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92 Best & Most Active Connecticut Investment Partners

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Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Connecticut Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Connecticut Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Barry Sternlicht

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, the private investment firm he formed in 1991 focused on g…


Ray Dalio

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ray Dalio is the Founder, Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates. He started Bridgewater out of his two-bedroom …


Steven A. Cohen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Steven A. Cohen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Point72 Asset Management, L.P. He founded S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P. in 19…


Chris Shumway

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As an entrepreneur himself, Chris Shumway understand the passion, vision and execution required to achieve sustainable growth. In 2001, he f…


Anton Simunovic

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Anton has 20+ years of technology experience as a proven venture capital investor, entrepreneur and operating executive in companies ranging…


Harry DeMott

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Harry DeMott is the Co-Founder ,Executive Chairman & CEO at Proper.


Steve Hafner

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Steve Hafner is the CEO at KAYAK, Opentable.


Bandel Carano

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bandel Carano, Managing Partner, joined Oak Investment Partners in 1985 and became a General Partner in 1987. Bandel’s investment focus is o…


Michael J. Farello

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael J. Farello – Senior Partner @ L Catterton


Andrew Firlik

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Firlik’s career spans neurosurgery, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. He joined Foundation Medical Partners to concentrate on medic…


Zac Zeitlin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Zac has been an active investor in an exciting group of impact-minded, early stage companies, with a focus on food, health and wellness, edu…


Ryan Spoon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ryan Spoon joined [ESPN](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/espn) as Senior Vice President, Product Development in July 2012. In this r…


Chloe Steinberg

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Chloe Steinberg is a partner at Sapphire Sport, where she focuses on investing in early-stage companies shaping the future of consumption. …


Austin McChord

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Austin McChord is the founder and chief executive officer of Datto, a provider of backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity solutio…


Guerman Aliev

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Guerman Aliev is a Managing Partner of Cipher Technologies Management. Prior to founding Cipher Technologies, Guerman ran Altpoint Ventu…


Stephen Bloch

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Having been an entrepreneur and practicing physician, Stephen Bloch knows firsthand how to navigate the opportunities and challenges of buil…


David Canner

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Canner


Michael Chu

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Chu is the Global Co-CEO and co-founder of L Catterton. Prior to forming L Catterton, he held a variety of senior positions with Fi…


Richard Harrington

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Richard J. Harrington served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Thomson Corporation (business technology and integrated informa…


Phillip Valliere

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Phillip Valliere – Managing Director @ The Lind Partners


Brian Miller

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian Miller serves as one of the board of directors at Inseego.


Todd Sisitsky

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Todd Sisitsky is a partner of TPG Capital, LP, where he leads the firm’s investment activities in the healthcare services and pharmaceutical…


Peter V. Longo

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Peter Senior Managing Director of Connecticut Innovations, oversees the organization’s investment and loan portfolios, and is responsible fo…


Karen S. Lynch

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

President and Chief Executive Officer at CVS Health.


Jonathan Rotolo

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jonathan Rotolo is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global Private Equity and Real Assets platform. Jon is the Head of Private…


Steven Lau

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steven began his career as an Option Specialist and Market Maker at Spear Leeds and Kellogg which was acquired by Goldman Sachs in 1999. He…


Marcel Bens

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Marcel Bens – Managing Partner & COO @ Emil Capital Partners


Michael McLaughlin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As US Country Head for Macquarie Group, Michael McLaughlin chairs the US Management Committee, which comprises the leadership of all of Macq…


Claudia Reuter

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Claudia Reuter is the Managing Director for the Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator. Recognized by the Boston Business Jour…


David Craver

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Craver is a Managing Director at Lone Pine Capital.


Kevin Crowley

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin Crowley – Senior Managing Director, Investments @ Connecticut Innovations


Joshua Horowitz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joshua Horowitz is a Portfolio Manager at Palm Managment (US) LLC where he focuses on the Palm Global Small Cap Fund. He previously served a…


Matthew D. Storeygard

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt Storeygard joined Connecticut Innovations as Managing Director, Venture Capital Investments in 2019


Alexander Captain

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Alexander Captain is the Founder and Managing Partner at Cat Rock Capital Management.


