2020 Best Tech Startups in Los Altos

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Los Altos, 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. vArmour

vArmour

Founded: 2011

“vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, delivers agentless integrated security services to auto-discover application communications, optimize policy modeling, and protect critical applications and workloads across multi-clouds. Based in Mountain View, CA, the company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Allegis Capital, Redline Capital, and Telstra. The vArmour DSS Distributed Security System is deployed across the world’s largest banks, telecom service providers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers. Partnering with companies including AWS, Cisco, HPE and VMware, vArmour builds security into modern infrastructures with a simple and scalable approach that drives unparalleled agility and operational efficiency. Learn more at www.varmour.com.”

2. Contrast Security

Contrast Security

Founded: 2014

“Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast’s patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development to operations, to production.

We are proud to have been named the only “Visionary”​ in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST).”

3. Cerebras Systems

Cerebras Systems

Founded: 2016

“Cerebras is a stealth-mode startup backed by premier venture capitalists and industry leading technologists. We are serially successful entrepreneurs dedicated to solving problems others are afraid to tackle. We value integrity, passion, real world problem solving ability, and a sense of humor. We are always looking for extraordinary people to join our team. Click here to view some of our current openings www.cerebras.net/careers/.”

4. Portworx

Portworx

Founded: 2014

“Portworx is the cloud native storage company that enterprises depend on to reduce the cost and complexity of rapidly deploying containerized applications across multiple clouds and on-prem environments.

With Portworx, you can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler. You get a single data management layer for all of your stateful services, no matter where they run. Portworx thrives in multi-cloud environments.”

5. 4iQ

4iQ

Founded: 2016

“4iQ is an identity intelligence company on a mission to empower intel analysts, security researchers, and criminal investigators with capabilities to discover, uncover, and disrupt adversaries. The 4iQ IDLake™ archives more than 14 billion identity records collected from open sources on the deep and dark web from breaches and other open sources. It powers, 4iQ IDHunt, a pioneering identity intelligence and attribution analysis solution used by Fraud Investigation Units, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Intel Units, and advanced Security Operations Centers. The 4iQ IDLake™ also powers 4iQ IDTheft, used by some of the largest Identity Theft Protection service providers to alert millions of consumers of exposed personal information. 4iQ is headquartered in Los Altos, CA and backed by Forgepoint Capital, C5 Capital, Adara Ventures, and Benhamou Global Ventures.”

6. Bioz

Bioz

Founded: 2013

“Bioz is the world’s most advanced A.I. search engine for life science experimentation, empowering scientists in biopharma and academia to accelerate their research towards new discoveries. Bioz guides scientists to the most-validated and cost-effective products to use in their experiments by providing them with evidence-based product recommendations. These recommendations have been reverse-engineered from real-world experiments, as described in over 500 million pages of scientific text from peer-reviewed articles. The result: Bioz.com, the world’s most comprehensive source of life science product recommendations and experimentation guidance, covering over 300 million products, 50,000 suppliers, 16 million images, and over 7 billion protocol conditions and associated techniques, enabling researchers to work faster and more cost-effectively, generating more successful and impactful outcomes.

Bioz A.I. was developed by an experienced team of software engineers, led by A.I. experts from Microsoft and Google and Nobel Prize winners in chemistry. The technology incorporates proprietary cutting-edge NLP, ML, neural networks, deep learning, and domain-specific named-entity recognition, entity matching, and entity linking algorithms. What used to take scientists months, now takes them mere minutes with Bioz, 84x times faster than before. By accelerating the pace of experiments, Bioz increases the speed of drug discovery by as much as 56%, which translates into billions of research dollars saved. With objectivity, transparency, and trustworthiness, Bioz empowers researchers in the top 25 biopharma companies, and in more than 12,400 academic institutions in 196 countries.”

7. Avaamo

Avaamo

Founded: 2014

“Avaamo is a deep-learning software company that specializes in conversational interfaces to solve specific, high impact problems in the enterprise. Avaamo has developed fundamental AI technology across a broad area of neural networks, speech synthesis and deep learning to make conversational computing for the enterprise a reality.

Avaamo is founded by enterprise veterans from TIBCO, SAP, Siebel and Apple.”

8. Otter.ai

Otter.ai

Founded: 2016

“A.I. note-taking and collaboration app that lets you remember, search, and share your voice conversations.”

9. Kasten

kasten

Founded: 2017

“Kasten is tackling Day 2 data management challenges to help enterprises confidently run applications on Kubernetes. Kasten K10, a data management platform purpose-built for Kubernetes, provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity.

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Salt Lake City, Kasten is funded by Insight Partners.”

10. PredictSpring

Founded: 2013

“PredictSpring is the unified commerce platform to connect consumer and store associate experiences. PredictSpring innovative technology powers Modern POS, mPOS, Clienteling, and Native Mobile Apps for brands and retailers.

PredictSpring Content Management System (CMS), the no-coding digital platform enables merchandisers and digital marketers to make on-the-fly changes.

Founded by the visionary behind Google Shopping, PredictSpring powers mobile commerce for the world’s leading brands and retailers, including Maje, Vineyard Vines, Skechers, Sandro, Dooney & Burke, and American Eagle. To learn more, visit predictspring.com.”

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