Root Insurance to add 350 jobs in 2019 (and says which state’s drivers are best at braking)


Root Insurance plans to add 350 jobs this year, blowing past its five-year hiring goal as it launches AI-powered auto insurance in more states.

The Columbus insurer has about 230 employees now in its new offices at 80 on the Commons downtown. That’s up from 79 just last May.

Parent Root Inc. raised a cumulative $151 million in venture capital in two rounds last year, the top capital raises of 2018 in Central Ohio, with the second valuing the company as a $1 billion tech “unicorn.”

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Carrie Ghose.

Originally published January 25, 2019.

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