Our Fund of Funds investment strategy is a strategic advantage for Cincinnati startups.

We invest in best-in-class venture capital funds, with a strategic inclination towards firms that demonstrate an interest in the Midwest and see value in the Cincinnati region.

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Our portfolio of funds

Our Fund of Funds strategy focuses on venture capital managers with a goal of driving returns, exposing top-tier venture investors to the exciting startups scaling in Cincinnati, and connecting our corporate investors with bleeding-edge thinkers and innovators. Our approach has led to investments in experienced Venture Capital fund managers with access to the national investment community, as well as direct access from Cintrifuse Capital to hundreds of venture firms that can provide capital to promising local Cincinnati startups.

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Twelve years of Multimanager Investment Experience

Cintrifuse Capital takes pride in a distinguished twelve-year journey marked by unparalleled expertise and a commitment to fostering innovation. Over the years, we have meticulously crafted a legacy of success, underpinned by a strategic approach to investing in leading venture capital firms. Our dedication to delivering above-market returns has propelled us to become a trusted partner in the dynamic landscape of startup funding for the region.

Our success story unfolds through strategic partnerships with renowned venture capital firms. Each investment reflects our commitment to diversification, with a keen eye on the unique strengths and focus areas of each VC firm.

Impact on the Cincinnati Startup Ecosystem:

Cintrifuse Capital's strategic investments transcend mere financial returns; they have played a pivotal role in shaping the Cincinnati startup ecosystem. By aligning our portfolio with funds that share our vision we actively contribute to the city's economic development. The ripple effect of our investments extends to job creation, industry growth, and the emergence of Cincinnati as a vibrant hub for entrepreneurial activity.

Navigating Market Dynamics with Expertise:

In an ever-evolving market, our twelve years of experience have equipped us with a deep understanding of market dynamics and an agile investment strategy. We navigate the complexities of the venture capital landscape with a focus on sustained growth and value creation. Our partnerships with industry-leading VC firms serve as a testament to our ability to identify and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Looking Ahead with Confidence:

As we reflect on our twelve years of success, Cintrifuse Capital remains poised for the future. Our commitment to excellence, strategic foresight, and dedication to the Cincinnati startup ecosystem position us as a dynamic force in the world of fund of funds investment. With a proven legacy and a vision for continued success, we invite you to join us on the journey ahead as we shape the future of venture capital and innovation.

Investment Criteria


Financial Performance

At Cintrifuse Capital, we prioritize partnerships with venture capital funds that exhibit a proven track record of top quartile financial performance. We evaluate historical returns, risk management practices, and overall financial acumen of our partner funds. By aligning our investments with those that consistently outperform industry benchmarks, we aim to deliver exceptional returns to our limited partners. Cintrifuse Capital’s commitment to financial performance ensures that our portfolio funds have the financial strength to support groundbreaking startups and drive sustained growth in the ever-evolving landscape of innovation.


Strategic Alignment

Cintrifuse Capital is dedicated to strategically investing in funds that align with the key assets of Cincinnati, with a preference for consumer goods, fintech, life sciences, and supply chain innovation. Our fund of funds strategy extends beyond financial returns to actively contribute to the economic development of our city. We seek partnerships with venture capital funds that share our vision for leveraging Cincinnati’s strengths, fostering innovation, and driving growth in these pivotal sectors.


Affinity for the Midwest

Rooted in Cincinnati, Cintrifuse Capital actively seeks venture capital funds that share our enthusiasm for and commitment to investing in the Midwest, specifically Cincinnati. We recognize the untapped potential of the region and strive to collaborate with funds that appreciate the unique opportunities presented by the Cincinnati ecosystem. Our focus on fostering strong partnerships with funds expressing a keen interest in Cincinnati investments is integral to our mission. By channeling capital into the region through our portfolio funds, we contribute to the growth of Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial landscape, supporting startups and driving innovation that positively impacts the entire region.

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