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RIT Venture Fund provides investment capital and guidance to entreprenurial ventures with a strong connection to the RIT community.

Evergreen Fund


RIT Venture Fund I, LLC is an evergreen fund. All of the investment gains earned through the fund’s investment activities will be re-invested into the fund. In short, the success of our portfolio companies today will provide the investment capital to the portfolio companies of the future.


Venture Fund News

  • January 13, 2022

    side-by-side portraits of Tomicka Wagstaff, Tanvi Asher, and Stephanie Paredes.

    Three RIT community members named finalists for the ATHENA International Young Professional Award

    Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council have named three RIT community members as finalists for the 2022 ATHENA International Young Professional Award, which recognizes emerging female leaders in the 30- to 45-year-old range who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession and serve as a role model for young women.

  • January 12, 2022

    portrait of student Rachel Romaine.

    RIT student earns Coca-Cola Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Business Commentary

    Rachel Romaine, a fourth-year international business and management information systems double major, received a $10,000 Award for Excellence in Business Commentary from The Executive Leadership Council, a preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises.

  • December 10, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Jackie Wiley and Dylan Ayrey.

    RIT trailblazers make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list

    Forbes has identified a few of the RIT alumni set to define the next decade—and beyond. Two RIT alumni—and a third just a few months shy of the age cut-off—were named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022. Jackie Wiley ’16 (game design and development) was honored in the Games category, and Dylan Ayrey ’15 (computer engineering) was named in the Enterprise Technology category.