2019 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Richmond, Virginia. 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. Paymerang


Founded: 2009

“Paymerang provides electronic payment solutions for clients around the country in education, healthcare, media, manufacturing, services and beyond. Paymerang processes over $1.6 billion in payments annually to a network of over 60,000 suppliers from coast to coast, with 75% receiving electronic payments over traditional checks.

Like a boomerang, Paymerang is all about reciprocal actions. You pay out money, and money comes back to you.”

2. Workpath


Founded: 2015

“Workpath is on a mission to simplify the complexities of mobile workforce management. We build intelligent technology that digitally deploys mobile labor to perform services when and where they’re needed most. As a tech company, we first set out to solve the problem of labor coordination and mobile workforce management in the healthcare industry in 2015. Along the way, our award-winning technology evolved, and can now be used to bridge gaps and form new connections in a variety of complex industries far beyond healthcare. Our tech enables any organization to automate the process of organizing, dispatching, tracking, and managing its labor to perform specialized services. Workpath technology is designed to create efficiencies, reduce overhead costs, and unlock new revenue streams. The platform is available to customers on a subscription basis.”

3. Envera Health


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

“As an engagement services partner, Envera Health is committed to advancing consumer-driven care and making healthcare better. Through our advanced engagement (call) center and unique CRM-enabled full consumer view, we create a unified front door for your health system that extends across marketing, access and care coordination, to deliver a one-touch experience for your consumers. We offer a complete continuum of managed services and hands-on solutions – each custom tailored to meet our clients where they need us most.”

4. WealthForge


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

“We believe in the power of capital to drive innovation and ideas that move us forward. Yet the process of raising private capital is outdated: opaque, inefficient, and rife with barriers. As a result, capital does not flow freely: opportunities are blocked or frozen; potential is stymied.

WealthForge is powering the next generation of capital markets. We set out to break these barriers, expand accessibility, and let private capital find its best potential. For issuers and advisors, we’ve created an integrated solution to execute and manage the process of raising capital, from thorough compliance reviews, to subscription automation and reporting. For investors, we’re making it simpler and easier to invest in opportunities with potential.”

5. Nudge


Founded: 2011

“We equip health and wellness teams with the tools and resources they need to drive participation and adherence to their programs.

Choosing Nudge for your health and wellness program management solution gets you:

  • Access to the most advanced platform designed to drive program participation and adherence and strengthen relationships between health management team members, coaches, and the members they serve.
  • Access to our team of thought leaders, which includes experts in behavior change, digital communications and marketing, lifestyle medicine and health coaching who participate in training sessions to ready your team for highly effective communications that build deep, sustainable engagement in health programs.”

6. Outdoor Access

outdoor access

Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

“Outdoor Access, Inc. helps outdoor enthusiasts find private land where they can pursue their outdoor passions – from hunting and fishing, to camping, hiking, bird watching and more – while helping the landowners more effectively monetize their land without creating any additional insurance exposure or administrative strain. Our web-based platform seamlessly matches up supply with demand, allowing both sides to agree upon pricing, establish reservations, secure insurance, etc. We staunchly support landowners’​ rights and provide the landowners with complete control over the entire process. With a special appeal to families, “transplants,”​ military personnel, and other outdoor enthusiasts who otherwise lack land of their own – or access to private land – Outdoor Access is dedicated to unlocking the outdoors and making safe, private land more accessible and affordable for everyone.”

7. OccasionGenius


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

“Discover fun things to do and plan epic events with OccasionGenius! OccasionGenius is the best way to discover local ideas for any occasion, from corporate team building to birthdays.

For corporate and everyday planners, OccasionGenius simplifies the planning process from start to finish through a comprehensive suite of tools.

For local businesses, OccasionGenius is the most affordable marketing solution helping to be discovered by people planning events.”

8. Tenant Turner

tenant turner

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

“Tenant Turner helps property managers eliminate vacancy. We streamline your rental process from leads to lease by listing your rentals on all the major rental sites; pre-qualifying prospects via web, phone, and email; and schedule showings when you’re available. We can even place tenants before your rental hits the market by repurposing your tenant prospects across rentals. All from one centralized dashboard.

Here’s how it works:

1. You provide the property address, date available, photos, description, and screening criteria.
2. Accept showing requests that fit your schedule.”

9. AnswersNow


Founded: 2016

“Welcome to AnswersNow, we are excited that you decided to join us on our journey to providing easier, convenient help to parents and caregivers of children with autism all across the nation. We at AnswersNow started as a small group of individuals working as clinicians. We saw that these parents had lots of questions, but support wasn’t always an option or readily available, so we joined together to start AnswersNow. AnswersNow is a mobile app that pairs parents with a personalized autism expert who provides individual guidance, emotional support and can answer any questions they may have at any time.”

10. Brew Perfect

Brew Perfect

Founded: 2010

“SensorShare is an Internet of Things Startup that is bringing innovation to lifestyle markets. We are deploying internet connected sensors allowing users to share and learn about their hobby like they have never imagined. Our brand Brew Perfect (www.brewperfect.com) has shipped to over 30 countries and has become the standard for density and temperature measurement in the home brewing Industry.”