Columbus ‘ex-pats’ in New York, Atlanta startups and VC firms bullish on their hometown – ‘It’s all about authenticity’

They left their Central Ohio hometowns for better business opportunities in New York City and Atlanta. While not yet ready to boomerang, a group of Columbus expatriates find themselves visiting more often and growing more impressed with Columbus’ technology startup scene.

Brandon Bryant in particular finds himself splitting his time between Columbus and New York. The Cleveland native graduated from Ohio State University five years ago and left for investment banking in New York. Now he’s running his own early-stage investment fund, Harlem Capital Partners, and looking nationwide for startups founded by women and underrepresented minorities.

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Carrie Ghose.

Originally published May 23, 2018.

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