2019 Best Tech Startups in Rhode Island

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in 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. SquadLocker


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Rhode Island

“SquadLocker is disrupting the hyper-local, intensely fragmented athletic apparel market. SquadLocker provides innovative online tools which make it easier for coaches and league administrators to manage athletic apparel purchasing for teams. The TeamLocker™ application provides brands such as Under Armour®, Adidas® and Nike®. The online experience is self-service, immediate, easy-to-launch and free for youth athletic programs.”

3. Splitwise


Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“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.”

4. Dockwa


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Rhode Island

“Dockwa allows boaters and marinas to manage dock and mooring reservations like never before.”

5. WhatsGood


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.”

6. Siren Marine

Siren Marine

Founded: 2011

“Siren Marine is the originator of the Connected Boat® and an innovator in the IoT space. A company “By Boaters, For Boaters”​ – Siren Marine designs and develops electronic security devices to monitor | track | control marine assets and provide access to the asset’s metrics and state, as well as provide control functions via its cloud access and apps. Siren Marine’s eco system consist of proprietary hardware that measures 4″​ x 6″​ and smaller, which is installed on the boat or marine asset, a cloud with proprietary algorithms and intelligence engines, and native iOS and Android as well as mobile apps that run on all platforms.”