Funding Milestones, Capital Investments, and Cutting-edge Solutions

2021 was another year for the business books. Ohio’s innovation ecosystem created some of the most impactful solutions ever. We enter 2022 with startups that are scaling and venture funds that posted new records—all amplifying the promising future for the Columbus tech industry.

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Large Rounds  Further the Growing Midwest Technology Startup Culture

Ohio Startups Set Records with ­­­Out-of-State Investors — Ohio’s tech sector surpasses $2 billion in outside investment for the first time. As more great companies are built in Columbus, venture investors from the Coasts pay attention and lead mega-rounds here.

Huntington Bancshares Inc. Invests in the Future of Ohio’s VC Scene  — Huntington is a repeat backer of funds managed by Rev1 and other Ohio venture capital firms, spurring technology development in Columbus and helping multiple companies launch.

New Funding Initiatives Create Opportunities for Tech Companies to Build and Scale

Aware Raises $60MM Series C to Expand Its Monitoring Technology on Messaging Platforms — Aware advances its solution for information management, data protection and organizational insights at scale with funding led by Goldman Sachs. The feature-rich monitoring technology capitalizes on the growing hybrid work environment.

Redi.Health Attracts Pre-seed Funding to Improve the Health of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions  — Rev1 Future Value Fund’s (FVF) first $10MM pre-seed investment will help fund development and availability of Redi.Health’s patient-centric platform. Rev1’s FVF is the largest pre-seed fund in Columbus history and will help close the capital gap for early-stage startups that need financing to accelerate technologies and build great companies.

Rev1 Commits Nearly  $3MM to Expand Diversity in Entrepreneurship — Rev1 increases support for women and persons of color launching new scalable businesses in Columbus with the EDA “Build to Scale” program. This program will expand and grow Rev1 initiatives to further mentoring and  resources for diverse entrepreneurs as well as develop diverse intern and fellowship programs.

Rev1 Shares Thought Leadership with Entrepreneurs Everywhere

5 Steps to Take Before Firing a Customer — Is it ever okay to fire a customer? The answer might surprise you. Rev1 President and CEO Tom Walker shares three reasons you might want to end a customer relationship—and five steps to take before you do.

6 Ways to Build a Collaborative Workplace Culture in 2022  — Kristy Campbell, Rev1 Chief Operating Officer, highlights six ways to keep employees engaged in the workplace as hybrid work environments become the norm.