VC  Blue Chip Venture Company

     Office Locations:

1308 Race Street, Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-723-2300
Fax: 513-723-2306



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Business Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Headquartered in Cincinnati and founded in 1990, Blue Chip Venture Company is the first resident venture capital fund in Cincinnati. The firm invests in a range of industries with a concentration on healthcare, marketing and media services, and software and services. Blue Chip invests in early and growth-stage companies with about 50 percent of their capital invested in companies located in the Midwest. The firm will invest generally $1 to $4 million per company. Blue Chip has $800 million under management and has invested in over 170 companies located throughout the United States. The firm's strategy has been to invest in last financing rounds, which are usually intended to strengthen the balance sheet to bridge the company to a near term liquidity event. Blue Chip V, which closed in May 2012, has seen the completion of 15 investments and several exits in a two-year period. These exits include two IPOs (LifeLock and Endocyte) and the sales of BioVex and Nexsan. The firm's second fund with this same investment strategy, Blue Chip VI, closed in June 2013.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Angie Fischer CFO
    Christopher R. McCleary Venture Partner
    Jack H. Wyant Founder & Managing Director
    Mark K. Wright Managing Director
    Mike Klein Principal


    Portfolio companies include:

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      XOS Technologies
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