative to cadaver-based materials. The company plans to commercialize its lead ACL technology, as well as expand its platform to develop new and innovative clinical solutions.

Covr Financial Technologies

Convertible Note in 2020
Covr Financial Technologies, Inc. operates as a digitally enabled brokerage general agency (BGA) that provides life, long-term care, and disability insurances for financial institutions, their advisors, and their customers. It offers Covr Advisor digital platform for financial advisors to meet their clients’ life insurance needs that allows the advisors to select the needed product, including life, long-term care, or disability coverage. The company also provides Covr Consumer digital platform for banks and credit unions to sell life insurance online. In addition, it offers Covr Insights to manage, track, and analyze existing in-force life insurance policies. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

Basic6

Seed Round in 2010
Basic6, Inc. provides a cloud based platform for the remote deployment and management of IoT devices. Its cloud based IT management tools consolidate cloud, data center, and IoT management. The company offers Connected Devices, a Web-based console that gives users an application agnostic software infrastructure for real time monitoring and control of connected devices; and Data Center & Cloud, a desktop console that enables agentless manage, control, and configure physical data center machines, vCenter virtual machines, and Amazon Web Services machines from one console. Basic6, Inc. was formerly known as Weston Software, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Westport, Connecticut.

Ancera, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
Ancera, Inc. develops and manufactures pathogen detection equipment for high speed sorting, separation, and concentration of cells from fluid samples. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Branford, Connecticut.

Nest Collaborative

Seed Round in 2021
Nest Collaborative is a provider of on-demand lactation counseling services intended to offer a collection of international board certified lactation consultants who conduct online, video appointments to help guide moms through the breastfeeding process. The company's services are offered via an online platform that offers reimbursed maternal, neonatal and lactation counseling services, enabling women to avail safe, convenient and affordable access to quality pediatric care, at home.

MindNest Health, Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
MindNest Health, Inc. develops a digital parent training system platform that enables parents to use the same clinically validated behavior interventions with their kids that are used by experts at academic centers. It offers programs for ADHD, autism, and tantrums. It also developing training modules for anxiety and substance abuse. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in New Haven, Connecticut.

AxioMx

Venture Round in 2012
AxioMx, founded in 2012 and based in Branford, Connecticut is a leader in recombinant antibody technologies. Its founders, Chris McLeod and Dr. Michael Weiner, are life science entrepreneurs who have previously led successful genomics, next-generation sequencing, microfluidics, bioinformatics and proteomic organizations. AxioMx’s unique platform of proprietary phage display libraries, library screening, and affinity maturation methods provides the technical foundation of the company. The company offers a full range of custom antibody discovery and development services for the research and diagnostic market places.

NorthPage Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
NorthPage provides a cloud-based digital marketing optimization platform that enables frictionless performance benchmarking, competitive analysis, and best-practice guidance for enterprise marketing organizations. Its solutions enable optimization of Websites, e-commerce sites, mobile marketing, social media, search engine marketing, content marketing, and e-retail programs. The company serves retail, financial services, consumer product, pharmaceutical, and technology companies. NorthPage Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Southbury, Connecticut.

Aero Therapeutics

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Aero Therapeutics helps physicians in low-resource settings treat neonatal respiratory issues with sustainable, rugged and affordable medical devices.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceuticals and nutritional products. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals. - The Nutritionals segment is operated through the company's subsidiary Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Mead Johnson). - The Pharmaceuticals segment is made up of the global pharmaceutical and international consumer medicines business.

XLerant, Inc.

Series A in 2008
XLerant provides business performance management software and consulting services. It offers BudgetPak, a software tool, which uses plain English prompts to guide non-financial managers in developing cost center budgets. XLerant was founded in 2004 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

Inbox Health

Series B in 2023
Inbox Health's mission is to greatly reduce the administrative waste in healthcare, by streamlining the patient billing and payment experience. Their product is a patient billing and communication platform that uses patient data to tailor a billing process specific to the patient’s situation and behavior patterns.

SecBI

Series A in 2016
SecBI gives security analysts the intelligence they need to investigate and respond faster. We’re putting the latest advances in machine learning to work – refining, contextualizing and prioritizing the most valuable information from all of your SIEM and log data so that everything you need is at your fingertips. Then, based on our data analysis and your investigation, we provide highly targeted remediation recommendations that show you exactly what traffic will be blocked and how it will impact your users.

Vizium

Convertible Note in 2019
Vizium provides Web-based eMarketing solutions designed to leverage the power and reach of the Internet. Through Their eMarketing ASP (Application Service Provider) model, Vizium offers on-going eMarketing consulting, technology implementation, and campaign management services for planning, designing, executing, and measuring electronic marketing campaigns.

