VC/I  Rev1 Ventures

     Office Locations:

1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-487-3700



  • Seed



  • Electronics & Advanced Materials
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Formerly known as TechColumbus, Rev1 manages a continuum of investment funds made possible by the participation of Ohio Third Frontier and other strategic partners. Since 2003, companies in the TechColumbus incubation program have generated more than $87.4 million in revenue, created 265 new high-paying jobs, and attracted more than $50 million in private equity and another $14.7 million in grants. The TechColumbus Incubator helps emerging technology businesses to span the gap between research and development and commercialization, accelerating growth and shortening time to market. In 2006, TechColumbus was awarded a grant by Ohio's Third Frontier Program. This $22.5 million dollar program, which is called TechStart, provides coaching and mentoring services as well as funding programs to early-stage companies in Central Ohio. The program has already more than doubled the number of promising companies across the region. TechColumbus' SpringBox Labs accelerator, with 62,000 square feet of flexible and innovative office, lab, and manufacturing space, is home to up to 40 technology startups.

    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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    Bob Wiggins Senior Vice President
    David Bergeron Senior Vice President
    David Dillman CFO
    John Schroepher CFO-in-Residence
    Kristy Campbell COO


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    Portfolio companies include:

      3Bar Biologics
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      3X Systems
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      InVasc Therapeutics
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