2019 Best Tech Startups in Newport Beach

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Newport Beach, California. 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. NextVR


Founded: 2009

“NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion. NextVR has world-class partnerships with leaders in sports and entertainment including the NBA, FOX Sports, Live Nation, International Champions Cup and more. NextVR was founded by industry leaders with decades of experience in 3D stereoscopic imaging, compression technology and VR broadcasting. For more information, visit”

2. Obsidian Security

Obsidian Security

Founded: 2017

“Led by former founding team members of Cylance and Carbon Black, Obsidian Security is a Southern California technology company living at the intersection of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and hybrid-cloud environments. Backed by Greylock Partners, Obsidian Security is based in Newport Beach, CA.”

3. Protecht, Inc

Protecht, Inc

Founded: 2016

“Protecht’s industry-leading live event technology and consumer-facing protection products help provide ticketing platforms and organizers with control over inventory, additional lines of revenue, fraud prevention tools, and fan engagement through enhancements like an improved checkout flow, bot detection (beta), and upgraded security.”

4. Blast


Founded: 2017

“Introducing Blast — the first high-yield savings account for gamers.”

5. My Mobile Watchdog

My Mobile Watchdog

Founded: 2014

“My Mobile Watchdog only takes a few minutes to install and makes it fast and simple to see what your child is doing with their phone, setup time limits, app blocking, and what alerts you want to receive.

Monitor all of your child’s smartphone use from the parent dashboard

Use the Parent Dashboard to view text and picture messages, contact history, find a lost phone, block websites, turn off apps during homework time automatically, and much more.”

6. Titan Health & Security Technologies, “Titan HST”

Titan Health & Security Technologies, "Titan HST"

Founded: 2012

“A comprehensive emergency alert system & mass notifications system, suitable for businesses, governments and schools. The software platform allows administrators, organizational users and emergency personnel to communicate emergency information – increasing information dissemination and reducing emergency response time.

In an alert, users can communicate relevant emergency information, including their GPS coordinates, text, audio, and photo information as well as classify the type of emergency. In addition, users have the ability to chat with administrators and emergency personnel and share a live audio connection. Administrators and emergency personnel receive emergency alerts via a push notification, and can communicate directly with users.”

7. FlipTix


Founded: 2016

“Early departure from ticketed events represents lost merchandise revenue, concession sales, and advertising impressions. FlipTix reverses this, and grows revenue.

FlipTix brings new liquidity streams to facilities, agents, teams, and acts, by reselling unused ticket time during the course of ticketed events.”

8. TicketSocket


Founded: 2012

“TicketSocket provides event organizers and developers worldwide a powerful and highly customizable white label ticketing, registration and event management platform. Vendors and organizers enjoy total control of the experience created for their customers, with none of the time and costs traditionally associated with creating a custom solution. TicketSocket prioritizes organizations’ ownership of their own funds, data, brand and functionality. The company’s proprietary plug framework, white label tools, and open API’s pioneer a new level of interactivity and customization for event promoters, venues, developers and other ticketing companies. TicketSocket currently provides services to 1000s of customers world-wide, facilitating millions of transactions per year. Founded in 2012, the company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with additional offices in Asia, Europe and North America.”

9. Sire Investments LLC

Sire Investments LLC

Founded: 2015

“Sire was created with an understanding that in the competitive marketplace, small to medium sized businesses need a cost effective resource to deliver better content and service. Sire provides a powerful toolset that is easy to use. You don’t need to be a marketing expert to see positive results.

The people and technology behind Sire have built over 100,000 marketing and messaging campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Now that knowledge and expertise is ready to be shared with your businesses, helping you to leverage the power of Mobile to reach and interact with customers. Our experienced team of experts are ready to provide the technical support and infrastructure services that create the very best in Interactive SMS campaigns.”

10. Edge Music Network

Edge Music Network

Founded: 2010

” Edge Music Network (EMN), an interactive digital music network providing live and on-demand content through a powerful video syndication platform. Over several years, EMN managed their start-up mentality application development, which allowed them to effectively build and develop the EMN’s platform. With deep working knowledge in content licensing and distribution, application development, as well as strong industry partnerships, Founder Elizabeth Vargas acquired the content libraries of some of the largest music publishers in the world to bring life to Edge Music Network.”