2019 Best Tech Startups in New Mexico

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in New Mexico. 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. Descartes Labs

Descartes Labs

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Mexico

“Descartes Labs is building a data refinery for satellite imagery.”

2. Lavu

Lavu Inc.

Founded: 2010

Also honored in:

“Lavu Inc. was formed around the idea of using technology to create products that improve the lives of small business owners. Our cloud-based iPad point of sale system offers all the functionality of a traditional system, with all the customizability and flexibility modern technology provides.

We also care about the quality of our employee’s lives, which is why we provide daily lunches, convenient work hours, and an all around exciting environment to work.”

3. Snowball


Founded: 2011

“Snowball is an express payment technology company that makes it easy to pay, give, or buy on a mobile device. The Snowball platform allows anyone to make a donation or a payment with just 2 clicks — anytime, anywhere. This patented 2-click payment experience is simple, safe and secure and requires no annoying logins or passwords. Best of all, the payment experience is the same for email, text, and mobile web!”

4. BabyPage


Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“BabyPage helps busy parents create beautiful, modern baby books. Through our guided page creation process, we deliver a step-by-step experience and ask the parent a handful of questions depicted by the child’s age. With our natural language algorithm, we populate a page within their book for that specific milestone. The parent picks a design to frame the page, tweeks a handful of settings to personalize it, and saves it. Once the book has enough pages, they can purchase various types of printed books or digital versions.”

5. AdWallet


Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“AdWallet is a free app (available for download August 1st) that pays its users $.50 every time they watch a TV ad (and prove they’ve watched it). AdWallet also pays them an additional $.25 when they share it on social media.

AdWallet enables advertisers to finally:

  • Be 100% certain their ad was seen by their key target audience.
  • Be 100% certain their target audience paid full attention to the ad.
  • Be 100% certain when they download an offer, link or information.
  • Be 100% certain when the offer was redeemed in their store.”