Central Ohio a perfect place for venture capital firm Ikove, partners say

Ikove Capital Partners has a low profile, but the small venture capital firm is poised to make waves in the Columbus-area tech world.

Ikove was founded in 2014 by a pair of Brazilian friends who saw a need to help connect research with capital. Flavio Lobato had just ended a venture and was thinking he’d move to Florida when Rodolfo Bellesi, an Ohio State University alumnus and friend since high school, contacted him about the rich research landscape presented by his alma mater.

“Rodolfo gave me a call and invited me to come to Columbus and visit,” Lobato says. “Six years later, I still haven’t made it to Florida.”

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Story excerpt provided by The Columbus DIspatch.

Written by Cynthia Bent Findlay.

Originally published October 6, 2019.

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