Bill Manby Interviewed for CanvasRebel
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by jpribble
3h ago
Bill Manby was recently interviewed for CanvasRebel, a blog dedicated to “Conversations with Entrepreneurs, Artists & Creatives.” Read the Article on CanvasRebel.com The post Bill Manby Interviewed for CanvasRebel appeared first on Interstate Fusion Ventures ..read more
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Interstate Fusion Ventures (Fund II) Year End 2023
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by jpribble
1w ago
Our View of the Markets 2023 was a challenging year with startup shutdowns continuing and down rounds on the rise. Capital raised by US startups fell sharply, and there is now a significant shift of time and attention to bridge rounds.  However, there are several positive indicators, and seed rounds (the focus of our fund) were the least impacted. While early-stage investing is down from 2021, it’s back above 2019 levels, valuations have not fallen alongside, and secondary investment activity began picking up, in the later part of the year. So, what does that mean for IFV? There are al ..read more
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Leadership Ohio Appoints Interstate Fusion Ventures to 2024 Class
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by jpribble
1M ago
Leadership Ohio is the state’s only leadership development program that connects diverse leaders from across Ohio to promote positive change. After receiving a record 147 nominations through a competitive selection process, the organization appointed Bill Many OF Interstate Fusion Ventures among 35 other individuals as one of its 2024 Leadership Ohio Fellows. READ THE ARTICLE The post Leadership Ohio Appoints Interstate Fusion Ventures to 2024 Class appeared first on Interstate Fusion Ventures ..read more
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Interstate Fusion Ventures featured in latest issue of Edge magazine by Pease Bell
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by jpribble
1M ago
Connecting the Coasts to Northeast Ohio How a local Venture Capital Fund is pioneering innovation. Imagine blending hometown passion, unmatched expertise, and the unique mission to redefine the landscape of Midwest venture capital. In Akron, Ohio, this vision takes shape through Interstate Fusion Ventures. Founded and led by a team of experts with Bill Manby as the Founding and Managing Partner, Interstate Fusion Ventures (IFV) is transforming the narrative of Midwest innovation, fueling startups, and fostering a dynamic deal flow that thrives on collaboration, contribution, and teamwork. READ ..read more
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Bill Manby and Apurva Desai featured on the Funding Medtech podcast
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by jpribble
4M ago
Bill Manby and Apurva Desai were proud to have been guests on the 2nd Episode of the Funding Medtech podcast powered by Project Medtech. The podcast is all about demystifying the raising and investing of capital for Medtech startups. During the conversation, they discuss the details (fund size, type, investment thesis, check size, etc.) of Interstate Fusion Ventures. Listen Now The post Bill Manby and Apurva Desai featured on the Funding Medtech podcast appeared first on Interstate Fusion Ventures ..read more
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The Ai Evolution of the CFO
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by jpribble
4M ago
Join Apurva Desai as he speaks about his career lessons in both large enterprises and growing global startups in Silicon Valley and the Midwest to his thoughts on the AI onslaught and its impact on the enterprise and the Finance function. His tagline for Finance leaders; let’s use AI to better help us answer the question Why?  The post The Ai Evolution of the CFO appeared first on Interstate Fusion Ventures ..read more
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Navigating the Venture Capital Landscape with Bill Manby
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by jpribble
4M ago
Listen to our Founding and Managing Partner Bill Manby on the Dreamers, Drivers and Doers podcast. During the discussion, the talk centered on our journey through the dynamic world of venture capital and what needs to happen in the next five to seven years for venture capital to grow and thrive in the Northeast Ohio region. The post Navigating the Venture Capital Landscape with Bill Manby appeared first on Interstate Fusion Ventures ..read more
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Bill Manby featured on the Lay of the Land Podcast
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by jpribble
8M ago
Our Managing Partner Bill Manby was recently featured on the Lay of the Land Podcast. This podcast tells the stories of entrepreneurship, startups, and builders in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio. During the podcast, We explored the motivations behind our efforts and the validations we sought to achieve. Additionally, we discussed the vision we had for the future, specifically focusing on our goal of “connecting the coasts to the NEO.” Read the transcript here. The post Bill Manby featured on the Lay of the Land Podcast appeared first on Interstate Fusion Ventures ..read more
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Interstate Fusion Ventures expands its ability to link bi-coastal communities with the addition of three new Advisors.
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by jpribble
8M ago
Interstate Fusion Ventures (IFV), the first VC firm with the unique vision to link bi-coastal venture communities to Northeast, Ohio (NEO) is proud to announce it has expanded its Advisory Committee team to include three new members, Tom Lenehan, Nathaniel Krasnoff, and Farooq Abbasi. Tom Lenehan is the Chief Investment Officer of The Wallace Foundation in New York City. He is an experienced investor with a history of managing institutional pools of capital at Wallace and previously at The Rockefeller University. In addition, he made direct investments into companies through his prior tenure a ..read more
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Interstate Fusion Venture’s latest investment in UGen is another validation of the founder’s vision
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by jpribble
8M ago
Interstate Fusion Ventures (IFV), the first VC firm with the unique vision to link bi-coastal venture communities to Northeast, Ohio (NEO) is actively investing and has a robust pipeline of deal flow.  UGen marks the 4th investment for Fund II since its initial close, at the end of 2022. UGen is a healthcare technology company, based in Virginia Beach, that has developed an end-to-end solution, with movement sensors, to enhance motor learning and improve motor retention, in real-time, for the physical therapy market.   While much of the venture capital world has scaled back ..read more
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