Financial and insurance-related activities comprise the top sector of economic output in the Columbus Region. Companies ranging from Huntington and JPMorgan Chase to Nationwide and State Farm benefit from the Columbus Region’s continuous growth and skilled talent pool.
The head of a rocketing Columbus startup that’s raised one of the year’s biggest rounds from one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capital funds had this advice for a group of fresh entrepreneurs: Expect insurmountable obstacles and existential crises.
Nationwide Insurance has invested again in a digital insurance startup, the latest in its $100 million strategy to keep up with emerging technology. The company was one of several backers on an $83 million Series B funding round to Palo Alto, Calif.-based Next Insurance Inc., which sells customized policies online to small businesses.
Nationwide plans to open a new innovation center at the former Arena Grand Theater’s location to serve as the hub for all of the company’s short term and long term innovation efforts.
Largest U.S. bank with significant operations
Leading insurance and financial services companies
A $100 billion asset regional bank holding company
Leading provider of tailored marketing and loyalty solutions
One of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the nation
The largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the U.S.
A mutual insurance firm that also owns other State Farm companies
A direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S.
A Fortune 100 health care company
Offering various insurance products, serving customers across 13 states
Home to JPMorgan Chase’s second largest employment market in the world and largest facility, which includes a Branch Innovation Lab that shapes customers’ future of branch experiences.
More than 30 academic and vocational institutions with business, finance and communication programs, representing over 6,500 degree completions annually.
Columbus Collaboratory, an ecosystem of founding member companies—including Huntington and Nationwide—focuses on rapid innovation that delivers business impact in advanced analytics and cybersecurity for finance and insurance, among other industries.