CEI Ventures

CEI Ventures

A venture capital firm in Portland that focuses on investing in companies in the underserved markets.

CEI Ventures is a venture capital firm in Portland that focuses on investing in companies in the underserved markets. Founded 1994 in Portland, Maine, United States by Nathaniel Henshaw, it invests in late stage ventures and seed. Its portfolio companies include Culture Fresh Foods, CourseStorm, Dream Local Digital, Mobile Price Card, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Tilson, NBT Solutions, Genicon, Pika Energy, and Maine Craft Distilling. As of March 2020, CEI Ventures has made 17 investments. Their most recent investment was on September 5, 2019, when Culture Fresh Foods raised $11M. CEI Ventures has had five exits, the most notable of which include Pika Energy, Ektron, and The NewsMarket. The company has raised a single venture fund, Coastal Ventures IV LP. This fund was announced on January 18, 2017 and raised a total of $10M. CEI Ventures typically invests between $250,000 and $1 million often through multiple financings.

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Funded Companies

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear

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People

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Role
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Nathaniel Henshaw

Managing Director

Chandler Jones

Associate

Thao H Duong

Investment Administrator and Office Manager

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Companies

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Products/Services

Hyperlite Mountain Gear

CourseStorm

Culture Fresh Foods

Dream Local Digital

Mobile Price Card

Tilson

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