Rev1 Ventures says Columbus, Ohio, is ‘startup city to watch’

Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.

Written by Tim Feran.

It was a very good year at Rev1 Ventures, as the technology business incubator indicates in its annual “Startup Impact” report released this week.

“The lights went up on Columbus as a startup city to watch with a number of national recognitions,” said Tom Walker, president and CEO of Rev1. Among the most significant, he said, came in the Kauffman Index, which announced that Columbus made the biggest positive shift in ranking of startup activity among cities measured, from No. 22 in 2014 to No. 12 in 2015.

The mix of companies being funded through Rev1 covers five areas. Leading the pack: information technology and health IT, which make up 56 percent of the startups. That’s followed by biosciences, at 21 percent; advanced materials, 14 percent; agribusiness, 5 percent; and advanced or alternative energy, 4 percent.

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Originally published May 31, 2016.

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