2018 Best Tech Startups in Hayward

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Hayward, California. 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. C3Nano


Founded: 2010

“Founded in 2010 as a spinout from Professor Zhenan Bao’s chemical engineering laboratory at Stanford University, C3Nano is the developer of the solution-based, transparent conductive inks and films as direct replacements for indium tin oxide (ITO). They are the performance leader in Transparent Conductor Films (TCFs) and Activegrid™ silver nanowire (AgNW) solution-based inks for the touch sensor and display industry.

C3Nano has raised $22 million in funding to date, which has enabled the company to quickly achieve best in class ink formulations and expanded production capabilities. C3Nano is headquartered in Silicon Valley with an industry leading manufacturing base in Korea.”

2. Dash Robotics

Dash Robotics

Founded: 2013

“We’re Hiring!

With kids spending more time than ever on mobile devices, expectations for toys have never been higher. At Dash Robotics, we combine hardware and software to allow children to access rich, intelligent play, at a price parents can afford.

Dash Robotics is creating the backbone of connected toys. Our Platform for Connected Toys enables rapid development of hardware, software and backend analytics, making it easy to transform traditional toys and brands for the digital age.

Leveraging extensive backgrounds in engineering and robotics, the team at Dash is bringing the toys of tomorrow to life!”

3. MoveZ


Founded: 2015

“MoveZ lets shippers transparently and automatically book truck drivers for any local, regional and long haul shipment (less than truckload or full truckload). Drivers find loads, plan ahead, and generally do everything on their mobile Both parties can avoid the hassle and expense of going through brokers. Their customers are both the shippers of goods that are transported by trucks and the truck drivers that drive those trucks.

The system/app will assign loads automatically or semi-automatically depending on shippers and drivers locations, parameters and preferences.”

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