Walker Drewett founded NuBrakes in May 2019. According to Mike Ghaffary, GP at Canvas Ventures, Drewett is building a high-growth business powered by a marketplace model, which is why Ghaffary led the company’s Series A. The product is simple: on-demand automotive maintenance and repair...

Deon Nicholas is the CEO and co-founder of Forethought, the AI company whose mission is to transform customer experiences with human-centered AI. Forethought has raised over $100M in venture capital, including from NEA, which led Forethought’s $9.52m Series A. Hear from NEA’s Vanessa Larco on...

Olive is a homegrown Columbus, Ohio unicorn; hear from the CEO and lead investor how the company was founded and grew into an industry leader. Sean Lane co-founded Olive in 2012, and signed on Chris Olsen from Drive Capital as the company’s first investors. Now, nearly ten years later, Olive...

Columbus, Ohio’s technology job scene really took off in the early 2010s when the state made investments that enabled entrepreneurs to more easily start companies. Fast-forward to today, and companies of all sizes are attracting talent from all over the country thanks in part to Columbus’ low...

On June 1, 2022, the TechCrunch Live crew is hosting an extended TechCrunch Live episode with Columbus investors, founders and business leaders. There’s even a pitch-off with Columbus-area startups. Register for the virtual event here for free! Why Columbus? Because it’s quickly becoming a...

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special event centered around Columbus, Ohio, and we’re looking for startups to compete for a spot in the Battlefield 200. The virtual event kicks off at 3:00pm Columbus time on June 1 and is designed to highlight the growing startup ecosystem emerging from the...

Walker Drewett founded NuBrakes in May 2019. According to Mike Ghaffary, GP at Canvas Ventures, Drewett is building a high-growth business powered by a marketplace model, which is why Ghaffary led the company’s Series A. The product is simple: On-demand vehicle brake repair services. Join this...