Venture partner for Connecticut Innovations

Konstantine Drakonakis

Konstantine is a venture partner for Connecticut Innovations, focusing on climate and adaption technology ventures. He has been a venture capitalist and entrepreneur for the past 16 years, focusing on climate and deep tech ventures. Prior to private equity, he was a professional environmental engineer, working on ecosystem restoration and civil works projects.

Konstantine is a partner with the Pritzker Vlock Family Office and founding member of LaunchCapital, the firm’s early-stage-focused venture firm. Konstantine has also been a founder and operator of four tech companies: 6K, Katharos, PlazMod and PCTRx. He is a board member/director at 6K (founding executive chairman and former CSO), EpiEP, Biorez, TearSolutions and Iridia. Konstantine is also an active member in the university entrepreneurial ecosystem, where he is a lecturer, mentor and adviser to students and faculty ventures at UConn and Yale University.

Konstantine is a graduate of University of Vermont and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.