In 2008, our Exit of the Year company consisted of four people in a strip mall next to a karate studio. Soon after, that karate studio went out of business, allowing them to build out their very first lab. A couple of years later they began testing patients. They tested 619 individuals in 2010. Today they test over 1,000 patients per day and employ 480 people in Mason, Ohio.

This team knows how to make things happen. Last year, they won the VentureOhio Growth Stage Financing of the Year award and just 11 months later successfully exited their company for a value up to $410 million dollars. Congratulations to their investors statewide – Blue Chip Ventures, Allos Ventures, CincyTech, North Coast Angel Fund, Queen City Angels, OhioTECH Angel Fund, the City of Mason and Silicon Valley Bank – on an incredible win.

We thank you for your leadership and we can’t wait to see what you do next. Congratulations to our 2016 Exit of the Year award winner: Assurex Health.