Branch Insurance Raises $50M To Expand Team in Ohio, Expand Nationally | Columbus-based insurance startup, has just raised $50M to expand its team and accelerate its national expansion. This is one of the largest insurtech Series B rounds in history and outpaces the growth of other P&C insurtechs like Lemonade and Columbus-based Root. 

Central Ohio corporations put $20 million into venture capital fund – Dispatch | Rev1 Ventures, a Columbus venture capital fund, has received a $20 million infusion from some of central Ohio’s largest companies. The money will be used to create Rev1 Fund II, to provide startup companies with capital and strategic advice. 

Zell Capital’s VC ‘access fund’ is now live for $1,000 investments – Business First | The online portal is now open for Columbus-based Zell Capital, a first-of-its-kind VC fund open to retail investors with a $1,000 minimum investment.

Monthly Funding Recap: Funding, New Unicorns And Exits Continue At A Strong Pace In May 2021 – Crunchbase | May 2021 marked the third-highest funding month for global venture funding in the past decade, with venture investors spending  $43.7 billion last month, up 50 percent year over year.

Comeback Capital Adds New General Partners and Launches New Rolling Fund to Fund Heartland Startups Early Stage – Ohio News Time |  Comeback CapitalVenture capital firm, which focuses on early-stage funding of Heartland startups, today announced the appointment of two new general partners. Patrick McKenna, Co-founder / Executive Chairman of Facet Wealth, and Phil Huggerman, Forum Health CEO, will help the company harness the benefits of talent and entrepreneurship in emerging technology hubs outside the Midwest.

Tech firms are gearing up for a post-pandemic boost, but will they have the workers they need? – Business First | Central Ohio’s technology labor market has always been competitive, but national and local trends are making it even tougher. Thousands of openings await some 900 IT-related majors and other graduates from Ohio State University each year – half of whom leave Ohio for work.

In this interview we talk to Paul Powers (Founder/CEO) of Physna about their vision of:

Over 70% of the economy is centered around physical goods, but less than 1% of software is capable of handling 3D data. Physna was founded on the principle that computers should be taught to “think” in 3D, and accurately describe the real, 3D world around us. By enabling 3D models to be treated and analyzed like other code, Physna’s technology bridges the gap between the physical world and digital world of software. By democratizing the ability to design, interact with and analyze 3D models of the world around them, more people will have the ability to create and drive innovation in product design, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, gaming, healthcare and beyond.