STARTUP ENERGY

BACKED BY A CENTURY OF EXPERIENCE

About Us.

Startup energy backed by a century of experience.

We are Thinkers That Do.

Curious to our core with a strong desire to solve problems.
We’re more than just a check. Simply stated, we are always looking for investments where we can provide real, tangible value.

Experienced Co-Investors.

Cultivating a network of like-minded investors.
We continue to grow our ecosystem of investment group partnerships in support of great teams and founders, and it sharpens our lens for finding new opportunities.

Located in Columbus.
Investing Across the USA.

Success stories abound in Central Ohio, but we are not limited to the Buckeye State.
Our Midwest base offers great success stories, but we’re comfortable leaving home to broaden our search for the next great idea.

Three Full-Time Investors.

INVESTING IS WHAT WE DO 24/7

Joe Juratovac

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Joe brings a rich and varied experience in technology and product development to focus on evaluating and supporting entrepreneurs for WillowWorks. With a background in industrial design, usability research and project management in consulting, corporate and startup environments, Joe brings the user- and market-centric point of view to evaluate and serve new and established opportunities.

John Choi

GENERAL MANAGER
At WillowWorks we seek the next big idea coupled to gritty founders. My background in innovation and design provides perspective to analyze opportunities and guide founding teams rooted in my experience and passion for understanding the relationship between user needs, design and technology.

Melinda Gloriosa

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Melinda uses her unique blend of creative and analytical thinking to help WillowWorks and entrepreneurs uncover opportunities. Utilizing business and technical insight, she supports entrepreneurs as they navigate challenges, celebrate wins, and maximize their potential.