Douglas Roth

Director, Investments at Connecticut Innovations

Douglas Roth is Director, Investments at Connecticut Innovations, Inc. (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies and the state’s most active early-stage investor. At CI, Douglas is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities, evaluating and negotiating investments, serving on the boards of portfolio companies, and supporting their growth and success.

Before joining CI, Douglas gained extensive experience with early-stage businesses as both an operator, advisor, and entrepreneur. He founded a consulting firm to assist early-stage companies identify and assess growth opportunities, generate sustainable revenue and manage intellectual property. Previously, as a senior consultant at a boutique management consulting firm, Douglas provided strategic advisory services to companies in the software, telecommunications, information technology, and medical device industries. He advised investors in early-stage businesses, representing more than $250 million in invested capital. Earlier in his career, Douglas spent more than a decade in the telecommunications industry, primarily focused on international voice, data and IP networks in emerging markets.

Douglas earned his BA, magna cum laude, in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University, and his MS in Electrical Engineering also from Boston University. He received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management, where he was the commencement speaker. Douglas is a competitive distance runner and avid backpacker. He lives in Manchester, CT with his wife and two children.

Expertises: B2B Sales, Business Development, Financial Management, Fundraising, Negotiations, Pitch Training, Term Sheets
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