2023 Best Tech Startups in Maine

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Maine. 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 (unacquired), 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. RockStep Solutions

RockStep Solutions

Founded: 2013

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“RockStep is digitally transforming in vivo research with Climb, our collaboration suite for managing in vivo operations and data.

Quickly gaining traction in tier-1 pharma, biotechs, CROs, and Academia, Climb reduces data silos and streamlines research- enabling labs to get more science done!”

2. HighByte


Founded: 2018

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“HighByte is an industrial software company founded in 2018 with headquarters in Portland, Maine USA. The company builds solutions that address the data architecture and integration challenges created by Industry 4.0. HighByte Intelligence Hub, the company’s award-winning Industrial DataOps software, provides modeled, ready-to-use data to the Cloud using a codeless interface to speed integration time and accelerate analytics. The Intelligence Hub has been deployed in more than a dozen countries by some of the world’s most innovative companies spanning a wide range of vertical markets, including food and beverage, health sciences, pulp and paper, industrial products, consumer goods, and energy.”

3. Defendify


Founded: 2017

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“Defendify is an award-winning, all-in-one cybersecurity SaaS platform designed specifically for organizations without security teams.

With Defendify, users can easily navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape to defend their entire organization against the evolving threats.

It’s time to shift the perspective away from a single layer of basic technology, and toward multiple layers of protection.”

4. Constant


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“Constant helps credit unions realize OpEx gains, increase member recapture, elevate the member experience and drive interest and non-interest income.”

5. BlueTrace


Founded: 2018

“BlueTrace offers the easiest and most powerful traceability solutions for shellfish growers, wholesalers, distributors, and dealers. Our technology enables organizations large and small to streamline operations and comply with critical regulations.”

6. Forager


Founded: 2015

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“Forager is a digital B2B procurement platform for local food, designed to simplify the sourcing process for wholesale buyers and local food suppliers. Our mission is to make locally sourced food more widely available for everyone, which we believe is only possible when it becomes just as easy to buy from independent local farms as it is from broadline distributors. Our solution streamlines every step of sourcing process for local food from procurement to payment, taking out all the emails, phone calls, and paperwork. We save the time and cost in local sourcing, so buyers and farmers can focus on what they love most: sharing and growing local food.

Since launching its beta in June 2016, Forager has enabled hundreds of thousands of dollars in local sourcing, while cutting costs for buyers, increasing sales for suppliers, and stocking the shelves with fresh local food for everyone. The CEO and co-founder, David Stone, is a serial tech entrepreneur who previously co-founded CashStar, a digital gifting company that reached gross transaction volume of $2 BN in 2016.”

7. CourseStorm


Founded: 2011

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“We’re streamlining access to education by offering impossibly simple online registration for local classes.

CourseStorm is a powerful cloud-based class registration and marketing solution for programs offering classes in person or online. You provide the classes, and we provide simple tools for online class registration to get the job done quickly. Spend less time managing your program and more time growing it!

Our all-in-one online registration platform helps educational organizations across the nation save time and enroll more students.”

8. KinoTek


Founded: 2018

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“Kinotek™ is a digital health platform using motion capture technology and data visualizations to assist medical and fitness professionals. By leveraging the power of the cloud, AI and computer vision technology, Kinotek enhances musculoskeletal diagnosis, treatment, and patient outcomes. The company uses the Azure Kinect, a 3D LiDAR camera, to conduct full-body, multi joint assessments and compute joint range of motion, gait, and posture.”

9. Pumpspotting


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“pumpspotting helps parents nourish both their families and their careers.

We offer technology for employers and moms that reduces stress and solves the problem of breastfeeding at work—and everywhere else—by connecting mothers to one another and to key support services.

Our software and employer benefit platform intuit pain points and feed nursing and pumping parents what they need, when they need it, in one virtual space, whether community, a place to feed inside the office or around the world, virtual access to an expert, or a kind word in the middle of the night.”

10. Simply Homes

Simply Homes

Founded: 2020

“At Simply, we’re changing the way that older and outdated homes are sold. We believe that by investing in homes that need a little TLC we’re able to create a win-win for everyone involved – our sellers and the communities that we are working to transform. Skip the Repairs. Sell Simply.”

3 thoughts on “2023 Best Tech Startups in Maine

  • Proud to see 5 of 10 companies already in the Maine Angels investment portfolio!
    #1 Pika Energy
    #5 CourseStorm
    #6 Dream Local
    #9 Chimani
    #10 Introspective Systems

    • Yes, the Maine Angels were early believers in our mission at CourseStorm. Couldn’t have made all this progress without them!

  • Dr. Michael Ktona

    Looks great, have to take a better look at our New England companies in Maine other than Osteryers or seaweed!

    All the best on the next summit, let me know.

    Michael Ktona

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