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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.
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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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212 Environmental Products
Design and sales of environmental products to businesses and consumers
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Cincinnati - is K-12’s #1 administration platform to support the whole child. Developed by two educators tired of not providing their stakeholders the optimal technology experience, is a true education platform that connects what matters most to students, families, staff, and community partners. helps schools increase student success all while saving money and providing a better connected experience through tailored communications, integrated data, and full interoperability.
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Cincinnati - ActionStreamer is a wireless wearable live-streaming platform. Action Streamer has set out to bring sports fans closer to the action than ever before. Its video streaming service built from the ground-up is arming broadcast companies and content providers with the angle every avid sports fan craves—the 1st-person field-level point-of-view.
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Action Streamer
Wireless wearable livestreaming platform
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GPS for organizational performance
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Airway Therapeutics
Cincinnati - Airway Therapeutics is an early stage development company that is licensing technology from within the pulmonary research program of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) for further technology platform development. This platform will enable the development of three or more products that address various market needs in the overall market for lung disorders.
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Arlington - Amify delivers turnkey, award-winning services to help brands launch, manage and continually optimize their Amazon channel strategy. As the first Amazon-as-a-Service provider, we serve as an outsourced Amazon team, which helps companies own their brand on the world’s largest ecommerce platform by leveraging cross channel data to increase sales and improve customer experience. As of 2021, Amify is responsible for more than $200M of goods sold on Amazon, Amify transforms the platform into one of our client’s top two channels. The Amify team brings vast expertise to sellers from branding and advertising to data analytics and business operations. From our high-performing, beautiful storefronts, to our optimized forecasting and logistics, we’re an embedded extension of our client’s team, whose mission is to make it painless for clients to win on Amazon.
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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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SAAS Marketplace for foreign used car parts
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Auto Rental Systems
ARS provides a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for auto dealers to manage their loaner car fleets and vehicle recalls
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Bailout Systems
Pocket-sized self-rescue device that allows firefighters to escape from elevated environments greater than 100 feet
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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.
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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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
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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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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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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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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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Jacksonville - FIS is the world's largest global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions. FIS empowers the financial world with software, services, consulting and outsourcing solutions focused on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, trade enablement, transaction processing and record-keeping. FIS’ more than 52,000 worldwide employees are passionate about moving our clients’ business forward. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries, and our technology powers billions of transactions annually that move over $9 trillion around the globe. FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.
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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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Great American Insurance Group
Cincinnati - Great American Insurance Group is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance ("P&C"), focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities.
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Hebron - Pomeroy IT Solutions is an end-to-end services and technology provider servicing Fortune 1000 companies, government and mid-market clients. Industry-recognized for both its Service Desk and Deskside Support, Pomeroy's expertise includes IT Outsourcing, Infrastructure Services, Consulting Solutions, Procurement & Logistics, and IT Staffing Solutions. Pomeroy has elite-level partnerships and certifications with the top technology providers including HP, IBM, Dell, Microsoft, Cisco, Lexmark, and Xerox among many others. Founded in 1982, Pomeroy IT Solutions began as a retail store providing personal computers and software to customers in the Cincinnati, Ohio region. The company switched focus to business-to-business IT solutions, acquiring over twenty different companies and expanding its portfolio of services. Pomeroy now has 20 offices throughout the U.S. to service clients in the financial, healthcare/pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, and public sector (government and education) markets.
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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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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.

Top Companies Hiring in Cincinnati

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