About Ryan Helon

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 over the past five years, 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.

Written by Ryan Helon

Innovation Analysis: 2020 Expectations
2020
SureImpact Creates Tech Solutions to Accelerate Social Change
SureImpact
Hilo Nutrition Reinvents Protein Powder in Gummy Form
Hilo Nutrition
Six Tips for a Strong Start with Every Potential Investor
Investor
Bybe Makes It Simple for Brands to Promote and Consumers to Save
Bybe
GiveGame Makes Every Event a Fundraising Opportunity
GiveGame
ProteoSense Moves to Next Stage in Preventing Foodborne Illnesses
Proteosense
Prevedere Wins Prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Global Award
Prevedere
SafeChain Leverages Advanced Technology to Transform the Real Estate Industry
Rev1 Company SafeChain