As the Ohio tech and startup scene continues to grow, so do the job opportunities! We've pulled together an exciting list of startups and tech companies in Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati that are currently hiring and doing great things.
6 Companies Hiring in Cleveland
Abeona Therapeutics is a fully-integrated gene and cell therapy company at the forefront of the rapidly-advancing field of genetic medicine. Their expertise across R&D, manufacture, and discovery of novel gene and cell therapies has them uniquely positioned to bring new medicines to patients in need.
Charles River Laboratories
Charles River is focused on expediting research programs, drug discovery/lead candidate selection, and preclinical drug development. The company partners with its clients to accelerate the development of new therapies, chemicals, and medical devices. Charles River’s Spencerville, Ohio facility has grown significantly in size and capabilities through several expansions.
NAMSA has assisted thousands of MedTech Sponsors to make a positive impact to healthcare since 1967. The company delivers market leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) services to clients in all major markets of the world. NAMSA provides unparalleled medical device testing capabilities, strategic guidance and tactical support to fast-track market introduction. They are committed to helping clients overcome development hurdles, mitigate concerns and streamline commercialization efforts.
Axuall is one of the largest clinician data networks in America. Their platform connects health systems, staffing firms, and digital health groups to a vast array of data, providing insights for network planning, analytics, and reporting, while dramatically reducing onboarding and enrollment time via provider-enabled digital credentials.
Xellia Pharmaceuticals USA
Xellia Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing important anti-infective treatments against serious and often life-threatening infections. The company’s Cleveland, Ohio manufacturing facility became commercially operational in 2021 and began releasing anti-infectives to be distributed for use by US hospitals.
Fund That Flip
Fund That Flip (now known as Upright) is a team of entrepreneurial, tech-loving, creative, and solution-focused innovators. They launched in 2014 out of frustration with the status quo of slow, unreliable capital and gate-keeping into real estate investment deals. Today, they're one of the fastest-growing real estate fintech companies in the U.S., and still challenging tradition with fast funding, unparalleled transparency, and kindness to help real estate entrepreneurs make an impact in their neighborhoods and communities.
28 Companies Hiring in Columbus
T-CETRA is a leading financial technology enabler that converts cash payments into secure, auditable, cashless transactions at over 10,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that primarily serve cash-preferred customers. Their payment solutions bridge the digital divide for these underserved communities and are used by Fortune 500 companies within the wireless, online marketplace, subscription-based premium service, transportation, healthcare, charitable, and government sectors, connecting them to the 84.8 million underbanked individuals in the U.S.
battleface, Inc. is a full-stack global travel insurance company enabling customers and partners to easily select custom-built products and services that perfectly fit their needs. Access to embedded products, relevant benefits and responsive customer service from any device—welcome to a better insurance experience. battleface travel insurance policies are continuously being updated to respond to the needs of today’s customers. For example, this year the company launched its new coverage for space travel insurance.
Physna is the industry leader in geometric deep-learning technology. The company's software bridges the gap between the physical world and digital code by codifying the 3D world through a deeper understanding of the physical properties of real-world objects and the relationships between them. Physna is building the 3D future of software, and has already improved engineering, industrial design and procurement by putting new, powerful search capabilities in the hands of innovators and creators - one 3D model at a time.
FMX is a computerized maintenance management system that allows facilities leaders to streamline their maintenance processes, increase asset productivity, and track, manage, and improve the metrics that matter most to them. The solution has helped over 1,000 organizations optimize their operations and reach their facilities and maintenance goals.
Branch is a Columbus insurtech startup that uses data and technology to make insurance easier to buy and less expensive. Branch makes it easy to get a quote and coverage for home, auto, umbrella, renter’s, motorcycle, boat, and ATV coverages. Branch says it can even bundle home and auto insurance in as little as 37 seconds. The company is part of the growing insurtech hub in Columbus and recently raised $50 million in a Series B funding round.
ScriptDrop's team of healthcare experts has revolutionized prescription delivery by seamlessly connecting pharmacies and patients to a network of trained, professional couriers & delivery drivers through their proprietary technology. With delivery options across all 50 states, ScriptDrop is the first prescription delivery that provides two avenues for patients to get their prescriptions, including a pharmacy-initiated and patient-initiated solution, which covers all bases when working to reduce abandonment and improve outcomes.
Aware is the only enterprise-grade collaboration governance platform making sense of human behavioral data for enterprise organizations deploying today's leading collaboration and messaging platforms, including Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Yammer, Workplace from Facebook, and more. This top Columbus startup just raised $60 million to help scale its “AI-driven, human-centric” SaaS solutions.
Founded in 2019 and based in San Francisco, River Financial is a financial technology company building tools and services for long-term Bitcoin investors. River's flagship product, a Bitcoin brokerage, provides sophisticated retail investors with a high-end platform to buy and sell Bitcoin.
Helm helps prevent burnout and creates resilient workforces with a digital coach on Slack. Helm helps employees understand their energy while giving leaders real-time insight on how to motivate their teams. As remote work only continues, Helm is tackling one of today's biggest work challenges.
