Hillbilly Elegy Author J.D. Vance Heads To Ohio In Search Of Investment Opportunities

Before writing the year’s surprise nonfiction hit Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance was a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, albeit one with a background quite different than that of those around him.

And it seems Vance is getting back to his roots — both as a VC and as a resident of the rust belt. According to reports, Vance is heading home to Ohio on the hunt for venture deals for Steve Case’s investment vehicle Revolution LLC.

Going forward, Vance will locate in Columbus — and on the hunt for firms that might otherwise be ignored by the venture funding mechanism in the U.S. And there are some serious funds on offer — Revolution funds has over $1 billion in capital to hand out to firms at all stages of development.

Click here to read the complete article, and read more in Recode, Columbus Business First, Dallas News and The Wall Street Journal.

Originally published March 22, 2017.

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