48 Up and Coming Tech Companies to Know

These companies are poised to do big things.

Written by Adam Calica
48 Up and Coming Tech Companies to Know
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UPDATED BY
Brennan Whitfield | May 29, 2024

Few things are as exciting professionally than the feeling that comes from working at an up-and-coming company. The rocket ship ride of buzz and growth is a nice adrenaline rush when you get it, but how exactly does one find these companies? We’ve got you covered.

Up and Coming Companies to Watch

  • Writer
  • BeatStars
  • LogicGate
  • Quantum Metric
  • Relativity Space
  • Cockroach Labs
  • New Engen

 

Remote Up-and-Coming Companies

Founded: 2019

Writer is a leading AI writing platform for teams. It empowers GTM leaders to build a consistent brand across every customer touchpoint. Writer’s automated language generation and writing suggestions make it possible for teams to accelerate content, align brand and empower more writers across all types of content and communications.

 

Founded: 2018

Upbound is a platform for building internal cloud infrastructures. Customers can build, deploy, manage, secure and use their platforms all from a single point of control. Upbound is designed for enterprise, ensuring performance, multi-tenancy and security, and is built on the open-source Crossplane project.

 

Founded: 2016

Protecht works with ticketing platforms, event organizers and attendees to make the process of going to a live event more efficient. It provides live event ticket protection for attendees, shipping protections for merchants and customers as well as a refund-as-a-service solution for clients to offer to customers.

 

Austin Up-and-Coming Companies

Founded: 2013

AdAction is an innovative mobile app media company partnering with leading app developers, Fortune 100 brands, and quality publishers to create successful performance marketing campaigns across iOS & Android platforms. Since 2013, AdAction has helped clients see over 300 million installs and over 6 million conversions.

 

Founded: 2008

Since 2008, BeatStars has been a pioneering and go-to online music marketplace to connect millions of recording artists and music producers worldwide. BeatStars is also a leading artist discovery tool for all the major and independent labels. In 2020, BeatStars partnered with Sony Publishing to launch its publishing arm on the platform.

 

Founded: 2016

Shipwell is a shipping logistics platform that gives businesses access to real-time shipment tracking, logistics planning, order management and pricing comparisons. The company’s platform — embraced by more than 1,000 customers — has been used by global brands like Dasani, Samsung and Shell, to find optimal shipping rates and track products around the country.

 

Founded: 2016

Elligo Health Research makes a platform that helps doctors accelerate clinical trials by providing connections to patients and research solutions, and cross-referencing study criteria with health records. Its technology allows for direct access to millions of known patients from over 100 hospitals and major health systems, 200 healthcare-based sites and 100 research-based sites.

 

Founded: 2017

Mothership’s groundbreaking technology is unlocking the world’s potential by making freight delivery more efficient. Started in 2017, it’s backed by some of venture capital’s best investors and has already become the logistics backbone for many of today’s most innovative companies.

 

Boston Up-and-Coming Companies

Founded: 2014

MIT-born startup Tulip creates apps for the Industrial Internet of Things. No coding is required and the apps help manufacturers increase productivity and digitize factories. Just ask New Balance, Nautique and Kohler — all adopters of Tulip.

 

Chicago Up-and-Coming Companies

Founded: 2015

LogicGate makes a user-friendly SaaS platform to help businesses operationalize and automate risk compliance. The drag-and-drop interface lets users design their own workflow and requires no knowledge of coding.

 

Founded: 2015

Tock’s management platform assists restaurants, wineries and events companies with reservations, scheduling and customer communication. Along with reservation booking, it also acts as a hub for restaurant pickup and delivery ordering, plus gathers guest data to help businesses make better decisions.

 

Founded: 2015

Ascent combines AI and software to help businesses automate regulatory compliance and management. The platform automatically delivers customer-specific regulatory obligations and will alert teams to changes that impact their work.

 

Founded: 2016

The Dais Technology no-code platform helps businesses create, sell and manage digital insurance solutions. It allows for APIs for every product made, customizable workflows and customizable portals so agents and policyholders can interact with products. Dais also lets users integrate data sources throughout the policy lifecycle to improve quoting and managing.