Tandem is a free service that helps families connect with pre-vetted babysitters. Tandem is the only free marketplace for care services that is revolutionizing the way that providers get paid. Tandem connects families with reliably-vetted providers, and provides quality jobs to users; Tandem wants to create long-lasting relationships on the basis of trust. The company has grown in both product and headcount since we last chatted with them, and they’re working on building an amazing product.
With millions of rappers creating over 250,000 tracks per month, Rapchat makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to create music on their phone. Users select from thousands of beats, record vocals, and apply editing tools like voice effects and mastering to create high-quality songs. Completed tracks can be shared privately among friends, with the broader Rapchat community, or pushed to other social channels like Instagram and TikTok.
Dolr is a student loan repayment platform enabling people to accelerate to $0 debt with their money, their employer's money, and money from the apps they use. This mission-driven startup was founded in 2020 and is just getting started.
Basis Theory provides the most flexible platform to protect data at rest with the same ubiquity as data in transit. This simple and flexible approach makes the platform a viable option for everyday developers and enterprises alike. It ensures sensitive data is being protected at all times while maintaining full usability for both analytical and operational use cases. While based in Columbus, they are a remote-first company and actively hiring engineers.
Forge Biologics is a hybrid gene therapy contract manufacturing and therapeutics development company. Forge’s mission is to enable access to life-changing gene therapies and help bring them from idea to reality. Forge has a 175,000-square-foot facility in Columbus, The Hearth, to serve as its headquarters. They also raised $90 million in Series C funding to increase access to life-changing gene therapies and accelerate programs from the preclinical stage through clinical and commercial manufacturing.
Path Robotics is developing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision systems to make industrial robots intelligent. While working on their PhDs at Case Western Reserve University, brothers Andy and Alex Lonsberry discovered a market need for industrial welding robotics. This led to the founding of Path Robotics with Matt Klein and their father, Ken Lonsberry. Path’s robotic welding systems are transforming the manufacturing industry by allowing hardware to do more with less human input.
Beam Dental is a digital-first dental benefits provider that incorporates dental hygiene behavior into policy pricing, combining an easy-to-use online insurance platform, AI-powered underwriting, and the connected Beam Toothbrush for better overall wellness. Beam has raised over $160 million in venture capital funding (with $80 million of that coming in back in March 2021) and is the only digital-first company within the $75 billion dental insurance industry.
Loop was founded in 2017. Its flagship product, Returns, provides an elegant, end-to-end consumer-facing solution for online returns and exchanges, creating happier customers, and helping merchants convert refunds to exchanges while driving customer lifetime value. Loop's mission is to lead humans to love their purchases through deepening connection to brands and products. This summer, the company announced a $65 million Series B funding round led by CRV.
HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in both K–12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations. A professional-level and fully automated ticketing solution, HomeTown’s in-house developed, proprietary ticketing platform is tailored specifically to the needs of schools and governing bodies. This year, they have rapidly grown their headcount and launched a new app to streamline ticketing for high school sports and events.
Another big player in the Columbus insurtech hub, Matic delivers an unbiased approach to insurance that combines a powerful digital experience with an agency of trusted advisors. Matic’s digital insurance marketplace has grown to over 30 A-rated home and auto carriers and distribution partners in industries ranging from mortgage origination, servicing, and banking to automotive organizations, real estate, and much more.
Joining the ranks of Columbus fintech startups and tech companies, Provide is an all-in-one finance platform for practice owners. This year the startup was acquired by Fifth Third and is continuing to grow its operations in Columbus.
Prospecting- and relationship-building is a very labor-intensive, costly, difficult, fragmented, and opaque process undermined by outdated technology, information, and data entry that turns people off. Seamless imagines a world where it’s seamless to connect with your target market, build profitable relationships, and acquire new clients.
AmplifyBio will advance the quality of human health and save lives by creating next generation platforms, tools, and services to amplify and accelerate the development of therapies and vaccines that will be accessible to millions of people. The Battelle spin-off operates on its own 30-acre dedicated footprint within Battelle’s West Jefferson campus. The new company has the backing of Battelle and several outside investors with extensive experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical markets.
Bold Penguin products help insurance people successfully quote and bind small business insurance policies with the click of a few buttons. From the largest carriers integrating products to smaller digital agencies, Bold Penguin has a solution that will help you start and grow your small business insurance practice. The company was acquired earlier this year by American Family Insurance, but the Bold Penguin team is still building their products and actively hiring.
Lower is on a mission to help people build wealth through homeownership. The fintech company offers a home finance platform that allows customers to deposit money and save for a home, get a mortgage to buy a home, refinance an existing mortgage, and obtain insurance to protect their home. This Columbus fintech startup lowers the barriers to homeownership by helping customers across the country, no matter where they are in their homeownership journey.
Root is a top insurtech company based in Columbus. Founded on the belief that good drivers should have affordable car insurance, Root is making great coverage more accessible to people based on their driving behavior, not on their credit score. The company went public at the end of 2020 and has continued to grow its operations in Columbus, rapidly hiring in engineering and product development.
