FOF  The Ohio Capital Fund

     Office Locations:

c/o Buckeye Venture Partners, LLC
41 S. High St., Suite 2495
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: 513-361-7605



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    The Ohio Capital Fund, a fund of funds, was established by the State of Ohio to help increase private investment in Ohio companies in the seed or early stage of business development. To date, the Ohio Capital Fund has obtained $150 million of commitments from private resources for investment in qualified venture capital funds. At least 75% of The Ohio Capital Fund monies must be invested in Ohio-based Venture Capital Funds, and up to 25% may be invested in venture capital funds which are not Ohio-based Venture Capital Funds. In addition, every venture capital fund in which The Ohio Capital Fund invests, whether Ohio-based or not, will be required to agree in writing with The Ohio Capital Fund that such venture capital fund will invest at least half (50%) of The Ohio Capital Fund monies it receives in Ohio-based business enterprises in the seed or early stage of development. The Ohio Capital Fund's commitment to any one venture capital fund may not exceed $10 million. The Ohio Capital Fund is managed by Buckeye Venture Partners, with oversight provided by the Ohio Venture Capital Authority. Buckeye Venture Partners is wholly owned and managed by Fort Washington Investment Advisors (see profile).

    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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    Joseph Michael Managing Director
    Julia Ossipov Grodsky Investment Manager
    Mary Ann Griffin Investment Manager
    Paul Cohn Managing Director
    Steve Baker Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Arboretum Ventures II and III
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      Aresenal Venture Partners II
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      Athenian Venture Partners III
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      Bridge Investment Fund
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      Charter Life Sciences II
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      Chrysalis Ventures III
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      Draper Triangle Ohio Ventures
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      Early Stage Partners, Fund II
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      Edison Venture Fund VII
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      Fletcher Spaght Ventures II
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      NCT Ventures I
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      Primus Capital Fund VI
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      QCA First Fund III
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      Radius Ventures III
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      Reservoir Ventures Partners II
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      River Cities Capital Fund IV
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      SunBridge Partners Technology Fund III
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