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Startup Funding for Central Ohio

Business startup funding from the Ohio Third Frontier Program, along with returns on previous investments and the participation of Innovation Partners, make it possible for Rev1 Ventures to invest in high-growth ventures at the earliest stages.

Rev1 targets a broad range of high-growth tech startups, including IT and health IT, biosciences, advanced materials, agribusiness, and advanced and alternative energy.

Catalyst Fund, LLC

A $7 million seed and concept stage capital fund which includes investments in startups from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio Third Frontier, The Ohio State University, and Rev1 Ventures, the manager of the fund.
Round Size: ~$250,000 – $2,000,000
Rev1 Commitment Level: ~$100,000 – $400,000
(up to $800,000 including follow-on investments)

OhioHealth Innovation Development Fund

Managed by Rev1 Ventures, provides financial resources to accelerate commercializing new clinical innovations created by OhioHealth clinicians and staff that will improve patient experience and care. These funds help bring product ideas to life while allowing the inventors to retain ownership of the intellectual property.
Round Size: ~$10,000 – $2,000,000
Rev1 Commitment Level: ~$10,000 – $500,000

Ohio TechAngels Fund (OTAF) V

A $5.1MM vehicle targeting Ohio-based high growth technology-driven businesses from Seed to Seed+ to Growth Stages. The fund is managed by Rev1.
OTAF Commitment Level: ~$100,000 – $350,000
(up to $500,000 including follow-on investments)

Rev1 Fund I

A $22 million corporate-backed fund, is supported by top Columbus corporations, The Ohio Third Frontier, and Rev1 Ventures to provide critical Seed and Seed Plus Stage capital to high-growth potential companies in Central Ohio. The fund is managed by Rev1.
Round Size: ~$500,000 – $10,000,000
Rev1 Commitment Level: ~$250,000 – $1,000,000

Rev1 NCH Fund I

A $5.5 million life sciences fund, focuses on backing healthcare spinouts from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The fund is a partnership of Rev1 Ventures and Nationwide Children’s. The Ohio Third Frontier Pre-Seed/Seed Plus Fund Capitalization Program also supports the fund. The fund is managed by Rev1.
Round Size: ~$250,000 – $5,000,000
Rev1 Commitment Level: ~$250,000 – $1,000,000

State Auto Labs Fund

A $25 million fund partnership with State Auto Labs Corp., the innovation arm of the State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company. Designed specifically to support entrepreneurs and innovators who have technologies that will bring change and disruption to the insurance industry. The fund is managed by Rev1.
Round Size: ~500,000 – $2,000,000
Rev1 Commitment Level: ~$100,000 – $400,000

Technology Concept Fund, LLC

A $1 million fund, The Technology Concept Fund, LLC provides critical validation capital at the earliest stages to specifically advance opportunities from the Ohio State Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) toward commercial viability and product launch. The fund is managed by Rev1.
Round Size: ~$25,000 – $250,000
Rev1 Commitment Level: ~$25,000 – $100,000

As our clients gain traction, we are experts at syndicating with other investors to lead larger rounds. An active member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA), Rev1 Ventures provides connections to angel investors, VCs, investment groups, and other accredited investors.

If you are an accredited investor who wants to provide venture capital to startups in Central Ohio, we would be happy to discuss our process and introduce you to our affiliated angel groups. Contact us here.