2020 Best Tech Startups in Portland (Maine)

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Portland, Maine. 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. RxAnte


Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“RxAnte is a leading predictive analytics and clinical services company located in Portland, Maine, and Washington, D.C., dedicated to improving medication use and health outcomes. By providing plans, providers, and manufacturers with actionable insights, strategies, and our own portfolio of interventions, RxAnte empowers clients with the resources necessary to help make medications work better for everyone.”

2. Defendify


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Maine

“Defendify is the groundbreaking, all-in-one cybersecurity platform for Small Business.

  • It’s a dashboard with insights, reports, notifications, and tools.
  • It’s a support system with resources and recommendations.
  • It’s a website for managing your cybersecurity, quickly and easily.

By powering next-generation IT providers, we help small and midsize organizations navigate the cybersecurity landscape and defend against the increasing number of threats they’re up against every day. It’s time to shift the perspective, away from a single layer of technology, and toward multiple layers that include technology.”

3. Minnow


Founded: 2017

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“Minnow is a food pickup platform for foodservice companies, food delivery services, restaurants, and other organizations who want to provide a safer and more convenient pickup experience. Our IoT-enabled, no-contact, remote food delivery and pickup stations (called Pickup Pods™) can be used almost anywhere that people live or work.”

4. KinoTek


Founded: 2018

“KinoTek’s mission is to help preempt, prevent, and overcome musculoskeletal injuries. In contrast to a status quo of subjective measurements, insufficient education, and poor communication, we provide actionable data to avoid preventable injuries in athletes, patients, and consumers.

KinoTek is the first technology to combine portable motion capture with machine learning in an intuitive, multi-platform interface to create a true “one-stop-shop” for athletes, coaches, and medical professionals. We provide comprehensive, 3D injury-risk assessments in seconds rather than the multi-day industry standard while simultaneously eliminating the subjectivity of the “clinical eye” by measuring repeatable, objective data that is aggregated into a dynamic, individualized baseline.”

5. Yarn Corporation

Yarn Corporation

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Virtual and Mixed Reality (VR / MR) represent the next frontier of media. This new medium will rapidly become as important as TV or the Web as a communications platform. But the creation of Virtual Reality content is mostly locked up in the hands of coders and digital artists.

Driftspace is a web-based platform that allows anyone to create and share an interactive VR story combining rendered content with text overlays and hyperlinked spherical videos.”