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John Schroepfer

John has over 25 years of experience providing financial and board leadership to early stage venture backed companies. He has a passion for helping founders and CEO’s raise capital and accelerate growth of their businesses.

John has extensive experience raising capital for venture backed startups where he has helped companies raise over $300M in capital at various stages.  At Rev1 Ventures, John’s experience includes investing in over 50 early stage companies, providing CFO support and helping them scale their businesses. In addition to transactions to raise capital, he has transaction experience including domestic and international acquisitions, marketing, sales and distribution agreements and technology transfer agreements.  

His experience ranges from helping companies raise early venture rounds of capital and going public through a traditional IPO to multiple international transactions including the acquisition of a European based drug delivery company and subsequently licensing the technology to a subsidiary. 

John has deep experience working with biotechnology and medical device companies. He has served as the senior financial officer for companies developing products for oncology and dermatology markets and has invested in multiple companies developing products to treat cardiovascular disease and gene therapy products for various pediatric disorders.

John also has extensive experience working with SaaS companies selling point and enterprise wide solutions. At Rev1 Ventures, he led the investment in T-Pro Solutions, an SaaS based analytics solution with AI capabilities for the CPG industry and, as a board member, provided leadership during the investment and subsequent sale of the company. John worked with the CEO to identify buyers and supported the analysis and evaluation of these exit opportunities. As a board member of a company developing a staffing solution, he provided strategic guidance for the company when evaluating an investment from a large strategic investor.  

As a fractional CFO, John works with CEO’s to bring financial clarity and solutions with actionable steps. He is known for his ability to create relevant financial models, develop and interpret KPI, analyze the strategic and financial implications of key transactions and provide important insights for scaling a business.  

John earned his Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Ohio.