Connecticut Innovations Launches New Brand

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Connecticut Innovations, the state’s quasi-public technology investment agency, unveiled new logos and branding that emphasizes its broader reach, including a more dynamic website ( and services that reflect its 2012 merger with the Connecticut Development Authority.


The web page opens with an image in the shape of a brain, with a network of multi-colored bands that could be imagined to represent the “entrepreneurial ecosystem” that CI is working to nurture, dubbed CTNEXT.


The consolidated CI has become more active in dealmaking under Claire Leonardi, with debt deals, grants, internships, networking and other services to augment its core function, equity deals in start-up and early stage companies. “The early-stage portfolio now contains 91 companies,” CI said in a release.

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