2019 Best Tech Startups in St. Paul

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in St. Paul, Minnesota. 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. VidGrid


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in St. Paul

“VidGrid is video’s most interactive platform, empowering businesses and universities to communicate visual information and engage viewers with in-video quizzes, comments and calls-to-action.”

2. Structural


Founded: 2017

“Structural is pioneering Employee Success Management, by giving organizations real time, mobile access to their employee data. Structural integrates data from HR, business and personal systems, giving employees an internal resume to showcase their skills and interests, and helping leaders quickly find the right people with the right skills for sales pursuits, projects and strategic initiatives. With Structural, organizations form deeper connections, bust silos, engage and retain talent and drive growth. The company is the fifth to launch from leading venture studio High Alpha.”

3. Allen Learning Technologies


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in St. Paul

“ZebraZapps is a cloud-based authoring and publishing platform that offers developers and non-programmers the ability to create complex interactive applications with ease, as well as share, publish, and sell objects or entire applications and gives anyone the ability to create rich interactive media applications, quickly and easily.”

4. Extempore


Founded: 2015

“Extempore’s SaaS platform is used by foreign language teachers to assign oral homework and assessments to their students.

Extempore (latin for “Spontaneous”) allows classes to practice speaking asynchronously: instructors create an activity on the web and the students respond on their smart device or computer. The instructor then grades and provides feedback, also on their computer or device, on their own time.

Extempore was started as a side project in 2015 with minimal marketing spend. Today, hundreds of schools in the US and abroad are using the platform as their main tool for speaking practice in the language classroom.”

5. Recovree


Founded: 2016

“Recovree represents a team of people who have firsthand experience with substance use disorder. These personal experiences drive us to help people find recovery from SUD and we believe that technology and peer specialists play a vital role. Our software supports peer specialists with workflow management and provides tools to create more meaningful conversations, intervention opportunities, efficiencies, and data to ultimately improve outcomes.

We have two products, a client app and a peer specialist portal. Clients use the app to complete daily reflections and log experiences to identify challenges and showcase progress.”