2018 Best Tech Startups in San Antonio

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in San Antonio, Texas. 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

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1. Airstrip Technologies

airstrip technologies

Founded: 2004

“AirStrip provides a complete, vendor- and data source-agnostic enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution, which enables clinicians to improve the health of individuals and populations. With deep clinical expertise and strong roots in mobile technology and data integration, AirStrip is empowering the nation’s leading health systems as the industry continues to evolve to new business models, accountable care and shared risk. Based in San Antonio, Texas, AirStrip allows health systems to unlock the full potential of their existing technology investments with a complete mobility solution that provides access to critical patient data across the care continuum. AirStrip is backed by investments from Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, Inc., Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the Wellcome Trust.”

2. WellAware


Founded: 2012

“WellAware is a data company built for the oil and gas industry and for the future of energy. We help Exploration & Production, Midstream and Chemical Service Companies reduce operating expenses, minimize downtime and ensure safety & regulatory compliance with reliable data collection, exception-based monitoring and actionable analytics. Our goal is serve our growing customer base by providing them with a superior solution to capture, monitor and analyze data for greater oilfield intelligence and business success.”

3. Wytec International

wytec international

Founded: 2011

“Wytec International manufactures and sells innovative wireless equipment. Wytec also constructs its own networks and provides transport services to carriers, municipalities and any enterprise operation needing customized Wi-Fi coverage coupled with high-capacity throughput.”

4. Merge Labs

merge labs

Founded: 2014

“Founded in 2013, Merge Labs, Inc. is a Texas-based startup focused on making virtual reality fun and easy for everyone. The privately funded company and its team are led by Founder Franklin Lyons and Co-founder Andrew Trickett, who have backgrounds in gaming, technology, design, content development and hardware creation. Merge’s flagship product, the Merge VR Goggles, are compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and built to be accessible, affordable, portable, durable and easy to use. Merge has also created, a curated online discovery portal that features the best virtual reality and 360º experiences available.”

5. WiseWear


Founded: 2013

“WiseWear is a fashion tech hybrid company that creates innovative luxury wearables. While we specialize in advanced sensing technology, we also have a strong focus on design and aesthetics – simply put, making things truly wearable. Technology is a beautiful thing, and wearing it should be too. Our goal is to empower consumers with the best of style and technology, so they can live the healthy, balanced lifestyles they deserve.”

6. Parlevel Systems

parlevel systems

Founded: 2012

“Based in San Antonio, Parlevel Systems is the top-to-bottom provider of innovative vending technology tools for the food and beverage industries, including vending, micro market, and coffee, tea, water, and other delivery service providers. Founded by successful vending and technology professionals, Parlevel is dedicated to delivering an array of powerful yet easy-to-use technology solutions that empower operators with enhanced control and accountability of their business anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Parlevel utilizes a dedicated customer and technical support team to ensure seamless implementation and a transformative return on investment.”

7. Infocyte


Founded: 2014

“Developed by former US Air Force cybersecurity officers, Infocyte’s hunt technology fills a void left by today’s real-time detection solutions. By focusing on the post-compromise activity of persistent attackers and insider threats, Infocyte’s unique approach to security helps organizations defend their networks and critical information.”

8. Delta Risk

delta risk

Founded: 2007

“Delta Risk is a global provider of managed security services and cyber security risk management solutions to government and private sector clients. Delta Risk helps clients build cyber defenses and resiliency with approaches specific to their organization, encompassing strategy, contingency planning, training, threat awareness, assessments and exercises. With experience from the White House to Wall Street, our principals and consultants are deeply tied to the US cyber leadership and academia as well as the global Internet community. We hold a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) IT-70 contract, #GS35F482GA. The award includes six Services Special Item Numbers (SINs), including all four Highly Adaptive Cyber Security Services SINs.”

9. TrueAbility


Founded: 2012

“As the growing market leader, TrueAbility creates the technology for delivering and scaling evidence-based assessments. We make it easy for customers to put their content or curriculum in a hands-on exam environment, allowing them to assess real skills anywhere in the world. Today, data scientists, actuaries, lawyers, developers, engineers, technologists and others prove themselves on the TrueAbility platform.”

10. HelpSocial


Founded: 2014

“HelpSocial is the #1 Open API platform for digital customer engagement. We help companies bring the capabilities of digital channels like social media and messaging apps into their customer service systems and accelerate their ability to phase in future-focused technologies like artificial intelligence for automated service”