CIC's mission is to change the world through innovation by developing ecosystems that allow exceptional entrepreneurs to create new products and companies better and faster. CIC does this by providing infrastructure (high quality, flexible office space) and by actively building startup communities in the premium locations of future-focused cities.
CIC was founded in 1999 in Kendall Square (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and houses more than 1000 companies in close to 50,000 square meters of premium office and co-working space across 8 facilities. CIC companies come from a wide variety of industries, and while our community is composed primarily of startups, it also includes larger companies, investors, and service providers.
CIC measures its success through its economic impact. Start-ups housed at CIC have raised over $2.5 billion in venture capital investment and created over $2 billion of publicly disclosed exit value, CIC companies have added an estimated 40,000 jobs to the economy. In Cambridge, this hive of innovation has drawn the four largest venture capital funds in Massachusetts, with a combined $7.1 billion of assets under management, to relocate their headquarters into CIC’s buildings, alongside a number of smaller funds.