As a democratic angel syndicate, CIC allows our members to vote with their dollars on each and every deal.

To protect our investors, we operate with a standard process, which has never taken fewer than 6 weeks. We prefer to get to know founders over a longer period, so feel free to reach out well in advance of any raise.


CIC requires a minimum set of documents to begin analyzing any startup, including:
At least one of the following:
required to get started
  • Pitch deck
  • Executive summary
  • Business plan
  • Prospectus
financial forecast, Minimally:
required to continue

Revenues and costs grouped by category and projected for the timeframe the current raise is intended to support

Cap table, including alL:
required for investment
  • Stock
  • Warrants
  • Convertible notes
  • Equity grants and options
Prior year* financialS:
required for investment
  • P&L
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement

*If incorporated prior to the current year.

Of course, we welcome a deeper view into your business. We often enjoy getting into the weeds with founders through product demos, development roadmaps, customer research, and go-to-market plans. By developing a strong understanding, we prepare ourselves to support your business over the long term.

Want to partner with us?

We support early-stage founders who solve meaningful problems and create lasting change for their stakeholders. If this sounds like you, let us know. Reach out to one of our Managing Partners to start a conversation or, if you're ready, apply below.
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