2019 Best Tech Startups in San Antonio

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in San Antonio, Texas. 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. WellAware


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in San Antonio

“WellAware is a data company built for the oil and gas industry and for the future of energy. We help Exploration & Production, Midstream and Chemical Service Companies reduce operating expenses, minimize downtime and ensure safety & regulatory compliance with reliable data collection, exception-based monitoring and actionable analytics. Our goal is serve our growing customer base by providing them with a superior solution to capture, monitor and analyze data for greater oilfield intelligence and business success.”

2. Merge Labs

merge labs

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in San Antonio

“Founded in 2013, Merge Labs, Inc. is a Texas-based startup focused on making virtual reality fun and easy for everyone. The privately funded company and its team are led by Founder Franklin Lyons and Co-founder Andrew Trickett, who have backgrounds in gaming, technology, design, content development and hardware creation. Merge’s flagship product, the Merge VR Goggles, are compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and built to be accessible, affordable, portable, durable and easy to use. Merge has also created, a curated online discovery portal that features the best virtual reality and 360º experiences available.”

3. Parlevel Systems

parlevel systems

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in San Antonio

“Based in San Antonio, Parlevel Systems is the top-to-bottom provider of innovative vending technology tools for the food and beverage industries, including vending, micro market, and coffee, tea, water, and other delivery service providers. Founded by successful vending and technology professionals, Parlevel is dedicated to delivering an array of powerful yet easy-to-use technology solutions that empower operators with enhanced control and accountability of their business anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Parlevel utilizes a dedicated customer and technical support team to ensure seamless implementation and a transformative return on investment.”

4. TrueAbility


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in San Antonio

“As the growing market leader, TrueAbility creates the technology for delivering and scaling evidence-based assessments. We make it easy for customers to put their content or curriculum in a hands-on exam environment, allowing them to assess real skills anywhere in the world. Today, data scientists, actuaries, lawyers, developers, engineers, technologists and others prove themselves on the TrueAbility platform.”

5. HelpSocial


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in San Antonio

“HelpSocial is the #1 Open API platform for digital customer engagement. We help companies bring the capabilities of digital channels like social media and messaging apps into their customer service systems and accelerate their ability to phase in future-focused technologies like artificial intelligence for automated service.”

6. Pressable


Founded: 2010

“Pressable is WordPress hosting for businesses and developers who expect more. It combines the most reliable WordPress hosting infrastructure with outstanding support to make publishing with WordPress effortless.

The company is dedicated to making WordPress hosting easy, fast and reliable at scale. Organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 1000 companies, use Pressable’s Content Publishing Platform (CPP) to share branded content with millions of viewers every day.”

7. Dauber


Founded: 2015

“Dauber Applications, LLC is a multi-sided network providing on-demand material transportation for contractors, truckers, dump sites and material suppliers.”

8. FunnelAI


Founded: 2017

“FunnelAI utilizes a variety of social platforms including social media, Forums and open source in real-time to find prospects who are looking for products or services that businesses have to offer. These qualified prospects are then given to businesses, who use them to close deals and decrease the time spent looking for leads. This process is fully automated using our FunnelAI technology, significantly cutting down the sales process and saving resources.

At FunnelAI we aim for a low cost, high-efficiency product that will be a driver for the next generation of growth for a lot of companies.”

9. Pear Analytics

Pear Analytics

Founded: 2008

“Pear Analytics is a boutique digital marketing agency with a special focus on analytics and measurement, conversion optimization, lead generation and content marketing.”

10. MR3Health


Founded: 2015

“MR3Health is a dynamic new company bringing an innovative combination of service and proven technology to patients and insurers to save lives affected by diabetic neuropathy and lower the costs of healthcare.”