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Ohio Innovation Fund

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 35
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 5.83
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Medical Device
  • Health Care
  • Security
  • Artificial Intelligence

In 2016 was created Ohio Innovation Fund, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Columbus. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Enable Injections, EmployStream, DOmedia For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Enterprise Software, Software.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 25 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 partakers. Despite the Ohio Innovation Fund, startups are often financed by Rev1 Ventures, North Coast Angel Fund, JumpStart Inc.. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are CincyTech, Advantage Capital, Rev1 Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Draper Triangle, Rev1 Ventures, JumpStart.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Emergency Medicine
Health Diagnostics
Machine Learning
Medical Device
$17M06 Oct 2022 Ohio, United States

Enable Injections

Health Care
Life Science
Medical Device
$215M27 Jan 2022 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Risk Management
$60M13 Oct 2021 Columbus, Ohio, United States


Data Integration
Information Technology
01 May 2021 Columbus, Ohio, United States

S4 Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$3M02 Apr 2021 Ohio, United States


Mobile Apps
Video Games
Web Apps
$6M18 Feb 2021 Columbus, Ohio, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Risk Management
$12M14 Dec 2020 Columbus, Ohio, United States


Health Care
Personal Health
$15M01 Oct 2020 Columbus, Ohio, United States


Big Data
Cyber Security
$40M23 Jun 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
eFuse Raises $6M in Funding

– eFuse is a Columbus, OH-based startup operating the “LinkedIn for gamers.
– Company raised $6m in funding.
– The round was led by Ohio Innovation Fund with participation from: Seth Curry (Philadelphia 76ers, NBA), Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns, NFL), Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys, NFL), and Chase Winovich (New England Patriots, NFL).
– The new investment will be used to expand the platform and continue to grow its community of gamers.


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