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Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Powered by Purpose: Introducing the Purpose Certification

Anyone who works in recruiting knows the labor market can shift quickly and dramatically. In 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a d[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Amid funding slowdown, Midwest startups have strong week in funding

Despite the economic downturn and venture funding slowdown, Midwest startups came out strong this week, bringing in some significant funding.  Here's [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Battery Startup ONE Raises $300M, Reaches Unicorn Status

There's a new unicorn in town. Our Next Energy (ONE) has announced today that it closed a $300 million Series B capital raise, bringing the company's [...]

Max Brickman

By Max Brickman

Ohio’s Innovation Economy is on a Roll

Ohio is on a roll.  Hardly a week goes by without a major development, expansion, relocation, or fundraising announcement. As I write this, details ar[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Amazon is buying 400 acres for $116M near Intel site in central Ohio

According to Licking County Auditor records, Amazon has purchased nearly 400 acres of land just outside of Columbus, Ohio.  The transaction from Janua[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Trustpage by Vanta: Detroit startup acquired by San Francisco company

Yesterday, Detroit-founded startup, Trustpage, announced it has been acquired by Vanta.  Vanta, based in San Francisco, is the leading trust managemen[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

LeanTaaS Acquires Hospital IQ, reaches combined valuation of over $1B

LeanTaaS, a leading provider of AI-powered and SaaS-based healthcare technology, announced it has acquired Hospital IQ, a leading provider of intellig[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

The 2022 Startup and Tech Market Report — And an Optimistic Look Ahead

There’s no doubt this year has had its ups and downs. Making national headlines were the slew of layoffs across the board at major tech companies like[...]

Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

Columbus Startup Raises $7M in Series A to Help Homeowners Bust a Move

MoveEasy has raised $7 million in Series A funding to continue building what it calls the nation’s first fully integrated home management and concierg[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Heartland Ventures Announces Successful Closing of $52M Fund II

Heartland Ventures, a venture capital firm connecting high-growth startups to Midwest corporations, announced today that they have closed $52M for Fun[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ann Arbor's Keebo Raises $10.5M to Shape Future of Cloud Data Analytics

Keebo, a data learning platform, has announced that it raised $10.5 million in Series A funding. The company is building a cloud solution that automat[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus-based Health in Motion Acquired by Silicon Valley-based Platform

Health in Motion, a Columbus-based healthcare startup supporting pharmacists with digitally connected data sources, has been acquired by Silicon Valle[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Michigan’s top tech leaders on building a great startup ecosystem

And more insights from Michigan Tech Week   From all across the state of Michigan, startup founders, tech leaders, students, job seekers and technolog[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Rising Fintech Startup Nickels Raises $4M to Take On Credit Card Debt

There’s a rising startup joining the ranks of top fintech startups in Southeast Michigan: Nickels announced today that it has raised $4 million in see[...]

Emma Reedy

By Emma Reedy

Monthly Market Report: October

2021 was crazy. For startups all over the country, it seemed like everything was just go go go. Venture capital funding was at a record high, companie[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Duolingo Acquires Detroit Design Studio, Opening Office in Detroit

Duolingo, the language learning app famous for its angry mascot, announced that it's completed the acquisition of Gunner, a Detroit design and animati[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

BrandXR, Electrifly Launch 2nd Annual Augmented Reality Mural Festival

Back for its second year, the Electrifly Detroit Augmented Reality Mural Festival is in full swing with new artists and cities.  The festival, which i[...]

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[...]

Emma Reedy

By Emma Reedy

Monthly Market Report: September

Layoffs, hiring freezes, venture capital slow down . . . these are the headlines currently making the news. And yes, there's no doubt all of that is h[...]

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[...]

Emma Reedy

By Emma Reedy

Monthly Market Report: August

Layoffs, hiring freezes, venture capital slow down . . . these are the headlines currently making the news. And yes, there's no doubt all of that is h[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Why Serena Williams is Headlining This Ohio Tech Conference

Ohio is playing host to a national tech conference focused on founders of color and headlined by Serena Williams. Black Tech Week, a Black tech ecosys[...]

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Fintech Startup Autobooks Raises $50M Series C

Today, Detroit-based startup Autobooks announced a $50 million Series C funding round led by Macquarie Capital Principal Finance. The round also inclu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

New Report Names Detroit #1 Emerging Tech Ecosystem in the World

Startup Genome, a leading innovation policy advisory and research firm, released yesterday its annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER). Among ma[...]

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Grand Rapids Startup CertifID Raises $12.5M Series A Funding

CertifID announced today that it has raised $12.5M in Series A funding to accelerate its mission to prevent wire fraud. The round was led by Arthur Ve[...]

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[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Michigan startup SkySpecs accelerates growth with $80M investment

SkySpecs, the Michigan-based energy renewal startup, announced today that an $80 million capital raise has closed. SkySpecs provides service and softw[...]

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ford is building on its mission to redefine mobility

Over 110 years ago, Ford Motor Company changed the way people moved with the Model T. Once again, Ford is revolutionizing the way people get around. F[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Cincinnati startup Astronomer raises $213M, acquires Datakin

Cincinnati tech startup Astronomer has just announced a new funding round of $213 million along with the acquisition of Datakin.  Founded in 2018, Ast[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

$180M for Ohio, $329M Venture Fund & this Week's Midwest Tech News

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that smaller cities away from the coasts, like Madison, Wis. and Durham, N.C., have seen a strong increase i[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

SXSW collaboration celebrates innovation, opportunity in Midwest

Last week, after two years of disruption, the South by Southwest Conference & Festival returned to Austin, TX. We partnered with our friends to br[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

BrandXR partners with UC Davis using AR to show climate change impact

The Sierra snow pack is rapidly declining to the point where there could be low to no snow within in the next 80 years. Purpose Jobs member BrandXR is[...]

Ted Velie

By Ted Velie

The Midwest is Going to South by Southwest

After two years of disruption, the South by Southwest Conference & Festival returns to Austin, TX this March, and a coalition of more than 30 Midw[...]

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

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Two southeast Michigan cybersecurity startups raise new funds

Two cybersecurity startups in Ann Arbor and Detroit today announced new funding rounds.  Ann Arbor startup Censys raised $35 million in Series B fundi[...]

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[...]

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 [...]