2020 Best Tech Startups in New Orleans

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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. Lucid


Founded: 2010

Also honored in:

“Lucid is the world’s largest programmatic platform for sourcing and understanding “human answers”.​ Our marketplace provides access to sample from millions of survey respondents across the globe — with unprecedented speed and scale.

We built the first global platform of its kind and introduced programmatic buying and selling capabilities to the market research industry. Delivering human answers via sample (survey data from real people), our technology brings businesses and consumers together faster than ever thought possible.”



Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Combining nanotechnology with fundamental chemical engineering principles to accelerate the renewable energy revolution.

Backed by: Y Combinator, Data Collective (DCVC), Anorak VC, Fifty Years VC, Social Impact Capital.”

3. Servato


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Servato is dedicated to making sure that the Internet is always on. We’ve started this mission with a solution for an essential piece of Internet infrastructure – backup batteries. Through our Active Battery Management Servato improves the battery life and reliability of backup batteries.

Servato provides a Platform-as-a-Service solution for remote DC power management in industrial settings. Utilizing an innovative new charging algorithm and management appliance and cloud-based visualization software, Servato provides unprecedented insight into and control over distributed DC power assets in a number of industries.”

4. Kickboard


Founded: 2009

Also honored in:

“We help build safe and happy schools where students and staff thrive.

By combining powerful behavioral management and intervention technology with impactful leadership coaching, Kickboard schools are better equipped to support a dynamic learning environment where students are inspired by a positive school culture.”

5. Ready Responders

Ready Responders

Founded: 2016

“Using mobile technology, Ready Responders connects health professionals within neighborhoods who can deliver vital, affordable medical services right in the safety of a patient’s home. Patients in Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish can call 504-321-4444 for medical care straight to their doorstep.”

6. AxoSim, Inc.

AxoSim, Inc.

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“AxoSim’s Nerve-on-a-Chip platform is changing the way new drugs are tested using engineered human nerve tissue that looks and functions like real human nerves, allowing pharmaceutical companies to develop safer and more effective drugs before they ever do a clinical trial.

Using advanced tissue engineered techniques to mimic neurological tissue, we facilitate high content screening of drugs that is both faster and more predictive than animal testing and cell-based models.”

7. Align Today

Align Today

Founded: 2012

“Founded in 2012, Align is a cloud-based business operating system that provides an easy-to-use yet powerful framework for scaling companies. Based on proven business methodologies, Align calms the chaos of daily work by keeping employees in sync and focused on accomplishing company priorities.

Align has recently secured $2.175 million in a Series A round of funding and is actively hiring across software development, project management, marketing and sales positions.”

8. Joieful


Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“Joieful is a fast-growing experiences and travel technology company that powers the concierge desks at many of the leading hotels in New Orleans, both online and with 24/7 live support.

For visitors to the city, the Joieful smartphone app and website bring together the largest marketplace of easy-to-buy New Orleans experiences curated by locals, affording our guests the opportunity to see the authentic New Orleans inside and outside of the traditional tourism lens.”

9. Scandy


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Scandy is a 3D scanning middleware and consumer application that enables 3D object scanning on mobile devices. Started in 2014 and based in New Orleans, LA, Scandy has quickly positioned itself as the go-to middleware for mobile 3D scanning. Its best-in-class middleware solution enables next-generation mobile phones enabled with 3D sensors to produce meshes in real time from 3D sensor input and allows software developers building applications to obtain realistic 3D scans of objects.”

10. MobileQubes


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Louisiana

“MobileQubes is launching a national network of self-automated kiosks that allow customers to rent and return compact battery “Qubes” and continue charging and using their devices on-the-go.

MobileQubes makes the inconvenience of a dead or dying battery a thing of the past.”