Columbus’ growing startup community combined with a lower than average unemployment rate is posing a significant challenge for startups looking to recruit and retain top talent. This scenario is playing out across the Midwest where founders are flocking to start companies outside of Silicon Valley. Today, Rev1 Ventures, the investor startup studio that combines capital and strategic services to build great companies, announced its progress in tackling the talent gap, including helping its growing portfolio find and fill 22 C-level executive positions.
“Talent is a critical component of building a successful company. When entrepreneurs don’t hire and retain the right talent, it can cripple or even kill their business,” said Lora Zotter, director of talent programs at Rev1 Ventures. “Building a product and building a team are very different skill sets, but with equally powerful impact on the trajectory of a company. Rev1 is focused on helping founders identify their most acute talent gaps and the resources they need to leverage along the way to hiring and retaining the right talent.”