Athena Therapeutics

Seed Round in 2020
Athena Therapeutics, LLC develops drugs that targets NAD metabolism defects in cancer. It matches the drugs with cancer NAD metabolism profiles that allow selective tumor targeting over normal tissues. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in New Haven, Connecticut.

Axerion Therapeutics

Venture Round in 2011
Axerion Therapeutics, Inc. is a private Connecticut-based biotechnology company focused on developing innovative therapeutics for neurological diseases and injuries with significant unmet medical need, including Alzheimer’s disease and spinal cord injury. Axerion was established in New Haven to develop and commercialize intellectual property licensed from Dr. Stephen Strittmatter’s laboratory at Yale University. Axerion’s proprietary technology platforms include blockers of ß-amyloid (Aß) oligomers binding to Prion Proteins (PrP) on the cell surface of neurons as a novel therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease and Nogo Receptor decoy protein for recovery of neurological function in spinal cord injury and other neurological diseases.

Noteworthy AI

Seed Round in 2022
Climate change creates new risks for electric utilities. From more frequent and intense storms to droughts that create wildfire-friendly conditions, it’s now more critical than ever for these companies to enact mitigation measures that account for these risks. One mitigation is the proactive inspection and inventory of grid assets at-scale, usually by piloting aerial drone missions to collect imagery and video on each asset. While these methods have proven to increase both grid safety and resiliency, most are employed on the transmission grid but not on the distribution grid. This is because, compared to transmission grid assets, distribution grid assets are too numerous, too geographically dispersed, are often located in densely populated areas, and the aerial view is often obscured by vegetation for much of the year. This makes piloting drone inspection missions over distribution grid assets extremely difficult. Yet, 90% of power outages occur on the distribution grid and there are cases of faulty distribution grid equipment sparking wildfires, such as the recent Silverado Fire in Southern California. Noteworthy AI solves this problem by ensuring that distribution grid assets are adequately inspected and monitored. Our solution combines hardware at the Edge and software in the Cloud to help electric utilities inspect and inventory distribution grid assets at scale. Our Edge hardware mounts directly on electric utility fleet vehicles (e.g. repair trucks) and uses proprietary computer vision to inspect and inventory distribution poles and their components with no impact on crew duties. Results are sent to our Cloud software in real-time. This converts non-productive fleet vehicle travel time into active inspection and monitoring at a low cost, enabling electric utilities to reap grid resiliency and safety benefits on the distribution grid as well.

Halda Therapeutics

Series A in 2019
Halda Therapeutics is a research-stage drug discovery company, seeking to create the next generation of precision medicine based on a novel therapeutic modality which may be a platform for a number of disease states.

IsoPlexis

Seed Round in 2014
IsoPlexis is a life science technology company developing a single-cell detection system that identifies a wide range of patient immune responses at the single-cell level. Its platform can assess the safety and efficacy of therapeutics and monitor disease progression, enabling improved therapeutic development, and informing physician decisions. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Branford, Connecticut.

Eli Nutrition

Seed Round in 2014
Eli Nutrition, Inc. develops antacid products. It offers Tummyzen, an antacid pill that offers heartburn relief. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in New Haven, Connecticut.

VeraDermics

Series A in 2021
VeraDermics is a dermatology company that creates novel drug delivery mechanisms for a pain-free cure for skin conditions such as warts. It offers a dissolvable microneedle patch solution that administers immunotherapy without any pain, a treatment that stimulates the body’s own immune system to fight off the wart virus. The patch is applied like a Band-Aid and remains on the skin for less than an hour. During that time, the microneedles, which are composed of the immune-stimulators in a sustained-release polymer matrix, dissolve from the adhesive backing and are implanted into the skin. The adhesive can then be removed leaving the microneedles to dissolve in the skin over weeks. During that time, immune stimulators are steadily released directly into the wart. The San Antonio, Texas-located company was founded in 2019 by Lauren Durso, Reid Waldman, Ming Lee, Madeline DeWane, and Kyle Ryder.

Invixium

Series B in 2019
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with an R&D centre in Ahmedabad, India, we believe that smart technology also has to be elegant. In simple terms, our products replace antiquated and vulnerable methods of entry such as keys, passwords, PINs and cards with modern and internet ready fingerprint based biometric products. Whether it is product packaging, the product itself or the user interface; every little aspect is exquisitely designed and consumer centric with a promise of touching your soul.

