2023 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

“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 4 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

Also honored in:

“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

“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. For more information, please visit”

5. Branch

Branch Insurance

Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“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.”

6. Path Robotics

Path Robotics

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

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

7. RVshare


Founded: 2013

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“RVshare offers the largest selection of trusted RV rentals in the country. Founded in 2013 in Akron, Ohio, we connect RV owners and renters, offering an additional source of income for RV owners and the option for a memorable vacation for renters. Renters can search through thousands of short- and long-term RV rental options, including Luxury Class A Diesel Pushers, Class B Camper Vans, Class C Motorhomes, and Travel Trailers, and filter to search and compare RV rental prices, features, reviews, and more. The secure RVshare payment system provides a $10,000 Peace of Mind Guarantee, a 24-hour travel concierge, nationwide insurance, and free roadside assistance. RVing is a convenient, exciting way to travel, and eliminates the challenges and costs of finding hotel accommodations.

Our team works hard to empower RV owners to be entrepreneurs, and make sure renters have the trip of a lifetime. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers and always innovating and growing to offer top notch service continuously. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, we have a satellite office in Austin, Texas.”

8. Relevate Health Group

Relevate Health Group

Founded: 2015

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“To be relevant, your brand needs the right message. Delivered to the right audience. At the right time. In the right place. Consistently and continuously.

We are the only healthcare professional (HCP) engagement company to offer the flexibility of agency services and the power of proven products. Our results-driven approach improves brand performance at every stage, from pre-launch disease awareness through loss of exclusivity.

With Relevate Health as your partner, your brand benefits from local relevance on a national scale. Our proprietary, always-on delivery platform transcends typical campaigns to deliver continuous and scalable engagement that is right-on.”

9. Loop Returns

Loop Returns

Founded: 2017

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“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.”

10. Lower


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

“An innovative fintech company aimed at improving the homebuying and homeownership journey, including lower rates and lower payments.”