Jerry Michaud

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jerry co-founded Horizon Technology Finance Corporation and is its President and serves on the Board of Directors. Jerry co-founded our Advi…


Matt Streisfeld

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt joined Oak HC/FT as a Vice President in 2015. Matt focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities exclusively in financ…


Andy Greenfield

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Andy Greenfield – General Partner @ TIA Ventures


Venetia Kontogouris

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Venetia Kontogouris has been associated with Trident Capital since 1995. She joined Trident Capital in 1999 as a Managing Director. Prior to…


Robert Voreyer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Robert Voreyer – Managing Director @ Spencer Holt Advisors, LLC


Craig Cimini

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Craig Cimini


GM O’Connell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

In 1987, G.M. O’Connell founded Modem Media, with a vision that digital communications would fundamentally change the way business is done. …


Colleen Cuffaro

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Colleen Cuffaro – Partners @ Canaan Partners


W. Robert Berkley, Jr.

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

W. Robert Berkley, Jr. – Chief Executive Officer, President @ W. R. Berkley


Patrick O’Neill

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Patrick O’Neill – Managing Director, Venture Capital Investments @ Connecticut Innovations


Daniel Wagner

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Daniel Wagner joined Connecticut Innovation as Managing Director, Investments in 2018


Pauline M. Murphy

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Pauline Murphy joined Connecticut Innovations as Senior Managing Director in 2002.Pauline is responsible for initiating and closing deals an…


Elizabeth Wills Chou

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Elizabeth Chou joined New Markets Venture Partners in 2010 and is a Partner. Elizabeth is a board director for Kickboard and previously for …


James O’Callaghan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

James O’Callaghan joined Growth Catalyst Partners in July 2017 after having spent over ten years in the financial services industry. Prio…


Mike Bingle

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike Bingle – Managing Partner @ Silver Lake


Steven Chrust

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steven Chrust – Managing Director, Senior Partner @ Centricap


Alex Thomson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Alex Thomson is a Founder at Great Mountain Partners, LLC.


Michael Wisniewski

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

MICHAEL WISNIEWSKI’S BIO: Mike is experienced in identifying opportunities to enhance operating performance and competitive advantage. Mich…


Phillip Titolo

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Phillip Titolo


Douglas J. Roth

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Douglas J. Roth – Managing Director @ Connecticut Innovations


Leander McCormick-Goodhart

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Leander McCormick-Goodhart PropTech Investor


Geoff Faux

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Geoff Faux is a Principal at Clearview Capital, L.P.


Mark Ralph

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mark Ralph is an Executive Director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund at Boehringer Ingelheim.


Jeff Machlin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Jeff Machlin is a Partner at Brighton Park Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Brighton Park Capital, Jeff wa…


Jon Canarick

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jon Canarick serves as a Managing Director at North Castle Partners.


Jaideep Khanna

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jaideep Khanna is Founder Ananta Family Office.


Jamie Lee

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jamie Lee


Tony McNulty

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tony McNulty has worked at GA since 1998. Mr. McNulty is based in Greenwich, CT and focuses on portfolio monitoring, valuation and support. …


Ramsey Frank

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ramsey Frank is a Partner, Co-founder and acting CFO of Amulet Capital Partners. Prior to founding Amulet, Mr. Frank was a Senior Managing …


James Lindstrom

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

James Lindstrom


Matt Kim

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt Kim


Doug Russell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Doug Russell – Managing Director and Head of MassMutual Ventures @ MassMutual Ventures


Lee Wrubel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Wrubel has ten years of experience in venture capital and has been associated with a large number of private companies, including now pu…


Justin Kaplan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Justin Kaplan serves as a partner at Balance Point Capital Partners. Prior to joining BPCA, Justin was a Senior Vice President for BNY Mello…


David Wurzer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Wurzer – Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer @ Connecticut Innovations


Chris O’Donnell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Chris O’Donnell


Tom Richards

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tom Richards


Kurt Lentz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kurt Lentz


Musan Duric

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Musan Duric


Sean Drake

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sean Drake – Founder @ Stony Lonesome Group


Matthew Drapkin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matthew A. Drapkin is Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager at Northern Right Capital, an alternative asset manager focused on small a…


Andreas Guldin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Andreas Guldin – CEO @ Emil Capital Partners


Scott Roth

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Scott Roth


Matthew Smith

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matthew Smith


Don Stoltz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Don Stoltz is a CEO & Co-Founder of ALTHEA.


Douglas Lind

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Douglas Lind joined Burrill & Company as a Managing Director in the Venture Group in January 2012. Previously he served as Managing Director…


David E. Simon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David E. Simon


Danielle M Donegan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Grant

Award-winning marketing professional with an MBA in marketing and ten years of experience including cross-functional marketing campaigns, ma…


Jon Kol

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jon Kol is a Co-Head of Galaxy Digital Principal Investments.


Matthew J. McCooe

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matthew McCooe joined Connecticut Innovations as CEO in 2015.


Bart Stuck

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bart Stuck – Managing Director @ Signal Lake


Brian W. Michaud

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian W. Michaud – Managing Director @ Littlejohn & Co


Jarryd Levine

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jarryd Levine – Principal @ Stone Point Capital


David Belzer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Belzer


Matt Bloom

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt Bloom is the director of investments at Connecticut Innovations.


Bob Russell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Robert M. Russell Jr. is an executive with worldwide experience in sales, marketing, technology, and governance. He currently serves on the …


Allen W. Rork

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Allen W. Rork


David Scanlan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Scanlan – Principal @ Pamlico Capital

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