Lessonbee Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2020
We believe in the power of digital learning to transform outcomes, and that cultural responsiveness is the key to empowering all learners. We want to promote health and lifelong learning at all levels, and serve as a catalyst to a healthier world for everyone. Lessonbee is an online learning platform with lessons, courses, and classes that enable users to find their path to health in grades K-12 and beyond. At Lessonbee, members can access and create learning experiences to develop knowledge, skills, and values for healthy living.

Aeromics, LLC

Series A in 2017
Aeromics, LLC, a preclinical company, develops clinical candidate targeting a molecular water channel for the treatment of cerebral edema (brain swelling) in stroke. It offers AER-271, a drug candidate that blocks aquaporin-4 (AQP4), the molecular water channel found at the blood-brain barrier and controls of cerebral edema in models for ischemic stroke, cardiac arrest, and water toxicity; and blocks edema in models of cardiac ischemia and transplant. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Aeromics, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Case Western Reserve University.

Tangen Biosciences

Series A in 2019
Tangen Biosciences LLC develops medical instrument that provides rapid nucleic acid detection, with the specificity and sensitivity of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification.

Chiefofstaff.com, LLC

Convertible Note in 2015
Chiefofstaff.com LLC develops and operates a cloud based strategic plan management platform. It offers Chiefofstaff.com, a platform that allows users to measure, monitor, and manage the implementation of strategic plans in organizations. The company is based in Hartford, Connecticut. It has additional offices in New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Brussels, Belgium; and Oslo, Norway.

Logicbroker, Inc.

Series A in 2013
Logicbroker Inc., logicbroker enables Retailers, Suppliers, and Logistics Providers of all sizes to leverage the latest in electronic data exchange technology. By building a powerful system that is flexible enough to work with both proprietary and standard industry platforms, logicbroker is the right application to move your business to the next level.

FinTron Invest LLC

Series A in 2022
FinTron Invest LLC provides investment tools to new investors. It offers FinTron, a digital broker-dealer/banking application that allows users to assess risk, search stocks by sector, and build portfolios. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Westport, Connecticut.

Inbox Health

Series A in 2021
Inbox Health's mission is to greatly reduce the administrative waste in healthcare, by streamlining the patient billing and payment experience. Their product is a patient billing and communication platform that uses patient data to tailor a billing process specific to the patient’s situation and behavior patterns.

Ruckus Media Group

Venture Round in 2016
At Ruckus Media, they are reinventing family entertainment—and taking it on the road—with original apps for iPad, iPhone, Droid, and other mobile media platforms. They bring Jon Scieszka, Rosemary Wells, Andrew Clements, Patricia MacLachlan, Alan Katz, David Carter, Kevin Lewis, Mike Austin, and Caitlin Friedman, among many other bestselling authors and illustrators, animators, celebrity performers and musicians together with talented editors and software developers to create a completely new form of storytelling. When children open Ruckus apps, turning and tilting pages, touching words and art, they read, see, and enter a story. Words, pictures, music, and dynamics made possible only by touch screen technology are woven to tell original stories to entrance and expand their imaginations. As with their favorite picture books, children will be enriched by and return to Ruckus apps again and again.

NeuVis

Series D in 2002
NeuVis' flagship product is a model-driven application development tool for rapidly creating agile, enterprise-class, n-tier applications for popular application server and database environments, including BEA, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. The product complements Rational's existing product line. For example, unified modeling language (UML) models built with Rational modeling products can drive a development effort using NeuVis technology; artifacts built using NeuVis technology can be managed in Rational's software configuration management solutions and tested using Rational's testing tools.
In the Farmington, Connecticut area, Tunxis Community College has academic, workforce training, and personal enrichment courses for students with all sorts of different interests that can earn you an associate’s degree or certificate. Among the many majors to choose from are programs such as Allied Health, Graphic Design, Visual Fine Arts, Business Office Technology, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Science and Technology Studies, and New Media Communication, as well as many more. Counselors in the financial aid office can point you toward programs that will help you earn loans, grants, scholarships, veteran’s benefits, and more if you qualify. These financial aid options can help you pay for tuition and other expenses. Student life at TCC includes a student lounge, The Cyber Café, and the Barnes-Franklin Gallery, which is filled with student, community, and professional art. Academic advising is available for any student who needs help. The career center can help students find employment. Other student resources includes child care, health care, media center, and student activities.

Source Defense Ltd.

Series B in 2022
In an industry focused on detection, Source Defense provides websites with the first ever prevention technology for attacks of third-party origin. We are the first ever SAAS platform that allows a site owner to set and enforce permissions, receive real-time alerts and monitor third-party vendors' behavior on their site. By removing the security considerations from third-party integrations, we can save countless man-hours spent on tests and integrations, allowing sites to focus on generating revenues and new opportunities while keeping the site visitors safe and the site in high performance.

