John Wyant | Blue Chip Venture Company
John Wyant is the founder and managing director of Blue Chip Venture Company, a Cincinnati venture capital firm started in 1990.
The firm invests in and helps to build privately owned companies with high-growth potential.
has $600 million under management and has invested in 170 companies during the past 20 years.
invests in the sports media and marketing, information technology, and healthcare services industries.
Wyant has an extensive background in the sports industry.
He holds an ownership position in the Cincinnati Reds.
In 1975, he created a joint venture with the National Football Foundation (with fellow XOS Board member George Weiss) to develop, build, and manage the College Football Hall of Fame.
In 1980, Wyant
promoted a number of live sporting events and launched the first pay TV network for the Cincinnati Reds
, Chicago White Sox, Blackhawks, Minnesota Twins, and North Stars.
Wyant is a 1968 graduate of Denison University and received his law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law of Northern Kentucky University in 1977.