2020 Best Tech Startups in Newport Beach

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Newport Beach, 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. Obsidian Security

Obsidian Security

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Newport Beach

“Led by former founding team members of Cylance and Carbon Black, Obsidian Security is a Southern California technology company living at the intersection of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and hybrid-cloud environments. Backed by Greylock Partners, Obsidian Security is based in Newport Beach, CA.”

2. Protecht, Inc


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Newport Beach

“protecht, inc. is a technology company committed to building a better experience in today’s online economy. With today’s commerce expanding globally, protecht understands what the online industry needs in order to generate a more secure financial experience that is independent and impartial for those that participate.

With over 100 years of combined work in fraud, risk, insurance, finance and payments, our industry leading technologies are powering our clients, who produce over 400 million transactions per year, with financial and inventory control, security protocols, data analytics, customer engagement, and in turn, increased conversions.”

3. TicketSocket


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Newport Beach

“TicketSocket provides event organizers and developers worldwide a powerful and highly customizable white label ticketing, registration and event management platform. Vendors and organizers enjoy total control of the experience created for their customers, with none of the time and costs traditionally associated with creating a custom solution. TicketSocket prioritizes organizations’ ownership of their own funds, data, brand and functionality. The company’s proprietary plug framework, white label tools, and open API’s pioneer a new level of interactivity and customization for event promoters, venues, developers and other ticketing companies. TicketSocket currently provides services to 1000s of customers world-wide, facilitating millions of transactions per year. Founded in 2012, the company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with additional offices in Asia, Europe and North America.”

4. LeggUP Inc.

LeggUP Inc.

Founded: 2017

“LeggUP is a career development and workplace wellbeing platform that connects employees with world-class career coaches. We empower your people for career growth, develop leaders, and build high-performing teams.

For Coaching & Training Professionals: we provide a network of eager learners, enterprise clients and technology solutions that make it easier to run your business. Finding clients and developing your business can be a struggle, and constantly having to keep track of payments and billing can distract from what you love most about the business: the coaching! LeggUP offers an easier way forward.”