Funding Resources

Whether you’re a start-up or an established company with capital investment plans, our Economic Development team can connect you to the right funding resource within our broad range of partner organizations.

Not sure which funding resource is right for you? Contact us and we’ll help you find the right match.

Venture Capital Funds

The venture capital funding resources below may be able to provide funding for your startup from seed capital through Series A, B, and C.

Drive Capital
Venture capital firm based in Columbus.

Ohio TechAngel Funds (OTAF)
Group of for-profit investor funds managed by Rev1 Ventures. Investments in Ohio-based C corporations in IT, advanced materials, and life sciences.

Ohio Venture Capital Companies
Use this tool to compare various venture capital companies in Ohio based on investment stage, range, fund size, and other investment targets.

Reservoir Venture Partners
Columbus-based venture capital firm that invests in early stage healthcare, information technology, and clean technology companies.

Rev1 Ventures Investment Funds
A continuum of capital to provide startup funding to Central Ohio entrepreneurs at every stage.

The Ohio Capital Fund
A “fund of funds” investing in venture capital funds that have targeted Ohio early stage companies as part of their investment strategies.

Certified Development Companies

Certified Development Companies are certified by the Small Business Administration and are authorized by the Ohio Development Services Agency to provide long-term, fixed rate, low down payment business loans.

Community Capital Development Corporation (CCDC)
Headquartered in Dublin. 614.645.6171

Ohio Statewide Development Corporation (OSDC)
614.481.3214

Other Partners

Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI)
ECDI offers small business loans ranging from $500 to $350,000. The organization also provides educational programming and other resources for entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries.
614.559.0115

Ohio Small Business Development Center – Columbus (SBDC)
Provides one-on-one advising by Certified Business Advisors at no cost, as well as no- or low-cost business training.
614.287.5294

The Ohio SBDC maintains an office at the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) to serve as a resource for Dublin-based companies.

Rev1 Ventures
Venture development organization that is part accelerator and part venture capital fund manager. Offers services, connections, and funding to help entrepreneurs build great companies.
614.487.3700

Rev1 Ventures also maintains an office at the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) to serve as a resource for Dublin-based companies.

Columbus 2020
Resources for Columbus Entrepreneurs & Startups.
614.225.6063