2019 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.

Looking for a badge to celebrate your awesome accomplishment? Find it here!

1. Root Insurance

Root Insurance

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Root is the first insurance company founded on the principle of fundamental fairness. We create personalized products that give good drivers the protection they deserve.

At Root we only insure good drivers, and that is why our rates are always fair. Unlike other insurance companies, we do not bundle good drivers with bad drivers. Instead, we use data science to find and reward good drivers with the best rates.”

2. Olive


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“Olive is on a mission to build meaningful artificial intelligence that empowers and scales humans to achieve more than ever before. We are pioneers working to make the AI revolution both powerful and beneficial to humankind. We are putting a blue collar on AI and letting it do what machines can do best– and leaving the tasks that require creativity, empathy, and passion to people.”

3. RVshare


Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“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.”

4. Beam Dental

Beam Dental

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Beam Dental is a dental benefits company that offers employers a fundamentally unique approach to dental coverage by incorporating dental hygiene behavior into policy pricing while delivering world class support and service. All of Beam’s plans also include Beam Perks, a quarterly subscription service with an electric toothbrush, replacement heads, toothpaste, and floss. Beam makes it easy to find and access dental services with the tap of a finger from a broad, nationwide network of dentists.”

5. COMS Interactive

COMS Interactive

Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

“COMS Interactive has spent over 20 years focused on the issue of increasing acuity in the post-acute setting and supporting skilled nursing facilities in the daily clinical management of residents.

COMS is a proactive care management solution. Our solution is comprised of 58 best-practice, evidence-based “Care Guides” that standardize the frontline nursing process, provide a framework for nursing supervision and identify outcome measures that need to be managed based on the individual resident’s disease profile.”

6. Wiretap


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Wiretap is a cloud security platform that 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). We really believe that we can harness the power of our platform’s insights into human behavior and interactivity to create great value for the enterprise.”

7. Substratum Network

Substratum Network

Founded: 2017

“The Substratum Network is a worldwide collection of nodes that uses industry-leading cryptography to deliver secure content anywhere, all without the need for VPNs or Tor.

Substratum will revolutionize the hosting industry with per-request billing via microtransactions, all handled by blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.”

8. READY Robotics

READY Robotics

Founded: 2016

“READY Robotics empowers manufacturers to be more competitive through our line of easy-to-use industrial robotic systems. Our robotic solutions require minimum installation downtime, no robotic experience necessary and no Capital Expenditure needed. We deploy Robots as a Service.”



Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

“We are The Wi-Fi Performance Company! Our innovative Wi-Fi service assurance and performance optimization platform enables hospitals, universities and other enterprises to dramatically improve the performance and reliability of their wireless networks.

By measuring the quality of the Wi-Fi experience from the end-user perspective, 7SIGNAL takes wireless network performance to a completely new level, saving equipment and operational costs, and enabling WLANs to be used dependably by mission critical applications.”

10. BuyerQuest


Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“BuyerQuest is an enterprise Procure-to-Pay solution that delivers a world-class eCommerce experience to procurement organizations all around the world.

Our software streamlines and enhances the corporate buying process allowing our customers to increase user adoption, drive contract compliance, and save money.

BuyerQuest combines the power of cognitive computing with the discipline of enterprise procurement, offering an agile solution that empowers companies to solve their complex procurement problems.”