Shelf

Series B in 2021
The workplace has changed. Teams now live in different parts of the country and, possibly, even the world. Collaborating across projects and continents is becoming the new norm. Distributed teams live and die by their ability to quickly learn, share key knowledge and take the right action at the right time. But there is a problem. Currently stuff is scattered and disorganized all over the place and the products meant to solve this content sprawl, like SharePoint and Confluence, are expensive, difficult to use and hard to search. In building a solution the Shelf team went beyond software and set out to understand the Science of Organization. They consulted Harvard librarians, change management experts, and information architects. With the help of these global thought leaders, knowledge management best practices were built into the core of the product. Shelf is designed to help declutter and organize your most important content. Everything about Shelf, from our search to our customer support, reflects the passion and drive of our team to build a better way to harness knowledge and make things easy to find and share. People use Shelf to find the information they need to publish a story, make a pitch, or close an important deal, without the pain of redoing work or wasting time tracking things down. Its Shelf’s mission to help millions of distributed teams throughout the globe accelerate their ability to learn, share and succeed. We are reimagining the library for the workplace of tomorrow and won’t stop until we’ve integrated all the important places where important content is buried. Shelf is the missing link in a rapidly evolving, distributed workplace.

1touch.io

Series A in 2020
By continuously analyzing traffic and repository stores connected to your network, our network-based solution can detect all elements on the network that are storing, processing, and sharing personal data, both internally and externally. Whether structured or unstructured data, data in motion or at rest, and even data that is unknown to you, 1touch.io can track it for you.

Allyx Therapeutics

Convertible Note in 2019
Allyx Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops therapies designed to reverse neurodegeneration. Allyx Therapeutics' product is an orally bioavailable small molecule that acts as a silent allosteric modulator, enabling clinicians to get a drug that is capable of delivering a disease-modifying approach and preserve cognition in patients.

Dextro

Seed Round in 2014
Dextro is a computer vision company whose mission is to power the intelligence behind every video collection, livestream feed, and internet-connected camera. Dextro's products help companies work with mass unstructured video data by identifying and summarizing the contents of each video. Since video is complex and poorly tagged, the machine algorithms actually "watch" the contents of the videos themselves to form the basis of search. As a product-focused company, Dextro strives help clients derive the most meaning from, and useful application for, all of their video content. Dextro was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in NY, NY.

Retail Optimization

Series A in 2007
Retail Optimization Inc. provides predictive macro optimization analytics to determine the most profitable levels of product selection, category space and inventory investment while enhancing the shopping experience for consumers.

Queralt, Inc.

Series A in 2012
Queralt is developing (under the sponsorship of the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Advanced Projects Research Agency (HSARPA)) a cloud based real time contextual decision platform, using physical and logical data streams to make enhanced real time decisions for safety, security, and awareness, under the brand name of iQ3. The contextual decision platform, converges the physical and logical worlds, making decisions based on actual data (from sensors, GPS, mobility devices, data sources, etc), while developing analytical data for behavior modeling, predictive analytics, and other multi threaded reporting.

Rapid Oxygen Company, LLC

Venture Round in 2016
Rapid Oxygen Company, LLC develops, manufactures, and distributes a portable emergency oxygen system that delivers oxygen in various emergency applications. It offers R15, a non-explosive emergency oxygen unit for use in airports, homes, casinos, day care facilities, disaster relief, drug overdose situations, first aid, fitness centers, golf and country clubs, hotels and resorts, manufacturing locations, offices, pharmaceutical companies, public spaces, and schools. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

DiA Imaging Analysis

Series A in 2018
DiA Imaging Analysis provides advanced AI-based ultrasound analysis smarter and accessible. It solves the two main challenges clinicians face when using ultrasound: acquiring the right image and automatically analyzing it, to find clinical abnormalities that today they are struggling to find visually. DiA's automated tools can be easily be added into any ultrasound device or healthcare IT system, just like an App. The company holds FDA/CE Clearances for its cardiac toolbox, generating revenues and having thousands of users around the world.

Azitra Inc.

