TGap Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm with headquarters in Western Michigan. The firm's general partners, Jack Ahrens and Pete Farner, have been involved in over 100 growth companies since 1979. They have functioned as lead investor, CEO or senior executive with many of these companies. TGap Ventures focuses primarily on early-stage investments throughout the Midwest, including medical devices, software, specialty manufacturing, Internet, telecommunications, health-care, and other high growth companies.
TGap works closely with its portfolio companies on systems development, senior management recruiting, new customer contacts, strategic partnerships and additional financings. Historically, 11 of the over 30 companies Pete and Jack have worked with in the Midwest have become publicly traded companies. Of the remainder, larger corporations acquired 19 and the balance remain private independent entities.
TGap is in the early investment phase its second fund. The objective is to invest in approximately 15 growth companies over the next several years. After the initial investment, TGap will work with the management to build and develop theses companies over a 5-7 year period.
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