About Kristy Campbell

Kristy leads operations for Rev1 Ventures, the investor startup studio providing strategic services and capital to help startups scale and corporates innovate. She supports cross-team delivery of client services – including talent programs, corporate partnerships, infrastructure (via Rev1 Labs’ innovation center), and access to investment capital.

Kristy has led Rev1’s efforts to connect and engage community partners to rally around the gaps for underserved entrepreneurs. She led the publication of Rev1’s Inclusive Entrepreneurship position paper in 2017, which helped to establish a common framework for Rev1’s work and efforts to reduce bias and gaps for underserved founders. Then, in 2018, Rev1 joined a regional collective that included Franklin County, the Columbus Partnership, and the Columbus Foundation to fund and bring the Franklin County Forward Cities Initiative to the region. Kristy served on the advisory committee for this work. Then, in 2019, worked alongside the City’s Small Business Agenda, for which Rev1 served as a key partner and leader of the work. Kristy led the Capital Access pillar of this work.

Prior to joining Rev1, Kristy spent her career working within multiple high-growth, venture-backed startups, helping to build their brands, organize effective teams, grow revenue and scale. She held leadership positions at Manta Media – where she helped to grow the company into one of the largest, most trafficked websites in the U.S. – and Saama Technologies, a global leader in Big Data and analytics.

Kristy serves on the advisory board for SureImpact, a cloud-based software platform that allows mission-driven organizations to manage, measure and communicate their unique social impact, and for non-profits entrepreneur support organization Cultivate SMB. She holds a BS in Journalism from Ohio University and an MBA from Ashland University. Kristy is a frequent speaker on startup, marketing and inclusion best practices and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Axios, Venture Beat, Yahoo, and other top entrepreneur media outlets.

Written by Kristy Campbell

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