Investing in the future of tech

TechGROWTH Ohio is widely recognized as the gateway for technology entrepreneurs in Southeast Ohio. TechGROWTH Ohio’s extensive network of partners and collaborators has established a system of recruitment and referral, resulting in a robust pipeline of investable opportunities.

TechGROWTH Ohio Fund

Funding from the Ohio Third Frontier Program, along with matching funds from Ohio University, enable the TechGROWTH Ohio Fund to invest in pre-seed and seed stage fledgling technology companies. Our mission is to deliver promising technologies from concept to successful commercial application.

With many years of experience and $12.78 million under management, TechGROWTH Ohio Fund has a reputation for bringing together a continuum of capital through working relationships with other regional funds. TechGROWTH Ohio and its skilled Executives in Residence spend about three years grooming a developing tech firm before an angel fund sees the company as a worthwhile investment.


Ohio Innovation Fund

The Ohio Innovation Fund provides venture capital and expertise to help the most promising startup companies grow from initial angel and seed-stage funding to the more abundant later-stage funding.  Initially sponsored by Ohio University and Ohio State University, the Fund is designed to work collaboratively with Ohio’s universities and Third Frontier Entrepreneurial Signature Programs such as TechGROWTH Ohio, JumpStart, Rev1 Ventures and CincyTech.  The Fund is managed by Bill Baumel who has over 15 years of venture capital experience in Silicon Valley and multiple successful exits, especially in the areas of technology and life sciences.