2022 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. Olive


Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“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.”

2. Path Robotics

Path Robotics

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

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

3. Beam Dental

Beam Dental

Founded: 2012

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“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.”

4. Branch Insurance

Branch Insurance

Founded: 2017

“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.”

5. Loop Returns

Loop Returns

Founded: 2017

“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.”

6. Circulo Health

Circulo Health

Founded: 2020

“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.”

7. Finite State

Finite State

Founded: 2017

“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.”

8. READY Robotics

READY Robotics

Founded: 2016

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“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.”

9. PriorAuthNow


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“PriorAuthNow’s powerful, secure software works with your EHR system and connects directly with all insurance carriers, making it the fastest, most economical way to submit, monitor and complete prior authorizations. We eliminate the need for lengthy phone calls, going to many different payer sites, and filling out the many different authorization forms – saving providers and their staff countless administrative hours.”

10. Matic Insurance

Matic Insurance

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

“Since 2014, Matic has changed the landscape of the insurtech industry by integrating insurance within the home and auto ownership experience. Today, Matic’s digital insurance marketplace has over 30 A-rated home and auto carriers, as well as distribution partners in industries ranging from mortgage origination and servicing to banking, auto financing, and much more.”