Interview with Wayne Embree of TechColumbus

With a combined 120 years of startup and early stage company experience between them, TechColumbus’ team of dedicated and seasoned practitioners help entrepreneurs access funding and venture development services to help create great companies in Central Ohio. The program has achieved an impressive leverage of funds invested. To date, TechColumbus managed funds have invested directly $22.5 million in 139 ventures, attracting more than $300 million in follow-on funding.

Listen to Wayne’s response to the following questions in this clip (approximately 16 minutes):

  • How would you characterize TechColumbus’ overall approach to helping companies get the capital they need?
  • How does this approach stand out from other organizations that have capital programs?
  • The Central Ohio region has a prominent research base. How do you capitalize on those assets and build community partnerships?


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