 

Founded: 2015

Jiobit is the first of its kind patented location sharing platform, enabling the longest lasting and smallest real-time location products (indoor or out) with best-in-class security. Featuring a host of encryption and security technologies, Jiobit is trusted by pet owners and families, with usage in every populated continent in the world.

 

Founded: 2016

The Mom Project is a digital marketplace that matches skilled parents looking for work opportunities with flexible employers. Founder and CEO Allison Robinson started The Mom Project after reading a study that found 43 percent of skilled women leave the workforce after having a child.

 

Colorado Up-and-Coming Companies

Founded: 2015

Quantum Metric’s platform combines big data and machine learning to give companies actionable insights into customer and digital experiences. The Utah Jazz and LegalZoom are just a few of the global brands using the company’s real-time software.

 

Founded: 2015

Denver-based Wurk makes a human capital management platform for the growing cannabis industry. The software helps companies handle administrative tasks like payroll and hiring, while also providing compliance solutions in an industry with rapidly changing regulations.

 

Founded: 2015

FoodMaven’s browser extension ensures food service operators are able to find the right food products that meet their procurement needs. With FoodMaven, users see products that match their criteria based on vendor, attributes, sustainability, stock availability and cost guidelines, helping determine best buying options without having to change platforms.

 

Founded: 2015

SmarterX uses machine learning to help retailers and consumer packaged goods brands reduce their environmental footprints. Its platform uses granular data about consumer products to help companies make smarter decisions about how they should be handled, marketed and disposed.

 

Founded: 2016

Stateless hosts a multi-cloud platform that enables on-demand and secure connections to AI services within the cloud. It aims to make AI solutions more secure and improve AI security compliance for customers by moving AI traffic off of the public internet and onto a private cloud infrastructure.

 

Founded: 2014

Well Data Labs is a modern web application built to manage, analyze and report technical well data for drilling and energy operations. It’s worked side-by-side with drilling engineers, completions engineers, data scientists, and other industry experts to make a tool that gives users what they need to know quickly and efficiently.

 

Los Angeles Up-and-Coming Companies

Founded: 2015

Relativity Space uses 3D printing to quickly scale rocket building. By using 3D printing materials, the company is autonomously building rocket parts faster than average. It’s all part of the company’s plan to make humanity multi-planetary sooner rather than later.

 

Founded: 2014

The food delivery market may be crowded, but Thrive Market is focused on leading a much-needed niche: healthy, natural foods. The company allows members to shop a bevy of all-natural goods at a discount, with personalization options for a range of diets including vegetarian, gluten free and keto.

 

Founded: 2014

HopSkipDrive is a ride service for kids, and a potential resource for busy parents. Its solution aims to complement school transportation, meet specialized student needs or provide transportation in lieu of bus driver shortages. The company’s “CareDrivers” are rigorously vetted and chosen to shuttle children to their destinations.

 

Founded: 2009

CAIS is a leading alternative investment platform for financial advisors who seek improved access to and education about alternative investment funds and products. CAIS streamlines the end-to-end transaction process through digital subscriptions and provides an industry-leading learning system that helps advisors improve client outcomes.

 

Founded: 2015

Crexi’s commercial real estate marketplace uses big data to create tools that simplify the transaction process for brokers. Its platform provides up-to-date information on properties available for sale or lease, property auctions as well as specific property records.

 

Founded: 2018

Founded by former Activision studio head John Linden, Mythical Games is fusing blockchain and Web3 with gaming, capitalizing on the huge trend of “player-owned economies.” Its games allow players to own their digital assets as part of the gaming experience.

 

Founded: 2015

Beyond Limits develops machine learning and deep learning AI software tools for an array of industries. For example, aerospace companies have used the software to process their findings in outer space, while energy companies use it to track oil supplies.

 

Founded: 2017

Founded by New York Times best-selling author Sophia Amoruso, Girlboss is building a social network with content and resources for women who want to focus on their careers, finances and wellness.

 

Founded: 2015

NEXT Trucking connects companies who have goods to move with freight transportation fleets, providing opportunities for shippers and carriers. The company moves over $50 billion in cargo annually.

