2020 look-ahead: ‘Billion’ a more familiar word for Central Ohio startup scene

Now that Columbus has produced two billion-dollar tech standouts, those successes will beget more, according to venture capitalists bullish on the region.

“There’s a lot of success stories to come down the road in 2020 and beyond,” said Rich Langdale, managing partner of NCT Ventures.

The next decade will build off the 2010s, which brought the $1.4 billion acquisition of CoverMyMeds – expected to reach 1,500 total employees by the end of the first quarter – and $3.65 billion valuation of digital insurer Root Inc.

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Written by Carrie Ghose.

Originally published January 3, 2020.

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