2018 Best Tech Startups in Jersey City

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Jersey City, New Jersey. 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. OpenDoor Trading

OpenDoor Trading

Founded: 2015

“OpenDoor Trading (ODT) enhances liquidity of Off-the-Run Treasuries (OFTR’s) and TIPS, the principal pain points in US Treasuries, through a cost effective, all-to-all, session-based trading platform. Our customers include some of the world’s largest asset managers, central banks, primary dealers, hedge funds, and trading firms. ODT offers free access to our browser-based platform.”



Founded: 2009

“CENX fundamentally changes the way service providers view their networks. A leading provider of network and service operations software solutions, CENX ingests all of an operator’s network data, across multiple domains and physical and virtual infrastructure. Harnessing the power of big data analytics, CENX visualizes network and service topology, inventory, fault, and performance in a single pane, in real time. CENX enables the worlds largest and most innovative service providers to scale their operations as the network scales.”


Founded: 2014

“Apprentice is a leader in enterprise augmented reality. Winner of Interphex’s best new
product and CIO Review’s 20 most promising AR solution providers, we’re currently working
with the most sophisticated companies in the world. We are Venture funded and we’re rapidly
growing our team. Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ near various modes of transportation, we
offer a great work/life balance and plenty of work from home opportunities. You’ll also receive
comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as a generous vacation policy.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Work with cutting-edge Smart Glasses like HoloLens/Glass/Vuzix/ODG
  • Fully-spec’d Macbook Pros and any other hardware/software you desire
  • Stay healthy in the office with our standing desks
  • Single-origin coffee (don’t worry, we have blends too)
  • Discounted PATH & Metro card
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • Generous work from home policy
  • Generous equity packages
  • Competitive comp”

4. qplum


Founded: 2015

“qplum is an online investment advisory firm, offering A.I. and machine learning based portfolios. We believe that investing is a science, not a game. We offer dynamic investment plans along with risk management and a dedicated team that is with you through the important events of your life.

We handle retirement planning, IRA accounts, 401k rollover, personal investing accounts, joint investment accounts, and more.”