Thank you for your continued support of VentureOhio and the Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem. 2015 was a fantastic year with the appointment of our new Executive Director, a successful sell-out VentureDinner, and the release of the 2014 VentureReport.

Ohio’s startup community will kick off 2016 with $60 million in new capital awarded from the Ohio Third Frontier to 11 outstanding Ohio funds, with an additional $60 million in matching dollars from the private sector.

VentureOhio will continue to focus on capital formation, fostering our entrepreneurial ecosystem, and telling Ohio’s story to a national audience. We look forward to input, collaboration, and support from our members as we continue this important mission. We are all in this together!

2016 also brings a new slate of officers to VentureOhio. We are excited to announce the 2016 Executive Committee:

Mark Kvamme, Chairman
Rich Langdale, President and Capital Committee Chair
Tony Shipley, Secretary
Will Indest, Treasurer and Advocacy Committee Chair
John McIlwraith, Research Committee Chair
Karl Elderkin, Nominating and Governance Committee Chair

We thank our board members, sponsors, and members for your support throughout 2015 and look forward to a monumental 2016.