Pauline Murphy



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Pauline Murphy is Senior Managing Director at Connecticut Innovations. She joined the firm in 2002. Pauline has led CI’s investments in BioArray, Environmental Energy Services, eTouches, Premise Corporation (acquired by Eclipsys Corporation) and XLerant. She serves on the boards of Environmental Energy Services and BioArray. She also managed CI’s investment in CGI (acquired by Gilead) and Cidra Corporation that successfully sold its oil and gas business segment. In addition to being responsible for initiating and closing deals, Pauline manages the investment associates and investment support staff.

Pauline is also responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of the CI Venture’s operations including information technology, planning and analysis, compliance, reporting and training.

Pauline joined CI with over ten years of experience in both manufacturing and service organizations. She was a senior financial professional with an early-stage software development company and launched her career at Ernst & Young, LLP.


B.S., Accounting, University of Connecticut

Certified Public Accountant – Connecticut
Interesting Facts

Favorite place: Maine beaches
Passion: Finding a cure for type 1 diabetes
Favorite hobby: I love sports – soccer, softball, football and basketball. My kids are athletes – they play softball, basketball and field hockey and I used to coach soccer.
Favorite food: Pumpkin chip cookies
Best Advice Given

“Work hard, be humble, have faith and family first.”

- From my dad based on how he lived his life.

Fund's investment verticals: energy, biotechnology, information technology and photonics.


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