Critical Infrastructure Investments


Founded in late 2020, but grounded in 150+ years of project structuring and finance expertise, Critical Infrastructure Investments, Inc (CII) is a patient capital investment firm committed to empower the growth of its Portfolio Companies.

1) Critical Infrastructure Investment Inc (CII) intends to invest in technology innovation projects internationally that substantially improve the physical and cyber resilience of critical infrastructure per the US Department of Homeland Security.

2) Critical Infrastructure Investment (CII) will provide its subsidiary companies and/or applicable portfolio companies with advanced training in US/multilateral government contracting, systems and value engineering, disciplined entrepreneurship, project management, and will participate as Prime or Sub in pursuit of US/multilateral government contracts to grow its Intellectual Property portfolio.

3) Critical Infrastructure Investment will seek to generate $ 100M in yearly operating revenue by EOY 2025.

4) Critical Infrastructure Investment (CII) will have two initial wholly owned subsidiaries:

a) Congo Agriculture & Technologies (CAT)

b) China-USA Technology & Economic Risk Management (CUTERM)

5) Critical Infrastructure Investment (CII) will be the Managing General Partner of the Critical Infrastructure Investment Fund, with several subordinate funds that can be designated:

a) US-Mexico-Canada Agro Infrastructure

b) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

c) Smart Infrastructure Photonics

6) The Critical Infrastructure Investment Fund is empowered to invest funds as follows:

a) Tier 1: Equity Stocks and Bonds of the Fortune Global 500 stock exchange listed companies

b) Tier 2: Equity Stocks and Bonds in privately held growth companies managed in a Patient Private Equity/Venture Capital approach

c) Tier 3: Land, Capital Equipment, Facilities and supporting infrastructure

d) Tier 4: Intellectual Property critical to the success of portfolio companies in a/b/c

7) The Critical Infrastructure Investment Fund’s revenue will consist of an incentive fee of eight (8) percent of gross (before tax and other distributions) profit from the use of the Fund’s portfolio company investments. The Fund will pay Critical Infrastructure Investment Inc n administrative fee of two (2) percent of the Fund’s revenue on a quarterly basis, and an incentive fee of eight (8) percent of the Fund’s revenue. The Fund targets to have approximately $ 250 Million in Assets Under Management by EOY 2025.

8) Critical Infrastructure Investment’s initial Managing Director is anticipated to be selected in Q4 2020 and provide training services to potential Portfolio Companies throughout first half of 2021. The Chairman of the Fund’s Investment Committee’s is Alex Dely.


STRATEGY, PARTNERS AND TECHNOLOGY SECTORS


A) Critical Infrastructure Investment (CII) will offer its Investment Fund Portfolio companies the following 8 complementary services:

1) Technology development, incubation, commercialization and intellectual property monetization

2) Project structuring, patient capital financing, and operation

3) Government contracting

4) Demonstration projects and associated workforce development

5) Sustainable Infrastructure conference and awards

6) Quadruple bottom line success definition: financial, social, environmental and cultural

7) Intrapreneurial Academy: 128 hours of management team training in disciplined entrepreneurship, systems and value engineering, project management, project investment management

8) Close coordination with major universities, national and multilateral agencies and investment firms

B) Critical Infrastructure Investment (CII) will syndicate investment projects, in the following Focus Technology Areas:

1. China-USA Technology & Economic Risk Management subsidiary

I. Dynamic Threat Risk Rating of each Chinese Global 500 Company and their Tier I/II Supplier Base, based on 60 political, economic and technological risk categories, with special focus on the “Made in China 2025” Fourth Industrial Revolution technology areas:

a) Aerospace & Defense

b) Information & Communications Systems

c) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

d) Cyber Security

e) Smart Infrastructure

f) Autonomous Systems

g) Energy Generation & Storage

h) Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Logistics

i) Food & Agriculture Systems

j) Minerals & Mining Systems

II. Strategic Competitive Analysis of the Chinese Government Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) plans for infrastructure development in 152 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas; and resulting Threats and Opportunities for USA participation therein

III. Strategic Competitive Analysis of US Fortune 500 Company Global Competitive Strategy Options, through:

a) Multi-dimensional War Games, Scenario Planning and Monte Carlo Simulations (n-factorial x n-factorial risk matrices)

b) Non-Linear Systems Optimization

c) Red Teaming Vulnerability Analysis

d) Critical Assets Development within Stakeholders and Strategic Partners

e) Very Early Warning Systems Trip Wire Design

2. Congo Agriculture & Technologies (CAT)

CAT will focus on development of Agro Industrial Parks (AIP) in all 25 DRC provinces, with initial focus on plantation areas in or around Kinshasa, Mbandaka, Kisangani, Bukavu, Goma, Lubumbashi, Kolwezi, MbujiMayi, Kikwit, and Matadi. Each AIP will be targeted for minimum US$20 million in investment over 5 to 10 years, invested in $1 million allotments to 20 Small/Medium size entrepreneurial projects within the AIP. Each SME project will seek to generate US$50 million/year in gross revenue by year five and create employment of 62,500 people at a wage of twice the minimum.

