2019 Best Tech Startups in Providence

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Providence, Rhode Island. 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. Upserve


Founded: 2009

Also honored in:

“Upserve puts everything restaurateurs need to know in one place, providing real-time guidance to unlock the power of their menu, workforce and guest habits. One of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the restaurant technology space, thousands of restaurants use Upserve to process over $11 billion in annual sales, manage relationships with more than 32 million active diners, and crunch the numbers on 23 million meals per month.”

2. Splitwise


Founded: 2011

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“Splitwise is an expense sharing platform that helps people stop worrying about who owes who. Splitting bills with friends and family can be stressful or awkward. Our web and mobile apps help roommates, friends and family track shared bills simply and easily. Since 2011, we have helped improve people’s relationships through simple free apps, fairness calculators, and advice on our blog.”

3. Crave Food Systems


Founded: 2014

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“Crave Food Services is a food technology company improving access to more healthy, fresh and sustainably-produced food through wholesale and retail markets. CFS enables wholesale buyers and consumers to simplify local and regional procurement operations, while streamlining the fulfillment process for purveyors through technology and services.

Our technology, WhatsGood, is an virtual farmers market that connects consumers and wholesale food purchasers with local farmers, fishermen and artisans. The platform makes it easy for buyers to discover local food online and support their local food community.”

4. Sproutel


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Rhode Island

“Sproutel makes interactive games for children newly diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Our first product, Jerry the Bear, teaches children with type 1 diabetes how to monitor their blood glucose levels, maintain a healthy diet, and recognize their symptoms – all through play! Jerry connects to the web, which allows parents to track learning and provides software updates that keep children engaged.”