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Drive Capital Founder on Why VCs should cast a wider net 🤔

Investor Chris Olsen of Drive Capital suggests that VCs worried about their performance are retrenching back to the terrain they know best. Drive hoped to sell more of its traditional peers on its vision, and while co-investors abound, no other coastal VCs have opened an outpost in Columbus despite the legwork Drive has done to prime the area. >> More Details

🧬 Forge Biologics Announces $90 Million Series C Financing

Forge Biologics Announces $90 Million Series C Financing to Expand Client Offerings and Add Services to Enhance End-to-End Gene Therapy Manufacturing Platforms. >> More Details

📚 Intel’s groundbreaking highlights investment in Ohio higher education

Intel officially welcomed Ohio to its multinational team. The groundbreaking ceremony celebrated Intel’s initial $20 billion investment to build a chip manufacturing site in Licking County. Intel announced it will give $17.7 million to Ohio colleges and universities. >> More Details

Columbus Fintech Firm Announces Exit 🚨

Local fintech firm Clarus R+D announced today it’s been acquired by San Francisco, CA-based TriNet, a human resources solutions provider for small and medium-sized businesses.  >> More Details

First CodeLaunch Ohio Winner Selected!🚀

Congratulations to Columbus’ own Mastery Portfolio for winning CodeLaunch Ohio! They won the popular vote from the audience and received the Judges’ Choice award. The first time  >> More Details

🔋Battery Factory Coming to Ohio?

Hints emerge that new $4.4B Honda battery factory will be built in Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine said the state is working with Honda and LG to win the location decision for the new facility. >> More Details