Each AIP will focus on the following synergistic activities in the agricultural value chain: a) Ownership and stewardship of land

b) Soil enrichment

c) Ownership & growth of seed companies

d) Plantation development: grains, with special focus on “lost crops of Africa,” as provided by the National Research Council (NRC) at: https://www.nap.edu/lost-crops-of-africa-volume-i-grains (rice, millet, fonio (acha) pearl millet, sorghum, teff, etc.).

e) Plantation development: vegetables, with special focus on the NRC’s lost crops of Africa: https://www.nap.edu/lost-crops-of-africa-volume-ii-vegetables (dika, eggplant, amaranth, Bambara bean, baobab, celosia, cowpea, egusi, enset, lablab, locust bean, long bean, marama, moringa, native potatoes, okra, shea, yambean, tubers, etc.).

f) Plantation development: fruits, with special focus on the NRC’s lost crops of Africa: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11879/lost-crops-of-africa-volume-iii-fruits (horned melon, kei apple, balanites, baobab, butterfruit, Carissa, marula, melon, tamarind, watermelon, chocolate berries, custard apples, ebony, gingerbread plums, gumvines, icacina, medlars, monkey oranges, star apples, sugarplums, sweet detar, tree grapes, etc.)

g) Cattle & meat processing

h) Dairy & milk processing

i) Aquaculture & fish processing

j) Cold storage facilities

k) Supporting water & electricity/fuel infrastructure

l) Supporting logistics capabilities

m) Supporting entrepreneurship education capabilities

n) Basic & applied technology research

o) Supporting credit & trade finance capabilities

p) Agri-forestry

3. US-Mexico-Canada Agro Infrastructure subordinate fund:

a) Computational biology and epidemiology

b) Precision planting (using cube satellites, hyperspectral imaging sensor systems, cyber secure big data analytics) c) Artificial intelligence/machine learning neural networks

d) Photonics applications (digital optical processors, infrared systems, advanced materials) e) Autonomous systems

f) Advanced greenhouse and vertical farming

g) Agroforestry

h) Soil health

i) No-till permaculture

j) Aquaculture and fish processing

k) Animal health

l) Phenotypic hybrid plant breeding and ownership/growth of seed companies

m) Perennial grains development and processing

n) Fruit & vegetable processing

o) Red and white meat processing

p) Dairy & milk processing

q) Biofuels

r) Agro-biomass waste-to-energy

s) Carbon sequestration

t) Agro finance and credit (including blockchain)

u) Turnkey plants

v) Cold storage (boiler/chiller/HVAC)

w) Supporting infrastructure in Energy (advanced microgrids), Water, Logistics, etc.

4. Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy subordinate fund:

Technologies resulting from investment by ARPA-E (US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy) in one or more of the following Program Areas:

a) ADEPT: Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology

b) ALPHA: Accelerating Low Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly

c) AMPED: Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices

d) ARID: Advanced Research in Dry Cooling

e) ATLANTIS: Aerodynamic Turbines Lighter Afloat with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-Control

f) BEEST: Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation

g) BEETIT: Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermo-devices

h) BETHE: Breakthroughs Enabling Thermonuclear Fusion Energy

i) BREAKERS: Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely

j) CHARGES: Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grade-Scale Electricity Storage

k) CIRCUITS: Creating Innovative Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors

l) DAYS: Duration Addition to Electricity Storage

m) DELTA: Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities

n) DIFFERENTIATE: Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Novel Totally

Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements

o) ELECTROFUELS

p) ENLITENED: Energy-efficient Lightwave Integrated Technology Enabling Networks that Enhance Data

Processing

q) FLECCS: Flexible Carbon Capture and Storage

r) FOCUS: Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight

s) GENI: Green Electricity Network Integration

t) GENSETS: Generators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems

u) GO: Grid Optimization Competition

v) GRIDDTA: Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms

w) GRIDS: Grid-Scale Rampable Intermittent Dispatchable Storage

x) HEATS: High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage

y) HITEMMP: High Intensity Thermal Exchange Through Materials and Manufacturing Processes

z) IDEAS: Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science

aa) IMPACCT: Innovative Materials and Processes for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies

bb) INTEGRATE: Innovative Natural-Gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity Generation

cc) IONICS: Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids

dd) MARINER: Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources

ee) MEITNER: Modeling Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration

ff) METALS: Modern Electro/Thermochemical Advances in Light Metal Systems (19)

