2018 Best Tech Startups in South Carolina

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in South Carolina. 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. PhishLabs


Founded: 2008

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Charleston

“PhishLabs provides managed threat intelligence and mitigation services that protect brands, customers, and the enterprise from digital risks.”

2. Green Cloud Technologies

Green Cloud Technologies

Founded: 2011

“Green Cloud Technologies provides custom Cisco-powered infrastructure, backup and recovery solutions, and virtual desktops and support to our partner network of value-added resellers, managed service providers, and select consulting organizations. Green Cloud’s world-class data centers operate on industry-leading technology platforms including Cisco, VMware, and Tintri. Employee-owned and led by an executive team of industry veterans, Green Cloud is 100% channel-only, partner-focused, and customer service-driven. Headquartered in scenic Greenville, SC, Green Cloud is dedicated to environmental sustainability and carbon-neutral goals.”

3. Ceterus


Founded: 2008

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Charleston

“Done-for-you accounting and benchmarked reporting for small business entrepreneurs.

Ceterus empowers entrepreneurs by replacing the hassle of bookkeeping and accounting with Edge, a complete, done-for-you solution. Combining the expertise of professional accountants with cutting edge technology, Edge provides insight to small business owners, freeing their time to focus on what they do best.”

4. Atlatl Software

Atlatl Software

Founded: 2012

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Charleston

“Atlatl Software is redefining manufacturing sales. Our QuoteBooks Cloud platform is empowering manufacturing sales through innovative, interactive, and immersive technologies. Providing a full suite of 3D and Augmented Reality (AR) product configurators, Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ), and CRM/Quoting, QuoteBooks Cloud’s data-driven ecosystem meets the go-to-market needs of any manufacturer, regardless of channel depth or product complexity. Atlatl customers experience increased sales efficiency, more accurate forecasting and planning, and higher performing sales channels.”



Founded: 2014

“The first application of our science is to enable recruiters to conduct market research, identify talent pools to target, and build a pipeline of passive candidates who are more likely to engage in a job change discussion. ​ Our science is based on three decades of validated academic and industry research of the events that lead to turnover. It relies on long term studies of career progression and the market forces impacting engagement and attrition. ​ They don’t stop at identifying those candidates with high likelihood to change jobs. Our AI models use millions of data points to identify attributes that would be attractive to the candidate in a new opportunity. ENGAGE develops an engagement profile that recruiters use to approach candidates with targeted and tailored messaging.”

6. Questis


Founded: 2013

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Charleston

“Questis is a comprehensive financial wellness technology (finwelltech) platform that allows financial institutions to offer their customers and their employees a configurable financial wellness program at scale. Whether your goal is to enhance an existing financial wellness program or power a whole new one, Questis utilizes your advisors, brand, messaging, and business model specifications and provides a clear digital roadmap to help your clients and their employees reach and surpass their financial goals.”

7. PharmRight Corporation

PharmRight Corporation

Founded: 2013

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Charleston

“PharmRight Corporation was formed in 2013 to produce devices and offer services that maximize medication adherence and allow patients to live independently. The company has developed Livi, an innovative, fully-automated home medication dispensing system that uses cellular communications and cloud-based applications for remote device and data management.”

8. Soteria


Founded: 2014

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Charleston

“Former hackers, fighting hackers.

With global visibility into the world of nation-state threat actors and criminals, we stand ready to support your operations 24/7 around the world.

Our team of former government backed hackers have lived in the world of computer network exploitation and attack. We know the tools, techniques, and procedures of your adversaries and are proactively defending against them 24/7.”

9. in/PACT


Founded: 2015

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Charleston

“in/PACT is a cloud-based giving platform that connects brands to their customers around causes they both care about. With a robust set of enterprise features and APIs, we help brands activate their purpose while eliminating time consuming processes and streamlining workflows.

Join our mission to make people-empowered giving the largest contributor to causes in the world.”

10. STEM Premier

STEM Premier

Founded: 2013

“Founded in 2013, STEM Premier is the first online platform for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students that integrates guidance, ranking, rating, tracking and recruiting. STEM Premier is subscription based multi-channel network connecting academic institutions, corporate partners, and government agencies to a pool of qualified STEM talent in the U.S. and global markets.”