2018 Best Tech Startups in Alabama

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Alabama. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. XpertDox

xpertdox

Founded: 2015

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“XpertDox is a platform for finding doctors for patients with rare and serious conditions.

Patients with rare or serious diseases need care from doctors who are expert in that particular disease. At XpertDox, we have built lists of expert doctors and top hospitals for 6000 diseases. This was made possible by using a proprietary algorithm built by a physician-scientist in the team and optimized dozens of times over the last 2 years using input from leading doctors in multiple specialties.”

2. Wepa

Wepa

Founded: 2008

“Bring Wēpa’s innovative print solution to your campus! Developed specifically for higher education settings, Wēpa provides cloud capabilities that allow documents to be sent directly from phones, tablets, and computers to Wēpa print stations located on campus and throughout the country. Users can also access their LMS and cloud storage files directly at any print station. Wēpa is the ideal solution for printing documents on the go!”

3. LearnSafe

learnsafe

Founded: 2009

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“SlateXP, through its innovative LearnSafe platform, partners with school districts to ensure a safe learning experience in the fast moving digital education age. LearnSafe provides school leaders with actionable, evidence-based data to identify those online behaviors at-risk for serious, often consequential actions. LearnSafe protects vulnerable users and supports a culture of digital responsibility with data a content filter is unable to provide.”

4. StrategyWise

strategywise

Founded: 2013

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“StrategyWise is a global provider of data analytics and business intelligence solutions.

We help companies and governmental entities create value by capturing, analyzing, and applying data insights to drive policy formation, business process improvement, and game-changing innovations. Taking a unique approach to each situation, we analyze qualitative and quantitative data to uncover strategic, actionable insights that help move our clients forward.”

5. Influencer (INFLCR)

Influencer (INFLCR)

Founded: 2017

“You have 1000s of brand ambassadors for your college sports team whose social media accounts combine to have a unique audience that is 10x bigger than your team’s social media account audiences. However, most athletic teams are not utilizing the reach these ambassadors have to grow their brand. INFLCR allows brands and brand ambassadors to tell their story together on social media.”

6. Slope.io

Slope.io

Founded: 2016

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“Clinical researchers are passionate about improving people’s lives, not figuring out supply chain logistics. We help researchers by ensuring their network of clinical trial patients get the exact medical supplies their care requires on time, on schedule and on budget.

Our technology platform reduces costs while improving patient/researcher interaction, leading to more efficient clinical trials. We manage the entire process, delivering solutions tailored to each trial, research site, patient and event. Clinical researchers can finally focus on the science, not the logistics.”

7. Fleetio

fleetio

Founded: 2011

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“Our software helps organizations around the world track, analyze and improve their fleet operations. We’re passionate about making it easy to manage a fleet so our customers can spend more time focusing on their mission.”

8. Swell Fundraising

swell fundraising

Founded: 2012

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“Swell is committed to helping nonprofits expand the potential of their fundraising events by creating awareness and generating donations from an online community- in addition to your guests. Our innovative platform provides an easy way to launch an event site and instantly create a peer to peer fundraising campaign. We believe in your cause and want you to maximize the potential of your event so that you can do more good.”

9. GLOW

GLOW

Founded: 2015

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“Co-founded by beauty and fashion industry veteran, Yazmin Cavale, GLOW is a mobile phone app that connects beauty professionals (“GlowPros”) with customers desiring spray tan, hair and/or makeup services. GLOW provides these services on-demand via the GLOW app, for customers throughout Birmingham to receive these beauty services at their home or a specific destination.”

10. Glimpsek12

Glimpsek12

Founded: 2017

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“Glimpse12 captures everything you’re doing to impact student outcomes and evaluates these activities in the context of student achievement.

Traditionally, eROI is virtually impossible to track and manage. The company’s approach maximizes district’s education return on investment (eROI) by providing answers to critical questions essential to ensure your time and money are aligned with the unique needs of your students.”

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