 

Founded: 2017

Spring Labs offers intelligent automation solutions for financial institutions. The company helps clients view business trends, automate manual financial tasks and keep conversations HIPAA and GDPR compliant.

 

New York City Up-and-Coming Companies

Founded: 2015

Cockroach Labs has built an open-source SQL database that automatically scales and repairs itself. Its solution is designed for high availability and data placement control, with a resilience that is bug-like, but in a good way.

 

Founded: 2015

DailyPay’s platform enables on-demand pay for employees, so they earn their money in a way that works best for them. The company’s software builds a balance for active hours worked that employees can transfer to their bank accounts at any time.

 

Founded: 2014

The Farmer’s Dog takes your pet’s diet seriously by providing all your beloved critters with fresh, healthy food. The company develops pre-portioned and 100 percent human-grade dog food and delivers it to your door.

 

Founded: 2018

Kindbody helps individuals access IVF and IUI consultations, egg-freezing consultations and other fertility services. It aims to make fertility and family-building care accessible to anyone with or without insurance, and also offers its services as a benefit solution for employers.

 

Founded: 2017

Radar’s platform provides location infrastructure capabilities for every product and service. Businesses can access geofencing, geocoding and map APIs to create location-based experiences on devices. Radar has served clients like T-Mobile, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Panera Bread.

 

Founded: 2015

Simon Data uses AI-powered algorithms to analyze marketing and advertising campaigns, providing better and faster customer insights. Its data provided helps clients improve personalization at various customer touchpoints, create specific audiences and optimize campaigns.

 

Founded: 2017

Brooklyn-based Cityblock Health helps underserved populations get primary, behavioral and social services care. Cityblock’s platform connects users with the care they need most in the area where they live.

 

Founded: 2017

Covera Health is using data science to help radiologists make better diagnoses. Its platform supports the delivery of AI-powered, clinical-grade insights for healthcare providers and insurers. Covera Health’s primary focus is improving radiology diagnoses, overall working to avoid patient harm and unnecessary insurance claim costs.

 

Founded: 2015

Grailed is a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace where users can buy, sell and browse authenticated clothing from worldwide brands. With thousands of designers and low fees, Grailed is the place to go to find everything from hoodies to tailored formal wear.

 

Founded: 2013

BentoBox works with the hospitality industry, helping restaurants manage their online presence and connect with customers. The company’s products empower restaurants to sell through ordering services, launch websites, manage events and reservations, customize online menu information and more.

 

Founded: 2016

Spruce’s software builds a friction-free and transparent mortgage closing process. By working with lenders, Spruce keeps all parties in the closing process informed, and makes all steps completely digital for real estate agents, home buyers and sellers as well as lenders and attorneys in need.

 

Founded: 2017

Unacast uses real-world location data to provide customers with better insights. Its platforms offer solutions regarding location information, foot traffic, advertising audiences and location data processing so businesses can make the most of their services and where to target customers.

 

Founded: 2014

Zipari builds tools that maintain relationships between health insurance providers and customers. Its enterprise platform allows these parties to engage digitally, and helps insurance carriers facilitate operations from selling insurance plans to managing customer service tasks.

 

Seattle Up-and-Coming Companies

Founded: 2016

New Engen’s marketing platform uses deep learning to assess the success or failure of strategies across keywords and search, e-commerce and social media. If something’s working or not working, New Engen adjusts the resources accordingly to create impact across the customer journey.

 

Founded: 2016

Pivotal Commware builds holographic beam forming (HBF) 5G network ecosystems, including antenna and radio components. The adoption of HBF is a necessary step in making 5G technology widespread, and this company is doing its part to make it happen.

 

Founded: 2019

Seattle-based Intercept Games is a game development company with a passion for space, simulation and strategy, and implementing these ideas into its games. The studio is behind the video game title Kerbal Space Program 2.

 

Founded: 2015

Polly builds software to help teams measure how it’s going. It offers tools like polls and surveys, Q&A sessions, suggestion boxes and pulse checks to gauge employee engagement and feedback. It integrates with applications like Slack, Zoom and Teams, and serves over 200,000 companies with its solutions.

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