This article showcases our top picks for the best Ohio based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Ohio Venture Capital Companies
Converge Ventures harnesses the power of public-private partnerships to develop and market cutting-edge products. The company’s proprietary model addresses the problems that commonly plague startups with a proven, repeatable process that curates the key elements needed for successful and profitable ventures.
It provides an environment in which innovative start-ups can grow and thrive, which encourages greater returns on investment.. .
LOUD Capital is a venture capital and alternative investment firm. They utilize education, services, and other resources to help grow impactful companies.
LOUD Capital was founded by Darshan Vyas and Navin Goyal in 2015 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.. .
UNITED BANCORP is engaged in the commercial banking business. UBCP consolidated its banking brands including The Citizens Savings Bank and its divisions, The Citizens Bank and The Community Bank under the Unified Bank name in October 2017.
The Citizens Savings Bank was originally formed in 1902. The Bank currently operates 18 full-service bank branches in seven Ohio counties, offering a complete line of banking services.
The Bank also operates a loan production office in Wheeling, West Virginia. UBCP’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market exchange under the symbol “UBCP.”.
LD Holdings is a financial services company that specializes in the fields of finance, banking, and financial services. The company is looking to deliver Venture Capital level returns without the Venture Capital level risk.
It was founded in 2011 and headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio.. .
RPM International Inc. is a multinational holding company with subsidiaries that manufacture and market high-performance coatings, sealants and specialty chemicals, primarily for maintenance and improvement applications.
RPM employs approximately 11,000 people worldwide and operates 93 manufacturing facilities in 23 countries. Its products are sold in approximately 150 countries and territories.
Fiscal 2013 sales were $4.1 billion, with 65 percent to industry worldwide and the remaining 35 percent to consumers mainly in North America.. .
Victory Capital is a multi-boutique asset manager that connects the right talent with the right resources in the right environment. The firm operates a next-generation business model that combines boutique investment qualities with the benefits of a fully integrated, centralized operating and distribution platform.
It also provides specialized investment strategies to institutions, intermediaries, retirement platforms, and individual investors. Victory Capital Management offering a diverse array of independent investment approaches and innovative investment vehicles designed to drive better investor outcomes.
This includes actively managed mutual funds and separately managed accounts, rules-based and active ETFs, multi-asset class strategies, custom solutions, and a 529 College Savings Plan.. .
Rockfish is a full-service digital innovation partner that drives business for some of the world’s largest brands. We build groundbreaking digital solutions through expert integration of strategy, creative and technology.
Founded in 2006, Rockfish is headquartered in Northwest Arkansas and has offices in Dallas, Austin, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Little Rock. Rockfish is part of WPP, the world leader in communications services with 162,000 employees in 110 countries.
For more information, visit rockfishdigital.com and connect with us at Facebook.com/Rockfish and Twitter.com/Rockfish.. .
Reach leverages big data expertise and deep industry relationships to generate superior returns for our investors. Reach is the premiere business accelerator focused on big data.
We work with the best people to build high growth businesses in high growth sectors. We provide capital, infrastructure, seasoned experts, and access to an influential community of investors and advisors..
Tycho Ventures LLC
Tycho Ventures LLC aims to eliminate barriers between consumer industries. Rather than following the traditional route of providing capital in only one stage, Tycho Ventures invests in companies from angel rounds through their growth stage.
They are open to investing in any consumer industry- with experience in both DTC and omni-channel- Tycho is looking for companies operating in innovative ways. Current investments include start-up tech, experimental food and drink products, health/beauty and an established fitness company.
The venture capital firm was created by Aaron Rutter- its current CEO.. .
Crane Group is a holding and management company that partners with businesses and investors that demonstrate sustainable growth. The company is focused on providing patient capital and adopting a long-term approach as well as building relationships that guide businesses and investments at all levels.
It was founded in 1947 in Columbus, Ohio.. .
Pension Advisors is an Independent Investment Advisory firm founded in Cleveland, Ohio. With our strict focus on the retirement industry, we provide our clients with a better understanding of the industry, the providers, the funds, the fees, and the available technology.
We work with our clients in every aspect of the retirement process – including finding the best plan product, offering investment advice, negotiating the fees and contracts of the plan, as well as proactively and aggressively servicing our clients on an on-going, systematic basis.. .
Jeff Christian and Co
Jeff Christian & Co are the leaders in Talent Equity. Talent Equity mobilizes extraordinary leadership talent and the ideal financial resources required to transform an idea or a company into a market leader.
Jeff Christian & Co has designed Talent First, the most advanced methodology and process allowing us to secure and ensure the absolute best leadership talent for start ups, turn arounds, fast growth companies, major consolidation plays and large global corporations. Jeff as the Founder and CEO of Christian & Timbers (now CT Partners) built the firm into the market leader in technology and one of the market leaders in the industry.
Some of his work included CEO HP, F5 Networks and Board work for Adobe, Biogen, HP & the last 2 Board searches for Steve Jobs. Jeff was the Founder and Managing Partner of two successful venture capital firms and has built many companies as an investor, founder and one of the top five search professionals in the industry.
He is the author of ‘The Headhunter’s Edge’ published by Random House and has been on the Forbes Midas list of top deal makers for 4 years. Jeff Christian & Co are the leaders in Talent Equity.
Jeff Christian & Co has designed Talent First, the most advanced methodology and process allowing us to secure and ensure the absolute best leadership talent for start ups, turn arounds, fast growth companies, major consolidation plays and large global corporations. Sue Roochove, co-founder and VP Marketing, was indispensable in the creation of Talent First.
She was able to utilize her knowledge and experience as an early adopter of social media and sales & marketing automation to make Talent First into one of the most critical components of our business model allowing Talent First to be the highly effective product that it is today.. .
Akron Fusion Ventures
Akron Fusion Ventures is a venture capital fund that connects coastal ecosystems with NE Ohio. NE Ohio has a cluster of manufacturing, healthcare, and consumer goods businesses, which present a large buying power for technology products and services.
Akron Fusion’s team consists of serial entrepreneurs who helps local companies realize $50 million+ in direct investments and follow-on funding. It is headquartered in Akron, Ohio..
Spero-Smith Investment Advisers, Inc. is an independent, fee-only investment management firm in Cleveland, Ohio that has been delivering expert financial advice and wealth management services since 1972.
For over 40 years, they have provided professional asset management, financial planning, and wealth management to high-net-worth individuals, families, business owners, foundations, endowments, and corporations in Northeast Ohio and across the nation. Their investment management services and disciplined investment process are designed to help you succeed – to create, implement, and monitor a prudent investment strategy tailored to your life goals and financial assets..
At VentureVilla Inc. we are a team of founders with experience in building startups, raising venture capital as well as running an accelerator program.
We are helping German Startup Entrepreneurs to build US companies in Boston. VentureVilla inc.
is based in Boston (MA, USA) we are privately run and easily accessible, so please get in touch.. .
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