2018 Best Tech Startups in Columbia (South Carolina)

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Columbia, South Carolina. 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. TerraStride


Founded: 2012

“TerraStride designs and produces software for high-value niche markets. We have two distinct product lines: our land brokerage software, marketed under the name TerraStride Pro, and HuntStand, a leading-edge hunting and land management software package.

The TerraStride Pro land brokerage software has completely changed the way high-value properties are marketed. This software allows users to virtually tour a piece of land in a way that has never before been achieved. TerraStride Pro is rapidly becoming the industry standard for advanced mapping.

HuntStand is a fully off-line capable satellite image based G.P.S. mapping, weather, social, data and land-management mobile application and website. It enhances the safety, success, and historical record of hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts. HuntStand is the most popular hunting app in the United States and one of the most popular sports apps on the market.”

2. Koios


Founded: 2015

“We make free library resources visible in Google search results.

We combine a proprietary technology platform ( with expertise in search engine marketing and search engine optimization, so that libraries appear side-by-side with Amazon. This increases the use of public resources, engenders support for public libraries, and lowers the barrier to lifelong learning.”