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LaunchCapital addresses the capital needs of companies that are in the earliest stages of funding by providing a needed source of financing to companies that can quickly advance to the next level of development. Our market-agnostic approach to investing enables us to quickly take advantage of emerging technologies and trends and best help our portfolio companies reach critical developmental, corporate and market milestones.
With a focus on capital efficient companies, we are able to quickly fund seed rounds individually or within our network of syndicate partners. LaunchCapital is committed to developing entrepreneurial talent both within our client base and through the relationships we have developed with leading universities across the country. Our difference is our ability to combine all of these elements into a program that quickly provides our companies with the tools they need to succeed.
Konstantine Drakonakis, P.E., Director of the New Haven Office of LaunchCapital LLC, brings over ten years of environmental and energy technology investment and engineering consulting experience to the LaunchCapital team. LaunchCapital actively engages university startups and entrepreneurs seeking seed and early stage funding in a broad array of industries, including Medical Device, Cleantech, and IT.
Konstantine was the Manager of New Technology Investments and Infrastructure Development at Connecticut Innovations, Inc, which administers the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, prior to opening LaunchCapital's New Haven Office. Konstantine oversaw venture stage
equity investments, project finance for beta and alpha stage technology projects and clean energy infrastructure developments
programs for the CCEF. His project and investment experience covers the full range of cleantech technologies, ranging from renewables, fuel cell and hydrogen generation, and smart-grid and energy storage
technologies, as well as water supply & infrastructure, environmental
remediation technologies, and natural resource management. While at CI, Konstantine structured, financed, and managed multiple emergent renewable energy company projects worth over $11M. He has been very active in the clean energy community, speaking and instructing events
covering renewables and carbon markets, resource management, and investment workshops. Konstantine draws on his experience in environmental and civil engineering project management and consulting
to evaluate technologies for their investment potential as well as the
business model's integrity and feasibility.
Konstantine received his Masters in Environmental Management from Yale
University, with a focus in Industrial Environmental Management and
Industrial Ecology. He earned his civil and environmental engineering
degree from the University of Vermont, and is a member of the National
Civil Engineering Honors Society. He is a co-founder of the Cleantech
in Connecticut Network.
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