I  The Brandery


     Office Locations:

1411 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator in Cincinnati offering a four-month startup education program that focuses on the importance of consumer marketing and branding. Founded in 2010, they select approximately 10 companies for our program; each receives $20,000 in seed funding, a team of mentors, design assistance, and the opportunity to pitch to investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program. In exchange for The Brandery program, advice, mentorship, connections, and demo day, The Brandery receives a 6% warrant in a participating company.

    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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    Dave Knox Co-Founder
    JB Kropp Co-Founder
    Mike Bott General Manager


    Portfolio companies include:

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