JC Ruffalo

Venture Partner, Cove Fund

J.C. (Jeffrey Charles) Ruffalo is a Venture Partner at Cove Fund, which is a seed-stage venture capital fund that provides startup funding for promising new Southern California ventures. . Prior to joining Cove Fund, J.C. was the Director of LaunchPad and Investor Relations at Octane OC, a top 5 of over 900 SBA funded incubators in the US. During his Octane tenure, J.C. advised and assisted over 300 companies in a wide range of innovative technology industries successfully attain strategic goals.

These companies raised over $2 billion in capital and realized over $2.6 billion in M&A. Of the more than 10,000 high paying technology jobs created, 85% were in Southern California. These companies include Hyperice, Bonti, EV Connect, AtaCor Medical and Enevate.

J.C. believes that nurturing and maintaining strong relationships between entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors is key in successful venture partnerships. J.C. received a BS in in Entrepreneurship and Finance, and a minor in Economics from Chapman University Argyros School of Business.