2020 Best Tech Startups in Alabama

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Alabama. 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. Tombigbee Communications

Tombigbee Communications

Founded: 2017

“Tombigbee Communications, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, provides a world-class, high-performance fiber optic network across northwest Alabama. Tombigbee Communications promotes connectivity and increased quality of life through affordable access to freedom FIBER, its ultra-high-speed broadband internet and Voice over IP (VoIP) services.”

2. Spur


Founded: 2017

“Spur was created for businesses that want to spend less time dealing with the burdens of employment administration and more time focused on their business, their customers, and doing the right thing for their hourly workers. Spur is also 10x less expensive than similar solutions.”

3. NXTsoft


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“NXTsoft builds and grows companies using management’s core strengths in sales and marketing, software development, business scaling, and capital access. Our current focus is concentrated in Risk Management, which includes Cybersecurity, Compliance and Risk Analytics.”

4. Fleetio


Founded: 2011

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“Our software helps organizations around the world track, analyze and improve their fleet operations. We’re passionate about making it easy to manage a fleet so our customers can spend more time focusing on their mission.”

5. University Fancards

University Fancards

Founded: 2015

“University Fancards, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, offers sports fans a unique way to connect with their team through everyday purchases. Fancards offers fans two Mastercard® products: an open-loop gift card and a prepaid reloadable card. Our 25 teams include: Alabama Crimson Tide, Arizona Wildcats, Army Black Knights, Auburn Tigers, Boise State Broncos, Cal Golden Bears, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Houston Cougars, Louisville Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Mississippi State Bulldogs, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Ole Miss Rebels, South Carolina Gamecocks, Southern Cal Trojans, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Virginia Tech Hokies, and West Virginia Mountaineers.”

6. Joonko


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“Joonko (Techstars ‘16, Salesforce Incubator ’17) is on a mission to push real diversity in companies to the next level. We’re solving diversity and inclusion challenges using Artificial Intelligence, in real-time, while delivering measurable results that can move the needle for our customers. We call it #AI4DnI.

Estimations are that US companies spend and lose more than $70 billion a year on and due to diversity programs, training and consulting, with low success rate.”

7. Wyndy


Founded: 2016

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“Founded in 2016 and based in Birmingham, Alabama, Wyndy is a mobile application transforming the way parents and background-checked college sitters meet and interact.”

8. Diamond Fortress Technologies, Inc.

Diamond Fortress Technologies, Inc.

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Since our founding in 2012, our mission has been to provide security through fingerprint biometrics on mobile devices without the need for touch-based fingerprint hardware.

We do this by leveraging the latest advancements in smartphone technology coupled with cutting-edge image processing techniques to answer the question of “who”​ with the certainty only biometrics can deliver.

Our core technology, ONYX, enables convenience and freedom while ensuring the highest degree of trust, security, and privacy.”

9. Planet Fundraiser

Planet Fundraiser

Founded: 2015

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“Birmingham, AL-based technology company, Planet Fundraiser, is revolutionizing how businesses and consumers connect to support their local communities. Consumers use the free Planet Fundraiser mobile app to earn cash back for a school, non-profit, or youth-member based organization of their choice, just by shopping at local businesses.

Planet Fundraiser partners with leading brands and local favorites to provide charitable giving promotions on everyday purchases like groceries, restaurant dining, clothing, home + office items, gifts, and much more. Its platform provides businesses with a consistent response to donation requests and build lasting customer loyalty.”

10. Case Status

Case Status

Founded: 2017

“Case Status is an app/software that connects attorneys and their clients. Case Status allows clients to see the status of their cases in real-time, it facilitates easy communication between attorneys and their clients, it sets forth each stage of the case so clients know what to expect, and it allows clients to easily text or email their attorney’s contact information to others with a click of a button.

Case Status is designed to save attorneys an immense amount of time by drastically cutting down the need for time-consuming phone calls, meetings and emails. Further, Case Status vastly improves the overall attorney-client relationship. In the midst of their cases, clients often times feel anxious. Case Status helps alleviate this pain point by allowing clients to feel constantly connected to their attorneys. Further, Case Status enables clients to see what is going on in their case at any time, and it makes it clear what to expect.”