2019 Best Tech Startups in Idaho

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Idaho. 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. VisitPay


Founded: 2010

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“VisitPay is the only patient financial engagement platform that simplifies the entire patient billing experience.

Through VisitPay, hospitals can create a seamless, singular point of interaction that radically reshapes the billing experience by providing greater transparency, choice and control to patients, all the while generating high yield.

Our mission: create Better Financial Relationships between health systems and their patients.”

2. Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions

Founded: 2010

“Silverback Learning Solutions is founded by a former superintendent and continues to be enriched by educators. We deliver solutions focused on the individual learner, the classroom, and the district with personalized learning and growth at the core. Our award winning company delivers a complete suite of products – Mileposts™, Teacher Vitae and EdifyAssess powered by Silverback. Students, teachers, administrators, and superintendents use Silverback solutions to drive intentional instruction for greater achievement and they are found in K – 12 schools and districts throughout the U.S..”

3. AppDetex


Founded: 2012

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“Founded by longtime brand protection industry experts in 2012, AppDetex is the global brand protection leader in combating online brand infringement, fraud, and piracy. We develop best-in-class technologies and methodologies that expose and enable takedowns of the many egregious and often criminal activities found online, while supporting our global customers with personal and expert service.

Through innovative search tools, AppDetex helps some of the world’s most recognizable brands reduce consumer confusion, brand dilution and fraud, while protecting their reputations, credibility, and bottom line.

Led by industry veterans Faisal Shah and Chris Bura, our company is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with offices in Portland, Oregon.”

4. Kno2


Founded: 2009

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“Kno2® is leading healthcare’s path to interoperability across every patient care setting. Kno2’s Interoperability as a Service™ turns on connectivity to millions of healthcare providers and the capability to send, receive, find, and use patient information with everyone. Kno2’s IaaS enables access to providers via cloud faxing, Direct secure messaging, patient information query (Carequality, CommonWell), patient care networks (Referrals, ACOs, HIEs) guided by connectivity assessments and analytics.”

5. Emmersion Learning

Emmersion Learning

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Idaho

“Emmersion Learning is dedicated to elevating the productivity and success of individuals and businesses by enhancing their ability to communicate with the world. We believe immersion is key to language acquisition and current language learning models fail to solve this problem at scale. We leverage cutting-edge technology to give our customers access to certified native language coaches and top of the line learning products at a competitive price.”

6. Black Box VR

Black Box VR

Founded: 2016

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“At Black Box VR, we are creating the world’s first virtual reality gym experience. You’ll step into a Black Box VR boutique gym and immerse yourself in a whole new way to get fit that will make you never want to visit an outdated gym again.

Virtual and augmented reality are the next major computing platforms. These technologies will revolutionize the way we work, play, and learn. Black Box VR will take advantage of these advances to finally fix fitness and end the daily struggle that millions of people go through to get the exercise that they need to achieve the body and health that they desire. Today, fitness is boring, confusing, and almost impossible to maintain for the vast majority of people that set out to get into shape.”

7. RetroLux


Founded: 2012

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“RetroLux provides electrical distributors, utilities, and contractors with the most comprehensive and integrated mobile product supply chain logistics and energy efficiency software. Our program helps customers to reduce product and installation costs by over 20%, while streamlining utility rebate programs and providing a centralized project information database.”

8. SpriteRE


Founded: 2018

“SpriteRE is a user-friendly platform that is centered on serving the needs of home buyers across the country. With SpriteRE home buyers are able to seamlessly connect, communicate, and transact with our network of lenders, and real estate agents. Using SpriteRE all of the related parties can trade information and milestone updates automatically and come together to serve the home buyer in a more efficient and expedient fashion. Everyone wins with SpriteRE. Lenders experience higher close rates, real estate agents receive a stream of home buyers looking for their services, and home buyers receive the best rates and service from our highly rated mortgage and real estate professionals.”

9. Dental Innovations, Inc.

Dental Innovations, Inc.

Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Boise

Dental Innovation was founded on providing next-generation video text technology to bridge the treatment recommendation knowledge gap between dentists and their patients. This technology was initially developed and implemented in Fortune 100 companies and our desire is to leverage it for smaller, niche markets – dental being the first.

Along with the technology, we brought together practicing dentists to choose initial platform content as well as providing editorial feedback on all originally produced content video.”

10. ULedger


Founded: 2015

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“Uledger serves as “Your Digital Witness”​, focused on bringing trust, certainty and transparency to digital communications and information.

Our mission is to provide digital solutions for our customers who require increasing levels of protection and trust in today’s regulated environment, via Blockchain technology. Our expertise in Blockchain dates back to 2011.

Identity Verification, Cyber-Security Risk Tools, Smart Contracts, Data Redundancy, Ransom-Ware & Spear-Phishing Mitigation, Email Technology and Blockchain Technology.”