2019 Best Tech Startups in Santa Cruz

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Santa Cruz, 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. MakerDAO


Founded: 2014

“Maker is a decentralized autonomous organization on the Ethereum blockchain seeking to minimize the price volatility of its own stable token — the Dai — against the U.S. Dollar. Dai, a decentralized stablecoin, allows anyone, anywhere the freedom to choose a money they can place their confidence in. A money that maintains its purchasing power.”



Founded: 2014

“Murj is a digital health company dedicated to helping clinicians streamline care for patients with implantable cardiac devices. Murj aims to liberate device clinics from paper reports and inadequate management tools, freeing clinicians to get back to the heart of the matter – their patients.”

3. SupplyShift


Founded: 2012

“SupplyShift is an end-to-end supply chain data management, responsible sourcing, and supplier engagement platform. Our cloud-based technology helps customers from many different industries trace their supply chains and collect information from all tiers, enabling them to achieve their goals of supply chain transparency and responsibility.”

4. PredPol


Founded: 2012

“PredPol uses historical crime data to help police departments predict and prevent crimes. PredPol uses only three items of data for predictions: crime type, crime location, and crime date/time. Predictions are delivered daily through a secure web interface. No personally identifiable information or racial/demographic data is used.

PredPol is being used successfully around the world to help keep communities safer. Contact [email protected] for more information.”

5. Nucleos


Founded: 2017

“Nucleos believes that everyone should have access to 21st century learning opportunities. Nucleos strives to promote education opportunities for underserved learners. Via our learning platform, Nucleos securely delivers the best e-learning opportunities to hard-to-reach learners.

We are working on solutions which bring better education and rehabilitation opportunities to the millions of Americans who cycle through U.S. correctional facilities. We partner with public correctional facilities to help keep people from returning to jail or prison.”

6. Outsite


Founded: 2015

“Outsite offers short-term accommodation for remote workers, a global coliving membership, as well as retreats for small teams. Near cities and nature, Outsite provides a place to stay and work in beautiful settings, fun outdoor activities, and a collaborative and entrepreneurial community.”