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.