Ron Bauer is a venture capitalist with extensive investment experience. His expertise lies in the areas of biotech, gaming, and energy.

A long history of investing has been compounded by Ron’s energetic and involved approach to building emerging growth opportunities. He has a proven track record of building start-up ventures and involving himself completely in the process from early-stage seed funding right up to the exit. Many of these companies have completed public exits or mergers into larger public companies.

Ron Bauer’s greatest strength lies in his ability to adapt and respond to changes in the ever-shifting global market. Over the twenty years in which he has been investing, his focus has changed many times as he has sought to strengthen his portfolio. After starting his investing career at an early age, having taken part in stock trading tournaments in his native Canada as a teenager, Ron invested heavily in energy companies. This culminated in his founding of Turkana Energy, which merged with Africa Oil (TSX:AOI) in July 2009. The company went on to have a peak value of over $3 B CAD. The company is one of Canada’s most successful exploration companies and discovered one of Africa’s largest oil sources this century.

More recently, Ron has diversified his outlook by investing in gaming and biotech. His wealth of close personal business connections includes many leaders in both fields, such as Nolan Bushnell – the godfather of the videogames industry – and Prof Sir Marc Feldmann, who was instrumental in the development of the best-selling drug class in the world. This has allowed Ron to invest in the latest technological developments and stay ahead of the market. In the gaming industry, this has led to investment in immersive gaming and artificial intelligence, and in biotech some truly innovative research into treatments for some of the world’s most problematic diseases such as arthritis.

Ron has an MBA from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School in the United Kingdom.

Los Angeles and London-based Venture Capital firm Black Sheep Ventures Ltd, focuses on Gaming, Blockchain and Immersive Technology companies.

One of America’s most innovative entrepreneurs, Nolan Bushnell, is Chairman and Co-Founder of Black Sheep Ventures Ltd. He is also founder of global icons Atari and Chuck E Cheese.

Bonsai Capital Ltd is a London-based Private Equity firm and Principal Investor, focusing on the Life Sciences, MedTech, FinTech and Artificial Intelligence Sectors.

The company’s founders have over 20 years’ Private Equity experience, listing companies on stock exchanges in Europe and North America.

Bonsai Capital Ltd helps scientific founders and entrepreneurs unlock their visionary ideas and intellectual property, taking ideas and concepts and turning them into thriving and successful businesses.

The business works with leading scientists, IP and Tech Transfer departments of world-class academic institutions around the world.

Day to day management, science and technology is left with the founders Bonsai Capital Ltd partners with. The company’s Principals are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the businesses it invests in, mainly on the capital markets and corporate finance side.



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