2018 Best Tech Startups in Providence

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Providence, Rhode Island. 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. Upserve


Founded: 2009

“Upserve puts everything restaurateurs need to know in one place, providing real-time guidance to unlock the power of their menu, workforce and guest habits. One of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the restaurant technology space, thousands of restaurants use Upserve to process over $11 billion in annual sales, manage relationships with more than 32 million active diners, and crunch the numbers on 23 million meals per month.”

2. Splitwise


Founded: 2011

“Splitwise is an expense sharing platform that helps people stop worrying about who owes who. Splitting bills with friends and family can be stressful or awkward. Our web and mobile apps help roommates, friends and family track shared bills simply and easily. Since 2011, we have helped improve people’s relationships through simple free apps, fairness calculators, and advice on our blog.”

3. Datarista


Founded: 2015

“Datarista is a PaaS service for the $11 Billion Sales and Marketing Data industry.

The Data Industry is restrained by legacy technology and has yet to shift to a world connected to multiple CRM and Marketing Automation platforms that serve as the primary endpoints for their data. Building these platform connections one at a time requires significant time and money, while a majority of the infrastructure can be shared across vendors and clouds. Datarista is building a single platform to connect to CRM, Marketing Automation and more, allowing for matching to the data within these platforms, updates to the data and prospecting.”

4. Crave Food Systems


Founded: 2014

“Crave Food Services is a food technology company improving access to more healthy, fresh and sustainably-produced food through wholesale and retail markets. CFS enables wholesale buyers and consumers to simplify local and regional procurement operations, while streamlining the fulfillment process for purveyors through technology and services.

Our technology, WhatsGood, is an virtual farmers market that connects consumers and wholesale food purchasers with local farmers, fishermen and artisans. The platform makes it easy for buyers to discover local food online and support their local food community.”

5. Lessonwriter


Founded: 2008

“ automatically creates print, web, & mobile-ready lessons to promote comprehension in ANY subject: an article on cell structure for biology class, a primary source document in history, a short story, or this very moment’s headline news.”