Business First forum on VC: Columbus’ advantages attracting more investment, but need is much greater

Asked to describe himself in one word, Michael Kindrat-Pratt picked fanboy.

“When I invest in a company, I want to be their biggest fan,” said Kindrat-Pratt, senior director for Rev1 Ventures’ $25 million State Auto Labs Fund.

Indeed, this fund and others here and from outside the state are finding more companies in the Columbus region to be fans of. That’s leading to increased investment in promising local companies, both in the number of deals and their size. Along with a strong network of angel investors in the state, the momentum is helping propel the burgeoning startup scene in Columbus.

Click here to read the complete article. Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First. Written by Tristan Navera. Originally published June 12, 2018.

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