Convertible Note in 2018
Azitra is a clinical-stage medical dermatology company that leverages extensive scientific knowledge about the skin microbiome to discover and develop novel products for the treatment of adverse skin conditions and diseases.The Company’s technology platform, developed in collaboration with scientists at Yale University and the Jackson Laboratory, is based on a proprietary strain of the natural commensal bacteria Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Nest Collaborative

Seed Round in 2022
Nest Collaborative is a provider of on-demand lactation counseling services intended to offer a collection of international board certified lactation consultants who conduct online, video appointments to help guide moms through the breastfeeding process. The company's services are offered via an online platform that offers reimbursed maternal, neonatal and lactation counseling services, enabling women to avail safe, convenient and affordable access to quality pediatric care, at home.

Torigen

Venture Round in 2022
Torigen Pharmaceuticals is a company focused on being at the forefront of immuno-oncology innovation. They strive to bring novel approaches to the market to tackle companion animal cancers, building on years of existing scientific research and pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Cashpath Financial LLC

Seed Round in 2014
Cashpath is a new company dedicated to guiding people to every day financial success. They've created new technology that predicts your future cashflow and tells you how much money you can spend each day, week and month. They'll soon be in beta with their Mobile App.

CoreChain Technologies

Seed Round in 2022
CoreChain Technologies is a business-to-business payments network built on blockchain technology.

Dream Payments

Venture Round in 2016
Dream Payments enables merchants to sell everywhere using mobile devices. Dream’s cloud-based payment platform combined with its mobile point of sale device allows merchants to accept credit and debit cards, access rich analytics and reports, and provide digital receipts to customers. The platform's solutions are secure, EMV compliant, and accept Contactless and CHIP payment cards. Dream Payments was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Alphina Therapeutics

Venture Round in 2020
Alphina Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that aims to leverage proprietary biomarkers and breakthrough insights for cancer patients. Its focus is on leveraging the synthetic lethal context of certain cancer patient subsets that have NAD Metabolic Deficiencies (NMD) through the development of companion diagnostics. Their goal is to develop best-in-class targeted therapies against the NAD pathway nodes in patients whose cancers exhibit hallmarks of NMD and rapidly translate these into the clinic.

Davra

Grant in 2017
Davras' IoT Platform provides organizations with a flexible, secure and integrated platform to fully leverage current and future IoT deployments. Davra IOT platform is the only available IoT Platform on AWS SaaS Contracts (https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/saas) giving it a very strong GTM strategy ahead of other IoT platform vendors trying to attract System Integrator Partners. Davras' vision is to provide a complete Horizontal IoT AEP platform that allows our customers to define, build and bring to market vertical specific IoT applications. Davra Leads with Transportation Vertical The ConnecThing™ IoT AEP platform is public cloud, private cloud (Openstack) based, simple to use application enablement platform that takes critical data from the network and any connected devices or sensors and publishes it through our IOT open API making it easy to build and run Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Encapsulate

Convertible Note in 2022
Producing an effective chemotherapy solution with a fully automated tumor-on-a-chip, pre-prescription analysis.

Diameter Health, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Diameter Health transforms patient information into the quantity and quality of interoperable data for healthcare organizations. The core of the Diameter Health platform is Fusion, which enables intelligent data exchange ingestion and cleansing through sophisticated normalization and cleansing processes. Data originating from any certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) is transformed into clinical information optimized for use at the point of care or to be consumed as a rich substrate for analytics.

REMOTV

Series A in 2008
REMOTV is a flexible and efficient platform for streaming media on the internet. REMOTV has created the first platform that can stream any type of media, in any codec, to any internet connected device. Users can download install channels, point them to the directories where they store media, and the content is instantly available to them from any internet connected device. Users can add friends and access shared content, share their own content, or make publicly available content.

1906

Venture Round in 2022
1906, one of the most innovative brands in cannabis edibles, creates groundbreaking functional formulations of cannabis and plant medicines. 1906's lineup delivers six unique experiences that promote sleep, energy, arousal, relaxation, cognitive focus and a happy mood, all in consistently fast-acting formulations using single-strain organic cannabis. 1906 supports medicinal cannabis research and invests a percentage of its revenue in clinical trials and educating healthcare practitioners. The company also invests in corporate social responsibility, specifically targeting employment opportunities for those formerly incarcerated individuals who have paid the heaviest price for a century of cannabis prohibition.
Covr Financial Technologies, Inc. operates as a digitally enabled brokerage general agency (BGA) that provides life, long-term care, and disability insurances for financial institutions, their advisors, and their customers. It offers Covr Advisor digital platform for financial advisors to meet their clients’ life insurance needs that allows the advisors to select the needed product, including life, long-term care, or disability coverage. The company also provides Covr Consumer digital platform for banks and credit unions to sell life insurance online. In addition, it offers Covr Insights to manage, track, and analyze existing in-force life insurance policies. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

Upswing Health

Seed Round in 2022
UpSwing Health is a developer of a community-powered digital sports medicine platform intended to transform healthcare for athletes. The company's platform offers athletes to identify injuries related to ankle, knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries, sprain, and fractures with use of digital technologies and AI, enabling athletes to find the path to recovery with convenience and equal access to quality information.

