2019 Best Tech Startups in Maine

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Maine. 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. Pika Energy

Pika Energy

Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“Pika Energy, Inc. is a Westbrook, Maine-based manufacturer of solar-plus-storage solutions for residential and commercial renewable energy markets. Our Pika Energy Island™ is a complete home energy storage platform that connects solar PV, smart batteries, loads, and the grid. Designed for plug-and-play installation and superior efficiency, the Pika Energy Island makes home energy storage simple, smart, and powerful.”

2. DAVO Technologies

DAVO Technologies

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“DAVO was created to solve the pain points in the payor/payee relationship; optimizing any recurring payment cycle, compressing time. Whether it’s a small to mid-sized merchant looking to simplify their sales tax payment method, a state government looking to collect sales tax securely, or a franchisor looking to streamline the collection of franchise royalty and advertising fees, DAVO has the solution. Our process is passive, seamless, and automatic. We optimize any recurring payment cycle of 30, 60 or 90 days (etc) and reduce that to 24 hours, compressing time.”

3. RxAnte

RxAnte

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“RxAnte is a leading predictive analytics and clinical services company located in Portland, Maine, and Washington, D.C., dedicated to improving medication use and health outcomes. By providing plans, providers, and manufacturers with actionable insights, strategies, and our own portfolio of interventions, RxAnte empowers clients with the resources necessary to help make medications work better for everyone.”

4. Ourly

Ourly

Founded: 2015

“Ourly is the responsible way to transfer money from parents to kids. Visit us at Ourly.com to find out why.”

5. CourseStorm

CourseStorm

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“CourseStorm provides impossibly simple online course registration. We make it simple for organizations to publish their catalog online and for students to find and register for classes. We handle all the publishing, marketing, and credit card transactions. CourseStorm eliminates the hassle of recruiting students and handling registrations, allowing programs to focus on teaching.”

6. Dream Local Digital

Dream Local Digital

Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“Dream Local Digital is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Rockland, Maine. Dream Local Digital works with newspapers, media companies, ad agencies, and directly with small to medium-sized businesses on all aspects of their online marketing plans, from website development, content strategy, and social media to search engine optimization, reputation management and e-mail marketing.”

7. EXOCHAIN

EXOCHAIN

Founded: 2017

“Exochain™ has developed general legal and cyber liability risk-reducing tokenized blockchain protocols that deliver secure ownership, custody, and care of mission-critical identifying data.

Our patent pending Odentity™ scores unique identifiers such as network, browser, client, biometry and demonstrated knowledge weighted by the legal jurisdiction of parties’​ within differing geographies and corpora of law.”

8. Minnow

Minnow

Founded: 2017

“Minnow is building a network of Internet-connected food delivery and pickup kiosks to power the on-demand food economy. Minnow’s kiosks provide office buildings and other workplaces with a state-of-the-art food amenity, while enabling restaurants to meet their customers wherever they are. Minnow is a venture-funded company that operates at the intersection of food, real estate, and technology. To learn more, visit www.minnow.me.”

9. Chimani

chimani

Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“We are all about national parks. Free app travel guides and a discount savings club to help you save money on your next trip!”

10. Introspective Systems

Introspective Systems LLC

Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“Introspective Systems’ makes managing complex systems easier. Since the 1980’s, our technology has been used by the US Geological Survey (USGS) to aggregate seismic sensor data across the globe locating earthquakes in real-time. By adapting to network changes and analyzing output in real-time our xGraph technology has been saving lives. This powerful and proven technology is now available to meet other complex systems needs. Whether managing data and analytics for an oil and gas exploration company or applications for the Internet of things xGraph makes complex systems simpler.”

3 thoughts on “2019 Best Tech Startups in Maine

  • March 6, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    Proud to see 5 of 10 companies already in the Maine Angels investment portfolio!
    #1 Pika Energy
    #5 CourseStorm
    #6 Dream Local
    #9 Chimani
    #10 Introspective Systems

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    • March 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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      Yes, the Maine Angels were early believers in our mission at CourseStorm. Couldn’t have made all this progress without them!

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  • March 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    Looks great, have to take a better look at our New England companies in Maine other than Osteryers or seaweed!

    All the best on the next summit, let me know.

    Michael Ktona
    Angel

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