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Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Why This Tech-Focused Law Firm Says the Billable Hour is Dead

Stansbury Weaver Brings a Startup Mindset to Staid Legal Industry The billable hour is dead.  Take it from Stansbury Weaver, Ltd., the Columbus law fi[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Funding is in Their Genes: Forge Biologics Raises $90M in Series C

Forge Biologics announced on Monday a $90 million Series C financing to increase access to life-changing gene therapies and accelerate programs from t[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Rev1 Ventures Launches New Programs Promoting Diversity

Rev1 is launching two new programs to bridge the gap for underserved founders in the Columbus area: The Rev1 Ventures Diversity, Equity & Inclusio[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

At Aware, Humans and Empathy Come First in Product, People and Purpose

The Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffle, the Great Reflection . . . whatever you call it, one thing is clear: what’s happening at the workplace mat[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

The Most In-Demand Tech Jobs in Columbus

From locally grown unicorns to multibillion-dollar investments by industry giants, Columbus is proving to be an emerging tech hub. For job seekers, th[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

5 Major Tech Companies in Columbus, Ohio

With Intel breaking ground in suburban Columbus, we’re taking stock of tech giants with a presence in the area.  You won’t always find a lot of their [...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Startup Studio Rev1 Surpasses $4B in Economic Impact, Report Shows

Columbus startup studio Rev1 Ventures has surpassed $4 billion in total economic impact after a historic year, the organization noted in releasing its[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

SHARE Mobility Raises $12M in Mobility-as-a-Service Push for Employers

SHARE Mobility, a Columbus-based provider of Mobility-as-a-Service solutions, has raised $12 million in a Series A fundraise to help make commuter ben[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

New Unicorn for Columbus: Branch Raises Series C at $1.05 Billion Valuation

3-year-old Insuretech Branch Raises $147M to Reach Unicorn Status Columbus is home to another unicorn. Branch, a full-stack insurance company that use[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Transit Agency Partners with Startup Studio on Transportation Tech

Columbus’ public transit agency is getting a lift from a local startup studio to find and support emerging transportation technologies. The Central Oh[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The latest startup and tech news from Ohio

The Ohio startup and tech scene continues to grow. New funding, big tech expansion, and always lots of hiring.  Catch up on this week's startup and te[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

The Inside Scoop on the First-Ever Ohio Tech Summit

A new event is building on Ohio’s recent wins—like Intel’s multibillion-dollar investment—as a hub of tech and innovation. The inaugural Ohio Tech Sum[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The software company that powers the path to the world’s new medicines

You may have never heard of Veeva Systems, but you’ve certainly heard of the companies it supports: Pfizer, Moderna, Eli Lilly, Merck, Bayer, and over[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How T-CETRA is bridging the digital divide and serving the underbanked

Think about all the times in your day when you use a credit card. Buying groceries, going out to eat, online shopping… Every time you watch Netflix or[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Founder Q&A: Akava CEO on new Olive partnership, remote working

Akava, a leading Silicon Valley-based technology transformation consultancy founded by an Ohio State alum, this week announced a major partnership wit[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Provide, the people-first fintech company

On a mission to help healthcare providers achieve their practice ownership dreams, Provide isn’t your typical finance company.  Provide is a digital f[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

CoverMyMeds founders launch new venture, raise $57M in financing

Former CoverMyMeds co-founder and CEO Matt Scantland is working on a new venture in healthtech. Yesterday, AndHealth emerged from stealth mode after t[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

11 Fast-Growing Biotech Companies in Columbus, Ohio to Know

Growth and investment in Ohio’s biotech industry are at all-time highs, fueled by the state’s world-class universities, hospitals, and support organiz[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus’ Hot Streak Continues with Hyperion’s Battery Tech Investment

Fresh off Intel’s historic announcement, Columbus is in line for another major tech investment. Hyperion, a hydrogen power company, will invest more t[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Intel Announces Historic $20B Investment in Central Ohio

When it comes to tech jobs, there is rarely news quite like this.  Intel Corp. on Friday confirmed reports that it will invest $20 billion to build a [...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Drive Capital Portfolio Company Raises $58M, Rebrands to Enlace Health

Columbus-area technology companies continue raising big money. Aver Inc., an early portfolio company of Drive Capital, has raised more than $58 millio[...]

