2024 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in 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. Ultium Cells

Ultium Cells

Founded: 2020

Also honored in: 2023 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

“Electricity is the future of transportation, powered by battery cells that are designed and manufactured by some of the brightest, most innovative people in the world. Ultium Cells is committed to using the most technologically advanced methods in the industry to produce the very best of those battery cells, now and for generations to come. But we need a team of forward-thinking folks with diverse skills and experiences to achieve that vision. We are looking for talented individuals ready to seize the opportunity to learn about and grow with the electric transportation industry.”

2. Astronomer


Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Astronomer is the driving force behind Apache Airflow, the de facto standard for expressing data flows as code. Airflow is downloaded more than 12 million times each month and is used by hundreds of thousands of teams around the world.

For data teams looking to increase the availability of trusted data, Astronomer provides Astro, the modern data orchestration platform, powered by Airflow. Astro enables data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts to build, run, and observe pipelines-as-code.

Founded in 2018, Astronomer is a global remote-first company with hubs in Cincinnati, New York, San Francisco, and San Jose. Customers in more than 35 countries trust Astronomer as their partner for data orchestration.”

3. 80 Acres Farms

80 Acres Farms

Founded: 2015

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“Food isn’t what it used to be. We made it better, and we did it by building a different kind of farm. A farm that doesn’t need sun, soil or favorable weather to do its thing. A farm where pesticides have no place—because everything’s indoors, monitored and controlled, 24/7. We built a farm where robots do the heavy lifting, so the humans can focus on growing the freshest, most nutritious food possible. A farm that can produce over 300 times more food than an ordinary farm. With 100% renewable energy. And 97% less water. Pretty unbelievable, right?

Well, believe it. This farm is real. We call it 80 Acres Farms.

Fresher food awaits you.”

4. Omni Fiber

Omni Fiber

Founded: 2022

Also honored in: 2023 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

“Founded in 2022 and backed by one of the largest investment firms in the telecommunications industry and led by a leadership team with 80+ years combined industry experience, Ohio-based Omni Fiber provides 100% fiber-optic broadband Internet, TV, and Phone services to residential and business customers in the Midwestern United States. Omni Fiber offers symmetrical speeds of up to 2 Gbps, no hidden fees, no data caps, Premium Wi-Fi included, local customer service, and competitive pricing.”

5. Branch

Branch Insurance

Founded: 2017

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“At Branch, we’re returning insurance to its original purpose as a force for communal good. Our expert team is on a mission to innovate an industry that’s lost its way. Home and auto insurance should be less expensive, easier to buy, and allow more people to get the coverage they need.

So we’ve built the community-focused insurance we’ve always wanted, at the culture-first company we’ve always wanted to work for. B Corp Certified. Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2022 & 2023. The future of insurance is here.”

6. Path Robotics

Path Robotics

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Path Robotics was founded by brothers Andy and Alex Lonsberry with a desire to help fill workforce gaps in the manufacturing industry. There is plenty of welding to do, but not enough welders.

As a result, Path Robotics creates robotic systems that leverage state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision systems to fit-up and weld parts. Path’s mission is to evolve intelligent robotics systems to learn, adapt, and solve the hardest manufacturing challenges. That means our robots don’t require programmers and can weld a variety of projects. This allows manufacturers to increase their throughput and grow their company in the meantime.”

7. Relevate Health Group

Relevate Health Group

Founded: 2015

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“Relevate Health is your omni know-how expert – delivering data-driven engagement and omnichannel activation for your targeted health care audiences, with local impact and national scale to meet the demands of your brand. We offer precise customer-centric solutions and services with proven ROI you can trust.”

8. Loop

Loop Returns

Founded: 2017

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“In a perfect world, Loop wouldn’t exist. If we had our way, we’d live in a world where we’re mindful about how we consume, we love every product we own, and we share values with the brands who create them. In reality, commerce isn’t perfect and often breaks. Loop creates second chances.

We’re starting by revolutionizing the post-purchase experience. We’ve taken one of the most fragile commerce interactions – returns – and turned it into something consumers actually love, and that deepens our connection to brands and products.

We take connection seriously on the inside, too. We’re building a work experience that allows you to Be A Human First and prioritizes empathy and wellbeing. We view Loop as a special place in your career to shape the future of an industry and become a better person while doing it. You can grow faster here in a shorter amount of time – we’ll give you space and trust you to fill it.”

9. Lower


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“At, we believe homeownership is the greatest wealth creator in America today. Our goal is to make homeownership more accessible to more people.

We’re a direct-to-consumer lender that has originated, underwritten, and funded billions of dollars in home loans since 2018 and we offer a best-in-class customer experience with ratings of 4.8 on Trustpilot, 4.9 on Google, and 4.9 on Zillow.”

10. Aware


Founded: 2017

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“Conversations are the heart of every enterprise and the unstructured data from collaboration platforms such as Slack, Teams, ServiceNow, Reddit, Qualtrics and anywhere else where employees and customers talk has become the largest and fastest-growing data set across the enterprise.

Managing this data set is a massive challenge for organizations. Enterprises are faced with unknown risks, lack of real-time visibility, missing context, and data sprawl leading to a lack of secure access and control of this sensitive data.

Aware’s AI Data Platform addresses the risks and opportunities with managing this unstructured data. By securing the digital workplace and unlocking valuable business insights trapped inside this conversational data, businesses can improve operations, strengthen employee engagement, and deliver a better customer experience.”