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83 Best Ohio Angel Investors

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Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Ohio Angel Investors. 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 Ohio Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


LeBron James

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

LeBron James is an international basketball star currently playing for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. He has won many awards during his profe…


Sean Lane

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Sean is a serial inventor, investor and entrepreneur with a deep background in technology. A former Air Force Intelligence Officer and NSA F…


Brent Crawford

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Brent Crawford has guided the vision of Crawford Hoying since 1994, in which he has grown a single investment property into one of the large…


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


Kevin Love

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Kevin Love is an American basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.


Brandon Bornancin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Brandon Bornancin currently serves Seamless.AI as the founder and CEO.


Morris Wheeler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Morris Wheeler began his career on Wall Street after studying Economics and Computer Science at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, …


Andrey Tsytsenko

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Andrew Tsytsenko is a CEO/Co-founder – Motify App.


Web Smith

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Formerly, I led eCommerce operations for Gear Patrol. There, I worked to bridge media and commerce with partnerships formed with the likes o…


Kyrie Irving

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kyrie Irving is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melb…


Erik Bruckner

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

General Partner | Bruckner Ventures


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…


Carl Henry Lindner III

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Carl H. Lindner III was elected Co-Chief Executive Officer of American Financial Group in January 2005. He has served as Co-President and a …


Shawn Tsao

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Founder at Caviar


Dhani Jones

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, NFL linebacker, author, TV host, explorer – these are just a few of the many words used to describe Dhani Jone…


Wendy Lea

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Wendy Lea


Liam Randall

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Liam Randall is the Founder of Cosmonic.


Ray Shealy

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ray Shealy – Co-Founder @ Noxsano


Dave Knox

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Dave Knox


Steve Potash

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Steve is President and CEO of OverDrive, a company he founded in 1986. Under his leadership, OverDrive has become the world’s leading multic…


Werner Geissler

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

A native of Germany, Werner spent 2 years with the German Air Force before graduating with an MBA from the University of Cologne. He has …


Josh Brown

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Josh Brown is the Chief Financial Officer and a Partner at Ten Capital Management with responsibility for the company’s financial oversight,…


John Snow

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

John Snow is the non-executive chairman of the board of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. He is also a member of the boards of directors of …


Konstantin Nikolaev

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Russian businessman Konstantin Nikolaev has an estimated net worth of $1.35 billion as of March 2013 according to Forbes. Nikolaev acquired …


Scott Shane

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Scott Shane is a managing partner at Comeback Capital.


Cara Whitehill

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

c-level exec for growth stage technology company | angel investor | advisor | connector Specialize in building sustainable growth through t…


Bikram Roy

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Bikram Roy


Scott Farmer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Scott D. Farmer joined Cintas in 1981. He has held the positions of Vice President – National Account Division, Vice President – Marketing a…


Antonio Zaccheo

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Antonio Zaccheo


Terry Terhark

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

An accomplished entrepreneur in talent acquisition technology, Terry Terhark continues to build on more than 30 years of experience in the r…


Alex Tosolini

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Adjunct Professor Of Marketing, MBA at Xavier University & Miami University.


Nicole Yeary

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Nicole delivers and shares her expertise by serving select advisory boards. She is a sponsoring member of the United Nations, UN Women, Soci…


Dmitry Marchenko

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Dmitry Marchenko Leading the Change | Digital Transformation | Inspire People


Kevin Wimer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kevin Wimer is the Co-Founder of Rivalry.com.


Mahendra Vora

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mahendra Vora impressive 24-year-plus career spans technology innovation, Internet search and discovery, entrepreneurship, and community and…


Clay Mathile

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Former CEO and owner of The Iams Company, Clay is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Aileron. He believes strongly in free enterprise …


Deborah Henretta

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Deborah Henretta – Partner @ Council Advisors


Frederic Mayerson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Frederic Mayerson – Chairman & Managing General Partner @ The Walnut Group


Douglas Groh

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

. Board Member at Beanstalk Payment Technologies, Cordata Healthcare Innovations & Talmetrix.


