Many people aim to be successful entrepreneurs but do not have the expertise needed to start a business and scale it. For them, having a mentor who can guide them through the ins and outs of the industry is essential. This is why Ron Bauer works relentlessly to help up-and-coming founders and entrepreneurs.
Ron Bauer is a venture capitalist, business mentor and author, who has built a strong reputation and network through his over 20 years of experience in the venture and startup space.
Ron expresses his life’s work through Theseus Capital, a venture capital firm that has worked with a wide array of entrepreneurs in diverse fields such as Life Sciences, Technology, EdTech, and Natural Resources. In recent years, he has moved much of his focus towards providing business mentoring and guidance to rising startup founders whose ideas have the potential to change and impact many lives. Ron uses a roadmap that has proven to be extremely successful in creating, maintaining, and even scaling startups and making them sustainable in the shortest time frame possible. Accordingly, Theseus Capital has helped create and scale dozens of businesses.
“There are few people out there offering mentorship and guidance for this type of service,” shares Ron Bauer. “All the other models are focused on specific areas of specialty and not as broad on the entire process.” Through Ron’s vast network of contacts, many startup founders under his guidance have gained access to resources, connections, and opportunities that would become pivotal to their growth strategy. Ron also helps founders along their “go public” journey and helps provide them with the knowledge, confidence and experience needed to make tough decisions.
Ron has completed the same journey as his clients many times in the past. Some exits include Turkana Energy, a startup oil and gas company that merged with Africa Oil in July 2009. Africa Oil went on to raise over $1 billion in equity to help develop Turkana’s oil concession. At its peak market value, Africa Oil reached a market cap of over $3 billion and helped many people in Africa by providing jobs, business growth opportunities, and a major boost to the local economy. First oil was delivered to port in 2019, making Kenya an oil producing nation.
What sets Ron and Theseus Capital apart is their commitment to sharing all their best-kept secrets with their network of founders. Ron offers the best business strategies he has learned over the past 20 years to budding entrepreneurs through Theseus Capital and gives everyone in their programs a chance to execute them well by providing constant guidance, advisory, and mentorship. Today, Ron is a principal shareholder in many successful companies, including 180 Life Sciences (NASDAQ: ATNF), Pasithea Therapeutics (NASDAQ: KTTA), Stran & Co (NASDAQ: STRN), Genflow Biosciences (LSE: GENF), Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HEMO), and Cognetivity Neurosciences (CSE: CGN). His experience in biotech, technology and natural resources has been foundational to many innovations that have pushed the boundaries of science.
Ron hopes he can further help other founders develop ideas that would push their boundaries and make the world a better place. While doing so, he also creates the necessary roadmap and framework to ensure these businesses will continue operating for a very long time.