2019 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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. Lucid


Founded: 2010

Also honored in:

“Lucid is a software company delivering the power of human answers on a massive scale. We built Fulcrum, the first global marketplace for market research sample (that means human beings who answer questions), and introduced programmatic buying and selling to the market research industry. We also created Federated Sample, a full-service sample provider that, using our proprietary technology, empowers our clients to do world-class market research.

Our marketing technology suite, Proof, is delivering a whole new way for advertisers to understand their audience.”

2. zlien


Founded: 2008

Also honored in:

“At zlien, we’re all working to make complex things simple, and that’s because we believe simple things are more fair, transparent, and empowering than complicated things. In construction, one of the globe’s biggest industries, the payment process is over-complex. We’re building a simple ecosystem around payment that connects builders, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, banks, and others in the exchange of payment. It solves a headache. It strives to make complicated things simple. And ultimately, it shines light on a very unjust and messy process, making it more fair and transparent for all.

We’re a high-growth technology startup based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and we’re in the exciting construction technology category. We have San Francisco venture investors, like Brick & Mortar Ventures and Altos Ventures. We’re a rapidly growing team working on interesting and worthwhile problems, and we have a mountain of opportunity for you.

Are you ready?”

3. Servato


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Servato is dedicated to making sure that the Internet is always on. We’ve started this mission with a solution for an essential piece of Internet infrastructure – backup batteries. Through our Active Battery Management Servato improves the battery life and reliability of backup batteries.

Servato provides a Platform-as-a-Service solution for remote DC power management in industrial settings. Utilizing an innovative new charging algorithm and management appliance and cloud-based visualization software, Servato provides unprecedented insight into and control over distributed DC power assets in a number of industries.”

4. Kickboard


Founded: 2009

Also honored in:

“We help build safe and happy schools where students and staff thrive.

By combining powerful behavioral management and intervention technology with impactful leadership coaching, Kickboard schools are better equipped to support a dynamic learning environment where students are inspired by a positive school culture.

Visit to learn how positive school culture directly impacts academic performance, see real Kickboard success stories, and discover how Kickboard fits in any school culture framework – from PBIS to SEL and more.”



Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

“Combining nanotechnology with fundamental chemical engineering principles to accelerate the renewable energy revolution.

Backed by: Y Combinator, Data Collective (DCVC), Anorak VC, Fifty Years VC, Social Impact Capital.”

6. AxoSim, Inc.

AxoSim, Inc.

Founded: 2014

“AxoSim’s Nerve-on-a-Chip platform is changing the way new drugs are tested using engineered human nerve tissue that looks and functions like real human nerves, allowing pharmaceutical companies to develop safer and more effective drugs before they ever do a clinical trial.

Using advanced tissue engineered techniques to mimic neurological tissue, we facilitate high content screening of drugs that is both faster and more predictive than animal testing and cell-based models.”

7. ExemptMeNow


Founded: 2016

“We make nonprofit formation and compliance painless and simple through a consumer and enterprise one-time fee and subscription based model. Our B2C product targets small to mid-sized startups through our automated filing platform, and existing nonprofits through a subscription based maintenance and compliance platform. Our enterprise model targets government entities such as cities and secretary of state offices, private foundations and corporations where we offer custom dashboards, subscription services through bulk sales, and/or leverage partnerships that serve as a lead generator for our consumer product.”

8. Joieful


Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“Joieful is a fast-growing experiences and travel technology company that powers the concierge desks at many of the leading hotels in New Orleans, both online and with 24/7 live support.

For visitors to the city, the Joieful smartphone app and website bring together the largest marketplace of easy-to-buy New Orleans experiences curated by locals, affording our guests the opportunity to see the authentic New Orleans inside and outside of the traditional tourism lens.

With hundreds of thoughtfully-curated adventures ranging from dining to live music, corporate team building to health and wellness, Joieful empowers our users to create, experience and share the best of the Crescent City.”

9. Scandy


Founded: 2014

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“Scandy is a 3D scanning middleware and consumer application that enables 3D object scanning on mobile devices. Started in 2014 and based in New Orleans, LA, Scandy has quickly positioned itself as the go-to middleware for mobile 3D scanning. Its best-in-class middleware solution enables next-generation mobile phones enabled with 3D sensors to produce meshes in real time from 3D sensor input and allows software developers building applications to obtain realistic 3D scans of objects.

Scandy’s consumer application and underlying technology allows the average user to take a high-resolution 3D scan from a mobile device with the click of a button. Scandy has quickly become one of the industry leaders in popularizing and understanding the world of 360 degree and 3D content. Through strategic relationships and its first mover advantage, Scandy is poised to become the key software company at the coming intersection of user generated content for augmented reality (“AR”) and virtual reality (“VR”). Using nothing more than a mobile phone and embedded or external 3D sensor, Scandy’s middleware unlocks applications for consumer and commercial applications alike.”

10. Locally


Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“We connect online shoppers with nearby in-stock merchandise for in-store pickup or same-day delivery.

We do this through powering a suite of novel, online-to-offline tools for some of the best brands and retailers on the planet.”