The fund was incepted in October 1997 and is managed by Dreyfus Corporation. The objective of the fund is to seek capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in the stocks of growth companies of any size that Dreyfus believes to be leading producers or beneficiaries of technological innovation. The fund's stock investments include common stocks, preferred stocks and convertible securities, including those purchased in initial public offerings. The fund sells a stock when there is a negative change in the fundamental factors surrounding the company, such as an earnings or revenue shortfall, industry downturn or change in the competitive landscape, or when the portfolio manager believes the stock is fully valued by the market. Dividends are distributed annually. Capital gains are distributed once in a year.