Recent acquisition could change Ohio startup landscape forever

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Written by Jerry Frantz, JumpStart Inc.

If you follow venture capital, you’ve no doubt heard the term “unicorn” referring to the rare (almost mythical) startup that reaches a value of $1 billion or more.

For all the tens of thousands of tech startups that have launched, only a handful reach a billion dollar valuation. On a global level, there are an estimated 168 venture-backed companies awaiting exit valued at $1 billion, but recent trends show that on average, only 25 unicorns will exit per year from around the world.

Now you can add one more company to that global list — CoverMyMeds, which is being acquired by McKesson Corp. for $1.1 billion. Founded in 2008, CoverMyMeds has grown to unicorn status by electronically automating the prescription medication prior authorization process.

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Originally published June 1, 2017.

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