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Sowing Seed Capital with Todd Federman, North Coast Ventures

On this episode, Elio interviews Todd Federman, Managing Director of North Coast Ventures. North Coast invests in early-stage entrepreneurs and connects them with on-demand access to intellectual capital through their member network and deep links to corporate decision-makers, leading to

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Breakthrough to the Next Level with Travis Smith, Tribevest

On this episode, Elio interviews Travis Smith, Founder and CEO of Tribevest. Tribevest makes it easy to invest with your friends, family, and other like-minded individuals. The company has coined the term tribevesting which is the process by which friends

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Disrupting Insurance As Usual with Dan Keough, BrokerTech Ventures

On this episode, Elio interviews Dan Keough, CEO of Holmes Murphy and Co-CEO of BrokerTech Ventures. Holmes Murphy is an independent insurance brokerage firm specializing in property-casualty insurance and employee benefits strategy. BrokerTech Ventures leverages partnerships with brokerage firms, carrier

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2022 State of Startups in Ohio

We are excited to share the 2022 State of Startups in Ohio report produced by Rev1 Ventures, JumpStart, the Dayton Entrepreneurial Center, CincyTech, and TechGROWTH Ohio. Highlights include: Ohio venture development organizations have delivered an astonishing $66 return for every

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Investing in Companies that Change Lives with Molly Bonakdarpour, Drive Capital

Drive Capital is a venture capital firm that partners with founders who are solving critical problems in massive markets. With Drive Capital, companies gain more than just capital, they gain coveted access to Drive’s well-documented and highly respected prowess in venture. Drive proactively seeks out founders and companies where there is founder-investor-problem-product and market fit. With a background in health care, Molly Bonakdarpour leads Drive’s health care investment strategy. Molly uses her passion for making the greatest positive impact in people’s lives and channels it into finding companies that align with Drive Capital’s investment thesis.

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Rev1 Ventures Leadership Team Shares 2022 Startup Predictions

Rev1 Ventures Leadership Team Shares 2022 Startup Predictions Investor Reveals Insights to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed in Year Ahead Columbus, OH – December 15, 2021 – Today, leaders from Rev1 Ventures, the startup studio that combines capital and strategic services to

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So Persistent They Can’t Ignore You with Paul Ehlinger, Gifthealth & Sixty8 Capital

On this episode, Elio interviews Paul Ehlinger, Principal at Allos Ventures. Allos Ventures invests in industry-transforming businesses and partners with visionary entrepreneurs to help their companies accelerate growth and build value. Paul’s career started as a medical device engineer in Southern California and he ultimately transitioned from the corporate world to the world of venture capital as an Investment Manager at the Kentucky Enterprise Fund where he invested in pre-seed and seed-stage companies. Paul joined Allos Ventures in December 2019 to continue creating opportunities for early-stage companies. Allos recently invested in Columbus-based startup getHEALTH led by Nick Potts.

Paul is also the Managing Partner at Sixty8 Capital, a venture fund for black, brown, women and LBGTQ+ led startups.

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Getting to the Bag with Gloria Ware, Get The Bag, LLC

On this episode, Elio interviews Gloria Ware, Founder and Chief Rainmaker of Get The Bag, LLC. Get The Bag is focused on helping black female entrepreneurs access capital and build the networks they need to start and scale successful businesses.

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Predicting Behavior with Beni Gradwohl, Cognovi Labs

On this episode, Elio interviews Beni Gradwohl, Co-Founder of Cognovi Labs, a predictive analytics company that “quantifies how people feel, and what they will do next”. Beni started his career in the corporate world including as EVP of Citibank helping

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