2018 Best Tech Startups in St. Petersburg

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in St. Petersburg, Florida. 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. LumaStream


Founded: 2009

“LumaStream is an LED lighting company that has created a better way to manage low voltage power distribution, providing the most sustainable and intelligent LED lighting solutions on the market today. We saw an inherent weakness in the industry’s current approach and resolved it.

Energy Efficiency Beyond the Bulb

After seven generations, the lighting industry has finally moved on from the incandescent light bulb. While letting go of the old ‘arc and spark’ is a step towards a greener future, there is more work to be done beyond the bulb.

LumaStream engineers developed an innovative digital power conversion and low voltage distribution technology that is revolutionizing the lighting industry. Our patented system provides the missing piece for truly energy efficient and controllable LED lighting for commercial, residential, hospitality, restaurant, military, banking, and retail lighting applications.”

2. TAO Connect

tao connect

Founded: 2014

“TAO – Therapy Assisted Online is a suite of online tools for client education, interaction, accountability, and progress assessment to facilitate highly effective mental health treatment. The TAO platform integrates HIPAA compliant video conferencing with online tools that increases access by allowing effective treatment for mild to moderate clients. The tools in TAO can be used independently and as an adjunct to traditional therapy.”

3. Priatek


Founded: 2013

“Priatek is breaking new ground by creating the world’s only performance-based digital signage. The company has created a revolutionary new platform for advertisers to interact, engage, and sell products in the marketplace.

The Priatek team builds turn-key prize promotions which run on a network of patented digital kiosks and a custom mobile app. Prize promotions, advertised on the digital signage, engage consumers in a unique and fun way. Consumers select an advertised product, compete to win products, and always receive a coupon that can be used to purchase the product directly from the kiosk, mobile app, local retail stores, or online. Industry changing innovations include the ONLY free-to-play prize kiosk and a platform that bridges the gap between the retail space and online.

By becoming the premier aggregator of prize promotions, Priatek will award more prizes than anyone else in history. We’ve created a free and fun new way for consumers to win and save every time they play.”

4. Simply Reliable, Inc.


Founded: 2012

“Simply Reliable was founded on the principal that in order to be successful a business needs a process and that process is best delivered through software. The software must embody best practices and proven repeatable processes to ensure the end client experience is leveraged to it maximum performance. By this methodolgy the business will serve its owners with sustainable profitability, provide a comfortable and growth oriented workplace, and a brand the consuming business or person wants to work with.

Simply Reliable provides two product lines; SmartOffice, a cloud based business process solution designed for trades based small businesses and Design Machine, a patented Windows based design software that automates the process of creating design, documentation and drawings necessary to the completion of projects.

SmartOffice Online is a cloud-based solution designed and created by integrators for integrators. A custom tool for a custom business that helps you to close more sales. It is available in multiple editions to suit the needs of every size company from a single person sole proprietorship to an enterprise with hundreds of employees.”