2019 Best Tech Startups in Nashville

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Nashville, Tennessee. 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. axialHealthcare


Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“axialHealthcare is the leading pain medication and pain care solutions company and partners with health insurers nationwide. axialHealthcare was founded in 2012 by a group of physicians, scientists, pharmacists, and operators in the field of pain management to map a clear, evidence-based view into pain and its causes, drive pain medication best practices, and innovate the most effective solutions.

axialHealthcare’s pain management solutions engage physicians, pain clinics, and patients with coordinated care by applying advanced analytical insight, unmatched proven clinical evidence and highly effective consumer support. axialHealthcare’s solutions optimize pain care outcomes, reduce opioid misuse and materially improve financial performance for health benefit providers.”

2. Built Technologies, Inc.

Built Technologies, Inc.

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Built Technologies, Inc. is an enterprise technology company focused on simplifying draw management for construction lenders.

Built has quickly grown to become the #1 software solution for construction lenders across the country. Its simple and secure collaboration and administration platform helps lenders reduce construction portfolio risk, simplify compliance, maximize efficiency, and attract the best borrowers. No more spreadsheets and emails to manage construction loans!

Built was named one of the twenty FinTech Forward Top Companies to Watch by American Banker and BAI in 2016, and was awarded Growth Stage Company of the Year in 2017 by Nashville Technology Council (NTC).”

3. YouScience


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Tennessee

“YouScience® is a provider of online career guidance and workforce development solutions for consumers and industry. YouScience has developed proprietary techniques for career and educational decision support based on the assessment and analysis of scientifically validated personal ability and personality attributes. These techniques create a unique self directed exploration of personal career and educational decisions for individuals, as well as early talent identification and management solutions for government and industry.”

4. Lucent Health Solutions

Lucent Health Solutions

Founded: 2014

“Lucent Health (@LucentHealth), based in Nashville, TN, empowers U.S. employers with personalized member care, vital healthcare plan performance data and reduces healthcare risks and costs while improving employee access to innovative services. Lucent offers a wide range of innovative data-driven and member-centric products including Lucent Traditional self-funding, Lucent Clarity™ value-based payments, e2 MEC/MV™ solutions, Lucent Vista™ level funded, Lucent Tribia™ a tribal enterprise health plan and Lucent Surity™ for captives. The Lucent Health family of companies consists of Capitol Administrators, Cypress Benefit Administrators and North America Administrators.”

5. GoNoodle


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Tennessee

“Launched in 2013, GoNoodle gets kids moving to be their smartest, strongest, bravest, silliest, bestest selves. Short, interactive movement videos and games make it awesomely simple and fun to incorporate movement into every part of the day with dancing, stretching, running and mindfulness activities. At school, teachers use GoNoodle to keep students energized, engaged, and active inside the classroom. At home, GoNoodle turns screen time into active time, so families can have fun and get moving together. Currently, more than 14 million kids and over 675,000 teachers worldwide use GoNoodle each month. GoNoodle is used in 82% of US public elementary schools in all 50 states and in schools around the world in 186 countries.”

6. Contessa


Founded: 2015

“Contessa operates a risk based model, Home Recovery Care, that combines all the essential elements of inpatient hospital care in the comfort of patients’ homes. We bring together our evidenced-based home recovery care models for acute care, post-acute care and surgical procedures with administrative support services and a proprietary health informatics platform.”

7. JumpCrew


Founded: 2016

“JumpCrew is the leading acquisition marketing platform focused on integrating digital technology and sales solutions. We partner with our clients to accelerate their revenue by building awareness, driving leads, and converting sales.

If your business would benefit from enhanced brand awareness, lead generation, or sales support and management, JumpCrew is the solution for you. Contact us to discuss your goals!

JumpCrew is headquartered in Nashville, with an office in New York City.”

8. Inova Payroll

Inova Payroll

Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Nashville

“Inova is a payroll and HR solutions company serving small and medium-sized employers across the United States. Headquartered in Music City U.S.A., Inova Payroll has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, appearing on the Inc. 5000 list the past two years.

Dedicated to the success of payroll and HR professionals, Inova Payroll provides a powerful end-to-end human capital management solution to better attract, hire, pay and engage employees. Features include a single database with one interface and one employee record for greater efficiency, accuracy, and visibility into employee data; real-time data for better decision-making; and a SaaS or cloud-based delivery for convenience and scalability.”

9. Crystal Knows

Crystal Knows

Founded: 2014

“Personality profiles are the new resume. Crystal is the best way to discover, publish, and share your personality profile.

Founded in 2014, our company provides personality assessments, predictions, and coaching tools to support a variety of communication-oriented roles – leadership, sales, recruiting, management, and more. Thousands of professionals rely on Crystal every day to coach them through their most important conversations and working relationships.”

10. XOi Technologies

XOi Technologies

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Nashville

“Your qualified workforce is shrinking as opportunities in the market are on the rise. You need the tools that will allow you to do more with less…now.

XOi Technologies is solving the skilled trades gap while helping field service companies grow. Our technology optimizes the workforce of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) industry and beyond by equipping companies with Intelligent Field Service Communications solutions.

Through our cloud-based platform, we enable your business to:

  • Afford your customers open, straight-forward communication that wins trust and grows business.
  • Enable your technicians to collaborate and train on the job.
  • Maximize your workflows in the most efficient and effective ways possible.”