Ryan Helon
Executive Vice President, Investment Funds

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.

Posts by Ryan Helon

Capital Access Planning

The process of raising capital is straightforward, but not easy. Successfully raising capital requires a high degree of focus and a significant commitment of time from company founders and key management.

Rev1 Ventures Invests in Wiretap

Leading Venture Fund Announces Largest Single Investment from Innovative Corporate-Backed Fund Columbus, OH—June 6, 2017—Today Rev1 Ventures, the leading seed-stage venture fund, announced it has participated in the $4.9M funding… Read more

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