Smart Columbus will continue as innovation lab following deployment of Smart City Challenge initiatives | The challenge’s stakeholders say the five-year, $69-million investment demonstrates how safer, cleaner and more equitable transport options can create opportunity.

Columbus goes head-to-head in competition with Midwest cities seeking to attract remote tech workers – Business First | Columbus will duke it out against fellow growing Midwest tech hubs wooing hundreds of coastal tech workers seeking more livable cities.

SkyWatch raises $17.2M for its Earth observation data platform with funding led by Drive Capital – TechCrunch | The new round of funding was led by new investor Drive Capital, and included participation from existing investors including Bullpen Capital, Space Capital, Golden Ventures and BDC Ventures.

The Market Minute: This Is How 2020’s Biggest Tech IPOs Have Fared On The Stock Market Roller Coaster – Crunchbase | Last year was a big year for initial public offerings, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary pause it put on public market debuts. But many of those newly public companies have seen their stock prices dip from their levels at the beginning of the year.

Cloudbreak Health Announces Business Combinations with UpHealth, Inc. and UpHealth Holdings, Inc. | Cloudbreak Health, LLC, a leading telehealth and video remote interpretation solutions provider based in Columbus, OH, today announced that it has completed its previously announced business combinations with UpHealth, Inc. (f/k/a GigCapital2, Inc.) and UpHealth Holdings, Inc. The combined entity UpHealth, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker UPH.