Cool Companies

Connecting Tech & LifeSci Startups w/ Capital

Cool Companies is Connect’s annual capital program designed to match San Diego’s top-performing technology and life sciences startups ready to raise Series A — with quality venture capital. 

The program neutrally selects top tier, local entrepreneurs raising institutional funding, and grants them opportunities for direct access to capital providers, regularly attracting over 200 Venture Capitalists to the region annually.

 Since 2016, Cool Co’s have raised
over $460M, and counting!

( just in Institutional Series A )

Thank you to the 2020 Cool Companies Program Sponsors

Meet the 2020 Cool Companies

2019 Cool Companies

2018 Cool Companies

2017 Cool Companies

2016 Cool Companies

2015 Cool Companies