Less than $250,000
CEI Community VenturesCEI Community Ventures Contact: Michael Gurau
CCVI was formed to provide equity and operational assistance to qualifying businesses in northern New England. CCVI is a for-profit subsidiary of Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI), a nonprofit community and economic development group based in Maine.
Our mission is to realize a ‘triple bottom line’ by supporting companies that demonstrate an ability to meet or exceed our financial, social and environmental aims within our target region. Community Ventures invests in companies in a variety of sectors and stages (early, development, later). Our target investment ranges from $250,000 and $750,000. Working with partner funds, we can also help coordinate and/or lead larger financings (as much as $5 million) with investors that share our outlook and criteria.
Within the green segment we have made investments in natural foods and products (Rustic Crust, Be. Products, The Natural Paste Co.,) and new materials (NanoComp).