Bio Innovation Conference | Thomas Weithman
Presented by Maryland Life Sciences, a division of the Maryland Tech Council, the Bio Innovation Conference is driving the future of life sciences in Maryland. This conference provides a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss trends and insight into Maryland’s burgeoning life sciences industry and topics related to funding, structuring, commercialization and government relations.
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Thomas Weithman

Thomas Weithman

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), Managing Director and Vice President

Tom Weithman is Chief Investment Officer for CIT and Managing Director of CIT GAP Funds, a family of early stage investment funds with a 15-year+ track record generating both exceptional returns and socio-economic impact.

Weithman is a proven operator, investor, director, executive and advisor with experience spanning federal, commercial and non-profit sectors.  As architect and leader of CIT GAP Funds, Weithman has established himself as one of the nation’s foremost experts on quasi-public fund formation, early stage investment, accelerator development and the contribution of “catalytic capital” to innovation, commercialization and economic development.

Through his work at CIT GAP Funds and role as founder of the MACH37 Accelerator and Seed Fund, Weithman has gained recognition as a leading capital provider for cybersecurity start-ups with direct investment experience in more than 75 such companies.  In 2018, Weithman formed the Virginia Founder’s Fund, an impact fund providing first-time capital to female and veteran founders, founder of color and start-ups in traditionally underserved geographies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Under Weithman’s leadership, CIT GAP Funds has placed more than 200 equity investments in emerging tech, life science and clean tech companies, leveraging more a billion of private capital onto CIT GAP Funds portfolio company balance sheets and propelling several companies to exit.  CIT GAP Funds has been acknowledged by Entrepreneur Magazine, CB Insights and the Association for Corporate Growth as one of the nation’s leading early stage venture funds.

Weithman serves as Director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission.