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Footage courtesy of Fitz Gate portfolio companies Verge Genomics, Quantum Circuits, and Celestial AI.

Bringing Founders Exceptional Value

Fitz Gate is an early stage venture capital firm investing nationwide but with a particular focus on the New York City and Texas ecosystems, where Fitz Gate’s principals have deep networks while teaching venture capital investing at the Princeton University Graduate School and The Rice University Jones School of Business.


Case Studies

Fitz Gate takes pride in its ability to independently source and identify premium startups.


Celestial AI

A Photonic Fabric Company to Unleash Advancements in AI


creating short form content and building disruptive new sports leagues

Optimal Dynamics

AI informed logistics optimization software

Quantum Circuits

A full-stack quantum computing platform

Friends of Fitz

Fitz Gate brings a unique strategic advantage to its portfolio companies by leveraging its proprietary “Friends of Fitz” community, comprised of hundreds of exceptional startup founders, venture capitalists, professors, senior executives and subject matter experts.


Recent News

March 29, 2024 in Fitz Gate News, Celestial AI, Portfolio News

Fitz Gate mints another unicorn

Celestial AI Closes $175 Million Series C Funding Round Led by U.S. Innovative Technology Fund…
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March 7, 2024 in Portfolio News, Verge Genomics

Fitz Gate portfolio company Verge Genomics has received positive attention for its first-of-its-kind, cutting-edge design and technology

Biotech has long recognized the benefits of using digital endpoints in clinical trials. Putting it…
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November 27, 2023 in Cheers, Portfolio News

Fitz Gate portfolio company Cheers Enters Exclusive Partnership with Largest Convenience Store Supplier in US

Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc. (LDSP), the leading supplier of health and beauty products to…
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November 17, 2023 in Fitz Gate News

Feature Story on Mark and Jim’s Princeton Grad School Class

GradFUTURES at the Graduate School at Princeton University has developed a robust suite of professional…
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We were thrilled to have Fitz Gate Ventures invest as our first and only institutional investor, and they were invaluable in helping us to raise our Series A from Sequoia, Canaan and Tribeca. We definitely would not be where we are today without Fitz Gate and their Friends of Fitz network.

Robert SchoelkopfFounder & CEO, Quantum Circuits (Tech Transfer out of Yale)

Fitz Gate introduced me to two top tier venture capital funds that co-invested with Fitz Gate in one week’s time. These guys are plugged in at the highest levels because they know VCs everywhere. It really is powerful stuff.

Dan PorterFounder & CEO, Overtime

I made room in the round for Fitz Gate Ventures because I loved the value proposition. Almost immediately, Fitz Gate’s “Friends of Fitz” added real value.

Michael CarvinFounder & CEO, SmartAsset

Fitz Gate has led our last two rounds, setting the terms and providing the leadership and direction necessary so that I could meet my fundraising goals and attract co-investors like Jeff Bezos, TTV Capital, the Helm and other investors. Their insights as my only board member have been invaluable.

Genevieve BellaireCEO & Founder, Realworld

Within two weeks of investing, Fitz Gate had me and our team in front of one of the largest customers in the world. It was a real testament to their business model.

Daniel PowellFounder & CEO, Optimal Dynamics (Tech Transfer out of Princeton)