Connecting the Coasts to NEO

Interstate Fusion Ventures invests in top-tier startups who benefit from our NE Ohio and coastal relationships.

Many top-tier startups begin on the coasts. These renowned tech hubs bring together world-class talent and visionaries.

But often, these endeavors need to look elsewhere for resources for sustained success and growth.

We know the way.
It’s a proven path.
A better route.

Interstate Fusion Ventures team

We are Interstate Fusion Ventures

Inspired by the interstates that connect the east and west coasts to the heart of Northeast Ohio, we’re bringing together the significant resources from Ohio and the greater Midwest to innovative companies on the coasts. This fusion of capital and expertise will result in a more direct path to success for investors and our portfolio companies.

The Difference

Traditionally, the Midwest invests in the Midwest. This regional strategy limits dealflow and access to capital and resources.

Interstate Fusion Ventures is building an innovative “two-way street” where capital, talent and knowledge flow continuously between the heartland and the coast.

When Silicon Valley or NYC startups begin working with enterprises in Northeast Ohio, they often set up a local presence, which creates jobs and bigger ideas. This also attracts more investors and focus on startups and investing opportunities in Northeast Ohio.

The Advantage

The launch of our first fund allowed us to build a broad network of investors and entrepreneurs across the country. It also gave us expanded reach and alignment with Silicon Valley paving the way for future deals.

We are well connected to Northeast Ohio’s robust cluster of manufacturing, healthcare and consumer goods businesses. These organizations represent massive buying power for technology products and services. These are the customers startups need.

Interstate Fusion Ventures is uniquely prepared to connect the coasts to the Midwest in a way that amplifies and grows opportunities and investments locally and globally.

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