2020 Best Tech Startups in Indiana

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Indiana. 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. hc1


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Indianapolis

“Founded to improve lives with high-value care, hc1 has emerged as the bioinformatics leader in precision testing and prescribing. The cloud-based hc1 Platform organizes live data, including lab results, genomics, and medications, to deliver solutions that ensure the right patient gets the right test and the right prescription. Today, the hc1 Platform powers two flagship solutions hc1 Lab CRM and hc1 Test Utilization™, as well as breakthrough precision prescribing innovations hc1 Opioid Advisor™ and hc1 PGx Advisor™. To learn more about hc1’s proven approach to personalizing care while eliminating waste for thousands of health systems, diagnostic laboratories, and health plans, visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.”

2. SmarterHQ


Founded: 2010

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“SmarterHQ is a personalization platform that makes it easy for marketers to increase revenue now and customer relationships over time by powering highly relevant, cross-channel experiences. Trusted by leading brands such as Bloomingdale’s, Hilton, Santander Bank, and Finish Line, SmarterHQ activates real-time, multichannel data, identifies audiences quickly based on customer behavior and information, and automates personalized content across outbound and online channels. They have been recognized by Forrester’s Total Economic Impact study to deliver 667% in ROI.”

3. Zylo


Founded: 2015

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“SaaS changed the way software is purchased. Zylo is the leading SaaS optimization platform changing the way software is managed with over $1 billion of Cloud subscriptions under management. By combining SaaS application spend, utilization, and feedback data, our SaaS management tool helps enterprises discover, manage, measure and optimize their SaaS investments.”

4. Kerauno


Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Indianapolis

“Kerauno is a leading provider of global cloud communications solutions for business around the world.

Our solutions focus on advancing communication interactions by breaking down the technology barriers between people, process and systems through the use of powerfully intuitive experiences, deeper engagements and greater intelligence. We deliver an extensive range of unique business offerings, including: Kerauno UCaaS –Unified Communications, collaboration and contact center; Kerauno Launch – Text engagement platform; Next Gen –Communications orchestration platform; Inverse-Square – Custom development.”

5. Springbuk


Founded: 2015

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“Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Springbuk is a health analytics software solution. The company’s health intelligence platform unifies medical claims, pharmacy, biometric and activity data. The predictive modeling engine helps employers target their engagement with pinpoint accuracy, forecast overall healthcare spending, identify at-risk employees, and measure their wellness programs.”

6. Sharpen Technologies

Sharpen Technologies

Founded: 2011

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“Sharpen is a cloud-native contact center platform that helps companies create perfect customer experiences.

Our contact center software is ideal for mid-size to enterprise businesses. Designed for agent productivity and efficiency, it’s the perfect solution for both customer support to outbound sales teams.”

7. BrewLogix


Founded: 2012

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“BrewLogix serves craft brewers and their customers in the beer, kombucha, and cold draft coffee industries. Whether you brew, distribute, or serve draft products, BrewLogix and its patented keg sensors can help you know more and grow more.”

8. Lessonly


Founded: 2012

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“Lessonly is powerfully simple training software used by over 1.3 million learners at more than 500 companies to translate important work knowledge into Lessons that accelerate productivity. Customer service teams across the world use Lessonly to serve customers faster, drive consistent support, and elevate the customer experience. Sales teams use Lessonly to reinforce best practices, accelerate rep performance, and close more deals.”

9. DemandJump


Founded: 2015

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“DemandJump’s customer acquisition platform enables marketers to find new customers with absolute precision by locating untapped prospects three steps before they reach you or your competitors.”

10. PERQ


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Indianapolis

“Since our founding in 2001, our goals have been simple: playing the game of business, building a world class team, giving back to our community and delivering value for our customers. Today, we continue to play the game guided by our mission of creating meaningful engagement between consumers and brands.”