We help entrepreneurs build great companies.

You’re an entrepreneur. You’re looking for funding and support to start or grow your high-tech business. You’ve come to the right place.

Rev1 exists to help entrepreneurs in the Columbus, Ohio region succeed. Whether you have a back-of-the-napkin idea or have early success with customers, we can help you take it to the next level.

Part Accelerator. Part VC. All about building great companies.

Rev1 is a unique blend of services and funding, combined to help entrepreneurs revolutionize these industries:

  • IT and Health IT
  • Biosciences
  • Advanced Materials
  • Agribusiness
  • Advanced and Alternative Energy

Here’s how we work.

Entrepreneurs are more successful when they have the resources, tools and funding to help them overcome the key challenges they will surely face in building high-growth companies.

Rev1’s unique entrepreneur development program delivers accelerator-like services, results-producing connections and collaborations (we call it the Backyard Effect), and a continuum of investment capital.

Services: Our venture services are customized to high-potential companies—but instead of just six to 12 weeks, our rolling acceleration program supports entrepreneurs and new business ventures for six to 12 months and beyond, from Pre-concept into Seed+ and Growth.

Connections: From advisors and expert service providers, to first customers and key hires, we will connect your team with the people and companies that can help your startup achieve milestones that mitigate risk, lead to scale and sustainability, and make a startup investable.

Funding: We help our portfolio companies identify a stage-by-stage capital strategy that matches milestones and capital. With more than $70MM seed capital from Concept to Seed+ under management, Rev1 has been recognized as the most active VC investor in the Great Lakes region for the second consecutive year.

We offer entrepreneur services, mentorship, and small business development to more than 150 active entrepreneurs each year. We engage more deeply with about 40 to 50 new entrepreneurs each year, rolling up our sleeves to help them attract customers and capital. These businesses are the proof that our data-driven model helps get results and aids entrepreneurs in their success.

Learn more about our active portfolio.