Episode 133 | Ohio Innovation Fund

Summary:

Bill Baumel is the Managing Director of the Ohio Innovation Fund. Bill has spent his career investing in venture capital-backed emerging growth companies, he has more than twenty years of experience, and close ties with a significant network of key Silicon Valley leaders. He was awarded Venture 100 status as one of the top 100 VC’s in the United States, with successful exits via multiple Initial Public Offerings (Infinera, ebix, Dexcom, Vimicro) and acquisitions by companies such as Medtronic, Dell, SAP, Intuit, Stryker, Hitachi Data Systems, Motorola, Calix, and Skyworks. His areas of focus include SaaS, Big Data, Cyber Security and Med Tech. He’s served in roles ranging from CEO to COO and CFO in both private and public companies.

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:39) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:08) The SunDown Group
(00:01:31) SHARE
(00:01:53) The Conquering Columbus Startup Package
(00:02:10) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:02:20) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:15) Introduction to Bill Baumel
(00:04:20) Childhood and upbringing
(00:10:20) “…I didn’t necessarily want to move from the Midwest to Silicon Valley, but it was a necessary step…”
(00:12:00) “…I supplement my lack of knowledge in certain areas by surrounding myself with the right people…”
(00:13:15) Arriving in Silicon Valley
(00:16:10) “…I learned a lot through the downturn of 2001 and 2001…Can they explain what they’re doing in a couple of sentences?”
(00:20:50) A typical day in Bill’s life today
(00:25:00) Bringing the Silicon Valley mindset to Columbus & surrounding yourself with the right people
(00:29:45) Bill’s goals for the next five to ten years
(00:35:15) The shrinking public markets and IPOs at later dates
(00:36:55) Live Uncomfortably
(00:39:30) Closing remarks
(00:39:45) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:40:09) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:40:39) The SunDown Group
(00:41:01) SHARE
(00:41:24) The Conquering Columbus Startup Package
(00:41:49) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Bill Baumel
Ohio Innovation Fund
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
SHARE
The SunDown Group
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