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Connecticut Innovations provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics.
Over the years, CI has helped over 100 emerging companies research, develop, and market new products and services. This activity has attracted over $1 billion dollars in additional investments from private equity providers. CI has brought the State of Connecticut over $510 million in Gross State Profit and over 5,000 additional job-years.
CI was created by the Connecticut Legislature in 1989. Since 1995, returns from its own prudent investments - not state money - have supported operations and new, forward-thinking funding programs.
In addition, CI is undertaking statewide efforts to provide state residents with clean energy alternatives for their homes and businesses through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.
President and Executive Director
Peter joined Connecticut Innovations in 1995. He manages CIís array of initiatives, including its venture capital investments, laboratory infrastructure fund and support service initiatives. Under his leadership, CI introduced the Pre-Seed Support Services Program, Connecticut Clean Tech Fund and CTech, an entrepreneurial assistance initiative. Additionally, Peter oversees the administration of the ratepayer-funded Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.
Peter has invested in over 20 early-stage investment opportunities across a variety of technology sectors, leading CI investments in Achillion Pharmaceuticals, CYA Technologies, Nufern, Perimeter eSecurity, Post-N-Track and Transaction Methods. He serves on the boards of CYA Technologies, ExeCue, Optiwind and Post-N-Track. He is a board observer of Perimeter eSecurity and Transaction Methods.
In addition, Peter serves on the advisory board of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.
Prior to being named president and executive director of CI in 2007, Peter was a member of CIís investment team and most recently was chief investment officer for CI. He also previously served as controller of CI before he joined the investment team.
Peter is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut and holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Hartford. Peter also served six years in the Connecticut Army National Guard.
||CYA Technologies is the leading software developer providing solutions that augment traditional back-up systems for the discrete recovery of content and its properties in enterprise content management (ECM) systems. |
||Ikonisys is a privately held medical technology company that is developing a platform for diagnosing diseases early using rare-cell identification and analysis. Based on its proprietary technology, Ikonisys aims to create a novel field of medical diagnostic analysis, namely cell-based diagnostics.|
||eNR Services creates and delivers local news to the local media. The companyís hallmark service, the eNR Grassroots PRTM Program, establishes a local presence for businesses with multiple locations. The company provides content development, up-to-date media contacts, news distribution, and managed publicity programs.|
||Optiwind has developed a new style of compact wind acceleration turbine (CWAT) that is designed specifically for the mid-sized distributed generation market. This includes schools, factories, large retailers, offices and other facilities that have the space and wind resource to generate their own power on site. |
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