2020 Best Tech Startups in Texas

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in 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. RigUp

RigUp

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“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.”

2. 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.”

3. Bungalo

Bungalo

Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 

“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.”

4. StackPath

stackpath

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Protect your edge.

StackPath is a platform of secure edge services that enables developers to protect, accelerate, and innovate cloud properties ranging from websites to media delivery and IoT services. With an innovative global edge network infrastructure, StackPath delivers enterprise-grade security and performance in a frictionless, on-demand platform with cloud-scale control and flexibility. More than one million customers, including early-stage and Fortune 100 companies, use StackPath services. StackPath is headquartered in Dallas and has offices across the U.S. and around the world.”

5. SparkCognition

SparkCognition

Founded: 2013

“SparkCognition builds leading artificial intelligence solutions to advance the most important interests of society. We help customers analyze complex data, empower decision making, and transform human and industrial productivity with award-winning machine learning technology and expert teams focused on defense, IIoT, and finance.”

6. Compass Datacenters

Compass Datacenters

Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Compass delivers your data center faster, with more features and personalization capability, that meets or beats competing alternatives, anywhere you want it to be.”

7. 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.”

8. TurnKey Vacation Rentals

TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“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.”

9. Hedera Hashgraph

Hedera Hashgraph

Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“The Hedera hashgraph platform provides a new form of distributed consensus; a way for people who don’t know or trust each other to securely collaborate and transact online without the need for a trusted intermediary.”

10. ScaleFactor

ScaleFactor

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Austin

“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.”

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