The $300M fund investing in Midwest startups

The $300M fund investing in Midwest startups

Chris Olsen is the Cofounder and Partner at Drive Capital. Chris started Drive Capital in 2012 after serving as a partner at Sequoia Capital for six years, where he focused s investments in growth stage opportunities. Chris and his cofounding partner were early on the trend of investing into the next wave of startups coming out of the midwest and his thesis turned out to be true in a big way having recently closed on a second fund totaling $300 Million.

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why did Chris decide to launch his fund in Columbus, Ohio?
  • How does Chris think the new Opportunity Zone legislation will affect venture capital in the midwest?
  • Where in the midwest does Chris think the hottest startup scenes are?

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