Bill Baumel

Board Member

Bill Baumel is a seasoned venture capitalist who spent more than 20 years working in Silicon Valley before starting the Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF) as Managing Director. His investment areas include big data, cybersecurity, biopharma, and medtech, and his past exits have resulted in five IPOs and 10+ major acquisitions by Dell, SAP, Medtronic, Intuit, Stryker, and others, for which he was recognized as one of the Venture 100 Top VCs based on exits. At OIF, Bill works with Ohio-based entrepreneurs to rapidly scale their companies and drive the growth of Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Co-investors/partners of OIF investments include Sanofi, Genentech, Cardinal Health, Microsoft and Facebook. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University, and an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan.