2020 Best Tech Startups in Austin

Powered by CrunchbaseThe 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. WP Engine

WP Engine

Founded: 2010

Also honored in:

“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.”

2. Bungalo

bungalo

Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Texas

“Bungalo is completely transforming the home buying experience by bringing every step of the process under one roof. Owning a home is the American Dream. But the process of buying a home, filled with endless uncertainties and steps, is more like a nightmare. So we dared to dream bigger – could buying a house be easy, stress-free, and even fun?

We launched Bungalo to make simple home buying not only possible, but a total delight. With Bungalo, buyers can search, tour, make an offer and even finance your new home with one seamless online platform.”

3. BigCommerce

bigcommerce

Founded: 2009

Also honored in:

“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.”

4. CS Disco

CS Disco

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“As the leading provider of software as a service solutions developed by lawyers for lawyers, DISCO is reinventing legal technology to automate and simplify complex and error-prone tasks that distract from practicing law. DISCO has been embraced by more than 400 law firms, including 50 of the top AmLaw 200, as their first choice for innovative technologies that enhance the practice of law to help secure justice and win cases.”

5. RigUp

RigUp

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Austin

“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.”

6. TurnKey Vacation Rentals

TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Founded: 2012

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“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. ScaleFactor

ScaleFactor

Founded: 2014

“ScaleFactor is on a mission to automate the painful, time consuming tasks that burden business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. We’ve developed a smart finance and accounting platform that enables businesses to operate in real time with automated bookkeeping, proactive alerts, at-a-glance performance metrics and more. Our trusted accounting and finance experts review monthly financials, provide delightful support and help users with their toughest financial challenges.

ScaleFactor delivers peace of mind so users can confidently control their operations and strategically grow their business.”

8. DOSH

dosh

Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Austin

“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.”

9. ClearDATA

ClearDATA

Founded: 2011

“ClearDATA is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for the healthcare industry. ClearDATA’s innovative, HITRUST-certified cloud solutions protect customers from data privacy risks, improve their data management, and scale their healthcare IT infrastructure, enabling the industry to focus on making healthcare better by improving healthcare delivery.”

10. OJO Labs

OJO Labs

Founded: 2015

“OJO Labs, Inc. is on a mission to empower people to make better decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. The first application of its patented technology is in real estate. OJO is revolutionizing the way people access real estate information and purchase a home by inverting the current model and placing full-control back into the hands of consumers. OJO provides agents and brokers the ability to be connected with home buyers when they are ready to move forward through warm and informed introductions – creating a positive experience for everyone. OJO Labs is focused on delivering a data-driven and truly-conversational AI platform that enables home buyers and sellers to make intelligent decisions throughout their entire real estate transaction journey.”

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