Bill Baumel

Bill Baumel is a seasoned venture capitalist who spent more than 20 years working in Silicon Valley before returning to his home state to start the Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF). His investment areas include SaaS, big data, cybersecurity, and medtech, and his past exits resulted in four IPOs and 10 major acquisitions by Dell, SAP, Medtronic, Intuit, Stryker, and others, for which he was recognized as one of the Venture 100 Top VCs based on exits.

At OIF, he works in the trenches with Ohio-based entrepreneurs to rapidly scale their companies and drive the growth of Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Bill holds a BSBA summa cum laude from The Ohio State University and an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan.