New venture fund launches in Midwest with heavy Cincinnati ties

A first-check, early-stage investment fund that got its start in New York City is expanding to the Midwest, and one of its general partners is the former founder of one of the area’s most well-known startups and a Brandery alum.

The Fund Midwest — part of The Fund network, which since its launch in New York in 2018 has expanded to Los Angeles, London, the Rockies and Australia — will invest in tech-enabled, early-stage companies in a roughly six-state territory that includes Ohio. The former founder and CEO of ChoreMonster Chris Bergman, who now runs Gylee Games, a video game development studio in OTR, is one of five general partners involved.

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Written by Liz Engel.

Originally published February 24, 2021.

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