Here Are the 14 Columbus Startups You Need to Know About

Conor Cawley

Whether you need affordable health care or a branded web page, there is a startup in Columbus, OH that can help. And with Columbus Startup Week kicking off this week, the burgeoning startups in this ecosystem are looking to make an impression on investors and customers alike. Fortunately, they have a few heavy hitters among their ranks to keep everyone interested until the end of the week.

This five-day celebration of the Columbus startup ecosystem will showcase a wide range of startups entrepreneurs, founders, investors and other big names in the business. From conferences and meet ups to social gatherings and fireside talks, Columbus will be treated to everything an interested Ohioan would want out of a startup week.

We took a look at some of the startups in Columbus that are garnering a lot of attention, as well as ones that have gained a significant amount of funding. All of these Columbus startups are poised to make a mark in their respective industries. Be sure to check them out below:

$13.6 Million – Aver (Series B): Aver helps customers acquire healthcare at a single fair price.

$12 Million – 2Checkout (Debt Financing): This startup maximizes online sales conversions by giving global buyers localized payment options.

$5 Million – Beam Technologies (Series A): This startup is rethinking dental care by producing smart toothbrushes and smarter insurance plans.

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$351,680 – nChannel (Venture): As a cloud-based integration and operations platform, this startup helps to share sales data across financial, POS and ecommerce systems.

$70,000 – Acclaimd (Seed): This startup provides web-based tools that help corporate and contract recruiters market jobs to qualified talent or connectors to talent.

Undisclosed – OffersBy.Me (Seed): This startup assists customers with real time and relevant sales opportunities for items they already plan on buying.

$100,000 – Brand Thunder (Series A): This startup provides a branded web browsing experiences for business to engage potential customers.

13 Upcoming Startups in the Columbus Ecosystem

$80,000 – LifeBio (Seed): This startup helps people capture life stories with collaborative tools for online production of autobiographies, memory journals and phone/video recordings.

$125,000 – Chatalog (Seed): Chatalog is an online social conversation platform that allows users to share consumable products and opinions with friends.

$1 Million – Acceptd (Series A): By providing revolutionary technologies, this startup makes recruitment and admissions easy in the art community.

$1.5 Million – Nanofiber Solutions (Debt Financing): This company develops and markets electrospun nanofiber substrates for cell culture and drug development applications.

$1 Million – One Exchange Street (Seed): This startup operates as an exchange for online trading in bankruptcy claims.

Undisclosed – CoverMyMeds (Venture): This company is a healthcare tech platform helping doctors and pharmacists complete PA and insurance coverage determination forms for drugs.

Check Out These Startups from Columbus Below

Brand Thunder

Beam Technologies






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One Exchange Street

Nanofiber Solutions



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Conor is the Senior Writer for For the last five years, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His extensive background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host tech-centric events like Startup Night at SXSW and the Timmy Awards for Tech in Motion. You can email Conor at

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