2019 Best Tech Startups in San Luis Obispo

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in San Luis Obispo, California. 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. WhiteFox Defense Technologies

WhiteFox Defense Technologies

Founded: 2015

“Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California, WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc. is a defense and security company that provides comprehensive solutions to mitigate UAS and drone threats. Through a process of detection, identification, and mitigation, the DroneFox protects critical infrastructure, defense, public safety, and homeland security sectors against the prolific threat of drones, thereby making the sky safer and more accessible to future innovations.”

2. Revasum


Founded: 2016

“Revasum (pronounced re vôsəm) (“re” is for removal and “vasum” is Latin for equipment) is a new company headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California, providing premiere CMP and grinding technology to critical growth markets such as power, RF communications, LED, MEMS, and other mobile applications. Our mission is built on a design philosophy of investing in new product development that is specifically targeted at these global markets, with the purpose of meeting the unique needs of the device makers in this high-tech space. Revasum offers new and certified refurbished systems for sale worldwide.”

3. Flume


Founded: 2015

“Inspired by California’s record drought, Flume began with three college students who wanted to empower homeowners to better see and conserve water. By providing homeowners with access to real-time water use information, Flume helps customers save water, save money and protect their home. The Flume® Smart Water System consists of an easy-to-install sensor that adapts to most existing home water meters, a bridge and an app to communicate water use to the homeowner in real-time.

We are a lean startup of business-minded innovators located in San Luis Obispo. We are fast-paced and looking for individuals who want to be part of our growing company.”

4. FarmBot


Founded: 2015

“We design and sell FarmBot hardware kits and software services. We’re a 100% open-source company. Join us at”

5. iKizmet


Founded: 2014

“iKizmet provides a visual business intelligence system designed specifically for Fitness and wellness businesses. Our platform automates reporting and eliminates the headache of generating, gathering, and assembling reports so you can make better decisions about your business. We help you discover opportunities faster and detect issues before they become problems by connecting directly to your POS, Scheduling & Social Media bringing them into one place. iKizmet will assemble all this data into a “Total Visual Experience” with insightful graphs and smart metrics that are updated nightly. Simple yet powerful is our motto. With iKizmet you will see your business in a whole new light.”