At JumpStart, we invest two things directly into Northeast Ohio’s high growth companies: time and dollars. Companies in which we have provided both funding and intensive assistance are referred to as portfolio companies. They represent our “investment portfolio.” Companies in which we invest significant time to prepare them for investment from us or another investor, are called client companies. Both groups are diverse in industry, location within the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio, and leadership ethnicity. And both represent the wealth of high potential ideas in our region that are growing into sustainable companies.
We have commited more than $25 million in our 68 portfolio companies. These companies have leveraged our investment eight times over, raising an additional $167 million in follow-on risk capital. They’re developing cutting-edge technologies in a variety of sectors: healthcare, cleantech, information technology and business and consumer products and services.
We provide intensive technical assistance to get numerous client companies ready for first investments, pilot trials, and strategic partnerships.
Jobs with Our Portfolio and Client Companies
Want to see the types of jobs these companies are creating? Think you might be interested in pursuing a job at a high growth startup company? We match people interested in working in the high growth startup world with opportunities that exist at our portfolio and client companies, as well as high growth, early stage companies throughout Northeast Ohio. View the current job openings.