2019 10 Best Tech Startups in Austin

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Austin, Texas. 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. BigCommerce

bigcommerce

Founded: 2009

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“BigCommerce is the world’s leading cloud ecommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than on-premise software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C ecommerce for more than 50,000 SMBs, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, more than 25 Fortune 1000 companies, and industry-leading brands including Assurant, Ben & Jerry’s, Gibson, Paul Mitchell, Martha Stewart, and Toyota.

Founded in 2009, the company has received more than $100 million in funding from SoftBank Capital, American Express, Telstra Ventures, General Catalyst, Revolution Growth and FLOODGATE. BigCommerce supports thousands of retailers around the world from its offices in San Francisco, Austin and Sydney.”

2. WP Engine

WP Engine

Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 10 Best Tech Startups in Texas

“WP Engine is a new breed of technology company at the intersection of tech innovation and service. We provide the leading digital experiences platform on WordPress that drives your business forward faster. 5% of the web visits a site on WP Engine’s platform every day. We support over 60,000 customers in over 140 countries, and over 500,000 web experiences globally. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Antonio, Texas; Limerick, Ireland, London, England and San Francisco, California.”

3. Spredfast

spredfast

Founded: 2008

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“Spredfast™ is the world’s most powerful, open social software platform that connects every business in the world to the people they care about most. Based in Austin, Texas, and with offices all over the globe, we tirelessly pursue innovation that helps our customers get smarter about social. Over 650 customers, including all five major broadcast networks and great brands like Target, Bank of America, Pepsi and the NBA use Spredfast to manage over one billion social connections across 84 countries, in multiple languages. Our smart social technology processes 650 million pieces of social content per day, giving brands the visibility, context, and tools they need to make every consumer touch point better.”

4. Magnitude Software

magnitude software

Founded: 2014

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“Magnitude Software leads the way in delivering corporate performance insights through master data management (MDM), corporate performance management (CPM) and data connectivity in heterogeneous environments. Our software and solutions drive real business results for hundreds of thousands of users globally. Magnitude’s family of award-winning solutions includes data warehousing, master data management, connectivity, analytics and reporting software.”

5. Phunware, Inc.

phunware

Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 10 Best Tech Startups in Austin

“Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS) – the only fully integrated services platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime, anywhere users. Phunware has introduced category defining experiences that challenge the outer limits of the most advanced multiscreen devices for the world’s most respected brands.”

6. TurnKey Vacation Rentals

TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 10 Best Tech Startups in Austin

“TurnKey Vacation Rentals markets and manages premier vacation rental homes in top U.S. destinations. Founded in 2013 and based in Austin, TX, we’re a passionate team of travel enthusiasts devoted to creating the extraordinary experiences that only vacation homes can offer. Our dedicated in-market experts and proprietary technology ensure that TurnKey properties are unmatched in quality, offering homeowners and their guests the reliability they’d expect of a fine hotel while maintaining the charm, authenticity and affordability of a vacation rental.”

7. Civitas Learning

civitas learning

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 10 Best Tech Startups in Austin

“Civitas Learning is a student success company delivering the clearest path to improved higher education outcomes. The company’s Student Success Intelligence Platform leverages each institution’s unique data to find and distribute the strongest signals across the student lifecycle. These signals empower students to make the best possible decisions along their academic pathway. Advisors, faculty, and administrators can personalize support, scale meaningful action, and measure impact to dramatically improve student outcomes.

Today, Civitas Learning is a strategic partner to more than 300 colleges and universities, serving more than 7 million students. Together with our growing community of partners, Civitas Learning is making the most of the world’s learning data to graduate a million more students per year by 2025.”

8. RigUp

RigUp

Founded: 2014

“RigUp empowers the men and women who power the world. We are the energy industry’s marketplace for service providers.

Our vision is to empower all the men and women who power the world by creating economic opportunity and building community across the strongest network in the energy industry.

Our mission is to transform the energy industry into an efficient, highly effective landscape where buyers and service-providers connect effortlessly to get the job done—whenever, wherever.”

9. The Zebra

the zebra

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 10 Best Tech Startups in Austin

“The Zebra is the nation’s most comprehensive and most visited online car insurance comparison marketplace. Since 2012, The Zebra has lead the charge to bring transparency to the insurance industry – to make insurance black and white.

The Zebra’s unique and powerful technology provides real-time rates and educational resources to inform consumers and help them find the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs, while simultaneously helping insurance companies connect with the consumers they best serve in today’s digital world.

Insurance in black & white.® Compare quotes from every top car insurance company in seconds.”

10. DOSH

DOSH

Founded: 2016

“As the fastest growing app that finds cash for consumers and helps businesses acquire and retain customers, Dosh is revolutionizing the way the world does cash back.

Dosh users get cash back for shopping and dining out at more than 100,000 businesses nationwide. Using breakthrough technology to eliminate wasted advertising spend, Dosh puts that money back into the pockets of consumers and businesses. No cutting coupons. No scanning receipts. No hassle. Just cold, hard cash. Doshers can then transfer the cash directly into a bank account or PayPal, or donate to a charity.”

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