Building Better: Ohio Innovation Fund & ScriptDrop


Give us some background on Ohio Innovation Fund: How did the firm start, what is your mission and how does the firm strive to meet its goals?

I spent 20+ years investing in successful Silicon Valley startups — including 5 unicorns and 10+ other major exits — prior to returning to my home state in 2016 to found the Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF). OIF is built on the principle that Ohio companies can — and have — become globally competitive by leveraging Midwestern strengths such as being mission-driven, gritty, and capital efficient. By working in the trenches with each company, OIF enables startups to supercharge their growth, driving big thinking, breakthrough innovation and rapid scaling — from product road map to fundraising to strategic partnerships to key hires and more.

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Written by Cassie Ann Kiggen.

Originally published October 1, 2020.

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