2020 Best Tech Startups in Rhode Island

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Rhode Island. 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. SquadLocker


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 

“SquadLocker is disrupting the hyper-local, intensely fragmented athletic apparel market. SquadLocker provides innovative online tools which make it easier for coaches and league administrators to manage athletic apparel purchasing for teams. The TeamLocker™ application provides brands such as Under Armour®, Adidas® and Nike®. The online experience is self-service, immediate, easy-to-launch and free for youth athletic programs.”

2. Splitwise


Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Splitting bills with friends and family can be stressful or awkward. Splitwise’s free web and mobile apps help roommates, travelers, couples, and friends organize their shared expenses so everyone knows who owes who. Since 2011, millions of people have helped improve their relationships with Splitwise.”

3. WhatsGood


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Crave Food Services is a food technology company improving access to more healthy, fresh and sustainably-produced food through wholesale and retail markets. CFS enables wholesale buyers and consumers to simplify local and regional procurement operations, while streamlining the fulfillment process for purveyors through technology and services.

Our technology, WhatsGood, is an virtual farmers market that connects consumers and wholesale food purchasers with local farmers, fishermen and artisans. The platform makes it easy for buyers to discover local food online and support their local food community.”

4. Sproutel


Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Sproutel makes interactive games for children newly diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Our first product, Jerry the Bear, teaches children with type 1 diabetes how to monitor their blood glucose levels, maintain a healthy diet, and recognize their symptoms – all through play! Jerry connects to the web, which allows parents to track learning and provides software updates that keep children engaged.”

5. Siren Marine

Siren Marine

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Rhode Island

“Siren Marine is the originator of the Connected Boat® and an innovator in the IoT space. A company “By Boaters, For Boaters”​ – Siren Marine designs and develops electronic security devices to monitor | track | control marine assets and provide access to the asset’s metrics and state, as well as provide control functions via its cloud access and apps. Siren Marine’s eco system consist of proprietary hardware that measures 4″​ x 6″​ and smaller, which is installed on the boat or marine asset, a cloud with proprietary algorithms and intelligence engines, and native iOS and Android as well as mobile apps that run on all platforms.”


Founded: 2016

“College Talent, On-Demand

We connect companies with college students (Pangeans) for freelance projects.

Our marketplace allows companies to communicate directly to students, pay via a payment gateway that takes care of 1099s, and rate their performance to promote accountability.”