2021 Best Tech Startups in Michigan

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Michigan. 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. Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Lineage Logistics is the industry’s leading innovator in temperature-controlled supply chain and logistics. Lineage’s expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivaled real estate network, and its use of technology combine to promote food safety, increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, lessen environmental impact, and minimize supply chain waste. As a result, Lineage helps customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small family-owned businesses increase the efficiency and protect the integrity of their temperature-controlled supply chain. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations, Lineage was recognized as the No 1. Data Science company on Fast Company’s Annual list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2019, in addition to ranking 23rd overall in an evaluation of thousands of companies worldwide.”

2. StockX

StockX

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“StockX is the world’s first stock market of things​ – a live ‘Bid/Ask’ marketplace. Buyers place bids, sellers place Asks and when a Bid and ask meet, the transaction happens automatically. Buy & Sell verified authentic sneakers, watches and handbags.”

3. May Mobility

May Mobility

Founded: 2017

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“May Mobility is developing autonomous vehicles from the chassis up with a focus on system level safety design. This focus will allow us to be the first to launch a fully driverless autonomous vehicle. We plan to lead the industry with our system design approach and best in class user experience.”

4. Clinc

Clinc

Founded: 2015

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“Clinc is a global conversational AI training platform provider deploying the next generation of natural language processing and deep learning technology for enterprises. Clinc has deployments in 6 countries and 80 languages, and partnerships with some of the largest institutions in the world. With clients like Barclays, USAA and Isbank, Clinc’s groundbreaking technology is delivering new, extraordinary experiences for millions of users worldwide.”

5. Guardhat Technologies

Guardhat Technologies

Founded: 2014

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“Forged in the presence of a fiery blast furnace melting iron at 2000˚f. Fueled by grease, will and advanced engineering. Guardhat is focused on one thing and one thing only: transforming safety in the industrial workplace.

We exist to create original, smart and pioneering solutions that can protect the hardworking men and women that countless organizations, industries and national economies depend on every day.”

6. Xeeva

Xeeva

Founded: 2014

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“Founded in 2014, Xeeva is a global provider of intelligent cloud-based procurement software and financial solutions for indirect spend and MRO. Used in over 45 countries and available in 18 languages, their software suite automates the source-to-pay process with open communication for e-invoicing, procurement, and sourcing. Xeeva’s innovative and patented technology is driven by advanced artificial intelligence and simplifies the procure-to-pay process with a focus on driving results – leading to increased productivity, improved compliance and control, and a sustainable bottom line impact.”

7. Groundspeed Analytics

Groundspeed Analytics

Founded: 2016

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“Groundspeed provides automation and analytics services to commercial insurers, brokers and TPAs. Groundspeed unlocks the value trapped in unstructured P&C files like loss runs, exposure schedules, and policies using the power of AI and machine learning.

We are a fast growing startup in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We’re hiring software developers and data scientists. We have a killer tech stack and incredible work culture.”

8. ArborMetrix

ArborMetrix

Founded: 2011

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“At ArborMetrix, advancing healthcare through data science is our mission, and delivering high impact, intuitive technology and analytics is our passion. Our leading healthcare analytics solutions are proven to deliver targeted, clinically-deep insights that improve clinical outcomes, optimize financial performance, increase stakeholder value, and measure the real-world effectiveness of treatments and procedures, as well as medical device technologies and pharmaceuticals.

Learn more how ArborMetrix can help you by visiting our website and exploring our solutions and capabilities.”

9. SkySpecs

skyspecs

Founded: 2012

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“SkySpecs automates the operations and maintenance of wind energy assets through robotics, predictive analytics software, and industry expertise to enable better decision making and a higher degree of transparency into operational planning over the lifetime of a fleet. Using SkySpecs’ suite of solutions, unplanned downtime is minimized and total production potential increases, making renewable energy more accessible to the world. SkySpecs has offices in Ann Arbor, MI and Amsterdam, Netherland, and currently operates in 19 countries on 5 continents.”

10. Tome

tome

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Michigan

“From their office nest in metro Detroit, Tome’s wise, challenge hungry owls live to take on the world’s most-intriguing tech puzzles. Led by serial entrepreneurs Jake Sigal and Massimo Baldini, Tome operates in the Internet of Things tech space, specializing in the development of mobility IoT software solutions. Tome manages the end-to-end product lifecycle to conceive, craft, pilot and launch solutions to real-world problems.

Hailed as TechWeek Detroit’s 2017 Startup of the Year, Tome stocks its team with the right people and always gives them the best tools for the job. Sigal and Baldini founded Tome in 2014 after Ford acquired their first startup, Livio.”

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