Veeva Systems is a cloud solution provider for the global life sciences industry. Founded in Silicon Valley, the company opened a global hub in Columbus and has rapidly grown its team there. Their solutions allow life sciences companies of all sizes to bring products to market faster (think the COVID-19 vaccine or cancer treatments) and more efficiently while maintaining compliance.
Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks and credit unions to expand access to affordable credit. By leveraging Upstart's AI platform, Upstart-powered banks and credit unions can have higher approval rates and lower loss rates, while simultaneously delivering the exceptional digital-first lending experience their customers demand. More than two-thirds of Upstart loans are approved instantly and are fully automated.
BARK is the world's most dog-centric company, devoted to making dogs happy with the best products, services and content. BARK's dog-obsessed team applies its unique, data-driven understanding of what makes each dog special to design playstyle-specific toys, wildly satisfying treats and wellness supplements, and dog-first experiences that foster the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. While BARK is headquartered in New York, the company has a rapidly growing Columbus office. Just last month it was announced that BARK will add 500 new jobs in Columbus.
14 Companies Hiring in Cincinnati
Gearsupply is the future of used, professional Audio-Visual equipment sales! Its growth is fueled by innovative “talent & tech” platform which streamlines the purchase and resale of equipment in the entertainment, concert, and event production industry. And they achieve environmental and social goals of the industry by extending the useful life of equipment and enabling global access to affordable, brand-name equipment. The Gearsupply team is focused on nurturing a great culture — internal mobility, great PTO, approachability of leadership, inclusivity, and more!
Founded in 2021 and now totally remote, Mantium is a cloud platform for building with large language models and managing them at scale. Their technology powers innovative applications built with OpenAI, Eleuther, AI21, and Cohere. With their $12.75 million seed funding, Mantium launched this new AI platform, but it’s just the beginning for this startup.
Cincinnati’s VNDLY creates workforce management tools whether that’s for the extended workforce or independent contractor management. Acquired by Workday, VNDLY will continue its growth over the years through the investment with this big-time HR tech giant.
Tech startup Cerkl in Cincinnati has built a full set of solutions for internal communications. Cerkl experienced unprecedented demand over the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has rapidly grown, spurring a $7 million Series A funding round. The company plans to more than double its headcount in 2022.
Astronomer helps organizations adopt Apache Airflow, the leading open-source data workflow orchestration platform that helps organizations get their data in motion. This year, Astronomer raised $43.6 million in Series B, bringing its total funding up to $68.3 million. This VC-backed Cincinnati startup also has offices in San Francisco, New York, and London.
RedCircle is a podcasting startup now based in Cincinnati. Fed up with Silicon Valley’s high cost of living, co-founder and CEO Mike Kadin moved to Cincinnati in October 2020 and is looking to build the RedCircle team in Cincinnati. Since the move, RedCircle has raised a $6 million Series A, co-led by Cincinnati-based Refinery Ventures.
Akru (formerly Tokenism), is a Cincinnati fintech startup developing a blockchain-based platform that lets users invest in commercial real estate for as little as $1,000. Akru was a finalist in the 2022 FinTech Frontier pitch contest, and they also raised $2 million in seed funding in September 2021.
Cincinnati’s Stack serves the construction industry by offering a tool to help contractors bid out jobs and store plans using cloud-based tech. In 2021, Stack acquired SmartUse Solutions, Inc, an industry-leading software solution for document viewing, markup and collaboration in the field. Stack is targeting an unusual niche in the construction industry, and we look forward to seeing where they’re headed.
Launched in 2020, Rumby is a tech startup building the first ever DaaS (delivery as a service) enabled e-commerce platform. Rumby founder Ben Cantey started the company in LA but has since moved back to his hometown of Cincinnati and is intentional about hiring there. Cantey told CinyInno he expects the team to outgrow its office at Over-the-Rhine’s Union Hall. The company has raised $1.25 million in seed funding.
Halo Health is a clinical collaboration platform with tools for scheduling, managing teams, and communication. This year, the company was acquired by symplr, a leader in enterprise healthcare operations. The acquisition welcomes Halo Health to the symplr team to advance their mission in optimizing healthcare operations.
Losant works in industrial IoT, asset tracking, contract tracing, road quality maintenance and a number of related industries that utilize IoT to track products and processes via IoT. The company has raised nearly $20 million in funding and is one of the fastest growing Cincinnati startups.
Hive Networks creates peer-to-peer systems for working communities. They help connect medical providers, researchers, patients, and other stakeholders for better outcomes. This mission-driven startup is one of the best in Cincinnati.
A subsidiary of Kroger, 84.51˚ is a tech company developing consumer insights research and customer loyalty marketing. The company launched the 84.51° Collaborative Cloud, which is helping the CPG industry unleash the potential of their data science teams with a groundbreaking new platform.
Narwal is a tech company offering data and analytics, automation, and cloud solutions. This year, the company continued its growth trajectory and expanded its leadership team. We’re looking forward to what’s next.