i2E Concept Fund
We’re here to help you secure funding and get your best ideas off the ground.
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We get a lot of questions about funding, understandably. But not all investors are interested in the same things—nor do they necessarily have the right resources for your specific idea. When you connect with i2E, we help you find what’s right for you. Then we pair you with venture advisors to support you every step of the way.
Oklahoma’s Source for Make-or-Break Funding
Our Concept Fund, provides pre-seed financing and early-stage risk capital to help Oklahoma companies prove new products and processes. Investment funds are based on achieving set milestones and can be used for proof-of-concept, market validation, business planning, critical equipment purchase, staffing, and other business needs.
Concept investments are non-recourse, non-dilutive, debt instruments with a five-year maturity and a minimum maturity repayment of 2X the original investment amount. Amounts typically range from $50,000 to $100,000 per company with a 1:1 matching co-investment funded by the new business founders or other investors. Reach out to us and let’s talk about funding opportunities that could be right for you.
Early Stage & Growth Capital
The Concept Fund and the Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund are supported and funded through the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) and is managed by i2E, Inc. and our subsidiary, Plains Ventures.
Originally established in 2002 as the Enterprise Venture Management Company, Plains Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of i2E, Inc. and was created to operate as a venture capital investment firm targeting early stage technology and life sciences companies with high growth potential. i2E and Plains Ventures have a rich, 22-year history of sourcing, vetting, and investing in early stage companies under both debt and equity structures.
Over the past two decades, i2E and Plains Ventures have invested more than $77 million in 186 companies. In addition, iMCI has time-proven due-diligence and closing processes and provides a full range of portfolio management services including fund accounting, financial reporting, capital management, compliance and investor relations.
Plains Ventures’ current equity portfolio represents a diverse group of industries with a concentration in software and life sciences.