BioWave Corporation

Venture Round in 2020
BioWave Corporation manufactures and distributes pain blocking technology devices that block pain at the source. It offers BiowavePENS, a percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device for treating severe chronic, acute, and post-operative musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain; BiowavePRO, a pain therapy system for treating common chronic, acute, and postoperative pain in any part of the body; BioWaveHOME, pain therapy system for treating common pain in any part of the body at home or while traveling; and BioWaveGO an over the counter pain relief technology. The company also provides accessories for its products and travel bags. It serves pro athletes, the U.S. veterans, active military, pain doctors, and other people. BioWave Corporation was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

LegiTime Technologies

Series A in 2007
LegiTime Technologies, Inc. provides LegiText, a subscription-based SMS solution that offers message authentication, categorization, and archiving based on demonstration of legitimacy technology. It also provides LegiTrac that locates and tracks devices, as well as back up and stores data in a central location; and LegiAlert that offers message broadcasts and alerts, creates groups and contact lists, and integrates contact information with existing back office data systems. The company serves enterprises and educational institutions, as well as consumer, finance and banking, and healthcare industries. LegiTime Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Farmington, Connecticut.

CoreChain Technologies

Pre Seed Round in 2021
CoreChain Technologies is a business-to-business payments network built on blockchain technology.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Venture Round in 2002
At Achillion, we are driven to transform the lives of patients and families affected by diseases of the complement system, an integral part of the innate immune system. Scientific and clinical evidence has implicated the complement system, and specifically the complement Alternative Pathway (AP), in numerous devastating diseases and conditions. Our principal focus at Achillion is to advance our clinical-stage portfolio of orally administered factor D inhibitors into late-stage development and potential commercialization for patients with devastating disorders of the complement system.

ProteoWise

Venture Round in 2020
ProteoWise’s technology provides a unique combination of high information content, high throughput, and low cost - all while simplifying the western blot dramatically. This combination is what’s driving the genomic revolution and is needed for proteomics. ProteoWise is founded by a seasoned team of scientists from the Strittmatter Lab at Yale University with a history of innovation.

Vesselon, Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2014
Vesselon, Inc. develops and offers therapeutic immuno-oncology complexes that are protected in circulation and actively targeted to tumors. Its platform consists of therapeutic agents in combination with an FDA approved microbubble drug to make the combination work across a spectrum of cancers and other serious diseases. The company also develops a multi-targeted encapsulated oncolytic virus complex to be effective at low titers across a wide range of tumors. Also, the company is developing an encapsulated recombinant interleukin-2 complex targeting clinically relevant dosages to solid tumors with systemic exposure far below that which could cause adverse events. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

AlloMek Therapeutics LLC

Pre Seed Round in 2013
AlloMek Therapeutics LLC, a pharmaceutical company, discovers and develops targeted therapies for cancer patients. The company offers MEK kinase inhibitors that improve the biopharmaceutical properties of previous MEK inhibitors. It provides -1374, an allosteric MEK kinase inhibitor that combines potent activity against MEK1/2 kinase and against chemo-resistant ovarian cancer stem cells. AlloMek Therapeutics LLC was formerly known as AlloStem Therapeutics, LLC. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Farmington, Connecticut.

DiA Imaging Analysis

Venture Round in 2021
DiA Imaging Analysis provides advanced AI-based ultrasound analysis smarter and accessible. It solves the two main challenges clinicians face when using ultrasound: acquiring the right image and automatically analyzing it, to find clinical abnormalities that today they are struggling to find visually. DiA's automated tools can be easily be added into any ultrasound device or healthcare IT system, just like an App. The company holds FDA/CE Clearances for its cardiac toolbox, generating revenues and having thousands of users around the world.

Inbox Health

Seed Round in 2019
Inbox Health's mission is to greatly reduce the administrative waste in healthcare, by streamlining the patient billing and payment experience. Their product is a patient billing and communication platform that uses patient data to tailor a billing process specific to the patient’s situation and behavior patterns.

Inbox Health

Seed Round in 2017
Inbox Health's mission is to greatly reduce the administrative waste in healthcare, by streamlining the patient billing and payment experience. Their product is a patient billing and communication platform that uses patient data to tailor a billing process specific to the patient’s situation and behavior patterns.

