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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Genomenon Raises $20M, Launching a New Era in AI-Powered Genomic Data

Ann Arbor tech company Genomenon announced it has raised $20M in Series B financing. The round was led by  Beringea and Spring Mountain Capital, with [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

May Mobility raises $83M to deploy autonomous vehicles with Toyota

Ann Arbor startup May Mobility announced today its initial Series C funding round, an $83 million investment. The round was led by Mirai Creation Fund[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Startup Pocketnest Reaches Nearly $2M in Funding

Detroit fintech startup Pocketnest announced today a new investor, Reseda Group, a wholly-owned Credit Union Service Organization of MSU Federal Credi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Lineage Logistics announces $1.7B to fuel supply chain innovation

Lineage Logistics, based in Novi, Mich., is the world's leading provider in innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions.[...]

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[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Top Midwest Startup Funding Rounds in 2021

The Midwest had a banner year in startup funding, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic continuing through 2021. Chicago has minted an unpre[...]

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

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Two Detroit startups raise millions in Series A, seed funding rounds

This week, two Detroit startups announced multi-million funding rounds, showing the strength of the Detroit startup community and its continued growth[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Sustainable Furniture Brand Floyd Raises $15M Series B

Based in Detroit, Floyd is a sustainable furniture startup founded by Alex O'Dell and Kyle Hoff. On Wednesday, April 21, the company announced they ra[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit fintech startup Autobooks raises $25 million in Series B

Headquartered in Detroit, Autobooks is a top fintech startup in the Midwest that's making small business banking easy. Today they announced they raise[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Columbus insurtech startup Beam Dental raises $80 million

Beam Dental is a top insurtech startup based in Columbus, Ohio. The company has secured $80 million in Series E funding, bringing their total up to $1[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit startup Guardhat raises Series B, brings funding over $40 MM

Detroit startup Guardhat just announced on January 5, 2021 that they raised Series B funding. The amount is undisclosed, but this new round will bring[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top venture capital funding for Midwest tech startups in 2020

2020 certainly was a challenging year for startups across the board. And fundraising, though it fared better than many thought it would, was still no [...]

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, a[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

AaDya Security raises $2.7 million, continues upward trend in security funding

AaDya Security just announced that they’ve closed a $2.7 million funding round, led by Firebrand Ventures (Kansas City, Mo.), 645 Ventures (NYC), and [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top 5 Midwest Venture Capital Firms in 2020

Ever wonder what powers the top Midwest startups and tech scene? Well, it’s a whole lot of good ideas, smart people to execute them, and, of course, c[...]

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 st[...]

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 [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 6 Venture Capital Investors in the Midwest

Want to know where the money's at? It's right here in the midwest. More specifically, the Great Lakes region. Venture capitalists are looking outside [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Design-Driven Cannabis Startup, Pleasantrees, Raises $6.4M in Series A

Detroit-based luxury cannabis startup, Pleasantrees, announced a successful Series A funding round, raising $6.4 million in preparation for the launch[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Celebrity Investors from the Midwest

The midwest is packed with entrepreneurial talent, and the world is taking notice. From Motown to the Motor City, Detroit has a rich history of busine[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Michigan Startup, Rivian, Secures $350M Investment

Plymouth-based electric truck manufacture, Rivian, secured $350 million in investments this week, making it the company's third public investment of 2[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startups on the Rise: Argo AI

In the race for accessible and modern mobility, a local startup is on a mission to improve the way the world moves. Meet Argo AI. With a self-proclaim[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startup News Recap: August 2019

The final days of summer are here. As we take in the season's remaining moments, our team has reflected on August's biggest startup news. Missed the u[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startup, Bloomscape, Raises $7.5M in Series A

Detroit-based eCommerce startup, Bloomscape, announced $7.5 million in Series A funding today. The direct-to-consumer plant company has disrupted the [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Capital One Acquires Lux eCommerce Company

Big news from the (literal) purpose.jobs fam. Our brother('s) company was just acquired by Capital One! Let us explain... Our founder, Ryan Landau, ha[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Xeeva Raises Over $40 Million in Funding

Recently we surveyed our community asking what type of content you want to learn about and the top response was news from the local startup community.[...]