2018 Best Tech Startups in Fort Lauderdale

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 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. JetSmarter


Founded: 2012

“JetSmarter believes movement is the key to a life well lived. Hence, our mission: to fuel journeys that elevate our human experience. We use data science, advanced mobile technology, and a members-only approach to connect leaders in business, sports, entertainment, and culture with socially powered travel. Members can reserve seats on more than 50 routes across three continents, create on-demand private charter flights to anywhere on the planet, book luxury lifestyle benefits, network with like-minded members, and more – all in minutes, right from our app.”

2. BioTrackTHC


Founded: 2010

“Established in 2010, BioTrackTHC aims to bring cannabis out of prohibition through transparency, accountability, and scalable growth. As pioneers of seed-to-sale tracking for both business management and government oversight software, the BioTrackTHC team has the professional experience necessary to navigate regulations and enforce compliance across any regulated landscape.”



Founded: 2013

“Our mission statement is “To Create Better Experiences”​

It starts with a sleek and discreet wireless wearable technology that seamlessly syncs with a smart device and a software platform that ties in cutting edge technologies such as cloud connectivity to stream athletic data for a consumer viewing the data on practically any smart device, Jumbotron or television broadcast.”

4. Push Payments

push payments

Founded: 2016

“PUSH Payments has reinvented Wires, Checks and ACH.

We enable merchant service providers, processors, banks, and fintechs to cost effectively move money between bank accounts in real-time, with flexibility, precision & 24x7x365 availability.

Our simple and secure revolutionary A.I. based payment platform provides businesses with payment infrastructure needed to delight their customers and win against their competitors.”

5. 71lbs


Founded: 2011

“71lbs helps businesses optimize their shipping spend. If you use FedEx or UPS, you are entitled to refunds on all late shipments, invoice errors and lost and damaged packages. 71lbs audits your account so that you don’t have to dedicate your time and resources to claim your due refunds. Their service requires no contracts and no sign-up fees. You only pay if they find you refunds.”

6. GoGig


Founded: 2013

“We believe that “swiping” your way to a new job, or blasting out tons of applications to job postings doesn’t make sense. That’s why GoGig built a mobile network to do all the matching for you, so you don’t have to make your job networking a full-time job.

GoGig will match you to hiring companies based on four simple criteria without revealing your identity to unlock your LinkedIn profile and speed up your job networking.”

7. Boatyard


Founded: 2014

“We deliver boater happiness via the world’s first on-demand marketplace for the leisure boater, and advanced SaaS toolsets for vetted marine businesses. Order fuel delivery, boat washing and just about any other boat service with a few clicks on your mobile device.

Need regular boat maintenance? A repair? The newest bluetooth fishfinder? Whatever you want. Whatever you need. Just shoot us your request through the Boatyard app and we’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen for you.”

8. National Insurance and HR Consulting Group

National Insurance and HR Consulting Group

Founded: 2015

“National Insurance & HR Consulting Group (NICG) specializes in providing you with a single source solution to everything HR (Benefits Consulting, Technology, and People).

NICG was created to challenge the status quo and to empower individuals to achieve fulfillment in their professional and personal lives.

We specialize in creative solutions for Private Equity firms, VC Firms, Family Offices, Incubators and Franchises. Alternatively, we specialize in Charter Schools and CMO’s as we believe that every dollar should be put back into the classroom and utilized to help teachers live productive, healthy lives.”