2019 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Carlsbad, California. 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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Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

“Proficio is a world-class Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) providing managed detection and response solutions, 24×7 security monitoring and advanced data breach prevention services to organizations globally.

Our rapid growth is being fueled by the rise in cloud-based services, the acceptance of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, and the increasing number of cyber security attacks on businesses, hospitals and government. We have developed proprietary security content and threat intelligence tools to identify and proactively defend against advanced attacks and insider threats. Proficio’s founders are veterans of the security and networking industry who have helped guide multiple companies to successful exits.”

2. Playdek


Founded: 2011

“Located in San Diego’s beautiful coastal community of Carlsbad, CA, Playdek is comprised of veteran console video game developers, with a passion for tabletop gaming. The winner of multiple industry related awards, Playdek has become the premier developer, publisher and platform for the world’s best tabletop gaming.

With our development roots in the video game world and our hearts in gaming, the team at Playdek has poised itself for success in the expanding worldwide Smartphone and tablet gaming market. Established in 2011, Playdek has already set the standard for the emerging digital tabletop gaming space, and is set to merge the sophistication and depth of the hobby gaming world with the ease of interaction provided by digital platforms. To date, we’ve had millions of games played by our fans, across titles such as Agricola and the award winning Ascension and Summoner Wars!”

3. Ezoic Inc

Ezoic Inc

Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

“Ezoic is an award-winning end-to-end platform for digital publishers and website owners.

Ezoic is a Google Certified Publishing Partner. We help our platform users leverage sophisticated tools and technologies to help make smarter decisions about their digital properties at scale.

The Ezoic platform leverages artificial intelligence to learn from website visitors with the goal of providing more personalized experiences that will improve on page experiences (session length) and drive up overall website ad revenue.”

4. ThreatSTOP


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

“Most Threat “Intelligence” is only used to detect breaches. ThreatSTOP automates, turning reactive analysis into proactive enforcement to prevent attacks before they happen.

Our Cloud service converts the latest threat data into enforcement policies and automatically updates your firewalls, routers, DNS servers and endpoints to stop attacks before they become breaches.”

5. MedCircle


Founded: 2016

“The Problem: Access to the expertise of mental health professionals has become increasingly difficult and too expensive. Google searches do not guarantee credentialed content and WebMd is just a single source of information. You want to receive the latest and most trusted content from multiple sources with ease while having it delivered in an easy to read digest.

The Solution: A weekly digest containing the most trusted and relevant content around Mental Health topics of your choice. News & Interviews with actual experts and stories from actual patients.”

6. Zingle


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

“Zingle is a software solution which enables businesses to communicate with customers through text messaging. Our real-time enterprise platform works on any device, providing the tools to deliver an instant, actionable, and seamless customer experience.

With Zingle, businesses have access to powerful features including multi-channel messaging, contact management, and automation workflows, all organized into one Team Inbox.”

7. Ximble


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

“Nimble Software Systems, Inc is the maker of Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and SMBs.”

8. The Venue Report

The Venue Report

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

“The Venue Report promotes the age-old tradition of gathering and exploration by connecting a collective audience of travelers, celebrators, destinations & correspondents in over 90 countries. We inspire happiness, togetherness and the celebration of life through storytelling & highlighting exceptional spaces, places & locales across the globe. In a time when multi-family travel, gatherings & celebrations are being booked more than ever, we are a trusted resource at the forefront of this movement. We have a proven history of effectively marketing and promoting extraordinary venue spaces for weddings, corporate events, social gatherings and group getaways to an organically grown, highly targeted audience around the world.”

9. Bitmo


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

“Have you ever sent someone a coffee as easily as a text? What Venmo did to the paper check, is what Bitmo does to the plastic gift card 😎

  • Bitmo disrupts the $140B gift card industry by sending a branded gift as easily as a text message
  • Gifts sent instantly and redeemed right from the phone
  • 5+ Million US retail locations are ready to accept Bitmo
  • Bitmo drives valuable traffic and revenue to stores”

10. LabArchives


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Carlsbad

“LabArchives is the leading digital research notebook in Academia with more than 200,000 researchers. It has been used in more than 4000 lab science courses, by 1500+ instructors. More than 300 institutions use LabArchives in the research lab or the classroom, including some of the most prestigious research institutions in the world.”