Arccos Golf, LLC

Venture Round in 2015
Arccos is the easiest way to improve your game. Pair a sensor to each club just once. Then watch Arccos seamlessly capture your round data without disrupting your game. You'll get all your stats right in your hand, instantly. Arccos will enable you to make smarter choices right on the course, so you can have your best game, every game. Arccos comes with a set of 14 sensors, one for every club. The sensors are so light that they have zero swing impact. Simply attach them to the grip end of your club and pair directly with the free iPhone app. After that, there's no need to tap, touch or interfere with your pre-swing routine. Arccos automatically captures every step of your golf game without interruption.

Enko Chem, Inc.

Venture Round in 2021
Enko Chem discovers and develops novel products for farmers to protect their crops from pests and diseases. Their proprietary technology platform represents a revolutionary approach to rapidly discover safe and economical solutions that are needed to ensure sustainable food production. It was founded in 2017 and headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Triax Technologies, Inc.

Series A in 2021
At Triax Technologies it is our mission to transform the most challenging work environments and industries through intelligent, innovative technology and real-time data collection and analytics to make worksites run safer, faster and smarter. To achieve this, we deliver a fully connected Internet of Things (IoT) platform through a proprietary communication hub designed for Construction, Oil & Gas, Energy, Heavy Industrial and other challenging IT environments. Our flagship Spot-r system elevates worksite visibility, safety, security and risk, connecting workers, equipment and operations through a scalable, minimal infrastructure network, wearable and sensor devices, and a cloud-based dashboard. By providing real-time, data-driven visibility into site access, worker and equipment location, manpower, safety incidents, and evacuation and muster procedures, Spot-r enables actionable insights, helping firms streamline processes and work safer and smarter. In April 2020, we launched Proximity Trace, an IoT solution that provides proximity distancing alerts and contact tracing for the workplace. The solution offers added protection for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and helps companies get workers back to work safely, while addressing recommended social distancing practices. More information can be found at: https://www.triaxtec.com/

IntelliBoard

Series A in 2020
IntelliBoard provides analytic and reporting services to education communities and institutions that want expanded reporting and analytics for their LMS platform. We help extract the statistical data gathered within the LMS and present it on a single dashboard in the form of printable charts, graphs, and analytics.

Avitus Orthopaedics

Seed Round in 2014
Avitus Orthopaedics, Inc., a medical device company, develops and commercializes minimally invasive orthopedic surgical devices for autologous bone graft harvesting. It offers Avitus bone harvester, a device to harvest cancellous bone and marrow. Avitus Orthopaedics, Inc. was formerly known as BOSS Medical, Inc. and changed its name to Avitus Orthopaedics, Inc. in March 2014. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut.

Lumeda

Series A in 2021
Lumeda Inc. develops photonic tools that enable practical intraoperative photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating lung cancer. It offers light delivery photonics instrumentation and a software to automate PDT light delivery to targeted tumor and light dosimetry profiles. The company’s solution also enables intraoperative PDT procedure to conventional non-small cell lung cancer tumor resection to address tumor margin and reduce post-operative recurrence. Lumeda Inc. was founded in 2020 and is based in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

RPM Sustainable Technologies

Seed Round in 2013
RPM Sustainable Technologies is a chemical process development and equipment marketing company for the biofuels and biochemicals industries. They have a patented continuous flow reactor to produce ASTM/EN quality biodiesel and when combined with their proprietary preprocessor, they can use feedstocks ranging in quality from virgin vegetable oils to algae oil to FOG from waste water treatment facilities. They have demonstrated technology to easily extract oil, sugar, and protein from algae and have demonstrated superior processes to convert these to diesel and butanol fuels as well high value chemicals.

Convexity Scientific,

Series C in 2021
Convexity Scientific Inc., a medical technology company, designs and develops medical devices. It offers Flyp, a handheld nebulizer for respiratory diseases. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Torigen

Series A in 2019
Torigen Pharmaceuticals is a company focused on being at the forefront of immuno-oncology innovation. They strive to bring novel approaches to the market to tackle companion animal cancers, building on years of existing scientific research and pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Combat2Career (C2C, LLC)

Convertible Note in 2011
C2C, LLC DBA Combat2Career® (C2C) is a Connecticut-based technology start-up venture founded in May 2011 by Meghan Brunaugh and Charlotte Creech to assist military members and veterans in the pursuit of higher education and the transition to civilian careers.

IsoPlexis

Series C in 2020
IsoPlexis is a life science technology company developing a single-cell detection system that identifies a wide range of patient immune responses at the single-cell level. Its platform can assess the safety and efficacy of therapeutics and monitor disease progression, enabling improved therapeutic development, and informing physician decisions. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Branford, Connecticut.

