2018 Best Tech Startups in Dallas

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Dallas, Texas. 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

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1. StackPath


Founded: 2015

“StackPath is a platform of secure internet services built at the cloud’s edge. StackPath services enable developers at organizations of any size to build protection and performance into any cloud-based solution—from SaaS to web publishing, gaming, media streaming and beyond—without needing cloud security and delivery expertise of their own. More than 800,000 customers, ranging from early-stage enterprises to Fortune 100 organizations, use StackPath services. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, StackPath has offices across the U.S. and around the world.”

2. Compass Datacenters

Compass Datacenters

Founded: 2011

“Compass delivers your data center faster, with more features and personalization capability, that meets or beats competing alternatives, anywhere you want it to be.”

3. DriverUp


Founded: 2012

“DriverUp is an online marketplace built exclusively for automotive financing. DriverUp is powered by Sierra Auto Finance, a nationally recognized specialty auto finance company. We are the first platform that enables investors to easily and directly participate in auto lending. This is an option that was previously not available for as much as 99% of the investor community. Throughout this process, we are fundamentally improving, for both car dealers and car buyers, how auto loans are secured and serviced,”

4. Flywheel


Founded: 2002

“As a building owner or operator, you’re often forced to do more with less. We understand that day-to-day issues such as staff turnover, aging buildings, and fierce competition can get in the way of your core focus: driving revenue.

That’s why we design data-driven solutions that eliminate the complexities of building management, giving you more time, money, and a modernized building that sets you apart from the competition and positions you for the future.

Flywheel has served customers in various industries such as hospitality, commercial real estate, healthcare and education. By making high performance building operations accessible to everyone, we are here to help you Run a Better Building.”

5. Homecare Homebase

Homecare Homebase

Founded: 2001

“Homecare Homebase develops mobile software solutions for home health and hospice agencies, using real-time data to reduce paperwork, streamline agency processes and boost productivity for expert patient care.”

6. 5miles


Founded: 2014

“Founded in 2014 by Dr. Lucas Lu and headquartered in Dallas, TX, 5miles was created to address online marketplaces that are difficult to use, boring to look at, and flooded with spammers and sketchy users. We wanted to create a simple, visual, and trustworthy environment where users could trade goods with an easy tool: your cell phone. 5miles has made selling as easy as taking a picture, shopping as fun as browsing through Instagram and has made trading safer by keeping contact information private and encouraging user reviews.”

7. M-Files


Founded: 2001

“M-Files enterprise information management solutions (EIM) improve and simplify how businesses manage documents and other information in order to become more productive, more efficient and stay compliant. M-Files eliminates information silos and provides quick and easy access to the right content from any core business system and device. M-Files achieves higher levels of user adoption resulting in faster ROI with a uniquely intuitive approach based on managing information by “what” it is versus “where” it’s stored. With flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment options, M-Files reduces demands on IT by enabling those closest to the business need to access and control content based on their requirements. Thousands of organizations in over 100 countries use M-Files as a single platform for managing their critical business information, including companies such as SAS, Elekta and EADS.”

8. Omni Ai, Inc.

Omni Ai, Inc.

Founded: 2017

“OMNI AI, Inc builds multi-sensor, artificial cognitive neurolinguistics software that provides enhanced safety, security, and operational efficiency to businesses and government agencies across complex physical environments – from sprawling corporate campuses and remote oil and gas operations, to ports and public transportation systems, and global enterprise networks of data.

The patented, adaptive, and self-learning algorithms of OMNI AI’s technology “see” anomalies often hidden in oceans of data, bringing to light actionable insights with an intelligence that is anything but artificial. In short, OMNI AI helps dramatically improve business operational awareness and incident response for its customers – as well as prevent costly interruptions and breakdowns – through its cognitive operating system with applications in industrial (SCADA/ICS), physical security and surveillance, and cyber security environments.”

9. o9 Solutions, Inc.

o9 Solutions, Inc.

Founded: 2009

“As the market leader in intelligence decision management software, o9 Solutions helps the world’s best companies in Consumer Products & Goods, Retail & Apparel, and Industrial Manufacturing. With solutions that cover integrated business planning, revenue management, and supply chain management, we service our customers on their terms — mobile, laptop, email — by connecting all of the information used in a company, both internal and external. Our platform puts the right information, in front of the right people, at the right time, so that everyone in a company can make smarter decisions, faster. That’s thinking 10x. That’s o9.”

10. rewardStyle


Founded: 2011

“rewardStyle – Since 2011, rewardStyle has fueled the arrival of a new influence on the retail industry: professional content creators. By providing the innovative technologies, strategic growth consultancy and partnerships necessary to empower a global army of 16,000 premium content creators, rewardStyle is making a tangible impact on global e-commerce sales. In 2017, rewardStyle Influencers are expected to drive approximately $1 billion in retail sales.

Launched in 2014, is rewardStyle’s consumer-facing, ready-to-shop mobile content distribution platform, which makes beautiful and original influencer content actionable for millions of consumers worldwide. The game-changing app was launched in March 2017, featuring a proprietary technology that allows consumers to instantly shop their screenshots of influencer-created imagery anywhere they discover it across social media and the mobile web.”