2024 Best Tech Startups in Wisconsin

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Wisconsin. 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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10. Polco


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Middleton

“Polco brings the voice of everyday residents to government leaders with award-winning community engagement services, online polls, and survey research. With Polco, leaders around the nation can make better decisions for their communities with accurate and reliable feedback.”

9. SpotHopper


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2023 Best Tech Startups in Wisconsin

“SpotHopper is the industry leader in restaurant marketing. We’ve helped 1000’s of restaurants across 50+ markets drive more revenue from their online marketing, while cutting cost and saving time.”

8. Type One Energy

Type One Energy

Founded: 2019

“Type One Energy Group is mission-driven to provide sustainable, affordable fusion power to the world. The company was formed in 2019 by a team of globally-recognized fusion scientists with a strong track record of building state-of-art stellarator fusion machines, together with veteran business leaders experienced in successfully scaling companies and commercializing energy technologies. Type One Energy applies proven advanced manufacturing methods, modern computational physics and high-field superconducting magnets to develop its optimized stellarator fusion energy system. Its FusionDirect development program pursues the lowest-risk, shortest-schedule path to a fusion power plant over the coming decade, using a partner-intensive and capital-efficient strategy.”

7. DataChat


Founded: 2017

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“DataChat is a no-code, generative AI platform that makes complex data analytics accessible to everyone.

You no longer need to have a technical background or phd in mathematics to do data science.

Load data from any cloud database or even an excel spreadsheet. You’re up and running in 10 minutes. You can run machine learning, run predictive models, do visualizations and ask questions of all your data in plain english.

Whether it’s a seasoned data scientist, a spreadsheet-loving analyst, or a business user seeking plain-English answers, were breaking down complex customer data sets, and turning them into actionable insights.”

6. Asto CT

Asto CT

Founded: 2016

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“Asto CT was founded on the principle of offering safe, high-quality fan-beam imaging to improve quality of life for horses and ensure peace of mind for their owners. We are pioneering the use of cutting-edge robotics in combination with medical computed tomography (CT) to provide state-of-the-art screening. Our mission is to improve diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the distal limb and diseases of the head and neck in horses.”

5. EnsoData


Founded: 2015

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“EnsoData uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to unlock more rapid, accurate, and affordable diagnoses of the biggest threats to human health.

Over the past eight years, EnsoData has pioneered the clinical use and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology in sleep medicine (and healthcare more broadly) to solve large-scale problems at the heart of diagnosis and treatment decision-making.

EnsoData’s primary solution, EnsoSleep, was cleared by the FDA in 2017 to provide diagnostic analysis of in-lab sleep studies. EnsoSleep received expanded FDA clearance in 2021 to score and analyze home sleep studies, to add a viewing, editing, and reporting platform, and to record and output a total sleep time measurement.”

4. Bend Health

Bend Health

Founded: 2021

Also honored in: 2023 Best Tech Startups in Wisconsin

“Bend Health, Inc. is a national provider of pediatric mental health for kids, teens, and families. We believe whole family mental health starts with a strong foundation of resilience to cope with whatever life blows your way. It’s not always a gift you’re born with, but it is a skill that can be learned. Our peer-reviewed results demonstrate that more than 80% of kids and teens enrolled in Bend get better within 60 to 90 days.

We are revolutionizing the treatment of mental health conditions for kids and teens through a novel data-driven technology platform and evidence-based collaborative care model that enables the first scalable and integrated care solution in mental health. Through coaching, therapy and reduced time to evaluation and treatment by licensed pediatric psychiatry experts, our approach achieves better outcomes and results in happier, healthier kids and teens, while ensuring stigma, cost, and logistics are no longer barriers to care.”

3. Synthetaic


Founded: 2019

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Wisconsin

“Quickly derive insights from large, unlabeled geospatial, video, and image datasets without time-intensive human labeling or pre-built models.

Synthetaic’s Rapid Automatic Image Categorization (RAIC) is an unbiased tool that meets users’ ever-changing analytic demands for their perpetually evolving datasets, in an unrivaled timeline.

RAIC enables users to find and classify anything in minutes, not months, without labeled data. Simply provide a single example object image and RAIC will find similar objects in your unlabeled dataset and return contextually-related results. You can then improve the AI by identifying the best results through an intuitive human nudge tool. From there, you can run inference jobs and turn results into insights using dashboarding tools or existing analytics platforms.”

2. Redox


Founded: 2014

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“Connecting to more than 6,700 healthcare entities, Redox solves healthcare data integration problems for health systems, digital health companies, and payers.”

1. Elephas


Founded: 2020

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“Elephas is developing an ex-vivo technology suite to assess how live tumor fragments (LTFs) respond to immunotherapies. We seek to remove the trial-and-error approach to cancer care by harnessing the latest advances in cancer biology, advanced imaging, and artificial intelligence to accelerate drug development and empower clinical decision-making. Our unique approach maintains the native 3-dimensional cellular architecture and micro-environment of the tumor, enabling rapid real-time characterization of live tumor sample response to immunotherapies.”