Top Cincinnati Tech Companies

Top Cincinnati Tech Companies

As more and more startups and venture capitalists begin to look outside of the congested Silicon Valley tech market, cities in “flyover country” have rapidly emerged as attractive alternatives to the traditional tech centers on each coast. The Midwest, in particular, has seen a number of its cities emerge as hubs for innovative startups and tech companies, and Cincinnati is at the forefront of this new trend. Cincinnati startup jobs have exploded over the past few years, and there is every indication that this trend will continue over the coming years.

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Top Cincinnati Tech Companies

Top Tech Companies in Cincinnati

These are some of the top startups in Cincinnati based on employee count, size, profile completeness, and funding.
The Garage Group
Courageous Minds Only.
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Taft Law
Cincinnati - At Taft, they work as one team, driven and committed to helping you succeed. Their attorneys understand that innovative, value-creating solutions help their clients reach their goals.
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Cerkl
Connecting all your employee communications channels. Finally.
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Cloverleaf
Cincinnati - Cloverleaf coaches individuals and teams to communicate effectively, respecting diverse points of view so your team can build trust, understand each other, and get big results while having fun doing it. This coaching arrives right into the tools you work in every day - email, calendar, messaging apps, etc. You can rest-assured is personalized and accurate, based on tens of thousands of research validated data points. That's why the number one piece of feedback customers say is, "This is spot-on!" Experience lasting culture change as each person in your company grows their self-awareness and appreciation for the unique strengths of their teammates.
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Lampros Labs
Cincinnati - Lampros Labs is a software development company that specializes in web design, application development, cloud architecture and consulting.
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LISNR
Oakland - LISNR® powers transactions across the customer journey globally with the most advanced Ultrasonic Data Platform. Today, companies like Jaguar Land Rover, Ticketmaster, and Visa use this solution to create secure & frictionless moments for consumers around the world. Founded in 2012, LISNR is located in Oakland, CA and Cincinnati, OH. Major investors include Intel, Jump Capital, Mercury Fund, R/GA, and Synchrony Financial.
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Narwal
Experts in Automation, Data & Analytics and Cloud
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Callibrity
Founded by developers for developers
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ReadySet Surgical
Norwood - ReadySet Surgical simplifies the surgical vendor supply chain. Its cloud-based coordination platform strengthens logistics and communication for all members of the surgical team to guarantee that every procedure has the precise contracted inventory with complete documentation at the right time. It focuses on ease-of-installation and exceptional user experience for hospital staff and vendor representatives. The company's team understands surgical readiness from collective experience working for the operating room, central sterilization, and medical device manufacturers. ReadySet Surgical was founded on 2015 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Polar Cloud
Cincinnati - The Polar Cloud enables members to manage their 3D printers and share access with others.
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Electrada
Cincinnati - Electrada offers a turnkey EV charging infrastructure solution for electric vehicles. The company’s network of charging locations is the catalyst to overcoming accessibility and reliability hurdles currently limiting EV adoption. Electrada’s turnkey model integrates site energy engineering, supply optimization, and fleet analytics into a fully capitalized customer solution where the fleet owner eliminates the risks of electrification while capturing predictable savings and sustainability outcomes for its stakeholders. Electrada’s solution ecosystem includes well-established fleet management, charging technology, microgrid, and energy partners, dedicated to ROI-based decarbonization of transportation, across multiple vehicle classes and use cases.
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What makes the Cincinnati startup community great?
Cincinnati is a great place to start a business and live. I may be biased as a fifth generation Cincinnatian and it is home to me, but I have lived in 5 other states and have some comparative data. Cincinnati is a small city with incredible people. This means the networks and connections are tight, and people go out of their way to help you. The culture of kindness in the city is reflected in the startup community, where I have felt supported and encouraged. In practice, this has meant regular mentorship, access to funding and opportunities, new partnerships, and the confidence to go all in on my business.

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Cincinnati Startups by Funding Amount

