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AKRU founder talks about the company’s vision

About a year after it launched its first paid beta, Cincinnati-based AKRU closed a $2.2 million seed round in the fall of 2021. CEO and founder Mohsin Masud says that funding will fuel across-the-board growth for the tech startup.

Why We Invested: PayTheory

What does it mean for financial services and financial technology to be truly “inclusive?” Have recent evolutions truly benefitted all customers or are some being left out in our increasingly digital financial world?

Startups to Watch in 2022

It’s been another crazy year here at Cincy Inno. And not just because of a seemingly-never-ending global pandemic. The year 2021 has been a blockbuster for local startups as pent-up demand brought in more than $600 million in venture capital this year alone, shattering previous records. Several upstarts announced plans to go public, including Griid and Blue Water Vaccines, and entrepreneurs aplenty are jumping in to start their second acts – a harbinger of a healthy startup ecosystem.