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The 6 Fastest Growing Startups from Columbus

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In terms of entrepreneurship and business, Columbus has evolved into one of the top emerging hubs in the world.

Hundreds of startup companies have been founded there in the last years, many of which are enjoying incredible success.

We've compiled a list with the 6 most successful ones.


6 Startups in Columbus

1) Lower

1) Lower

Home refinancing, customer service, consumer finance, home acquisition, and financial services are all offered by Lower.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Chris Miller, Dan Snyder, Grayson Hanes, Mike Baynes, Robert Tyson
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Lending
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $100,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

2) Olive

2) Olive

Olive has created a workforce of artificial intelligence for the health-care industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Bradley Mascho, Sean Lane
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Health Care, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Robotics, Software
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $456,322,171
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 16

You can find their website here.

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3) Branch Insurance

3) Branch Insurance

Branch Insurance is the only business that can combine home and auto insurance in a single transaction.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Joe Emison, Steve Lekas
  • Industries: Auto Insurance, Insurance, InsurTech, Property Insurance
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $82,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

4) PopCom

4) PopCom

Touchless vending machines from Popcom track transactions and generate real-time sales and product reports.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Dawn Dickson
  • Industries: Retail, Software, Vending and Concessions
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $4,459,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

5) Bold Penguin

5) Bold Penguin

Bold Penguin is a commercial insurance exchange that connects clients, agents, and carriers to find the best rate in the shortest amount of time possible.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Ilya Bodner
  • Industries: Commercial, Insurance, InsurTech, Internet, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $50,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

6) Beam Dental

6) Beam Dental

Beam Dental is a digital dental benefits provider that emphasizes preventative care and awards for good oral hygiene habits.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alex Curry, Alex Frommeyer, Dan Dykes
  • Industries: Dental, Insurance, Loyalty Programs, mHealth
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $168,430,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

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