2018 Best Tech Startups in Louisiana

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Louisiana. 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. Lucid


Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“Lucid is the world’s largest programmatic platform for sourcing and understanding “human answers.”​ Our marketplace provides access to sample from millions of survey respondents across the globe — with unprecedented speed and scale.

We built the first global platform of its kind and introduced programmatic buying and selling capabilities to the market research industry. Delivering human answers via sample (survey data from real people), our technology brings businesses and consumers together faster than ever thought possible.”

2. zlien


Founded: 2008

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“zlien, on a mission to kill liens, fix slow payments and eliminate bad outcomes, is the world’s first collaboration-driven construction payment ecosystem that completes job information and empowers contractors, suppliers and other industry stakeholders to always get what they’ve earned. Customers use zlien to easily exchange and collaborate around payment documents like lien waivers, pay applications and preliminary notices, and to complete the picture of who else is on their job, enabling better visibility, smooth paperwork exchanges and faster payments.”

3. Servato


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“Servato is dedicated to making sure that the Internet is always on. We’ve started this mission with a solution for an essential piece of Internet infrastructure – backup batteries. Through our Active Battery Management Servato improves the battery life and reliability of backup batteries.

Servato provides a Platform-as-a-Service solution for remote DC power management in industrial settings. Utilizing an innovative new charging algorithm and management appliance and cloud-based visualization software, Servato provides unprecedented insight into and control over distributed DC power assets in a number of industries.”

4. Kickboard


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“We help build safe and happy schools where students and staff thrive.

By combining powerful behavioral management and intervention technology with impactful leadership coaching, Kickboard schools are better equipped to support a dynamic learning environment where students are inspired by a positive school culture.”

5. Anedot


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Baton Rouge

“Anedot is a donation platform that enables political campaigns, churches, educational institutions, health related foundations easily accept payments from their websites, Facebook pages, and on mobile phones through the browser or an app with a credit card swipe reader. Anedot enables you to raise more money with less effort. Anedot, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, United States.”



Founded: 2014

“Combining nanotechnology with fundamental chemical engineering principles to accelerate the renewable energy revolution.

Backed by: Y Combinator, Data Collective (DCVC), Anorak VC, Fifty Years VC, Social Impact Capital.”

7. Joieful


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“Joieful is a fast-growing experiences and travel technology company that powers the concierge desks at many of the leading hotels in New Orleans, both online and with 24/7 live support.

For visitors to the city, the Joieful smartphone app and website bring together the largest marketplace of easy-to-buy New Orleans experiences curated by locals, affording our guests the opportunity to see the authentic New Orleans inside and outside of the traditional tourism lens.”

8. Scandy


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“Scandy is a 3D scanning middleware and consumer application that enables 3D object scanning on mobile devices. Started in 2014 and based in New Orleans, LA, Scandy has quickly positioned itself as the go-to middleware for mobile 3D scanning. Its best-in-class middleware solution enables next-generation mobile phones enabled with 3D sensors to produce meshes in real time from 3D sensor input and allows software developers building applications to obtain realistic 3D scans of objects.”

9. Locally


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“We connect online shoppers with nearby in-stock merchandise for in-store pickup or same-day delivery.

We do this through powering a suite of novel, online-to-offline tools for some of the best brands and retailers on the planet.”

10. Pine Biotech

Pine Biotech

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“Behind every new treatment, solution and innovation is a discovery. In our age of technology, big data is the resource where understanding of cellular mechanisms can be used to enable longer and healthier lives.We are a SaaS informatics platform for commercial research scientists and biomedical researchers who need to manage large volumes of different types of data. We simplify bioinformatics to enable discovery of molecules, vaccines, and other cellular pathways. Our goal is to bring the exciting new capabilities of big omics data analysis and integration into the hands of millions of new researchers using a simple and intuitive interface, innovative algorithms, integration and visualization.”