Since our launch in 2017, Refinery’s vision has always been to serve exceptional leaders. We invest in early-scale tech companies with demonstrated product-market fit.
You have to overcome gravity to get into space. We think of growth as removing constraints rather than pushing a string up a hill – and one of the biggest challenges for founders outside of big capital venture locations is receiving the funding they need in the early scale stage.
We work with startup companies in emerging venture markets, providing the mentorship and support they need to build a successful business.Contact us
When we evaluate companies, we are looking for teams who exhibit the energy, perseverance, and commitment it takes to see their vision come to life. We value leaders who are hungry to learn and are open to feedback. We like working with early-scale tech companies with a solution that is compelling enough to overcome what the market currently has. The people we invest in have a clear vision of how they’re going to change their market, have a deep understanding of their industry, and see what other people don’t see.
- Carmichael Roberts, Material Impact
Our team at Refinery Ventures consists of serial entrepreneurs, CEOs, founders, directors, industry leaders, and seasoned advisors who have been in your position. We understand your constraints and provide the guidance you need. You don’t have to have it all figured out – let’s talk about what you do now and build a plan that gives you the confidence to become a market leader.View our team
We are drawn to founders who bring unique insights to tough problems that have the potential to transform our world. The good news is, you don’t have to move to Silicon Valley. After all, pioneers like the first astronaut to walk on the moon were made in small places like Wapakoneta, Ohio.Read our CEO stories