Investment Criteria

RIT Venture Fund seeks high-growth oriented companies that have a meaningful connection to the RIT Community, including: alumni, faculty, staff, students, and RIT Venture Creations client companies.

The founders and/or management team should demonstrate a true passion for disruptive innovation.

The product or service should address a sufficiently large (and realistic) market.

The product or service should demonstrate a meaningful improvement over competing technologies.

The company must be able to demonstrate a sustainable competitive advantage that cannot be easily duplicated by competitors.

The product or service must be beyond the prototype stage.

The founders must have a realistic expectation of the company’s valuation.

Contact Us if you feel that your company meets these criteria. 

Not quite there yet? Please reach out to other members of RIT's entrepreneurial ecosystem: RIT Venture Creations or the Simone Center for Entrepreneurship