Jennifer O’Daniel joined CIT GAP Funds in 2003, and is responsible for sourcing, diligencing and closing of seed and early stage investments. As part of the investment team, O'Daniel has been part of transactions in over 60 seed and early-stage companies via CIT GAP Funds, which has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual VC100 list since 2006. O’Daniel currently sits on the board of directors for The Richmond Venture Forum, Roanoke/Blacksburg Technology Council, the board of advisors for Foster.ly, is a mentor for Founder's Institute and the Fort accelerator, and has previously served on the boards of Leadership Fairfax, Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Virginia Tech Business Technology Center, MIT Enterprise Forum, and William and Mary's Technology and Business Center.
Prior to joining CIT, O’Daniel worked with the Business/Technology Center in Blacksburg, Virginia spinning-out technology companies from Virginia Tech, writing SBIR Proposals, and helping companies raise angel and venture capital. O’Daniel also worked as a financial consultant for SVIT Holding Company in Maribor, Slovenia. O'Daniel also worked at two start-ups while at Virginia Tech. O’Daniel holds Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Virginia Tech.