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Astronomer
Cincinnati - Astronomer’s mission is to help organizations realize the potential of Apache Airflow. Building on the foundation of Astronomer Cloud, the market-leading Airflow as a Service offering, Astronomer is developing new standards of scale, performance, and reliability and leading the way to enterprise-grade Airflow.
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Cladwell
Cincinnati - Cladwell is a styling app that helps millennials buy LESS clothing. In 2015, millennials broke a 100 year consumer trend by buying 10% fewer (but better) clothes. This trend is just getting started and we are the FIRST to monetize it. For $5/mo our software pairs down your closet and gives you daily outfit recommendations from what you already own - not by selling you more clothes. - $750K ARR - Profitable Unit Economics - 36% MoM GROOOOOOOOWTH... for 9 months Founding team has previously built startups in fashion and retail.
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tilr
Toronto - tilr's software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based platform provides job-seekers with a one-stop solution for finding immediate employment that aligns with their skills, availability, and commuting preferences. tilr gives companies access to a large pool of highly capable skilled workers who are ready to be hired in real-time. tilr’s platform has mapped over 400,000 worker skills and completed over 100,000 matches, creating over 175,000 hours of work, matching job-seekers' current skill sets with companies' needs, creating limitless opportunities for employment. tilr's Android™ and iPhone® applications are available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play for workers and via a web app for employers. For more information, visit www.tilr.com.
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Cerkl
Connecting all your employee communications channels. Finally.
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Losant
Cincinnati - Losant is a developer platform designed to help people build complex connected solutions. Losant provides powerful data collection, aggregation, and visualization features to help understand and quantify vast amounts of sensor data. It was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Cloverleaf
Cincinnati - Cloverleaf coaches individuals and teams to communicate effectively, respecting diverse points of view so your team can build trust, understand each other, and get big results while having fun doing it. This coaching arrives right into the tools you work in every day - email, calendar, messaging apps, etc. You can rest-assured is personalized and accurate, based on tens of thousands of research validated data points. That's why the number one piece of feedback customers say is, "This is spot-on!" Experience lasting culture change as each person in your company grows their self-awareness and appreciation for the unique strengths of their teammates.
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CincyTech
Cincinnati - CincyTech helps to identify and transform innovation into venture-worthy, transformational human health and technology companies, primarily in southwest Ohio. Our team provides advice and capital to entrepreneurs, helps research institutions commercialize technology through startups, and catalyzes investment from individuals and institutions into regional companies. One of the most active seed funds in the Midwest, CincyTech is supported by Ohio Third Frontier, more than two dozen foundations, corporations, municipalities and individuals as well as founding partners, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
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Spatial.ai
Cincinnati - Surrounding around us every day is a layer of information spread throughout the earth. Cities teem with rich emotive data. In 2015, when they looked at the available technology, they found that no one was making sense of this rich layer of social data. Brilliance was all around us, the answer to so many questions hidden in plain sight. They saw a need for a different technology, and they knew would take a different kind of company to build it. That’s why they founded Spatial. Core to their belief is that humans are at the center of everything. Data has it’s origins in the human experience but becomes disconnected. Using a combination of ethnographic research techniques and data engineering, they breathed human life back into data. Spatial is a location data company that uses conversations from social networks to understand how humans move and experience the world around them.
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The Brandery
Cincinnati - The Brandery is a seed-stage startup accelerator nationally ranked as one of the top ten programs in the United States. The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region, namely branding, marketing and design. We believe that building your brand-- and not just a product-- is a way startups can be more resource efficient and increase their probability of success. In addition to an elite mentor list, startups will be paired with world-class creative agencies and have access to some of the biggest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble, dunnhumby, and Kroger. The Brandery runs one, four-month accelerator program a year for 10-12 companies. We receive a 6% equity stake in each startup in exchange for $50k, a year of free office space, and over $200k in additional benefits.
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Cintrifuse
Cincinnati - Cintrifuse is a Cincinnati-based organization that proactively links entrepreneurs with strategic businesses, research institutions, mentors and investors to help successfully launch high-growth startups. We work to coordinate the activities, resources and programs of the region’s innovation ecosystem by connecting incubators, accelerators, investment sources, organizations and other resources to maximize information sharing. We have harnessed three core elements to develop a sustainable innovation economy: Access, Place and Fund
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Frayt
Cincinnati - Frayt (Freight) is a on-demand, final mile delivery platform. Frayt in enables Businesses & Retailers to offer same hour delivery to their customers coast to coast. Frayt is the trusted delivery partner of Party City, Krogers, Sherwin Williams and many more.
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Why is Cincy's Startup Community so Strong?

So what makes the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Cincinnati so attractive to outsiders? From Cincinnati startup events that draw thousands from all over the country, to a robust incubator environment that has helped to grow and fund dozens of cutting-edge startups over the past few years, the city offers the type of environment that is perfectly suited for nurturing tech startups. Add in the relatively low taxes, high quality of life, and natural beauty of the Ohio Valley, and it’s easy to see why a Cincinnati startup is well-positioned to grow and thrive.

