2019 Best Tech Startups in Houston

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Houston, 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

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. CS Disco

CS Disco

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Houston

“As the leading provider of software as a service solutions developed by lawyers for lawyers, DISCO is reinventing legal technology to automate and simplify complex and error-prone tasks that distract from practicing law. DISCO has been embraced by more than 400 law firms, including 50 of the top AmLaw 200, as their first choice for innovative technologies that enhance the practice of law to help secure justice and win cases.”

2. Infrastructure Networks

Infrastructure Networks

Founded: 2011

“Infrastructure Networks Inc. (INET) is an enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT) and a top recognized provider of private 4G LTE networks for Oil & Gas, Electric Utility and Public Safety. We provide the first end-to-end, standards based, “plug and play” network, eliminating the frustrations associated with scaling and managing proprietary communications technology. With our guarantee of increased security, reduced latency and greater bandwidth, we’ll help increase your productivity, safety and efficiency with near real-time connectivity for machine-to-machine communications.”

3. Rebellion Photonics

Rebellion Photonics

Founded: 2009

“Rebellion Photonics is an innovative award-winning company that is a leader in providing spectral imaging solutions. The Gas Cloud Imager, Rebellion Photonics’ flagship product for the oil and gas industry, is the first real-time continuous gas leak imaging system providing full field detection capability. Rebellion Photonics was named “Startup of the Year” by the Wall Street Journal and won the R&D 100 award in 2012.”

4. Accelerate Learning

Accelerate Learning

Founded: 2013

“Founded at Rice University, STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning has grown from a single product, to a brand that now offers a variety of curriculum and professional development solutions, including the National Institute for STEM Certification, designed to meet the needs of K-12 learners, including Next Generation Science Standards and state-aligned curriculum. STEMscopes can be used as a core curriculum or as a supplementary or enrichment resource in traditional, blended, and 1:1 classroom environments.”

5. Harvest Exchange

Harvest Exchange

Founded: 2012

“Harvest is the world’s fastest growing investor network. Institutional and individual investors use Harvest every day to access the highest quality, personally curated investment content – shared directly by top investment organizations. Harvest’s digital platform helps these organizations to compliantly distribute across their target audience, while leveraging advanced data analytics to maximize ROI.

The world’s most influential investment organizations actively distribute their branded content perpetually growing Harvest’s library of over 35,000 white papers, research reports and videos.”

6. P97 Networks

P97 Networks

Founded: 2012

“P97 Networks, Inc. provides secure cloud-based mobile commerce and digital marketing solutions for the convenience retail and fuels marketing industry under the brand name PetroZone®. P97’s mCommerce solutions enhance the ability of convenience store operators, marketers, and oil companies to attract and retain customers by providing technology that securely connects millions of individual mobile phones and connected cars with identity and geo-location-based software technology to create unique connected-consumer experiences.”

7. Decisio Health

Decisio Health

Founded: 2013

“Decisio Health is focused on fulfilling the Quadruple Aim of Healthcare:

  • Improve population outcomes
  • Lower the cost of care
  • Enhance the patient care experience
  • Progress the clinician’s work-life experience

We do this two ways, with DECISIOInsight, our Clinical Surveillance Visualization System, which uses your organization’s clinical protocols and physiological parameters, at a unit level, to drive patient safety through real-time Clinical Decisio Support at the bedside or remotely.”

8. SoftNAS


Founded: 2012

“SoftNAS®, Inc. is the cloud data platform company and leading software-defined NAS product for any cloud. SoftNAS provides a software-centric architecture that enables frictionless data management across multiple clouds and virtualization platforms. The SoftNAS hybrid cloud data platform provides customers an integrated way to aggregate, transform, accelerate, protect and store data across multiple clouds. SoftNAS provides the enterprise-class data security, protection, performance and high-availability required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications in public and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud deployments: Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft® Azure™, and VMware vSphere®.”

9. MacroFab


Founded: 2013

“Take control of your prototype and production orders with our platform and connected factories. We make manufacturing easier, more affordable, and faster than ever before.”

10. BrainCheck


Founded: 2015

“For decades, doctors and scientists have relied on pencil-and-paper tests to measure brain health. But modern technology enables us to bring these tests into the 21st century and offer people everywhere easy, affordable access to their brain health from wherever they are.

Backed by 20 years of research conducted at the Eagleman Neuroscience Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine, we empower people everywhere to take control of their cognitive health.”