2019 Best Tech Startups in Honolulu

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Honolulu, Hawaii. 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. Envy.rent

Envy.rent

Founded: 2016

“With this simple idea, Envy.rent will change the way people use cars, similar to how Uber changed the transportation industry.

We launched our service in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi in February 2016 with only one dealer and 30 cars in inventory. We now work with two dealers and a fleet of 110 vehicles.

We have accommodated 1,100 reservations and have earned five-star ratings on Yelp, Facebook, and Google.”

2. Smart Yields

Smart Yields

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Smart Yields is building a real-time dashboard to help farmers stay on top of farm conditions, track trends, quickly identify problems, and adjust inputs to optimize their operations and increase their production. We are a Hawaii-based smart farm software startup with expertise in green/ag tech, sensors, telemetry, data analytics, and visualization.”

3. HealthTechApps, Inc.

HealthTechApps, Inc.

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“HealthTechApps, Inc. creates technologies that make better health easier to achieve for people everywhere. We focus on creating apps to help people with brain injuries and illnesses.

We are commercializing MePrint™, a mobile and wearable app, to help athletes and their physicians recognize, monitor and manage a sports concussion. We leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing to help physicians analyze videos and develop personalized treatment plans. We have tested our MePrint prototype with hundreds of high school football players in California and Hawaii and 92% of the players said they will use it to monitor and manage their concussion.”

4. NestEggGuru

NestEggGuru

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Nest Egg Guru is an intuitive web-based application that enables financial advisors to more realistically stress-test retirement savings and spending strategies and to easily illustrate how changing factors that are within their clients’ control may impact the outcomes.

The application fills a need in the independent advisor space for a retirement planning tool with an intuitive design, powerful functionality and that produces easily understandable results. Nest Egg Guru provides all of these and also meets advisor demand for a low subscription cost and a client-facing private label portal.

Although independent financial advisors are the primary initial target market, there is also a free version available for consumers that has functionality well beyond most free online calculators.”

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