Dimitri Panayotopoulos

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Dimitri Panayotopoulos has been a non-executive member of Logitech’s board of directors since December 2014 and serves on Logitech’s Compens…


Troy Hill

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Troy Hill is an American football.


Bernie Moreno

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Bernie Moreno is a Chairman at Ownum and President at Bernie Moreno Companies.


Bryan Medders

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bryan Medders – CEO @ Power USA Inc.


Don Cook

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Post-Ipo, Private Equity, Seed, Venture

15+ Years of SaaS marketing leadership experience in the areas of demand generation, market positioning, research, automation and digital.


Mike Gray

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mike Gray


Tony Cicero

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mr. Cicero is one of a select few attorneys in Ohio that is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Criminal Defense La…


Rob Underhill

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rob Underhill is a Founder and President of Simple-Fill. An entrepreneur with over 15 years commercializing technologies in the energy sect…


Steve Weber

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Steve Weber


Anthony Iannarino

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

ANTHONY IANNARINO is a highly respected international speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and sales leader specializing in the comple…


Rich Paul

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Rich Paul


Sharen Jester Turney

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sharen served as President and CEO of Victoria’s Secret from 2006-2016. Prior to that appointment, she was the CEO of Victoria’s Secret’s ec…


Ronald Weinberg

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ronald Weinberg (“Ron”) is a director and principal of Weinberg Capital Group, which manages investments and acquires and operates private c…


Dan Green

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dan Green is the founder and CEO of Homebuyer, a personalized educational service for aspiring homeowners. He is the founder of TheMortgageR…


Maxwell Lipnick

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Maxwell Lipnick


Dan Schultz

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dan Schultz


Brett Kaufman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Brett Kaufman is CEO at Kaufman Development.


Todd Goldstein

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Todd Goldstein co-founded LaunchHouse with the mission to invest, develop and foster promising idea-stage startups in NE Ohio. Since Launchh…


Richard Knott

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Richard Knott


Bobby Campbell

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bobby Campbell – Founder and CEO @ Good Wizard Productions


Chuck Fowler

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chuck Fowler – Director at BOD / Fairmount Santrol @ PrintReleaf


Nick Picone

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Nick is the Co-Founder & Head of Service of CareShield Health, and drives the company’s service execution and overall strategy. Nick has m…


Howard W. Hanna IV

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Howard W. Hanna IV


Sean Feeney

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

An award-winning web developer and graduate of the top undergraduate engineering school in the United States, Rose-Hulman Institute of Techn…


Justin Bastian

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Private Equity

CEO-founder, Investor, Executive Producer, Creative Director, scientifically recognized prosocial gaming community founder, 2x game studio f…


Mark Mintz

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mark Mintz – Founder @ SageQuest


Jim Price

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jim Price – President & CEO @ Empower MediaMarketing


Kevin C. Cummins

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kevin brings over 25 years of leadership in the software and infrastructure industries and has a history of building winning teams focused o…


Tony Alexander

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Co-founder at TravelersJoy, SimpleRegistry


Anthony Verdone

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Anthony Verdone is a independent stock trader.


Norm Harbert

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Norman C. Harbert serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Allegheny Clearfield Inc. Harbert served as Chief Executive Offic…


Jeff Berding

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jeff Berding – President and General Manager @ FC Cincinnati


Joel Clark

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joel Clark


Scott Moss

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Scott is a business development professional with over 20 years of veteran experience dealing with large, complex sales of intangible servic…


Joseph Laguardia

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joseph M. LaGuardia, principal and co-founder of Community Energy Advisors, brings over 25 years of combined management, sales training and …


Vinod Kumar Dasari

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Vinod Kumar Dasari


Brent Cooper

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Brent Cooper


Carl Cline

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Carl Cline


James Nusbaum

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Experienced food service executive and licensed attorney experienced in team building, strategic planning and development of positive employ…


Dan Martello

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dan Martello – Principal Owner @ DMartello & Associates


Paul Bessire

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Paul Bessire


Michael Feuer

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Michael Feuer CEO of OfficeMax


Laurie Greene

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Laurie Greene


Mark Corrado

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mark Corrado

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