gg) MONITOR: Methane Observation Networks with Innovative Technology to Obtain Reductions

hh) MOSAIC: Micro-Scale Optimized Solar-Cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration

ii) MOVE: Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy

jj) NEXTCAR: Next-Generation Energy Technologies, Connected and Automated On-Road Vehicles

kk) NODES: Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems

ll) OPEN: Open Funding Solicitations 1, 2, 3 and 4

mm) PERFORM: Performance-Based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, Risk Management

nn) PETRO: Plants Engineered to Replace Oil

oo) PNDIODES: Power Nitride Doping Innovation Offers Devices Enabling SWITCHES (Strategies for Wide-

Bandgap, Inexpensive Transistors for Controlling High-Efficiency Systems)

pp) RANGE: Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems

qq) REACT: Rare Earth Alternatives in Critical Technologies

rr) REBELS: Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems:

ss) REEACH: Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency

tt) REFUEL: Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids

uu) REMOTE: Reducing Emissions Using Methanotrophic Organisms for Transportation Energy: vv) REPAIR: Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement

ww) ROOTS: Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration

xx) SENSOR: Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition

yy) SHARKS: Submarine Hydrokinetic and Riverine Kilo-Megawatt Systems:

zz) SHIELD: Single-Pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs

aaa) SMARTFARM: Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from

Agricultural Resources and Management

bbb) SOLAR ADEPT: Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology ccc) TERRA: Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture

ddd) TRANSNET: Traveler Response Architecture Using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in

Transportation

eee) ULTIMATE: Ultrahigh Temperature Impervious Materials Advancing Turbine Efficiency

5. Smart Infrastructure Photonics Subordinate Fund

a) Photonic Integration Technologies

b) Advanced Semiconductor Process & Integration Infrared Systems

c) Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

d) Digital Infrastructures and Smart Networks

e) Space System

f) Metrology, Measurement and Test Systems

g) Advanced Materials

h) System Cyber Security

i) Autonomous Systems

6. Risk Management subsidiary

C) Critical Infrastructure Investment intends to generate $ 100 Million in operating revenue in the 20212025 time frame, from sources including but not limited to:

1. 8% Incentive/Profit Share and 2% Administrative Fee from the CII Investment Fund

2. Government and private sector contracts and grants

3. Technology License Fees & Royalties

4. Commodity Exchange Fees & Royalties

5. Partnership & Retainer Fees

6. Real Estate Rents & Fees

7. Training Course Fees

8. Conference Attendance Fees

9. Product & Services Sales

10. Performance Contracts Shared Savings

11. Value Added Reseller Agreements

12. Joint Venture Agreements

13. Block Chain De-intermediation

14. Dynamic Pricing/Arbitrage

D) Critical Infrastructure Investment Inc and CII Fund Limited Partners will exhibit most, if not all, of the following characteristics:

1. Meets US Securities & Exchange Commission Qualified Investor criteria

2. Private Sector Program or Functional Management experience in Prime or Tier 1/2/3 Supplier

3. Public Sector Program or Functional Management experience on major US Government Programs of Record

4. Private Equity or Venture Capital Investment Experience

5. Startup Founders who have taken at least 1 firm through pre-IPO or IPO status

6. Research and Development Leaders with US Patent portfolio

Interested Investors may request the Critical Infrastructure Investment Inc Offering Memorandum. All investment decisions shall be made only per the rules & regulations governing the Offering Memorandum.

Over the course of a calendar year the Fund expects to weight its investments as follows:


  • Tier 1: 20%

  • Tier 2: 30%

  • Tier 3: 30%

  • Tier 4: 20%

E) Critical Infrastructure Investment Industrial Sector Partner and Investment Services Retainer Agreements:

Critical Infrastructure Investment values long-term relationships with public- and private-sector entities interested in structuring, financing, and operating substantive projects. It invests significant upfront management time, expertise and funds in the project due diligence process, and in return it charges a one-time $ 5,000 retainer or partnership fee for its services, which will be offset against future Investment Fund Portfolio Company initial project profit share. The retainer serves to separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff, eliminating any party uncommitted to a serious business relationship. Experience indicates that in Year 1 of working with a new prospective portfolio company management team, Critical Infrastructure Investment must devote hundreds of hours to guide the investment project successfully through its Project Investment Guidelines process.

