2023 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Columbus, Ohio. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. eFuse


Founded: 2018

“The #1 platform for gamers to meet, compete and get discovered. Home of the eRena, Sidekick,, College Carball, College CoD, and CCA Fortnite!”

2. Olive


Founded: 2012

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“Olive is the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare. Addressing healthcare’s most burdensome issues with intelligent automation, Olive shines a bright light that drives connections between siloed technology. She increases revenue, reduces costs and improves efficiency for hospitals, health systems and payers, so everyone can benefit from a healthier industry tomorrow.”

3. Branch

Branch Insurance

Founded: 2017

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“At Branch, we think insurance has lost its way. We’re restoring insurance back to its original intent: a force for communal good. We’re getting back to getting each other’s back.

Introducing home and car Insurance that’s simple to buy and built for savings.”

4. Path Robotics

Path Robotics

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Path Robotics is an Artificial Intelligence company focusing on the manufacturing industry.”

5. Beam

Beam Dental

Founded: 2012

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“At Beam Benefits we are simplifying and modernizing employee benefits through our intuitive digital platform, self-service tools, AI-powered underwriting, and unique Beam Perks™ program. This winning combination allows us to deliver a simple, smart, and wellness-focused experience for brokers, employers, and members. Our offerings include dental, vision, life, disability, and supplemental health. Learn more about how we are revolutionizing the employee benefits experience at”

6. Aware


Founded: 2017

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“Aware aims to adopt the latest advancements in cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and behavioral analytics to amplify enterprise value by monitoring the social graph (Office 365, Slack, Workplace by Facebook).

Our flagship product, Aware Risk Management, extends traditional governance and compliance technologies by providing human-centric insight to enhance employee engagement and reduce the risk of unsafe behavior on enterprise collaboration tools.

As more enterprise organizations adopt and deploy employee collaboration tools like Microsoft’s Yammer and Teams, or Workplace by Facebook, it becomes increasingly important to identify and manage the human risk factor in order to create a dynamic and more productive work environment.”

7. Loop Returns

Loop Returns

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“Loop helps brands build better customer relationships through one of the most fragile interactions: returns.

We’re a lean, fast-moving team that is intent on redefining how brands think about post-purchase interaction. We’re looking for people who want to build a company that matters.

Come help us build the future of e-commerce.”

8. Circulo Health

Circulo Health

Founded: 2020

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“Circulo is building the Medicaid insurance company of the future to provide tech-enabled, world-class care to the nation’s most underserved populations. Circulo is based in Columbus, OH, the emerging insurtech capital of the U.S.”

9. Finite State


Finite StateFounded: 2017

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“Finite State was founded to protect the devices that power our modern lives by illuminating the vulnerabilities and threats within their complex software supply chains. We recognize that supply chain security is the #1 problem in cybersecurity today.

Using massive data analysis of connected device firmware and software, Finite State provides transparency to device manufacturers and asset owners, enabling them to understand and mitigate their risks before they are compromised.”

10. Foxen


Founded: 2017

“Foxen develops innovative technology to provide insurance solutions and financial services to property owners, managers and their residents. Foxen’s products solve for flawed and antiquated processes while simultaneously creating property revenue and greater financial wellbeing for residents. As a rapidly growing FinTech company, Foxen is disrupting the insurance and financial industries to achieve a greater vision of financial wellness through real estate.”

11. Physna


Founded: 2015

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“Unlocking the value of your 3D models is what Physna is all about. Using proprietary algorithms and advanced geometric deep learning technology, Physna codifies 3D models into detailed data that is understandable by software applications. Our software bridges the gap between physical objects and digital code, driving lower costs and increased productivity in manufacturing while powering innovation in emerging technologies such as 3D printing, augmented reality and virtual reality.”

2 thoughts on “2023 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

  • Love this! Would love to know how we could potentially make this list for next year!

  • Would love to see POINT featured on here!

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