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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Columbus startup Olive raises $106MM to expand AI healthcare workforce

AI healthcare startup Olive just announced they raised $106 million in funding, led by an equity investment from General Catalyst and Drive Capital, along with Ascension Ventures, Oak HC/FT and SVB Capital. This brings Olive’s total funding to $220 million to date. Headquartered in Columbus, Olive is a top startup that’s creating an AI healthcare w[...]

Brian Hough

By Brian Hough

Taking a Page from the Midwest Playbook: What Tech Giants Could Learn as they Move Inland

After so many years of this myth that nothing’s going on in the Midwest, the secret’s out, and people are finally taking notice of the Heartland.  With the rise of remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, major companies like Facebook and Twitter are making remote work mainstream. We’ve seen companies like Stitch Fix announce they’re laying off pe[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Tandem, the Columbus startup creating a free marketplace for childcare

Even though Tandem has only been around for about ten months, CEO and co-founder Olivia Weinstock has been connecting families and babysitters for quite some time.  In 2010, at the age of 11, Olivia started a summer camp for kids in her backyard. By the end of high school, Kiddie Kamp was a huge interconnected network of 100 kids and their parents,[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Big News: purpose.jobs Expands to Columbus, OH

Three years ago we started purpose.jobs to help people find jobs they love in the Midwest.  We started in Detroit because Detroit is our home, and it’s one of the best cities for startup jobs. What’s even better? It’s surrounded by other amazing cities in the Midwest that are at the top of the startup game.  For years now the Midwest has been growi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Columbus Startups to Watch in 2020

The researchers have spoken—Columbus is the 9th best city to launch your career (and no, we’re not surprised that the top 9 cities are all in the Midwest).  But what makes Columbus, Ohio so great? So glad you asked.  Columbus is home to an inclusive, friendly culture, a great food and beer scene, and beautiful neighborhoods. But it also has a boomi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

9 Best Places to Live in Columbus

Moving to a new city can be challenging. Trying to find the right neighborhood, the right apartment, worrying about your commute time… It can be daunting and frustrating.  But if you’re moving to Columbus, you’re in luck (and not just because it’s a great city for living and working). We’re bringing you a breakdown of the best neighborhoods in Colu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Columbus Startups Hiring Now

Columbus is a hotbed for fast-growing startups and tech companies. We featured a few of them on our list of the top startups in the Midwest, but there are lots of companies in Columbus that are growing, hiring, and still getting funded. Back in March, Olive raised $51 million, and Finite State just announced they raised $12.5 million.  Columbus is [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Columbus Cybersecurity Startup Raises $12.5 Million in Series A Funding

The Midwest is a cybersecurity powerhouse. From ForAllSecure in Pittsburg to Duo and Blumira in Ann Arbor, the Midwest is showing its cybersecurity strength—and investors are taking notice.  In Columbus, Finite State, supply chain security and risk management experts, just announced they raised $12.5 million in a Series A funding round. The round w[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Q1 2020 Startup Funding In Columbus

Starting the year off on the right foot is always a good thing—and for startups, that can mean funding.  Three Columbus startups crushed Q1 with some pretty big funding rounds. Check out who came out on top and how much they earned. Top 3 Columbus Startups for Q1 Funding in 2020 1. Olive As a healthcare startup, Olive and their services are more im[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

9 Reasons You’ll Love Living and Working in Columbus

Columbus, OH is one of those cities that kind of has it all. Midwestern hospitality, affordability, tech jobs, beauty—oh, and amazing ice cream.  It’s a great city to work and live in. After graduation, my boyfriend moved to Columbus for a software engineering job. There was always something fun to do on the weekends, and yes, we miss the ice cream[...]