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Accelerant Fund I (AFI) is a $9.1 million, 10-year seed-stage venture fund focused on the Dayton Region. Accelerant’s mission is to strengthen the regional economy by driving talent and capital into scalable technology companies in Western Ohio.

Accelerant helps entrepreneurs connect with the right people and programs to get their ideas off the ground. Our team has extensive experience starting and managing new companies and can help start-ups access outside capital and support for their emerging business. Accelerant’s work continues to drive additional venture investment in the Dayton Region and grow our vibrant start-up culture.

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Accelerant’s portfolio consists of high-growth technology companies that receive dedicated, hands-on assistance from Accelerant team of experts. Representing a broad range of business models and stages of development, Accelerant portfolio offers investment opportunities for organizations, foundations, corporations, venture funds, and strategic investors.

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Accelerant’s investors represent a broad range of private, institutional and individual investors in the Dayton Region dedicated to supporting our start-up ecosystem.



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Accelerant Fund’s management team brings decades of entrepreneurial and financial experience to the community. Their work with local start-ups begins at the earliest stages and continues through their time in the fund. Deeply involved the Dayton Region’s growing start-up ecosystem, they help drive additional investment in local companies.

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