2021 Best Tech Startups in Tennessee

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Tennessee. 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. CM Group

CM Group

Founded: 2017

“Created to offer solutions that meet the needs of every marketer, CM Group was founded in 2017 with the collection of three industry-leading email marketing platforms: Campaign Monitor, Delivra, and Emma. Since then, our family of brands has grown to include Liveclicker, a real-time personalization solution, along with Sailthru, a cross-channel platform driven by AI, and Vuture, a leading email solution for brands in professional services.”

2. Built Technologies

Built Technologies

Founded: 2014

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“Built Technologies was founded in 2014 out of firsthand frustration with the challenges and pitfalls often associated with construction lending and the belief that technology could transform the loan management process. Built’s collaborative software streamlines the collateral monitoring and draw management process – a process widely recognized as highly cumbersome, costly, and fraught with risk. By bringing the draw management process online, Built helps lenders reduce construction loan risk, increase loan profitability, transform the borrower experience, simplify compliance, and provide unprecedented portfolio insights.”

3. FreightWaves

FreightWaves

Founded: 2016

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“FreightWaves is the leading FreightIntel provider, offering current digital intelligence and context to the freight community on a central platform.

FreightWaves’​ SaaS product, SONAR, is the leading freight market analytics tool and dashboard, aggregating billions of data points from hundreds of sources to provide the fastest data in the transportation and logistics sector. The platform is mode agnostic and has time-series and geo-based data from all modes of freight, including truck, rail, ocean, air, and warehouse.”

4. Contessa

Contessa

Founded: 2015

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“Contessa operates a risk based model, Home Recovery Care, that combines all the essential elements of inpatient hospital care in the comfort of patients’ homes. We bring together our evidenced-based home recovery care models for acute care, post-acute care and surgical procedures with administrative support services and a proprietary health informatics platform.”

5. Bellhop

Bellhops

Founded: 2012

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“Bellhop is one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the US, transforming the deeply broken $18B moving industry with an advanced tech-enabled model that delivers world-class customer experiences and prices that are untouchable by traditional movers. Serving over 65 cities nationwide.

Featured in The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Fox Business, Business Insider and many others.”

6. Groups360

Groups360

Founded: 2014

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“Groups360 was founded in 2014 with the goal of simplifying and transforming the ways meetings are booked. The company’s search engine, GroupSync™️, using its proprietary matching algorithms designed specifically for meeting planners, has helped place thousands of events at the right venue, saving planners time and money. The company’s price predictor tool delivers improved transparency, reducing time and effort required to book meetings for both the hotel and the planner. groups360’s management team has decades of experience in the meetings and events industry and provides the right mix of technology and experienced advisors. Using GroupSync™️, planners can search over 170,000 properties in 225 countries.”

7. Axial Healthcare

Axial Healthcare

Founded: 2012

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“Unlike one-size-fits-all behavioral health and case management solutions, axialHealthcare offers personalized services that help patients navigate a fractured ecosystem in order to receive quality treatment. By leveraging services grounded in analytics, axialHealthcare identifies patients at risk, prevents escalation in their condition, and supports appropriate treatment enrollment and adherence.

axialHealthcare’s high-touch, community-based approach delivers measurable clinical and financial outcomes by effectively managing cost of care while supporting sustained recovery for patients with substance use disorder.”

8. myNEXUS

myNEXUS

Founded: 2014

“myNEXUS® is a technology-driven, connected care management service that manages an individual’s health, enabling them to live healthier lives in their homes. Our goal is to deliver independence and better health outcomes.

We partner with insurance companies to intelligently reduce the risks and costs associated with home-based care services such as home health, DME, IV Therapy, through aligned incentives and expertly managed outcomes. We provide specialty benefits management services by leveraging medical data and best practices to reduce the risk of 30-day readmissions.

We work with insurers, physicians, providers, employers and family members to empower patients and physicians to make the best healthcare choices for themselves and their loved ones. Our proven clinical model connects individuals to intelligent care delivering independence at lower costs.”

9. MDsave

MDsave

Founded: 2012

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“MDsave is a healthcare technology company revolutionizing how hospitals and health systems increase access for the patient-consumer in an evolving market.

MDsave’s unique bundling technology makes medical procedures transparent, shoppable and instantly transactable. Through MDsave’s patented collection software, patients pay one upfront price for prospective or retrospective care, and payment is automatically distributed to all bundle participants within 4 days.

MDsave empowers patients to take control over their healthcare decisions and gives hospitals a seamless way to collect from patients. MDsave is co-located in Brentwood, Tenn., and San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit MDsave.com.”

10. Embold Health

Embold Health

Founded: 2017

“Bringing together the largest dataset in healthcare, clinically validated analytics and the expertise of leading physicians and data scientists, Embold shines a light on top-performing doctors, ensuring that people receive better care and all doctors have the opportunity to improve.

Our totally transparent solution empowers employers, health plans and physicians to make better choices and invites them to join us in boldly transforming healthcare.”

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