2019 Best Tech Startups in Indiana

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Indiana. 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. FreightRover


Founded: 2016

“We all have common goals: to cover more freight and generate more revenue. FreightRover offers a suite of products that reach alternative capacity, streamline manual work processes, improve working capital and increase bottom line revenue.

From our “Load Board – Your Way,”​ to dynamic carrier payment processing and LTL rating and execution, we arm our customers with valuable tools to compete and win in the new digital logistics marketplace. Think of each solution like a light switch – turn on what you want, and stay in control of your freight.”

2. SmarterHQ


Founded: 2010

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“SmarterHQ is the leading multi-channel behavioral marketing platform, empowering B2C marketers to personalize individual customer interactions in real-time. We work with some of the world’s largest brands – such as Bloomingdales, eBags, Chico’s, and Finish Line to drive phenomenal business results. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as technology to push B2C companies into a new era of personalization and Forrester’s Total Economic Impact study to deliver 667% in ROI.”

3. Odyssey


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Indianapolis

“Connect with a generation of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.”

4. Springbuk


Founded: 2015

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“Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Springbuk is a health analytics software solution. The company’s health intelligence platform unifies medical claims, pharmacy, biometric and activity data. The predictive modeling engine helps employers target their engagement with pinpoint accuracy, forecast overall healthcare spending, identify at-risk employees, and measure their wellness programs.”

5. SteadyServ Technologies, LLC

SteadyServ Technologies, LLC

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Indiana

“We’re beer people with a thing for technology and we’re on a mission to revolutionize the way beer is sold and consumed. We create the tools and generate the insights you need to sell every last drop of beer.

Started in 2012, SteadyServ’s patented technology utilizes smart scales and cloud technology to monitor real-time keg levels and deliver these results right to your fingertips. This Internet of Things (IoT) system includes customer engagement tools, draft beer insight, and of course, smart scales.”

6. Lessonly


Founded: 2012

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“Lessonly is powerfully simple training software used by over 1.3 million learners at more than 500 companies to translate important work knowledge into Lessons that accelerate productivity. Customer service teams across the world use Lessonly to serve customers faster, drive consistent support, and elevate the customer experience. Sales teams use Lessonly to reinforce best practices, accelerate rep performance, and close more deals.”

7. MetaCX


Founded: 2018

“MetaCX, a new High Alpha Studio company, has raised over $14 million in early funding to transform how businesses manage their customers and how customers manage their vendors. The funding was led by Upfront Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles.

The company is led by Co-Founder and CEO Scott McCorkle, a globally-recognized technology leader who joined High Alpha as Executive in Residence in early 2017. He most recently served as CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud and previously served as President of ExactTarget prior to its acquisition by Salesforce.”

8. Zylo


Founded: 2015

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“SaaS changed the way software is purchased. Zylo is the leading SaaS optimization platform changing the way software is managed with over $1 billion of Cloud subscriptions under management. By combining SaaS application spend, utilization, and feedback data, our SaaS management tool helps enterprises discover, manage, measure and optimize their SaaS investments.”

9. Sigstr


Founded: 2013

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“Drive marketing ROI and employee engagement: Sigstr unlocks employee email as an owned channel by providing simple, central control over your company’s email signature.”

10. Emplify


Founded: 2016

“Emplify is on a mission to help one million employees do the best work of their careers. By giving organizations the insights to unlock the potential of their people, Emplify’s insights framework distills culture and feedback into employee analytics that enable leaders to make better data-driven decisions. Combining quantitative surveys with qualitative SmartPulse questions, Emplify pinpoints and diagnoses the underlying issues behind team challenges that result in turnover or poor performance. Emplify is trusted by companies like Ivy Tech Community College, Herff Jones, Appirio, Cheetah Digital, Right at Home, and many others.”