2018 Best Tech Startups in Albuquerque

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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. Lavu

Lavu Inc.

Founded: 2010

“Lavu Inc. was formed around the idea of using technology to create products that improve the lives of small business owners. Our cloud-based iPad point of sale system offers all the functionality of a traditional system, with all the customizability and flexibility modern technology provides.

We also care about the quality of our employee’s lives, which is why we provide daily lunches, convenient work hours, and an all around exciting environment to work.”

2. RiskSense


Founded: 2015

“RiskSense, Inc., is the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management. The company enables enterprises and governments to reveal cyber risk, quickly orchestrate remediation, and monitor the results. This is done by unifying and contextualizing internal security intelligence, external threat data, and business criticality across a growing attack surface.

The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform transforms cyber risk management into a more pro-active, collaborative, and real-time discipline. The RiskSense Platform™ embodies the expertise and intimate knowledge gained from real world experience in defending critical networks from the world’s most dangerous cyber adversaries. As part of a team that collaborated with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community, RiskSense founders developed Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S. (CACTUS), Support Vectors Intrusion Detection, Behavior Risk Analysis of Vicious Executables (BRAVE), and the Strike Team Program.

By leveraging RiskSense cyber risk management solutions, organizations can significantly shorten time-to-remediation, increase operational efficiency, strengthen their security programs, heighten response readiness, reduce costs, and ultimately minimize cyber risks.”

3. Twistle


Founded: 2011

“Twistle is a pathway automation tool that delivers the right message at the right time, keeping patients on track. It’s configurable, easy to use, and secure.

Our “Care Plan Automation” platform helps clinical teams streamline care pathways by automating follow-up and surveillance — all while delivering an incredible patient experience. Our mobile health tool connects providers and patients through secure automated messaging, photo/lab sharing, surveys, smart device/EHR integration and more.”

4. APPCityLife®, Inc.

APPCityLife®, Inc.

Founded: 2009

“APPCityLife®, Inc., connects people with cities through a complete end-to-end mobile and cloud platform where cities, developers, civic hackers, nonprofits, schools and enterprise can publish robust mobile apps and chatbots with seamless Open Data integration and normalization. The CityLife® platform is powerful enough to support rapid prototyping for experienced coders and developers while also being easily accessible to those without any previous coding experience. APPCityLife empowers individuals to create solutions and develop mobile apps which address barriers to access and remove friction from interactions which they’ve identified within their own community. Our mobile app templates are fully native and open source to quickly share solutions between agencies and cities. Our team supports STEM education initiatives from early education to higher education; we partner with schools, continuing education programs, STEM-focused groups, and adult education institutions.”

5. BabyPage


Founded: 2015

“BabyPage helps busy parents create beautiful, modern baby books. Through our guided page creation process, we deliver a step-by-step experience and ask the parent a handful of questions depicted by the child’s age. With our natural language algorithm, we populate a page within their book for that specific milestone. The parent picks a design to frame the page, tweeks a handful of settings to personalize it, and saves it. Once the book has enough pages, they can purchase various types of printed books or digital versions.”