VC  CEI Ventures

     Office Locations:

30 Federal Street, Suite 400
Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: 207-504-5900
Fax: 207-882-7308



  • Early



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    CEI Ventures manages socially responsible venture capital funds. The company was founded in 1994 to mobilize private capital markets while advancing social goals. The firm manages balanced equity portfolios, diversified by geography, industry, stage of business development and social benefits. Often staged through multiple financings, target portfolio company investments will generally range from $250,000 to $1 million. Coastal Enterprises (CEI) was founded in 1977 as a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit Community Development Corporation (CDC) and is certified by the US Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Headquartered in Wiscasset, Maine, CEI's mission is to create economically and environmentally healthy communities in which all people, especially those with low incomes, can reach their full potential. CEI organized CEI Ventures as a separate for-profit subsidiary to further this important goal.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Chandler Jones Principal
    Nathaniel V. Henshaw Managing Director
    Thao H. Duong Fund Administrator


    Portfolio companies include:

      A&B Electronics
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      Beacon Analytical Systems
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      BlueTarp Financial
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      Bush Equities
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      Coast of Maine Organic Products
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      CV Finer Foods
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      Home Bistro
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      Innov-X Systems
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      IntelliCare America
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      Juno Rising
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      Maine Trailer
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      Metrobility Optical Systems
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      Navigator Publishing
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      New England Audio Resource
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      PenBay Solutions
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      RedZone Wireless
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      Rustic Crust
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      SmartPark Equine
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      Stillwater Scientific Instruments
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      Sun & Earth
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      Synaptic Digital
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      The Gelato Fiasco
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      Wentworth Technology
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