The Ohio Gateway Tech Fund (OGTF) is a $10mm Ohio-based pre-seed investment vehicle launched in 2022 by Hale Capital Partners in partnership with the Ohio Third Frontier's Pre-Seed Fund Capitalization Program (PFCP). With a focus on FedTech start-ups, spinouts, and restarts, OGTF was created to support the growth of Ohio's burgeoning start-up ecosystem.
• Aerospace and Defense
• Artificial Intelligence (AI/ML)
• Cyber Systems
• Augmented and Virtual Reality
• Automation and Robotics
• Software as a Service (SaaS)
• Ohio Pre-Seed and Seed
• Valuation < $5M
• Fed Tech or Dual Use
• Validated Market
• Differentiated Technology
• Strong Founder/Team
• Defense Spinouts
• Startup Restarts
• Startup Recapitalization
OGTF is value added investor, leveraging Hale Capital Partners to actively supports investments from engagement through exit.
Promising portfolio companies may be considered for follow-on growth investment from Hale Capital Partners' $160mm+ evergreen fund.
OGTF has a network of exceptional Ohio-based partners; ensuring access to local start-up support services and programs.
OGTF supports the identification and development of non-dilutive capital funding for investment companies. This support targets SBIR, STTR, OTA, BAA, and other opportunities.
Hale Capital Partners is a known and trusted investor in the DoD and FedTech communities with a history of successful outcomes.
OGTF collaborates with state, federal, and private entities to support the growth goals of our portfolio start-ups.
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