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.

Theseus Capital is a Principal Investor and Family Office Investment Vehicle focused on the Life Sciences and Technology Sectors. Theseus Capital’s Principal has over 20 years of experience investing in the capital markets. The Principal has built up considerable experience in finding early-stage Venture Capital opportunities. By working closely with leading scientists and entrepreneurs, Theseus Capital is assured of strong research underlying the ideas that drive its investments forward.

Theseus Capital provides a wide range of value to the companies it invests in. Theseus Capital is actively involved in the whole life cycle of investment, from early-stage seed capital right up to the investment companies’ eventual exit.

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.



How to Write an Inspiring Self-Help Book

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Ron Bauer on the Importance of Reading Throughout All Stages of Life

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Ron Bauer on How Businesses and Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital After COVID-19 Dissipates

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Ron Bauer On Grooming Leaders Of Tomorrow – Mentoring Entrepreneurs

By Jamie Cartwright. Posted on June 3rd 2020.Read full article


Entrepreneur, Investor and Venture Capitalist Ron Bauer Explains How to Create a Winning Pitch Deck Presentation

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Positive Impact of Biotechnology on Environmental Control & Waste Management According to Ron Bauer

By Jamie Cartwright. Posted on May 6th 2020.Read full article


Ron Bauer Discusses Why Safely Developing a Vaccine is a Lengthy Process

By Bhok Thompson. Posted on May 4th 2020.Read full article


Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur and Investor Ron Bauer Looks at 6 Ways to Raise Startup Capital in a Time of Crisis

By StartUp Mindset. Posted on May 1st 2020.Read full article


Ron Bauer Entrepreneurship And Creativity During Social Distancing

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Ron Bauer Explores Entrepreneurship, Startups, and BioTech

By Jamie Cartwright. Posted on April 7th 2020.Read full article


Ron Bauer Explains How the Biotech Industry Plays a Crucial Role in Containing COVID-19

By Jamie Cartwright. Posted on April 6th 2020.Read full article


A Conversation with Ron Bauer on How to Make the Most Out of Your Quarantine

By Joey Claudio, Entreprenuer and a writer. Posted on April 6th 2020.Read full article


Ron Bauer Launches Enhanced Scholarship Program

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Ron Bauer Launches Enhanced Scholarship Program

By Ron Bauer , Theseus Capital. Posted on April 1st 2020.Read full article


Coronavirus: The best place to invest now is in early stage biotech, says Ron Bauer

Posted on March 27th 2020.Read full article


Ron Bauer on the Coronavirus and the Negative Impact it has on Stock Markets

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Ron Bauer Looks at 5 Rewarding, Dynamic and Growth-Oriented Career Options for Life Science Professionals

By Editor. Posted on March 16th 2020.Read full article


Theseus Capital Founder Ron Bauer Highlights Some of the Benefits and Risks of Biotech

By Bob Buskirk. Posted on March 10th 2020.Read full article


Theseus Capital Founder Ron Bauer Looks at 3 Exciting Life Sciences Trends to Watch in 2020 and Beyond

By Bob Buskirk. Posted on March 5th 2020.Read full article


3 of the biggest biotech breakthroughs of the 2010s explored by Ron Bauer

By Chris Smith. Posted on March 4th 2020.Read full article


The Ron Bauer Scholarship Program will offer three scholarships, valued at $1,500, $1,000, and $500 USD

By Ron Bauer. Posted on March 2nd 2020.Read full article


Ron Bauer Announces New Scholarship Program

By Ron Bauer. Posted on March 2nd 2020.Read full article


Ron Bauer Announces New Scholarship Program

By Ron Bauer. Posted on March 2nd 2020.Read full article


Ron Bauer Explains How Private Equity Creates Profits for its Investors

Posted on March 2nd 2020.Read full article


5 Risks to Eliminate When Starting a New Business as Outlined by Ron Bauer

Posted on February 26th 2020.Read full article


Start up a business that you are passionate about and are creating not to make money.

By IdeaMensch. Posted on January 2nd 2018.Read full article


Ron Bauer Discusses The Future of Blockchain

By Charles Custer. Posted on June 11, 2018.Read full article


Ron Bauer - Partner, Black Sheep Ventures

Posted 2018.Read full article


Ron Bauer: Dell and Immersive Technology's Untapped Potential

By Mariella Kim, Patch Contributor. Posted on December 27th 2017.Read full article



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