Entities interested in working with Critical Infrastructure Investment can select from two agreement options:

Industrial Sector Partnership Agreement (non-profit entities)

Investment Services Retainer Agreement (for-profit)

In return for the token retainer or partnership fee, Critical Infrastructure Investment management expects to deliver clear value. Our minimum value proposition includes, but is not limited to:

• 100+ hours of senior staff time devoted to maturing the project business plan for market entry. • Submission of the project business plan to internal and external investor syndicates,

• Promotion of the project business plan on Critical Infrastructure Investment website and professional contact networks

• Access to Critical Infrastructure Investment’s proprietary technologies, including its energy, agro processing, construction & facilities Intellectual Property

• Access to 20 customized client training courses (with 40 hours of material included in each) to optimize the project business plan and its implementation.

• Expansion in mutually-agreed global markets beyond North America, and development or maturation of contact networks to include high-tech, incubator/accelerator, academic, finance, and regulatory decision-makers within affiliated sectors and regions.

• Development or maturation of expansion investment plans, including, but not limited to, draft offering memoranda, prospectus and pitch documents, etc. in coordination with client companies’ legal advisors to implement expansion within affiliated sectors and regions.

• Guidance during pursuit of US/Multilateral government contracts or grants consistent with US federal acquisition guidelines and/or international equivalents; as needed, representation of clients with mutually-agreed US or other government agencies.

• Alignment of the Critical Infrastructure Investment management and prospective portfolio company’s intellectual property strategy and business plan with the technical/business roadmaps of Global 500 sector firms capable of quickly moving products and services to market; and assisting prospective portfolio firms to establish the required business systems/processes to qualify as a potential supplier to the US/multilateral government agencies and/or vendor to the Global 500 firms’ supply chain

• Potential investment from the CII Fund, if a project business plan crosses a threshold predetermined by its Project Investment Guidelines.

Upon execution of an agreement, Critical Infrastructure Investment will initiate a rigorous due diligence process to attempt to raise, as quickly as practicable, the prospective portfolio company’s draft business plan to investment-grade level:

• Initial project business plan documentation review against Project Investment Guidelines (Estimated duration: 3 calendar weeks)

➢ The client self-scores its investment-readiness, completing 62 Project Investment Guidelines questions, and tallying its point total (with 2,400 points as the target), as Critical Infrastructure Investment staff independently score the opportunity, based upon a detailed reading of all provided project documentation (business plan, etc.)

➢ Critical Infrastructure Investment management and the prospective portfolio company engage in discussion over their respective findings.

• Upgrading of project documentation: MIT Disciplined Entrepreneurship 24 Steps (Estimated duration: typically 36-48 calendar weeks)

➢ Critical Infrastructure Investment staff lead the prospective portfolio company management team through the MIT process, with each step generating a specific deliverable and actionable document designed to increase the chances of project success.

➢ During each step, Critical Infrastructure Investment staff and prospective portfolio company take up all or part of one or more of the 20 specialized Training Courses (each one approximately 40 hours in duration).

• Final project documentation review against the Project Investment Guidelines (Estimated duration: 3 calendar weeks)

➢ Upon completion of the client’s 100+ hours of allotted time, Critical Infrastructure Investment staff and prospective portfolio company again independently review the updated business plan using the Project Investment Guidelines.

• Capital investment (Estimated duration: 3 calendar weeks)

➢ If the business plan has reached the minimum threshold of 2,400 points, then Critical Infrastructure Investment management decides its investment allocation into the project.

➢ Ventures that achieve investment-grade status are not obligated to seek or receive investment from Critical Infrastructure Investment, or from Critical Infrastructure Investment alone. Depending on a venture’s specific goals, structure, and value proposition, Critical Infrastructure Investment management may seek additional outside investment partners to reduce individual risk, or secure growth funds available through government or institutional grant, loan, and other funding programs.

F) Critical Infrastructure Investment Proprietary Training Courses:

1. Carbon sequestration

2. Systems & value engineering

3. Perennial crops research and commercialization

4. Small Business Innovation Research contracting

5. MIT Disciplined Entrepreneurship

6. Critical Infrastructure Investment Project Investment Guidelines Due Diligence

7. DHS Critical Infrastructure Protection industrial control & SCADA systems cyber security

8. FAR US Government and UCC commercial contracting and proposals

9. Intellectual property valuation and commercialization

10. Technology incubation and commercialization

11. Project Management Body of Knowledge

12. Harvard Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation methodology

13. Remote sensing (hardware, software, firmware and data analytics

14. Advanced Electrical Microgrids

15. Smart Infrastructure Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning applications

G) Sustainable Critical Infrastructure Conference and Awards

Critical Infrastructure Investment is designing an annual North America Sustainable Critical Infrastructure Conference (slated to launch in Fall 2021), through which agro sector thought leaders can present new technology and application concepts and financing strategies. The conference capstone will be an awards ceremony honoring significant achievements by investors, entrepreneurs, research institutions, private sector firms, media advocates, non-profits, and legislators and policymakers at all levels of government.


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