Even with a breakneck four-month production schedule, a documentary about the rapid growth of Central Ohio technology startups got scooped ahead of its premiere by the region’s biggest tech news yet.
Root Insurance was already a fast-growing “unicorn,” worth $1 billion, among the companies featured in Test City, USA, a new documentary scheduled to screen Thursday at the Film Festival of Columbus. Then Root announced its record-setting $350 million Series E round valuing it $3.65 million this Monday – in essence proving the filmmakers’ point.
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Written by Carrie Ghose.
Originally published September 11, 2019.