2020 Best Tech Startups in Plano

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Plano, Texas. 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. Alkami Technology

Alkami Technology

Founded: 2009

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“Alkami Technology, Inc. provides online and mobile banking solutions for credit unions and banks. Based in Plano, Texas, the company’s digital banking platform delivers unparalleled functionality, security, flexibility and extensibility with a superior architecture designed for the future of digital banking. With its modern interface, fully hosted business intelligence solution and customizable feature set, the platform is the ultimate digital banking solution for financial institutions.”

2. AlixaRx


Founded: 2012

“AlixaRx provides advanced pharmacy services to post‐acute healthcare facilities through a new model that leverages technology to deliver medication therapy management. AlixaRx is a differentiated approach because it utilizes a combination of clinical pharmacists, automated dispensing units, and electronic medication cabinets to meet the medical needs of patients and residents at each facility. AlixaRx delivers improved safety, creates better access to medications, and produces time and cost savings in post‐acute, skilled nursing, and numerous other healthcare settings.”

3. Critical Start

Critical Start

Founded: 2012

“CRITICALSTART is leading the way in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services. As the MDR experts that leave nothing to chance, the company developed the industry’s only cloud-based Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform that resolves 99% of security events to eliminate compromise and stop breaches. Visit for more information.”

4. FieldAware


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Plano

“We are re-shaping the field service industry! Our made-for-mobile, cloud-based software was designed from the ground up to provide ease of use with incredible flexibility – a combination that enables field service organizations to amaze their customers, astonish the staff and surprise the competition. Our software was architected as a mobile platform, with no incumbent legacy technologies to modify or migrate from.

Based on our founders’ intimate knowledge of the unique needs of engineers and technicians in the field – and the operational personnel and management that support them.”

5. BookShout


Founded: 2011

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“BookShout is an end-to-end eBook solution that drives the world to read more.

As the leading technology provider of bulk eBooks for data-hungry organizations, BookShout helps businesses transform the way they leverage digital content to reach objectives. We offer a unique eBook-focused approach to drive organizational growth and comprehensive insight for unlimited retargeting.

Consumers experience access to millions of eBooks, a customizable reading experience, easy goal tracking, and reader analytics. BookShout helps users practice the smart way to read more. We are a results-driven company dedicated to merging the worlds of reading and technology to reach personal and organizational goals.”

6. OpenKey


Founded: 2015

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“Unlock Guest Experiences with the Universal Standard for Mobile Keyless Entry.

OpenKey is an app that allows hotel guests to open their hotel room with their smartphone.
Guests enjoy keyless room entry & “skip the front desk” features while Hotel Owners benefit from having one standardized door opening solution.

OpenKey works with brand apps or as a standalone solution, so hotels of any size can do big things.”

7. Cien


Founded: 2016

“Using over 100 AI models, Cien uncovers the skills and attributes that impact sales performance such as product knowledge, work ethic, activity management and closing ability.

Contact us if you are interested in joining an A+ team, or request a free assessment to get your sales team to 100% quota.”

8. OneDine


Founded: 2017

“OneDine is the single, simple, cost-effective tableside-ordering and payment solution that leverages the power of data to take your restaurant brand to the next level.

By capturing each guest’s dining experience, OneDine gives you competitive insights into your guests’​ dining journey, allowing you to pinpoint exactly where your greatest growth opportunities lie.

With dozens of customizable features and functions, OneDine is your 360-degree, data-driven solution for elevating your guest experience, optimizing your marketing, and unleashing your sales like never before.”

9. Nepris


Founded: 2013

“Connecting every classroom to the real world to engage and inspire students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math(STEAM). Nepris’​ cloud based platform makes it possible for teachers and students to connect with the right industry experts and learn from them without spending much time planning or leaving the classroom.”

10. Kvantum


Founded: 2012

“Kvantum Inc. develops, deploys and commercializes Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence based products to solve complex business problems in marketing analytics and consumer insights.

Kvantum is the marketing performance analytics company, building technology that fundamentally changes the way brands measure the marketing impact on sales. Kvantum has combined the machine learning and econometric modeling into its proprietary Marketing Performance Analytics Platform that can measure the short term and long term incremental effect of marketing with minimum possible data points.”