HURON RIVER VENTURES IS AN EARLY-STAGE VENTURE FUND
WE INVEST IN BOLD ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO CHALLENGES FACING THE INDUSTRIES THAT DRIVE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
WE FOCUS ON THE MIDWEST BECAUSE THIS REGION IS CHRONICALLY UNDERSERVED BY VENTURE CAPITAL RELATIVE TO THE OPPORTUNITY IT PREsents
Industries critically linked to the Midwest economy — agriculture, energy, manufacturing and mobility — are in the midst of unprecedented change. Disruptive technologies including cloud and mobile computing, IoT, AI, automation and AR/VR have the potential to reorder these industries. HRV supports the entrepreneurs with the vision to harness these technologies and become the industry leaders of the future.
1. The reason which something is done or created, or for which something exists.
Huron River Ventures exists to generate exceptional returns for our investors by supporting entrepreneurs on their journey to create value and improve people's lives.
HRV is led by Ryan Waddington
Ryan has been an active technology investor in energy, agriculture, mobility, manufacturing and other resource industries for 18 years, operating from pre-seed through private equity. Ryan has led and managed over 40 investments in that time, operating in corporate, family office, non-profit and institutional investment environments, totaling over $200 million of invested and committed capital.
1. A plan, method or series of maneuvers for obtaining a specific goal or result.
Huron River Ventures is a thesis-driven investor. We develop a view on where the markets in our sector focus will be in 5–10 years and then evaluate each investment opportunity in the context of those theses. Once invested, we focus our efforts on supporting our companies in every way possible.
HRV I has invested in 20 companies with 6 exits to date.