VC  First Fifty Fund

     Office Locations:

c/o Business Technology Center
1275 Kinnear Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-487-3700
Fax: 614-487-3704



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    The First Fifty Fund was formed to provide early stage equity and operational assistance to qualifying businesses in Central Ohio. The fund was established through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Development and the Central Ohio Business Development Infrastructure that includes Science and Technology Campus Corporation, The Business Technology Center and Omeris. The Business Technology Center co-manages the investment decisions for the Fund. The BTC aggressively markets the Fund to the central Ohio technology based business community and is actively seeking investment opportunities. The BTC's responsibility includes the identification, negotiation, closing and managing the early stage investments of the Fund. Provides pre-seed capital and professional management assistance to fuel technology and market validation and the initial start-up phase of early-stage technology-based business opportunities.

    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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    Burton Page Director
    David J. Cattey Senior VP
    Richard P. Focht Director
    Steven Clark Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Armada Group
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      Bridgesite Clinical Research
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      Excera Materials Group
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      Intelligent Platform
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      Interventional Imaging
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