Biggest Tech Companies in Cincinnati

Here are some of the biggest tech companies in Cincinnati by employee count.
Taft Law
Cincinnati - At Taft, they work as one team, driven and committed to helping you succeed. Their attorneys understand that innovative, value-creating solutions help their clients reach their goals.
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Frost Brown Todd
Cincinnati - With over 500 lawyers across mid-America, Frost Brown Todd offers a deep, talented roster of legal professionals covering commercial transactions and real estate; business and corporate law; environmental; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; and business succession planning. The firm operates throughout 15 offices in 9 states including Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. (@FBT_law)
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Ahalogy
Salt Lake City - Quotient (NYSE: QUOT) is the leading digital media and promotions technology company that creates cohesive omnichannel brand-building and sales-driving opportunities to deliver valuable outcomes for advertisers, retailers and consumers. The Quotient platform is powered by exclusive consumer spending data, location intelligence and purchase intent data to reach millions of shoppers daily and deliver measurable, incremental sales. Quotient partners with leading advertisers and retailers, including Clorox, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Unilever, Albertsons Companies, CVS, Dollar General and Peapod Digital Labs, a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. Quotient is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices across the US as well as in Bangalore, Paris, London and Tel Aviv. For more information visit www.quotient.com.
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CBTS
Cincinnati - The OnX suite of Cloud and Managed Services encompasses traditional dedicated private hosting, multi-tenant managed cloud solutions for enterprise production infrastructure, and self-serve for dev/test environments.Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Solutions focused on Unified Communications, Intelligent Networks, and Applications that increase the operational efficiency of your organization.
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Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati - Procter & Gamble Company is a consumer goods corporation that provides products and services for rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms, and more. and have been passed down from generation to generation. The company is known for hundreds of consumer brands ranging from baby care, fabric care, feminine care, hair care, home care, to grooming products. The company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Fifth Third Bank
Cincinnati - Fifth Third Bancorp (the Bancorp) is a diversified financial services company. As of December 31, 2011, the Bancorp had $117 billion in assets, operated 15 affiliates with 1,316 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores, and 2,425 automated teller machines (ATMs) in 12 states throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. The Bancorp operates in four business segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Investment Advisors. The Bancorp also has a 49% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC.
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Western & Southern Financial Group
Cincinnati - Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. has grown into a diversified family of financial services companies that includes the following: *The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company *Western-Southern Life Assurance Company *Columbus Life Insurance Company *Gerber Life Insurance Company *Integrity Life Insurance Company *The Lafayette Life Insurance Company *National Integrity Life Insurance Company *Eagle Realty Group, LLC *Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.1 *IFS Financial Services, Inc. *Touchstone Advisors, Inc.1 *Touchstone Securities, Inc.2 *W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.;2 *W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit www.westernsouthern.com. For disclosures/terms of service, visit www.westernsouthern.com/social-media-disclosures. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of six major community events every year, including the Western & Southern Open, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world's top-ranked professional male and female tennis players. 1 A registered investment adviser. 2 A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
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Quotient Technology
Salt Lake City - Quotient (NYSE: QUOT) is the leading digital media and promotions technology company that creates cohesive omnichannel brand-building and sales-driving opportunities to deliver valuable outcomes for advertisers, retailers and consumers. The Quotient platform is powered by exclusive consumer spending data, location intelligence and purchase intent data to reach millions of shoppers daily and deliver measurable, incremental sales. Quotient partners with leading advertisers and retailers, including Clorox, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Unilever, Albertsons Companies, CVS, Dollar General and Peapod Digital Labs, a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. Quotient is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices across the US as well as in Bangalore, Paris, London and Tel Aviv. For more information visit www.quotient.com.
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84.51˚
Cincinnati - 84.51° helps companies create sustainable growth by putting the customer at the center of everything. Using a sophisticated suite of tools and technology, 84.51° works with some of the world’s leading CPG manufacturers and partners. With more than 600 talented and fearless associates, 84.51° is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co.
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Atos
Irving - Atos provides consulting services and solutions, ranging from supporting strategy development to enterprise solutions and technology decisions. The company delivers end-to-end orchestrated hybrid cloud, Big data, business applications, and digital workplace solutions through a digital transformation factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, a European company in the payment industry.
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Concentrix
Fremont - Concentrix is a recognized leader in providing innovative services and technology to accelerate high-value interactions at every stage of your customer’s lifecycle.
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What Makes the Best Cincinnati Startups so Great

The best software companies in Cincinnati also share a few common characteristics - nurturing environments that foster experimentation and creativity, connections to incubators and investors to help provide room to grow, and a talented workforce as skilled as those found in any other tech hub. While the Fortune 500 companies in Cincinnati have long gotten much of the press, it’s just a matter of time before the top software companies in Cincinnati begin to steal much of the talent moving to the region.
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