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Non-Profit Foundation
BUSINESS PRODUCTS & SERVICES | Consulting & Outsourcing / Management & Strategy Consulting
jobsohio.com

Investments

39

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

10

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private, non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.

Headquarters Location

41 S. High Street Suite 1500

Columbus, Ohio, 43215,

United States

614-321-1877

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Latest JobsOhio News

Lightship Foundation and JobsOhio Continue Partnership Supporting Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Ohio

Feb 1, 2024

February 01, 2024 13:03 ET Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightship Foundation , an impact-driven organization serving remarkable entrepreneurs and ecosystems, is pleased to announce that its partnership with JobsOhio, the state's private economic development corporation, will continue in 2024. The organizations join forces to promote, sponsor, and execute the Lightship Bootcamp program, a series of three-day training sessions designed to advance early-stage, minority-led businesses in Ohio. “Having JobsOhio support our work in Ohio has been integral to our ability to serve remarkable entrepreneurs across the state,” said Candice Matthews Brackeen, Lightship Foundation founder and CEO. “As an Ohio native with a business headquartered in Cincinnati, no matter how many regions Lightship expands to service, Ohio will always be at the forefront of our focus, and JobsOhio has been an outstanding partner in this commitment. We are proud to continue working with them to make Ohio a desirable destination for diverse founders to grow their businesses.” Lightship’s Bootcamp program is a comprehensive early-stage business advancement program. They offer structured educational content and numerous networking opportunities with key strategic partners, advisors, mentors, and corporate customers. In 2023, the organizations successfully expanded the Bootcamp program, providing mentorship, specialized curriculum, and network access to entrepreneurs of color seeking to grow their businesses within the state, supporting 50 small businesses and 60 founders throughout Ohio. “The Lightship Bootcamp program is empowering minority-owned businesses throughout Ohio by providing valuable coaching and education for small business owners and startup enterprises,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “JobsOhio’s continued partnership with the Lightship Foundation bolsters the momentum of this crucial program, creating opportunities and strengthening relationships with and for Ohio’s minority-led small business community.” The 2024 Lightship Bootcamps are scheduled for the following cities and dates: Dayton Bootcamp: February 26 - 28 Columbus Bootcamp:  April 15 - 17 Cleveland Bootcamp: June 3 - 5 Cincinnati Bootcamp: September 10 - 12 In celebration of the strides made with the Bootcamp program, Lightship Foundation is excited to announce a Bootcamp Showcase on April 18, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio. Lightship Bootcamp 2023 participants will present their work to the community and partners allowing these audiences to better understand how startups thrive through participating in Lightship’s Ohio-centered initiatives and discover why entrepreneurs from across the nation are choosing to nurture their ventures within Ohio's flourishing ecosystem. To learn more about Lightship Bootcamp opportunities in Ohio, visit Lightship.Foundation/Ohio . Lightship Foundation established its headquarters in the Cincinnati Innovation District in 2021 and works to make Ohio more inclusive for minority- and women-owned businesses while helping to drive the state's growing startup ecosystem. About Lightship Foundation Lightship Foundation is an impact-driven organization serving remarkable entrepreneurs & ecosystems across the nation. We leverage corporate partnerships, specialized programming, meaningful mentorship, and capital investments to drive growth within the minority innovation economy. Lightship provides remarkable founders the resources and direction their businesses need to scale. About JobsOhio JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership, and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow Jobs Ohio on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

JobsOhio Investments

39 Investments

JobsOhio has made 39 investments. Their latest investment was in Avation Medical as part of their Series C on February 01, 2024.

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JobsOhio Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/1/2024

Series C

Avation Medical

$22M

Yes

3

2/1/2024

Series A

AlensiaXR

Yes

5

1/5/2024

Series A

Clarametyx Biosciences

$33M

Yes

2

12/5/2023

Grant

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$99M

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10

8/1/2023

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

2/1/2024

2/1/2024

1/5/2024

12/5/2023

8/1/2023

Round

Series C

Series A

Series A

Grant

Series B

Company

Avation Medical

AlensiaXR

Clarametyx Biosciences

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Amount

$22M

$33M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

5

2

10

10

JobsOhio Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

JobsOhio has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Eccrine Systems on May 04, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/4/2022

Asset Sale

$99M

2

6/1/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

5/4/2022

6/1/2018

Exit

Asset Sale

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

JobsOhio Fund History

1 Fund History

JobsOhio has 1 fund, including JobsOhio Growth Capital Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

JobsOhio Growth Capital Fund

1

Closing Date

Fund

JobsOhio Growth Capital Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

JobsOhio Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

JobsOhio has 10 strategic partners and customers. JobsOhio recently partnered with Lightship Foundation on February 2, 2024.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

2/1/2024

Partner

United States

Lightship Foundation and JobsOhio Continue Partnership Supporting Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Ohio

`` JobsOhio 's continued partnership with the Lightship Foundation bolsters the momentum of this crucial program , creating opportunities and strengthening relationships with and for Ohio 's minority-led small business community . ''

1

5/3/2023

Partner

United States

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program to Partner with JobsOhio to Help Create Jobs and Economic Opportunity

`` This new partnership between JobsOhio and Goldman Sachs provides the opportunities and resources essential in ensuring continued growth for small businesses across the state , '' said Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted .

1

1/25/2022

Partner

United Kingdom

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With the announcement of ELITE closing their ELITE Americas program as part of its strategic geographical refocus after the entrance into the Euronext Group , their partnership with JobsOhio will also end .

2

11/8/2021

Partner

United States

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10

8/3/2021

Partner

United States

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Date

2/1/2024

5/3/2023

1/25/2022

11/8/2021

8/3/2021

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United Kingdom

United States

United States

News Snippet

Lightship Foundation and JobsOhio Continue Partnership Supporting Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Ohio

`` JobsOhio 's continued partnership with the Lightship Foundation bolsters the momentum of this crucial program , creating opportunities and strengthening relationships with and for Ohio 's minority-led small business community . ''

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program to Partner with JobsOhio to Help Create Jobs and Economic Opportunity

`` This new partnership between JobsOhio and Goldman Sachs provides the opportunities and resources essential in ensuring continued growth for small businesses across the state , '' said Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted .

Stay Current on News About Economic Development in Ohio

With the announcement of ELITE closing their ELITE Americas program as part of its strategic geographical refocus after the entrance into the Euronext Group , their partnership with JobsOhio will also end .

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Sources

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2

10

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JobsOhio Team

5 Team Members

JobsOhio has 5 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, JP Nauseef.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

JP Nauseef

Deloitte, and U.S. Air Force

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

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JP Nauseef

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Work History

Deloitte, and U.S. Air Force

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Chief Executive Officer, President

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