Investment Capital

In an effort to create wealth for our founders, local community, and investors, the EC is committed to matching our clients with the investments they need to grow their companies.

Rotunda Fund

The Rotunda Fund is an investment fund founded by us right here in Dayton, Ohio, managed by an Investment Committee as well as an EC fund manager. The Fund is available for Dayton area entrepreneurs who have sales but need to scale their companies. Businesses in need of working capital can also apply for a Rotunda Fund investment.

This fund does not require entrepreneurs to give up a percentage of their companies. Instead, the investment is paid back monthly as a negotiated percentage of sales over a period of time.

If you’re a small business owner needing capital to grow your business, see below and reach out today!

Interested in the Rotunda Fund?

Apply to The Rotunda Fund or contact Kim Frazier, Director of Growth Initiatives. Interested investors meeting the requirements for accredited investors can also contact Kim for more details.

EC Angels

The EC manages the EC Angels, a group of more than 40 local investors who are committed to supporting local startups and small businesses while leveraging investment opportunities for their own wealth generation. EC Angels meet monthly to see pitches from companies that are looking for investment. Investment terms can vary, depending on the stage of the company, traction in the market, and expectations of investors.

Those interested in joining EC Angels must meet the SEC’s criteria for accredited investors (View Criteria). For membership details, reach out to Kim Frazier.

EC clients who want to pitch to EC Angels, reach out to your business advisor or entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) to start preparing your pitch.



EC’s venture capital access networks, education, connections, and related activities for investors and EC’s startup clients are funded in part from the U.S. Department of Commerce via the Economic Development Administration’s Build to Scale Capital Challenge program.  For inquiries, please contact us.