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JumpStart Ventures


JumpStart Ventures

JumpStart Ventures is an investment fund built to partner with entrepreneurs solving problems that need intelligent innovation. They back bold startups who strive to generate exponential returns and transform the tech ecosystem.


Total Fund Deployed

Area of Investment: Software, Healthcare IT, Biotechnology and more

No. of Investments: 63

No. of Fund: 1



For 20 years, JumpStart Ventures has been investing venture capital to help visionary entrepreneurs grow innovative tech companies that drive economic impact in Ohio and the Midwest. The returns we’ve generated – 3X to date – and support from our partners have enabled us to extend our model beyond tech investing to help entrepreneurs and small businesses in Ohio go further, faster through our parent company, JumpStart Inc.


A Commitment To Impact Investing And Community Building


Urban Innovation Fund

A venture capital firm that provides seed capital and regulatory support to entrepreneurs shaping the future of cities – helping them grow into tomorrow’s most valued companies.

$145.5 M

Total Fund Deployed

Founders: Julie Lein and Clara Brenner

Funds: 4

Investments: 63

Investing Sectors

Investing Sectors: Transportation, Energy and Sustainability, Proptech, Future of work, Edtech, Business services, Fintech, Public health and Safety, Govtech, and Food systems.