Goldman Sachs leads $60M round in Columbus analytics, security startup

Aware founder and CEO Jeff Schumann Aware founder and CEO Jeff Schumann

Columbus startup Aware has raised $60 million led by the Goldman Sachs Asset Management, the first investment in the state by the firm’s Growth Equity arm.

The Series C announced Wednesday comes 10 months after a $12 million round. Returning investors include Spring Mountain Capital, Blue Heron Capital, Allos Ventures, Ohio Innovation Fund, JobsOhio, Rev1 Ventures, Draper Triangle Ventures and JumpStart.

The sentiment analysis and cybersecurity software for workplace collaboration platforms is hiring in sales, finance, engineering and data science. The fundraising helps push already rapid expansion among client employers including giants including AIG and AstraZeneca.

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Written by Carrie Ghose.

Originally published October 13, 2021.

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