2019 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Birmingham, Alabama. 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. Diamond Fortress Technologies, Inc.

Diamond Fortress Technologies, Inc.

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“Since our founding in 2012, our mission has been to provide security through fingerprint biometrics on mobile devices without the need for touch-based fingerprint hardware.

We do this by leveraging the latest advancements in smartphone technology coupled with cutting-edge image processing techniques to answer the question of “who”​ with the certainty only biometrics can deliver.

Our core technology, ONYX, enables convenience and freedom while ensuring the highest degree of trust, security, and privacy.”

2. Planet Fundraiser

Planet Fundraiser

Founded: 2015

“Birmingham, AL-based technology company, Planet Fundraiser, is revolutionizing how businesses and consumers connect to support their local communities. Consumers use the free Planet Fundraiser mobile app to earn cash back for a school, non-profit, or youth-member based organization of their choice, just by shopping at local businesses.

Planet Fundraiser partners with leading brands and local favorites to provide charitable giving promotions on everyday purchases like groceries, restaurant dining, clothing, home + office items, gifts, and much more. Its platform provides businesses with a consistent response to donation requests and build lasting customer loyalty.”

3. XpertDox


Founded: 2015

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“XpertDox is a platform for finding doctors for patients with rare and serious conditions.

Patients with rare or serious diseases need care from doctors who are expert in that particular disease. At XpertDox, we have built lists of expert doctors and top hospitals for 6000 diseases. This was made possible by using a proprietary algorithm built by a physician-scientist in the team and optimized dozens of times over the last 2 years using input from leading doctors in multiple specialties.

Leading doctor finding websites use patient reviews to give recommendations about a doctor. Unfortunately, the reviews do not convey the doctor’s expertise in a particular disease. At XpertDox, results are personalized for your disease by examining clinical experience, research experience and educational contributions of the doctor. XpertDox is built by doctors to help patients find expert care for their disease!”

4. Platypi


Founded: 2013

“Platypi is a full service design, web, and mobile development firm. With their platform, Platypi creates beautifully designed websites and apps that excel in performance and usability. Platypi’s services include web and mobile design and development, branding, logo design, social media marketing, and more.”

5. Help Lightning

Help Lightning

Founded: 2009

“Help Lightning helps service organizations reduce costs and increase productivity through remote video collaboration. Our patented technology uses merged reality to create a virtual interactive presence. Merging two real-time video streams allows an expert to virtually reach out and touch what their service tech or customer is working on.

Service experts can show a resolution, not just describe it, even from thousands of miles away. Help Lightning is changing the way industries exchange expert knowledge and dramatically improves customer relationships and experiences. Using current mobile devices (iOS, Android), experts can now visually collaborate, assist with issues, and resolve problems as though they were working side-by-side with a colleague or customer.”

6. QuantHUB


Founded: 2018

“At QuantHub, our mission is to rid the world of the #quantcrunch by empowering companies to attract, vet, and develop world-class data scientists. Using our advanced machine learning and AI-driven approach to vet data science and analytics candidates, we help companies take the guesswork out of hiring by ensuring they are hiring candidates that have PROVEN they can do the job. We also empower companies to take an active role in the career trajectory of their existing data scientists by marrying a comprehensive evaluation of the strengths/ growth areas of their data scientists with a professional development plan to build on their capabilities.”

7. Influencer (INFLCR)

Influencer (INFLCR)

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Alabama

“You have 1000s of brand ambassadors for your college sports team whose social media accounts combine to have a unique audience that is 10x bigger than your team’s social media account audiences. However, most athletic teams are not utilizing the reach these ambassadors have to grow their brand. INFLCR allows brands and brand ambassadors to tell their story together on social media.”

8. Wyndy


Founded: 2016

“Founded in 2016 and based in Birmingham, Alabama, Wyndy is a mobile application transforming the way parents and background-checked college sitters meet and interact.”

9. StrategyWise


Founded: 2013

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“StrategyWise is a global provider of data analytics and business intelligence solutions.

We help companies and governmental entities create value by capturing, analyzing, and applying data insights to drive policy formation, business process improvement, and game-changing innovations. Taking a unique approach to each situation, we analyze qualitative and quantitative data to uncover strategic, actionable insights that help move our clients forward.

Whether you need us to provide a bird’s eye view of your industry’s competitive environment or comb through your company’s marketing and business practices, we leave no stone unturned when determining the best strategy to positively impact your bottom line.”

10. Fleetio


Founded: 2011

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“Our software helps organizations around the world track, analyze and improve their fleet operations. We’re passionate about making it easy to manage a fleet so our customers can spend more time focusing on their mission.”