News

CIT GAP Funds Invests in Babylon Micro-Farms to Empower Sustainable Urban Agriculture

Entrepreneurs pioneer a new business model for accessible indoor agriculture through on-demand farming service using patented IoT technology.

CIT’s Virginia Founders Fund Invests in Curbside Kitchen to Connect Food Trucks with Building Owners

Platform allows building owners to integrate food trucks as an on-demand amenity, creating competitive edge in the challenge to attract and maintain tenants.

CIT GAP Funds Makes Follow-On Investment in 4stay to Support Rapid Growth

Arlington, Va.-based startup earns additional funding for continued global expansion of online student housing marketplace.​

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.