ED  Third Frontier Project

https://development.ohio.gov/bs_thirdfrontier /

     Office Locations:

c/o Ohio Dept. of Development
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6130
Phone: 614-752-4832



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Created in 2002, the Ohio Third Frontier is a commitment to create new technology-based products, companies, industries and jobs. In May 2010, the Ohio Third Frontier was extended through 2015. The $2.3 billion initiative supports applied research and commercialization, entrepreneurial assistance, early-stage capital formation, and expansion of a skilled talent pool that can support technology-based economic growth. Among many programs, Third Frontier supports the Innovation Ohio Loan Fund to assist Ohio companies in developing next generation products and services in targeted industry sectors by financing the acquisition, construction, and related costs of technology, facilities, and equipment. Additionally, Third Frontier supports the Pre-Seed Fund Capitalization Program to increase the availability of professionally managed capital and associated services to accelerate the growth of early-stage Ohio technology companies.

    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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    Anthony Howard
    Norman Chagnon Executive Director
    Tracy Allen Manager


    Portfolio companies include:

      Yost Labs
        web link


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