ROCKY HILL, Conn., Feb. 4, 2019 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and one of the leading sources of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies on the east coast, today announced the launch of the application period for VentureClash. In its fourth year, VentureClash is Connecticut’s $5 million global venture […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., January 31, 2019 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the closing of a $750,000 investment in Aureus Analytics (Aureus), a provider of AI and a predictive analytics platform for the insurance industry. Aureus was selected […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 22, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the winners of VentureClash, $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and the Internet of Things. The final pitch event was held […]

Rocky Hill, Connecticut – September 17, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm, today announced the finalists for VentureClash, the $5 million global venture challenge. The nine finalists, representing six different countries, will participate in a live pitch event at the Yale School of Management on Thursday, October 18, 2018, in front […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., August 2, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI) today announced that Stanley Black & Decker has awarded its $25,000 VentureClash Innovation Prize to DOZR, a company that has created an innovative new marketplace for the rental of heavy equipment. Managed by Connecticut Innovations, VentureClash is a $5 million global venture challenge for early-stage […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., August 2, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI) today announced that Travelers, one of the largest property casualty insurers with major operations in Hartford, has awarded RozieAI the $25,000 VentureClash Innovation Prize. Managed by Connecticut Innovations, VentureClash is a $5 million global venture challenge for early-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, insurance […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 15, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies, today announced that Travelers, the Hartford-based provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business, will offer an Innovation Prize to VentureClash competitors developing solutions and […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 13, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies, announced that Paygilant, an Israel-based fraud protection company for mobile payments, has been selected as the recipient of the early-decision award for VentureClash 2018. The inaugural award […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., June 7, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that Tom Scott, an award-winning entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Nantucket Nectars and The Nantucket Project, will be the keynote speaker at the […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 31, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the winners of VentureClash’s pitch event in Lagos. VentureClash, Connecticut’s global venture challenge, has expanded its reach to Africa in its third year. The two-day tech fair invited promising companies […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 16, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, announced it has teamed with Stanley Black & Decker, the New Britain–based manufacturer of tools and hardware, to offer an Innovation Prize to VentureClash competitors focused on market opportunities in the areas […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 1, 2018 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and one of the leading sources of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies on the east coast, today announced the launch of the application period for VentureClash. VentureClash is Connecticut’s $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage digital […]

If your early-stage technology company is already successful but you see even greater potential though expansion into the United States market, then the CI VentureClash competition could be your way in. Since Connecticut Innovations began its annual global venture challenge in 2016, 12 companies from eight countries have won investment awards ranging from $500,000 to […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 23, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the winners of VentureClash, a $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and the Internet of Things. Of the nine finalists from […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 5, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the finalists for VentureClash, its $5 million global investment challenge. VentureClash attracted top early-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and the Internet of Things from around the […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., August 2, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that Tim Armstrong, CEO of Oath, will be the keynote speaker at the VentureClash finals event this fall. VentureClash is a $5 million global venture challenge for early-stage companies in […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 1, 2017 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the launch of the first-round application period for VentureClash. VentureClash is Connecticut’s $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage digital health, financial technology, Internet of Things and insurance technology companies. […]

Rocky Hill, Conn. – December 1, 2016 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that it invested $1.5 million in Dream Payments, a leading financial technology (fintech) company that provides a cloud-based mobile payment platform for merchants and financial institutions, and the 2016 […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 24, 2016 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the winners of VentureClash, a $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage digital health and financial technology (fintech) companies. Of the 11 finalists from eight different countries, VentureClash awarded six […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., October 03, 2016 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the launch of VentureClash, a $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage digital health and financial technology (fintech) companies. VentureClash attracted top early-stage digital health and financial technology (fintech) companies […]

ROCKY HILL, Conn., April 28, 2016 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the launch of VentureClash, a $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage digital health and financial technology (fintech) companies. “VentureClash looks to attract the best early-stage companies here in Connecticut, […]