As EVP of Investment Funds for Rev1 Ventures, Helon manages Rev1’s proof of concept, seed, and early-stage investment funds. He has served as part of CEO Tom Walker’s leadership team at Rev1 Ventures since 2012. As a leader on the Rev1 Ventures Advisory team, Helon works closely with Rev1 portfolio companies and serves as a board member and venture advisor for many of them to ensure they remain on the path to success before, during and after funding is closed. As a trusted startup advisor and fund manager, Helon and his team help with everything from early stage company valuation, due diligence, investment structuring, portfolio company and fund management, and investor relations.
With Helon’s help, Rev1 has funded over 70 unique companies during his tenure, making it among the most active early-stage investors in the Great Lakes region. He’s committed to continuing to ensure Rev1 is well-positioned to invest in high-growth companies in Central Ohio, including startups commercializing technologies developed at Rev1 Ventures’ innovation partners The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and OhioHealth.