2018 Best Tech Startups in Indianapolis

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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. SmarterHQ


Founded: 2010

“SmarterHQ is the leading multi-channel behavioral marketing platform, empowering B2C marketers to personalize individual customer interactions in real-time. We work with some of the world’s largest brands – such as Bloomingdales, eBags, Chico’s, and Finish Line to drive phenomenal business results. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as technology to push B2C companies into a new era of personalization and Forrester’s Total Economic Impact study to deliver 667% in ROI.”

2. MOBI Wireless Management

MOBI Wireless Management

Founded: 2009

“MOBI is a mobility management platform enabling you to centralize, comprehend, and control your device ecosystems. MOBI’s cloud-based software centralizes the management of mobile devices by integrating with global wireless carriers, MDM’s, corporate IT systems, and more. MOBI’s services help both domestic and multinational organizations plan for, save on, deploy, support, and decommission all mobile devices. As a result, MOBI’s customers achieve enhanced control, greater visibility, reduced costs, and increased efficiencies when managing mobile devices.”

3. OneCause


Founded: 2008

“BidPal has rebranded as OneCause! Raise more money and reach more donors with OneCause Fundraising Software and BidPal Mobile Bidding.

Day in, and day out, we put your cause at the center of everything we do. Our easy-to-use fundraising solutions and experience gleaned from 13,000 fundraisers, we give our clients the freedom to focus on what truly matters: executing their organization’s mission.”

4. Octiv


Founded: 2010

“Octiv enables companies to build and automate document workflows that connect systems and data for a better end-user experience. Octiv integrates data from CRM, CPQ, ERP and other systems to streamline workflows, save time and accelerate sales opportunities. Founded in 2010, Octiv serves over 350 organizations including large enterprises such as General Electric and Siemens, and high-growth companies such as Lindamood-Bell and SalesLoft.”

5. Lessonly


Founded: 2012

“Lessonly helps people do better work so they can live better lives. Our modern team learning software used by over 900,000 learners at more than 400 companies to translate important work knowledge into Lessons that accelerate productivity. Sales teams across the world use Lessonly to reinforce best practices, accelerate rep performance, and close more deals. Support teams across the world use Lessonly to serve customers faster, drive consistent support, and elevate the customer experience.”

6. ZergNet


Founded: 2012

“ZergNet is the leading content-only recommendation platform on the internet. ZergNet enables digital publishers to monetize and grow their audience by promoting real hand curated, relevant content. Unlike others, ZergNet protects your brand through our brand-safe content-only experience.”

7. Sigstr


Founded: 2013

“Drive marketing ROI and employee engagement: Sigstr unlocks employee email as an owned channel by providing simple, central control over your company’s email signature.”

8. Sharpen

Sharpen Technologies

Founded: 2011

“Sharpen is a cloud-native contact center platform that helps companies create perfect customer experiences. Our contact center software is ideal for mid-size to enterprise businesses. Designed for agent productivity and efficiency, it’s the perfect solution for both customer support to outbound sales teams. Our motivation is simple – everything we do must improve the life of the agent, and in turn, improve the customer experience.”

9. Springbuk


Founded: 2015

“Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Springbuk is a health analytics software solution. The company’s health intelligence platform unifies medical claims, pharmacy, biometric and activity data. The predictive modeling engine helps employers target their engagement with pinpoint accuracy, forecast overall healthcare spending, identify at-risk employees, and measure their wellness programs”

10. Zylo


Founded: 2015

“Zylo helps organizations optimize their software-as-a-service (SaaS) investments by providing powerful insights around Spend, Utilization, and User Feedback.”