Angel Spotlight: Don McKee

Over the past eight years, Don McKee has become a leading member of the Queen City Angels. He has been instrumental in arranging and then raising the initial and follow-on financings for six companies and currently serves as a lead board member for four companies. In 2013, after nomination by one of his portfolio companies, [Read more…]

Queen City Angels Closes Largest Fund in Group’s History

$10 Million First Fund V includes $5 million in match funds from Ohio Third Frontier Queen City Angels has closed the largest fund in the group’s history. The $10 million First Fund V (FFV) is the fifth in a family of funds and includes $5 million in private funds from QCA members and two Cincinnati-based [Read more…]

One-on-One with an Angel: Richard Westheimer

1  What is your professional background, and how did it prepare you for your role in QCA? I began my professional life as a 20-year Cincinnati Public School elementary school teacher and then leadership consultant for the schools.  In the mid 90s, I took over our family office, managing and then initiating our alternative and [Read more…]

Angel View: Four Reasons Why Start-ups Should Consider Cincinnati

One does not have to look very far or search very hard to find news about why Cincinnati is a great place to start a business. Reporters and writers from national publications are touting the great resources in the city while start-up founders attracted to local accelerators and incubators in the city craft blogs with [Read more…]

Earning Your Wings: Ecolibrium Solar

Ecolibrium Solar® is an emerging market leader in next-generation racking solutions for commercial and residential rooftops. Based in the U.S., the firm designs and manufactures simple, cost-effective, and installer-friendly products that maximize solar installation efficiency and minimize costs. Ecolibrium Solar provides innovative, lower-cost and labor-saving racking technology supported by thousands of residential and commercial customers, industry [Read more…]