2019 Best Tech Startups in Kentucky

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Kentucky. 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. SentryHealth


Founded: 2011

“SentryHealth delivers world-class care at the work place, featuring programs and solutions by the world-famous Johns Hopkins Medicine.”

2. Inked Brands

Inked Brands

Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Kentucky

“We enable influencer commerce™ by empowering influencers to leverage their following to create a lasting revenue stream.”

3. SkuVault


Founded: 2011

“SkuVault inventory and warehouse management system is a cloud-based software designed for small-medium and enterprise companies looking to scale and compete in the eCommerce and omni-channel markets.

SkuVault deals with your actual, physical inventory. We scan it into and out of your warehouse or store, and use this real-time data to sync with your online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, or Walmart. Real-time quantity syncs prevent out of stocks, barcoding and quality control reduce picking and shipping errors, and our smart re-order reports ensure that your purchasing decisions are backed by hard data.”

4. Enlighten


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Kentucky

“Enlighten is an enterprise technology solution managed by a team with a collective 20 years of experience serving Fortune 500 companies, first-class retailers and top-end brands all over the world. Enlighten brings cutting edge retail technology to the cannabis industry. With an education forward approach, Enlighten helps its partners grow their brand and build relationships with their customers through a variety of solutions. Its technology solutions are intended to increase revenue and awareness and keep customers engaged. As an aggregation of several notable companies from both inside and outside of cannabis, Enlighten is one of the most well-funded, wide reaching and longest tenured companies in cannabis.”

5. EdjAnalytics

edj analytics

Founded: 2013

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“EdjAnalytics provides “edge” to companies and people in competitive markets. We do this by solving very complex problems in unique and creative ways that allow us to look at each question as if it is a game to be won or lost. Each game is structured so that the outcome is optimized for the users’ unique requirements. This approach has been helpful to clients as diverse as professional football teams, commodity traders and corporate executives. We believe that this method can be used for scores of other applications, and we’re in the process of building our business to meet those needs.”

6. Revon Systems

Revon Systems

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Kentucky

“Revon Systems, Inc. is developing digital therapeutics.

Currently our ‘app’​ provides simple, easily accessible, safe & accurate at-home decision support, directing COPD & asthma patients to the right level of care.

While we’ve launched in respiratory disease, out technology is ideally suited for any chronic condition in which there are exacerbations or flares.

Additionally, our platform is ideal for gathering real world evidence.”

7. Fooji


Founded: 2015

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“Fooji is an experiential technology company that uses on-demand delivery services to power experiential marketing campaigns that acquire and engage fans for big brands.

By bringing together social and chat networks with on-demand delivery services, Fooji allows big brands to start a fan interaction online and finish it offline with an instant physical delivery. This results in a meaningful interaction with the fan and great earned and organic media for the brand.”

8. Smart Farm Systems

Smart Farm Systems

Founded: 2013

“Smart Farm provides farmers valuable, real-time, actionable information regarding the status of equipment and crops. In doing so, we help the global agriculture community conserve water, energy and fertilizer, reduce labor and maintenance costs, and increase crop yields.

Smart Farm’s robust, large area 900 MHz wireless network and it’s intuitive, analytics-based user interface allow farmers to remotely monitor and analyze soil conditions. In parallel, farmers can monitor and control field-based equipment, such as irrigation pumps and grain silos. Our network does not rely on external satellite or cellular service and it can be readily deployed anywhere in the world.”

9. Xooker


Founded: 2017

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“Founded in 2013, Xooker (pronounced “Zooker”), is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. The Xooker app launched Oct. 1, 2015, as a next-generation merchant and consumer engagement platform that is mobile, location-aware, personalized and fun. Xooker overlays analytics with a powerful combination of engagement tools that includes messaging, deals, coupons, automatic check-in, games and rewards. This unique mobile-first consumer engagement platform enables local and national merchants to both get new clients, and keep them as profitable repeat customers. The platform includes a suite of games that can be branded so even local, independent merchants can keep consumers engaged in a fun way.”

10. OnPoint Warranty Solutions

OnPoint Warranty Solutions

Founded: 2015

“To businesses and consumers wanting to feel connected, protected and cared for, OnPoint Warranty has the reputable talent for connecting brands and consumers through dynamic warranty products and support service experiences designed to reduce risk, increase efficiency, delight customers and improve your bottom line.”