Elevation Fund Manager, Fund Investment Committee & Director of LaunchPad
JC Ruffalo is the Director of LaunchPad and will be the Fund Manager of the Octane Elevation Fund. JC joined the Octane team in 2014 has been a key member of the Octane management team, helping Octane to create one of the nation’s most dynamic ecosystems to drive technology industry growth in Southern California. JC helps both Tech and MedTech companies through the Launchpad accelerator program by connecting people and their ideas with resources, capital and expertise. JC has reviewed several thousand companies through the LaunchPad program and the several hundred LaunchPad companies that JC and the LaunchPad team have selected have gone on to raise over $2.6 billion dollars in capital infusion, $1.8 billion in M&A and produced over thirteen thousand new high paying technology jobs.
JC Ruffalo has been recognized as an active, young entrepreneur filled with high energy, passion, and new ideas. JC kicked off his entrepreneurial career at the age of nine founding an action sports clothing company. Following the clothing line, he later cofounded an email marketing company as well as a global truck supply company. JC graduated from Chapman University Argyros School of Business in 2011 with a business administration degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance and a Minor in Economics.