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86 Best & Most Active Ohio Investment Partners

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Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Ohio 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 Ohio 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…


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, …


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


Jennifer Keiser Neundorfer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Jen is an operator turned investor who has backed over 50 early stage startups. As Partner and Cofounder of Flashstarts, an early stage vent…


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…


Andrey Yashunsky

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prytek UK Managing Partner, Head of Prytek UK; Founder and CEO in Global Fintech Solutions, investment fund and technologies distributor pla…


Alexandra Sukin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Alexandra Sukin


Elizabeth Edwards

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Elizabeth Edwards is a founder and General Partner of H Venture Partners, an early stage venture and private equity fund that invests in con…


Dave Knox

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Dave Knox


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…


John Hopper

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John currently serves as the managing director of Link·age Ventures, Inc., and as chief investment officer of the Ziegler Link-age Longevity…


Kyle Schlotman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kyle Schlotman was an original investor with Connetic but came on as a Founding Partner when he realized he wanted to shift his career back …


J.B. Kropp

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

JB Kropp is Advisor at Ahalogy.


Scott Shane

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Scott Shane is a managing partner at Comeback Capital.


Rob McDonald

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Rob McDonald


Thom Ruhe

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Thom is President and CEO of NC IDEA. He is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor and works with entrepreneurs, governments, universities and NG…


Gina Drosos

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Virginia “Gina” C. Drosos has over 25 years executive leadership experience in the consumer goods and personal care industries. As President…


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…


Bill Trainor

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bill Trainor is a co-founder of both Mutual Capital Partners and Access Ventures Fund. Until starting Access Ventures, Bill was Senior Vice …


Carter McNabb

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Carter McNabb joined River Cities Capital Funds in 1999 and leads the firm’s healthcare investing practice with concentration on medical dev…


Frederic Mayerson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

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


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…


Tim Schigel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim Schigel is the Managing Partner of Refinery Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm. Tim previously served as Fund Manager for Cin…


Candice Matthews

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Candice Matthews is the Executive Director at Hillman Accelerator.


Darshan Vyas

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Darshan Vyas – Cofounder and Chief Growth Officer @ LOUD Capital


Anu Vora

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Please email me directly at [email protected]


Patrick Henshaw

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Patrick Henshaw is the Investor / Board Member of KOYA Innovations Inc.


Loyal Wilson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Loyal Wilson – Managing Partner @ Primus Venture Partners


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…


Rob Heimann

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rob Heimann


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


Todd Gardner

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Todd Gardner is the founder and CEO of SaaS Capital. Through two decades of venture investing, lending, and software deployment, Todd recog…


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…


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…


Dov Rosenberg

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dov started his career as a software engineer, but now enjoys helping to build products and companies by identifying solutions outside the o…


Christopher McCleary

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris founded and served as CEO of Evergreen Assurance, which recently completed a merger with MessageOne, a complementary company in the di…


Karen Spilizewski

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Karen Spilizewski joined RiverVest® in January 2008 as a vice president. She is also a vice president of BioEnterprise Corporation in Clevel…


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…


Jeff Hamilton

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeff Hamilton is the president of Nestlé Foods Division and the former president of Nestlé Prepared Foods Division. Jeff has a MBA in N…


Joe Lee

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joe Lee is a Partner at The Riverside Company.


John Gannon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Gannon is a General Partner of SunBridge Partners with an investment focus in aerospace and power.John co-founded SunBridge Partners an…


Navin Goyal

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Physician, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist


Hardik Desai

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Hardik Desai assists early stage companies as they pursue capital while advising them through JumpStart’s investment process. Hardik has …


Marcia Fudge

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is a committed public servant who brings a hardworking, problem-solving spirit to Congress. She is dedicated to c…


Rem Harris

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Rem Harris is Chief Revenue Officer at Intelligent Mobile Support, Inc.


Jack Miner

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jack Miner serves as a Chief Investment Officer at TEDCO and Member, Business and Scientific Advisory Board at RedCrow.


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


Parag Rathi

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Parag Rathi – Principal @ River Cities Capital


Will Indest

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

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…


Wayne Wallace

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wayne Wallace is a co-founder of Mutual Capital Partners. Previously, he worked in investment banking for both McDonald Investments and Nati…


Beth Mooney

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Beth Moone is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeyCorp (a bank holding company in Cleveland, Ohio) and has served in this capacity si…


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.


Eric Beck

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Beck is a seasoned healthcare executive who has been recruited to build new businesses and expand a pipeline of initiatives consistent with …


Imran Amjad Andrabi

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Imran Amjad Andrabi


Kevin Ramsier

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin Ramsier is a Managing Partner of Sier Capital Partners.


Rick Tolin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rick Tolin is corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials. Mr. Tolin joined the company in 1993 and has hel…


Matt Susz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt Susz is a Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.


John Rice

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Rice is founder at Airway Therapeutics.


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…


Jeffrey Kadlic

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeffrey Kadlic – Director @ Heavy Equipment Colleges of America


Liz Todia

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Liz Todia – Analyst @ Mutual Capital Partners


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…


Ron Hess

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ron Hess


John P. Sullivan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

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


Chris Welch

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris Welch – Director @ Primus Capital Partners


Peg Wyant

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Peg Wyant – Board of Directors @ WebWare Corporation


Jonathan Dick

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Jonathan Dick


David H Jacob

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David H Jacob


Tara Noland

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tara is excited to bring GreenLight to her favorite city (Cincinnati). Tara brings a wealth of nonprofit expertise and community knowledge t…


Floyd Loop

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Until his retirement in 2004, Floyd served the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 35 years, holding leadership positions including Chief Execut…


Matt Beesley

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prior to joining Align Capital Partners, Matt Beesley spent three years at Blue Point Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm …


Kate Sullivan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kate Sullivan – Chief Operating Officer @ Citi


Don Rettig

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

A versatile and energetic corporate responsibility leader with experience in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. Exceptional a…


Kimberly McConville

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kimberly McConville


Steve Rosen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steve Rosen is a co-CEO Resilience Capital Partners.


Yousuf Ahmad

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Yousuf Ahmad is a Managing Director of Assure Health.

Written by Mark Kendall

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