2019 Best Tech Startups in Gainesville

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Gainesville, Florida. 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. Trendy Entertainment

Trendy Entertainment

Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Gainesville

“Trendy Entertainment is an acclaimed independent games developer located in Gainesville, FL.

Created by veterans of the video game industry, we develop fun and innovative products across multiple platforms, including the multi-player tower defense action-RPG hit, Dungeon Defenders. We strive to build & enable independent developers to build powerful, fun, and innovative products that are enjoyed by the global gaming community. In order to accomplish our goal, we have established a strong community of creative thinkers and encourage the sharing of ideas, opinions, and open communication.

Our employees are empowered to take pride in their work and challenge themselves to do better, giving us the strength to assist our developers and fans to do the same. But above all, we are serious about creating fun, which encompasses everything we do and radiates from everything that comes out of Trendy Entertainment.”

2. Shadow Health

Shadow Health

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Gainesville

“Shadow Health is a multi disciplinary educational software developer of rich learning environments and Digital Clinical Experiences™(DCEs). Using the Shadow Health DCE, educators increase clinical efficiency giving them more time to focus on student achievement. Shadow Health develops these educational environments to address the critical issues facing our national and global health care systems – maintaining quality-of-care in the face of increasing provider shortages. We are positioned to reform the status quo of nursing education delivery by providing a digital, accurate, and in-depth clinical environment to practice diagnostic reasoning, communication, and procedural skills.”

3. Admiral

admiral

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Gainesville

“Admiral is the industry’s most advanced analytics and revenue recovery platform. Our company’s proprietary technology is built to help premium digital publishers measure their adblocking problem, engage users to improve ad quality, and automatically recover lost revenue.”

4. Feathr

Feathr

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Gainesville

“Audience growth and monetization tools made exclusively for events and associations. Grow, engage, and monetize your audience. All with a personal touch.Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, USA, Feathr has powered more than 1000 events worldwide to create personalized experiences for leading event organizers and associations including UBM, Emerald Expositions, CES, NAB, and many more.”

5. Fracture

fracture

Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Gainesville

“Fracture is a photo decor company that is changing the way people print and display their personal digital photos. We sell a one-piece picture & frame made from printed glass, which we call a “Fracture”​.

Our goal is to bridge the gap between taking your photos and getting them on your wall, and our product is giving people a reason to get excited about photo printing again.”

6. BluAzu

BluAzu

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Gainesville

“BluAzu LLC has created and is marketing Scout, the groundbreaking new technology that provides real-time location & status tracking, with recording & alerts, 24/7 from anywhere in the world where mobile service exists. The Scout platform integrates GPS, cellular, accelerometer and Bluetooth technologies with other sensors into the smallest and most powerful tracking device available in the world today. Scout’s 24/7 cellular connectivity links the Scout device to the internet and to the user via the FindMyScout app on the user’s smartphone. BluAzu has launched Scout into multiple markets, including consumer use by parents & dog owners, and use as a vehicle anti-theft device for motorcycles & ATVs, and commercial uses in fleet tracking, delivery & freight and other other tracking applications.”

7. Altavian

Altavian

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Gainesville

“Altavian designs and manufactures high quality drones to carry the best sensors into the toughest environments. Our drones feature modular systems to carry custom and integrated payloads to specialize any drone for any type of data. Our focus is on systems that collect data with the highest integrity and accuracy, augmenting data collection in the 21st century.

Founded in 2011, Altavian aircraft have flown thousands of missions in the environmental, mapping, and precision agriculture industries.”

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