Accelerating the next generation of technology and technology companies in Virginia

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Accelerating the next generation of technology and technology companies in Virginia. Center for Innovative Technology. Conducts world-class research and development programs that create new industry clusters.
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Accelerating the next generation of technology and technology companies in Virginia Center for Innovative Technology technology companies in Virginia Conducts world-class research and development programs that create new industry clusters. Assists early-stage Virginia based technology companies in their efforts to secure private and federal funding sources Accelerate the socio-economic growth of Virginia’s rural and underserved areas through the application and use of broadband telecommunications Dedicated to helping large-scale federal and corporate consumers of technology identify and assimilate innovation created in private sector start-up companies. GSA MOBIS Schedule CIT Entrepreneur technology companies in Virginia
  • Federal Funding Assistance Program – CIT's Federal Funding Assistance Program identifies and accelerates opportunities for Virginia's small technology businesses to obtain SBIR and STTR awards and other government contracts. Novice and experienced grant recipients may benefit from this program. 
  • GAP Fund – CIT’s GAP Fund closes the funding gap between “friends and family” and early-stage equity investment for Virginia-based technology companies. CIT’s GAP Fund identifies and makes funds available to seed-stage technology firms with a high potential for commercialization, rapid growth and downstream private-equity financing.  
  • Virginia SBIR Data technology companies in Virginia
  • Consistently ranked in the top 5 states in SBIR/STTR award dollars since the inception of the program. 3rd in 2008.
  • Through FY 2005, 4047 Phase I projects have been funded, with 1,516 of these (29%) converting to Phase II.
  • Over 1,000 SBIR/STTR funded projects are currently underway w/ with over 300 small firms involved.
  • As of June 2007, 816 Virginia firms had received SBIR/STTR awards over the life of the programs, w/ $365M in Phase I and $882M in Phase II awards.
  • Virginia firms have received over $1.24B in non-dilutive SBIR/STTR funding.
  • SBIR/STTR Support technology companies in Virginia
  • SBIR strategy consultation and mentoring
  • Low cost proposal training and review courses (Intro, Phase I, Phase II, Phase III Strategy, Competitive Checklist, etc.)
  • Discounts with expert proposal consultants
  • Discounts on proposal preparation software
  • Referral to law firms for free IP and patent consultation
  • Discounts on cost accounting solutions and CPA services
  • SBIR/STTR Support technology companies in Virginia
  • VC/Angel Capital “Readiness” review and consideration for CIT GAP Fund
  • Intro to 3rd party capital sources
  • Funding assistance (Phase 0 Awards) to qualified first time Phase I & Phase II applicants to help pay for proposal development resources
  • Monthly “Federal Funding News” electronic newsletter
  • Find Your State Support technology companies in Virginia www.sbir.gov Almost all states of identified resources to assist SBIR / STTR applicants. Federal Funding Assistance Program: technology companies in Virginia Robert Brooke [email protected] 703-689-3080 www.cit.org/programs/entrepreneur.html CIT GAP Fund Overview technology companies in Virginia Brought you by: GAP Fund Mission technology companies in Virginia Address the Commonwealth’s funding gap for very early stage technology companies by providing critical pre-seed and seed level capital necessary to move Virginia’s most promising and high-potential technologies from the proof-of-concept stage to the marketplace. CIT GAP Funds Evolution technology companies in Virginia
  • GAP BioLife Fund
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical Devices/Instrumentation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Diagnostics
  • GAP Fund I
  • Current GAP Results
  • 35 Investments
  • $38M+ Private Equity Leveraged
  • 12 Series A Investments
  • 4 Portfolio Exits
  • GAP Tech Fund
  • IT/Telecommunications
  • Semiconductors/Electronics
  • Networking and Equipment
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • CIT GAP Funds technology companies in Virginia Stages of Development 1. Basic research 2. Proof of concept/invention 3. Early-stage technology dev. 4. Product development 5. Production/ marketing CIT GAP Funds $100K - Convertible Debt CIT Value Add • Market Research • Business Plan Review • Team Development and Mentoring • Business Development • Strategic Partnering • Presentation Coaching Angel or Series “A” Financing Convertible Dept & Bridge Loans technology companies in Virginia
  • Useful investment instrument when it’s too early to assign a meaningful valuation to the company, but not too early to determine that this is a venturable investment. – Initiates as debt – Provisions for conversion of the debt to equity upon various downstream events • Excellent mechanism for a company to bridge the financing gap across a critically enabling but limited period of product development. • Provides investors with downside protection while protecting the entrepreneur’s early equity.
  • Step 1: technology companies in Virginia Receive Business Plans at CIT Step 2: CIT-Internal Screening And Review Step 3: Company Presentation To Outside Panels Step 4: TechnicalReview Due Diligence BusinessReview Step 5: Investment Advisory Committee Step 6: Legal Due Diligence Step 6: Close Term Sheet Investment Process INVESTMENT TEAM technology companies in Virginia Tom Weithman – Managing Director, CIT GAP Funds 25+ Years Experience in IT and Software Company Operations and Venture Investing Track Record: IBM, Hughes Electronics, Consultant to Numerous Start-Ups Erika Smith – Investment Director, GAP BioLife Fund 17+ Years Management and Technical Experience in Life Science Sectors Track Record: Palatine Consulting, Respironics, Boston Scientific, Pittsburgh Greenhouse Jennifer O’Daniel – Investment Analyst 8+ Years Experience in Business Planning, Venture Investing, and Investment Analysis Track Record: Virginia Tech Business Technology Center, SVIT Holding Co. Christopher Scotton – Entrepreneur-in-Residence 22+ Years Experience in Software CEO, Angel investor, entrepreneur Track Record: The Phillips Group, Innovectra Marco Rubin – Venture Advisor, CIT GAP Funds 25+ Years in Technology Consulting, Venture Capital, and Corporate Venture Track Record: Exoventure, Monumental Venture Partners, MCI New Ventures, Booz Allen INVESTMENT COMMITTEE technology companies in Virginia New Enterprise Associates Intersouth Partners HIG Ventures Harbert Venture Partners Johnson & Johnson Tall Oaks Capital Carilion Biomedical Institute Valhalla Venture Partners New Vantage Associates Cashed-Out Entrepreneurs For Participation in technology companies in Virginiathe GAP Funds: Please contact: [email protected] Also, visit the website at: CITgapfunds.org
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