Erin Gregory

By Erin Gregory

UpRys Leverages JobsOhio Inclusion Grant to Elevate Underrepresented Orgs

The last two years have been challenging for businesses everywhere, but nonprofits and small businesses were hit especially hard. One Columbus busines[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Root Insurance Backs Former Employee Aiming to Reinvent Title Industry

Empora Title Lands Investment from Root Insurance; Columbus’ Startup Flywheel in Full Effect A former employee of Root Insurance has launched a new ve[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Top Columbus Startup and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022

It’s hard to even stay current on all the great things startups are doing around Columbus.  From raising money and hiring dozens (or even hundreds) to[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Columbus Companies With The Best Benefits

Columbus is a quickly emerging tech hub for healthtech and insurtech startups. Many boomerangs are returning to the Midwest, especially to Columbus, t[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

The Best Columbus Coworking Spaces

Coworking spaces are no longer reserved for freelancers and twenty-somethings looking to “find themselves” in the nurturing vibes of natural light and[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Startup Aware Raises $60M Series C Round led by Goldman Sachs

It’s time we’re all aware of this Columbus startup. Aware, which helps companies collaborate by making sense of human behavioral data, has raised a $6[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

'State of Columbus Startups' event celebrates growth in tech ecosystem

On October 12th, our Purpose Jobs crew teamed up with OhioX, One Columbus, Drive Capital, TechLife Columbus, Pride Fund 1 and Ohio Impact Fund to virt[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Hiring Companies at the Columbus Startup & Tech Virtual Career Fair

This post has been updated include updated links and resources. The State of the Columbus Startup Community brought together top Columbus tech leaders[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

4 Companies Adding 1,200 Jobs in Columbus, Ohio

What do a dog treat supplier, a private jet company, an AI-based lender, and an e-commerce business have in common? They’re all expanding in Columbus.[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Venture Capital Firms You Need to Know

There’s an undeniable momentum to Columbus’ startup scene.  For a long time, Columbus was known for corporate titans like Nationwide, Wendy’s, and Car[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

UnifiHealth Raises $5.4M to Provide Health Benefits to Small Businesses

Columbus startup UnifiHealth has raised $5.4 million in seed funding to provide digital-first health benefits to small businesses. Noting the complexi[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Ohio Tech Day launches this week: Q&A with OhioX President Chris Berry

Ready to talk tech in Ohio? Mark your calendar for this one. The first-ever Ohio Tech Day will be held on September 24th, bringing together companies,[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Columbus is a rapidly growing tech hub. Here's the top startup activity from the last 12 months.

In the Midwest, boomerangs are returning to the region to start companies, live sustainably, and find meaning in their work. Startup and tech companie[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How Finite State is shaping a new industry of cybersecurity

Over the past year, some of the biggest cyber attacks have been supply chain compromises, a type of cyber attack that targets software vendors or thir[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Firm’s New App Streamlines Ticketing for High School Sports and Events

High school sports may not be the first industry that comes to mind when talking about technology advancement, but that’s exactly where one Columbus f[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Bitcoin Company River Financial Picks Columbus for Global Operations Center

River Financial, a San Francisco-based company that lets people incorporate Bitcoin into their broader investment portfolios, has selected Columbus fo[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Tech Entrepreneur Keith Stevens Launches New Venture ‘UpRys’

Keith Stevens, a serial entrepreneur and Chair Emeritus of the Board of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, has launched a new venture to help nonprofit[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Google Investing Another $1B, Boosts Columbus as Cloud Computing Hub

Google on Thursday said it will invest another $1 billion into data center operations in New Albany while also expanding to Columbus and Lancaster, un[...]

Nathan Zanzig

By Nathan Zanzig

The Rise and Future of the Columbus Startup Ecosystem

A place that was once known as Test City, USA, due to its close resemblance to the overall population and preferences of our country as a whole, is no[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

First but not only: Pride Fund 1 empowers LGBTQ+ community beyond Columbus

Despite expectations and the odds, 2020 VC activity was at a record high — for some founders.  For women founders, VC funding shrank to 2.2%, and of t[...]

Kai McKinney

By Kai McKinney

Why I chose to build Helm, my startup, in Columbus

Field notes about the Columbus startup ecosystem from a student, founder, and community organizer. I noticed a pattern when I first moved to Columbus:[...]