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CIT’s Virginia Founders Fund Invests in Micronic Technologies to Improve Water Purification Technology

Patented technology cleans water from any source at less cost, more efficiently, and more effectively than any other technology on the market

Venture capital and private equity play important roles in funding technology for the channel

Venture capitalists (VCs) and to some lesser extent private equity have played important roles in funding security technology startups. With the move of...

CIT's Virginia Founders Fund Invests in Richmond-based Wearable Augmented Reality Startup ARtGlass

ARtGlass, which provides augmented reality experiences on smartglasses to cultural and historic sites, today closed a $1.3 million angel financing round.

CIT GAP Funds

Who We Are:

CIT GAP Funds is a family of seed- and early-stage investment funds placing near-equity and equity investments in Virginia-based technology, life science, and cleantech companies.  CIT GAP Funds invests in companies with a high potential for achieving rapid growth and generating significant economic return for entrepreneurs, co-investors and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  CIT’s family of funds includes:

  • GAP Fund I – A vintage 2004 fund fully invested in a broad array of seed-stage technology companies. 
  • GAP BioLife Fund – A seed fund investing exclusively in life science companies. 
  • GAP Tech Fund – A seed fund investing in IT and technology companies.
  • Commonwealth Energy Fund (CEF), a seed fund investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy companies. 
  • Virginia Founders Fund, a seed fund designed to increase investment opportunities for Virginia-based entrepreneurs traditionally underrepresented in venture capital.