Posts Tagged ‘Mark Kvamme’

Drive Capital Closes Significant Inaugural Fund

Drive Capital Closes Significant Inaugural Fund
Local venture capital firm, Drive Capital recently closed a $250 million inaugural fund, an amount significantly higher than the $40 to $60 million funds typically seen in the Midwest. “We really felt we needed a Silicon Valley style fund,” says C0-Founder Mark Kvamme. The fund will allow...
February 25th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Columbus-based venture capital firm makes first investments

Columbus-based venture capital firm makes first investments
Columbus-based venture capital firm, Drive Capital has made their first two investments. Owners Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen are committed to serving businesses in the Midwest and have chosen ventures based in Cincinnati and Columbus as their first projects. Cincinnati-based Roadtrippers is a web-based...
August 13th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Roundup: Twitter tips, dealing with success & more

Just a few months after opening, the Union County Small Business Incubator is quickly outgrowing its space. [Read More] Mark Kvamme, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who came to Ohio to work in Gov. John Kasich’s administration, discusses the 10-xelerator competition — and what comes next...
October 1st, 2011 | Weekend News Roundup | Read More

State of Ohio creates Small Business Advisory Council

State of Ohio creates Small Business Advisory Council
A statewide Small Business Advisory Council has been created to review government rules and regulations, and identify those that place unnecessary burdens on Ohio’s job creators. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor recently announced her selections to fill five seats of the nine-member council. Among them are...
July 27th, 2011 | Governance | Read More

Startups selected for 10-xelerator program

Startups selected for 10-xelerator program
The state of Ohio and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business have selected 10 teams of young entrepreneurs to participate in the Ohio’s New Entrepreneurs Fund pilot program, which kicks off this summer in Columbus. The program, funded through the Ohio Third Frontier, is designed...
May 16th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

ONE Fund Offers Tech Startups Money

ONE Fund Offers Tech Startups Money
The Ohio Third Frontier and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business are attempting to stem the tide of the state’s brain drain with an unorthodox pilot program aimed at young entrepreneurs with exceptional ideas for commercially viable technology startups. The program, called...
April 8th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Weekly News Roundup: Micro Entrepreneur of the Year Noms & More

Weekly News Roundup: Micro Entrepreneur of the Year Noms & More
INCREASE Community Development Corp. is seeking nominations for its Micro Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Seven small business owners with five or fewer employees will be honored. [Read More] The Columbus Partnership now has $23 million in pledges from public and private sources for the Columbus2020!...
January 27th, 2011 | Weekend News Roundup | Read More