2020 Best Tech Startups in Honolulu

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Honolulu, Hawaii. 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. Ibis Networks

Ibis Networks

Founded: 2013

“Ibis Networks is a full-stack cleantech company that provides plug-level energy monitoring and control to solve energy and asset management problems for the enterprise.

Our cloud-based IoT solution enables customers to reduce their plug-load consumption by up to 20%, as well as track the condition and utilization of the assets consuming that electricity.”

2. Smart Yields

Smart Yields

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Smart Yields is building a real-time dashboard to help farmers stay on top of farm conditions, track trends, quickly identify problems, and adjust inputs to optimize their operations and increase their production. We are a Hawaii-based smart farm software startup with expertise in green/ag tech, sensors, telemetry, data analytics, and visualization.”

3. Nalu Scientific

Nalu Scientific

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Hawaii

“Founded in 2015, NSL is located at the Manoa Innovation Center, a technology-oriented hub and office space in the residential suburb of Honolulu and close to the University of Hawaii. NSL’s focus is on advanced electronics, including sensors with applications in fast timing measurements, smart controls, RF and wave propagation, digital and analog design. NSL has access to extensive electronic, optical, mechanical and industrial design and simulation tools and software and has developed in-house code bases and libraries for simulations and analysis. NSL’s team includes senior engineers, IP, legal, and strategic business advisors.”

4. NestEggGuru


Founded: 2012

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“Nest Egg Guru is an intuitive web-based application that enables financial advisors to more realistically stress-test retirement savings and spending strategies and to easily illustrate how changing factors that are within their clients’ control may impact the outcomes.

The application fills a need in the independent advisor space for a retirement planning tool with an intuitive design, powerful functionality and that produces easily understandable results. Nest Egg Guru provides all of these and also meets advisor demand for a low subscription cost and a client-facing private label portal.

Although independent financial advisors are the primary initial target market, there is also a free version available for consumers that has functionality well beyond most free online calculators.”