Calvin Cooper

Calvin Cooper is a venture capital investment professional, researcher and supplier diversity expert. As an associate on the NCT Ventures investment team, he focuses on new investment deal flow, fundraising, market research and intelligence, due diligence, portfolio management, public relations and communications. Prior to joining the NCT family, Calvin served in an executive role at OMSDC where he conducted the merger due diligence and integration of two regional organizations. He has experience in supplier diversity and business development, connecting diverse owned companies to Fortune 500 corporations. He also founded and launched the MBE Academy in partnership with the City of Columbus. Additionally, he has public relations and marketing experience that includes creating and publishing the Connections Magazine, government affairs, strategic marketing, and branding initiatives. Calvin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Capital University in Financial Economics and has presented economic research at national conferences.

About NCT Ventures
NCT Ventures is a Columbus-based venture capital investment firm dedicated to providing a platform for entrepreneurs to succeed in turning their ideas into profitable business models through hands-on operational support. Over the last 20 years, NCT has helped build many successful companies across a variety of industries by investing in the Midwest and focusing disruptive platform technologies that create market efficiencies. Industry areas include marketing technologies, big data, communications infrastructure, education technology, energy efficiency, logistics, marketplace and retail technologies. For more information visit