Located in Columbus, Ohio, NCT is a Midwest focused venture capital firm that backs seed and early stage technology companies disrupting major industries. We typically invest $250k to $1 million in early rounds, and join growth rounds as portfolio companies scale. With over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, we partner with innovators and bring hands-on operational support to help visionary entrepreneurs succeed.
The Ideas-to-Business Model was created in conjunction with The Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University. Available to entrepreneurs through Venture Highway, the model was created to provide an infrastructure for bringing an idea to market through a series of well defined development phases.
Many of the world’s largest corporations are located in the Midwest. Nearly 20% of Fortune 1000 Corporations are headquartered in the region.
Over 1,800 colleges and universities are located in the Midwest as well as some of the world’s most respected research and development institutions.
The Midwest’s annual GDP is over $3.6T. If ranked against the GDP of countries, the Midwest would have the 4th largest economy in the world, behind the U.S., China, and Japan.
For two decades, NCT’s team has given time and resources to initiatives that encourage and promote technology entrepreneurship and venture capital in Ohio, the Midwest and beyond. In addition to founding and funding the Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University, NCT’s team has participated and supported the efforts of several entrepreneurial organizations including VentureOhio, Columbus 2020, the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, and more.