2020 Best Tech Startups in Hayward

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Hayward, 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. Kinestral Technologies

Kinestral Technologies

Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Hayward

“Imagine a window that gently wakes you up each morning. It was tinted dark during the night to give you privacy and to block out street lights so you can sleep soundly – and when it‘s time, it slowly clears to let in daylight.

Imagine walking into your office with floor-to-ceiling windows that block the glare but not the view that you worked so hard to earn. Imagine working in a room that has so much natural light that you don‘t need artificial lighting. And imagine commanding your interior wall to tint when you need a little privacy.”

2. Ripcord


Founded: 2015

“Ripcord is the world’s first robotic digitization company and is on a mission to take the world paperless.

Ripcord is transforming the $25B records management industry through robots that scan, index and categorize paper records, making them searchable on the cloud and integrated into existing enterprise systems.

Ripcord is based in Hayward, California and is backed by leading investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lux Ventures, Legend Star, and Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak.”

3. Potrero Medical

Potrero Medical

Founded: 2012

“Potrero Medical is a predictive health company that is developing the next generation of smart sensors and artificial intelligence.

Currently, Potrero Medical is developing a predictive health platform to help medical teams better predict adverse outcomes in critical care settings. The Accuryn® Monitoring System is not cleared for prediction of disease states or clinical conditions.”

4. Fourandhalf


Founded: 2012

“Fourandhalf is the most comprehensive marketing solution for property managers. We’re the One Team you need to solve all of your marketing problems. We have been helping property management companies grow their businesses since 2012.

Fourandhalf has brought innovation and creativity to the property management industry, and we love the enthusiasm it’s generated. We focus on helping you grow your property management business through digital channels and proven platforms.”

5. Respond Fast

Respond Fast

Founded: 2019

“Respond Fast allows prospects to use any Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant smart speaker to easily access offline offers, information sites, surveys, reviews, and other interactive platforms. And it enables marketers to seamlessly launch, track, and optimize campaigns.

Respond Fast uses a unique phrase or code printed or announced on offline advertising media, such as a direct mail piece, print ad, collateral piece, TV/radio spot, billboard, signage or product label. Prospects simply say, “[Alexa/Google], Launch Respond Fast,” then they’re prompted to provide the phrase or code tied to the campaign they’re responding to. Relevant marketing messaging and calls to action follow.”