How a tech network including Alex Timm as mentor helped fledge an entrepreneur

Alex Timm - CEO and Cofounder of Root Insurance

Far from resenting that a product manager left to found a startup, then hired away an engineering lead, Root Insurance co-founder Alex Timm backed and guided the new company.

Megan Harris departed Root Inc. in December 2020, just over a month after the Columbus startup’s record-breaking IPO. It’s a prime example of the flywheel set in motion when tech companies explode on the scene, then sprinkle new entrepreneurs throughout the region.

Empora Title Inc., the startup Harris founded, attracted collaborators and mentors throughout the Central Ohio and nationwide tech community, even from the industry she’s disrupting.

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Inno.

Written by Carrie Ghose.

Originally published December 3, 2021.

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