CEI Ventures

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Total investments 20
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 0.71
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Enterprise Software

In 1994 was created CEI Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Portland. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 27 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this CEI Ventures works on 0 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the CEI Ventures, startups are often financed by Maine Angels, Rand Capital, Maine Venture Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Maine Venture Fund, Rand Capital, Maine Technology Institute. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Hearst Ventures, Rand Capital, Coastal Ventures.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Ektron, Genicon. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, Real Time. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Technology
$3M08 Dec 2021 Portland, Maine, United States

Crossfin Technology

Financial Services
$10M30 Oct 2020 South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa

Culture Fresh Foods

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Health Care
Organic Food
$11M05 Sep 2019 Connecticut, United States


Information Technology
$1M08 Feb 2019 Maine, United States

Dream Local Digital

Social Media
$725K31 Jan 2019 Maine, United States

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Consumer Electronics
$850K15 Oct 2018 Bangor, Maine, United States

Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Product Design
$1M19 Jan 2018 Biddeford, Maine, United States


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Service Industry
$3M12 Nov 2017 Portland, Maine, United States

NBT Solutions

Mapping Services
$773K13 Jul 2017 Portland, Maine, United States


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