CIP invests in businesses by following an Incubation model.
Incubators are seed investments made personally by the CIP principals. Subject to meeting the set milestones, these businesses will raise Series A and / or B rounds from the CIP syndicate which acts as the lead investor.
Incubator investments that continue to deliver on target growth rates and metrics get elevated to the Conviction portfolio.
CIP becomes the lead investor, CIP founders take board seats, attend all board meetings and play an active role in key business decisions.
CIP is not a fund, all our investments are done on a deal-by-deal basis.
On occasion we invest opportunistically in off-strategy businesses that demonstrate a potential for impressive returns.
To date, CIP participated in 3 sidecar investments with one of the leading European VCs, Dawn Capital.
We have currently performed secondaries on two of our core portfolio, Oradian and Integrate.