NovaTract Surgical

Series A in 2012
NovaTract Surgical, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on developing solutions for improving current practices in minimally invasive surgery. It develops NovaGrasp, a laparoscopic tethered grasper that is used as a single-use device for tissue and organ retraction in minimally invasive surgical procedures; and NovaTract, a laparoscopic dynamic retractor for use in colorectal, urologic, gynecologic, and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries. The company serves surgeons and hospitals. NovaTract Surgical, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Madison, Connecticut.

Shelf

Series A in 2020
The workplace has changed. Teams now live in different parts of the country and, possibly, even the world. Collaborating across projects and continents is becoming the new norm. Distributed teams live and die by their ability to quickly learn, share key knowledge and take the right action at the right time. But there is a problem. Currently stuff is scattered and disorganized all over the place and the products meant to solve this content sprawl, like SharePoint and Confluence, are expensive, difficult to use and hard to search. In building a solution the Shelf team went beyond software and set out to understand the Science of Organization. They consulted Harvard librarians, change management experts, and information architects. With the help of these global thought leaders, knowledge management best practices were built into the core of the product. Shelf is designed to help declutter and organize your most important content. Everything about Shelf, from our search to our customer support, reflects the passion and drive of our team to build a better way to harness knowledge and make things easy to find and share. People use Shelf to find the information they need to publish a story, make a pitch, or close an important deal, without the pain of redoing work or wasting time tracking things down. Its Shelf’s mission to help millions of distributed teams throughout the globe accelerate their ability to learn, share and succeed. We are reimagining the library for the workplace of tomorrow and won’t stop until we’ve integrated all the important places where important content is buried. Shelf is the missing link in a rapidly evolving, distributed workplace.

Owl's Brew

Series A in 2021
Brew Lab Tea creates all-natural loose leaf tea blends, carefully crafted in NYC. Founded in 2013, by tea sommelier Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, Owl's Brew sells two product lines. Owl's Brew Mixer, tea-based craft cocktail mixers, and Owl's Brew Boozy Tea.

Axerion Therapeutics

Seed Round in 2010
Axerion Therapeutics, Inc. is a private Connecticut-based biotechnology company focused on developing innovative therapeutics for neurological diseases and injuries with significant unmet medical need, including Alzheimer’s disease and spinal cord injury. Axerion was established in New Haven to develop and commercialize intellectual property licensed from Dr. Stephen Strittmatter’s laboratory at Yale University. Axerion’s proprietary technology platforms include blockers of ß-amyloid (Aß) oligomers binding to Prion Proteins (PrP) on the cell surface of neurons as a novel therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease and Nogo Receptor decoy protein for recovery of neurological function in spinal cord injury and other neurological diseases.

QuadJobs

Seed Round in 2016
QuadJobs is changing the way college students make money, find jobs, and launch their careers.

Sustainable Real Estate Solutions

Venture Round in 2010
Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc. provides on-demand energy and sustainability performance assessment and management software solutions for the commercial real estate industry. The company offers Sustainable Real Estate Manager platform, an Internet-based software as a service, which is used for monitoring building energy and water consumption and cost; automating key performance indicator analytics and reporting; tracking CO2 emissions performance; benchmarking internal and external peer buildings; comparing actual and budgeted performance; identifying no-cost/low-cost energy, water, and waste cost savings opportunities; monetizing hidden carbon assets; and facilitating compliance with energy and sustainability related disclosure, labeling, auditing, and construction regulations. Its platform enables building owners, operators, investors, lenders, tenants, and consultants to assess, benchmark, and optimize the energy and sustainability performance of individual properties and portfolios in the United States and internationally. The company is based in Monroe, Connecticut.

CoreChain Technologies

Pre Seed Round in 2021
CoreChain Technologies is a business-to-business payments network built on blockchain technology.

Umbie Health

Debt Financing in 2012
Umbie Health Corporation, an East Hartford, Conn.-based that develops a Web-based and mobile practice management application for dentists.

P2 Science

Seed Round in 2013
P2 Science, Inc., a bio-renewable chemistry company, develops and produces specialty chemicals using renewable feedstocks. It offers flavor, fragrance, cosmetics, and petrochemical fragrance ingredients. The company serves flavors and fragrances, household cleaning, industrial and institutional cleaning, personal care and cosmetics, polymers, oilfield, agricultural chemicals, mining, environmental cleanup and remediation, paints and coatings, and food markets. P2 Science, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Woodbridge, Connecticut.