2019 Best Tech Startups in Pensacola

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Pensacola, Florida. 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. Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems

Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems

Founded: 2011

“Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS) is the industry leader in early detection systems for diabetic retinopathy and other retinal pathologies. Our end-to-end diagnostic solution is designed to work within a primary care setting and helps to increase access and create better outcomes for patients with sight-threatening disease.

IRIS was founded in 2011 by nationally recognized retina surgeon Dr. Sunil Gupta, with a vision to end preventable blindness through the development and deployment of retinal diagnostic services in the primary care setting. The IRIS team of physicians, technicians and best practice client success experts partner with forward-thinking providers and payers to enhance patient outcomes by closing care gaps in healthcare systems.”

2. Accountingfly


Founded: 2011

“Accountingfly is an inbound recruiting platform for accounting and financial recruiters that connects leading employers with the best accounting talent in the world.

We help corporations and CPA firms hire CPAs and accounting professionals on a permanent and project/seasonal basis faster and cheaper than headhunter agencies. Through a combination of promoting employers to our passive CPA audience (the largest such accounting audience online), reaching active job seekers with targeted real-time-bidding, managing candidates in our award-winning Applicant Tracking System, and dedicating our work to delighting our clients, Accountingfly is literally changing the recruitment model for accounting and financial talent.”

3. Cognitive Big Data Systems

Cognitive Big Data Systems

Founded: 2015

“Cognitive Big Data Systems is an award-winning technology and innovation company with a commitment to stellar customer-focused software applications. Our Automated Video Analytics Engine and Autonomous Vehicle Inspection System applications ensure that our customers always have situational awareness with real-time insights from their security and surveillance cameras. These applications allow the surveillance cameras to create, store and recognize memories and generate data called video analytics. In real time, managers of large commercial and public spaces like airports, schools or business centers, can crowd-source this video analytics data from every on-sight surveillance camera. This data helps gain insights to mitigate security risks and optimize business operations. In an ever-changing world, Cognitive Big Data Systems works hard to ensure your resources and innovations will see the future – safely and securely.”