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Deep Lens Named in 2020 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Ohio. In doing their research, they considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

1. Root Insurance

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Founded: 2015

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“At Root, we’re doing things differently. We’re reimagining the services people need so that they serve them better. And we’re doing it by using data, technology, and rapid innovation to create products and experiences that are fair, easy, personal, and affordable.

We started by tackling the archaic car insurance industry. We believe people who drive well should pay less for car insurance. Using technology in smartphones to measure driving behavior, our app lets us know who’s a safe driver and who isn’t.”

2. Beam Dental

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Founded: 2012

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“Beam Dental is a dental benefits company that offers employers a fundamentally unique approach to dental coverage by incorporating dental hygiene behavior into policy pricing while delivering world class support and service. All of Beam’s plans also include Beam Perks, a quarterly subscription service with an electric toothbrush, replacement heads, toothpaste, and floss. Beam makes it easy to find and access dental services with the tap of a finger from a broad, nationwide network of dentists.”

3. Olive

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Founded: 2012

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“Olive is on a mission to build meaningful artificial intelligence that empowers and scales humans to achieve more than ever before. We are pioneers working to make the AI revolution both powerful and beneficial to humankind. We are putting a blue collar on AI and letting it do what machines can do best– and leaving the tasks that require creativity, empathy, and passion to people.”

4. Aver, Inc

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Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“Aver simplifies value-based healthcare by working with national and regional healthcare payers, health systems, and large physician practices to design, implement and administer value-based programs. From our suite of purpose-built software products, to our deep bench of expertise in alternative payment methods — Aver eases the transition from fee-for-service to value-based contracts.”

5. Bold Penguin

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Founded: 2016

“Bold Penguin cuts the friction out of commercial insurance.

The Bold Penguin Marketplace is a highly efficient commercial insurance exchange that connects customers, agents, and carriers to match the right quote in record time.

Founded as an insurtech innovator based in Columbus, Ohio, Bold Penguin rapidly increases speed-to-bind for commercial insurance. In 2016, they launched a highly efficient exchange that enhances the connections between customers, agents, and carriers—reducing friction in the buying process for everyone.”

6. RVshare

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Founded: 2013

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“RVshare offers the largest selection of trusted RV rentals in the country. Founded in 2013 in Akron, Ohio, we connect RV owners and renters, offering an additional source of income for RV owners and the option for a memorable vacation for renters. Renters can search through thousands of short- and long-term RV rental options, including Luxury Class A Diesel Pushers, Class B Camper Vans, Class C Motorhomes, and Travel Trailers, and filter to search and compare RV rental prices, features, reviews, and more. The secure RVshare payment system provides a $10,000 Peace of Mind Guarantee, a 24-hour travel concierge, nationwide insurance, and free roadside assistance. RVing is a convenient, exciting way to travel, and eliminates the challenges and costs of finding hotel accommodations.”

7. VNDLY

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Founded: 2017

“VNDLY is a next-generation technology platform and marketplace designed for hiring managers at large corporations and vendor account management teams to come together on a common platform for end-to-end contractor recruiting, on-boarding, and full lifecycle management.”

8. READY Robotics

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Founded: 2016

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“READY Robotics empowers manufacturers to be more competitive through our line of easy-to-use industrial robotic systems. Our robotic solutions require minimum installation downtime, no robotic experience necessary and no Capital Expenditure needed. We deploy Robots as a Service.”

9. 7SIGNAL

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Founded: 2011

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“For organizations that rely on mission critical Wi-Fi to conduct business, 7SIGNAL is a cloud-based Wireless Network Monitoring (WNM) platform that continuously troubleshoots the wireless network for performance issues – maximizing network uptime, device connectivity and network ROI. Unlike other providers, who monitor the network from the inside-out at the infrastructure level, 7SIGNAL operatives on the networks edge, monitoring the “air” and capturing the user experience on the client device.”

10. Deep Lens

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Founded: 2017

“Deep Lens is an AI company focused on enabling faster recruitment of the best-suited cancer patients for clinical trials at the time of diagnosis using VIPER. Deep Lens’ AI-driven cloud platform gives care teams, trial coordinators and oncologists visibility into all available trials and the ability to collaborate on groundbreaking cancer research across all cancer types.”