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31 Best & Most Active Columbus Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Columbus Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Columbus Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Chris Olsen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris Olsen is the founder of Drive Capital based in Columbus Ohio. Previous to that Chris Olsen was a venture capitalist at [Sequoia Capita…


Mark Kvamme

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mark Kvamme is currently a Co-founder and partner for Drive Capital


Bill Baumel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Bill is a seasoned venture capitalist who spent 20+ years working in Silicon Valley before returning to his home state to start the Ohio Inn…


Molly Bonakdarpour

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Growing up on the east coast and moving between the big cities – D.C., Boston, and New York – I figured I would remain within spitting dista…


Nick Solaro

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Nick Solaro is a venture capitalist, mobile industry executive, and entrepreneur. Nick is currently a partner at Drive Capital, a technol…


Lindsay Karas

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Stencel, as the Chief Operating Office and Fund Manager for Launch NY. Since joining Launch NY in August 2016, Lindsay has led the growth of…


Ryan Helon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ryan J. Helon serves as Senior Vice President, Investments at TechColumbus, Investment Arm. Mr. Helon serves as Managing Director at Nationw…


Wayne Embree

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wayne ensures that our Venture Development and Investment teams have everything they need to help entrepreneurs build great companies. After…


Darshan Vyas

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Darshan Vyas – Cofounder and Chief Growth Officer @ LOUD Capital


Tom Walker

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tom Walker has been the Chief Executive Officer of TechColumbus, Inc. since May 2012. Tom Walker served as the Chief Executive Officer a…


Bob Wiggins

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

A serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Bob brings precisely the right experience know-how to help entrepreneurs and emerging high-gro…


Rich Langdale

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rich is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor. In 1986, while attending The Ohio State University, Rich Langdale founded Digital Storage, Inc…


Parker MacDonell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Parker MacDonell – Managing Director @ Rev1 Ventures


Victor Thorne

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Victor Thorne – Managing Director & Co-Founder @ Broadline Capital


TJ Dembinski

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

My entire life, I’ve played on small sports teams and found deep meaning from them. I loved the way each of my teammates had their role, how…


Calvin Cooper

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Calvin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rhove. Previously, he worked with NCT Ventures as a Venture Partner where he led investments in SafeChai…


Bill Frank

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bill is a seasoned entrepreneur, pragmatic technology leader, and investor. After completing his military career, he applied his experience…


Bharat Rajaram

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bharat Rajaram


Michael Butler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael joined NCT as a Venture Partner on June 1, 2009. Michael joined NCT from Nationwide Fund Distributors, LLC where he served as Pr…


Peter Kleinhenz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Peter Kleinhenz is a Venture Partner at Fletcher Spaght Ventures. He has been actively involved in technology-based businesses as an entrepr…


Navin Goyal

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Physician, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist


Lacey Picazo

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lacey Picazo


Amelia Gandara

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Amelia Gandara


Erik Ross

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Erik Ross – Head of Nationwide Ventures @ Nationwide Ventures


Will Indest

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Will Indest is a Managing Director of Draper Triangle Ventures. Director at Traycer, former Director at Cardiox. Former CEO of TechCol…


Dan Meek

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dan assists entrepreneurs and partners with life science startups, technology spinouts, and licensing opportunities. With his extensive expe…


Howell D. Mccullough

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Howell McCullough is the Senior Executive Vice President / CFO at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.


Ron Landthorn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ron serves as Venture Advisor to startup clients, bringing specific expertise in sales and business development. He also facilitates Rev1 La…


Margaret Groh

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

An experienced scientist and entrepreneur, Meg identifies life science and medical device venture opportunities from Rev1 Innovation Partner…


John P. Sullivan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John P. Sullivan – Vice President, Strategy & Business Development @ Cardinal Health


Kimberly McConville

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kimberly McConville

Written by Mark Kendall

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