2020 Best Tech Startups in Rochester (New York)

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Rochester, New York. 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. CloudCheckr


Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“As organizations transform their business by leveraging the power of the cloud, they need total visibility, actionable intelligence, critical automation, and accountability across their cloud investments. To help manage, optimize and govern the cloud, the CloudCheckr platform generates a complete picture of their environment including billing details, multi-accounts, resources, configurations, permissions, changes, and more. From Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud, CloudCheckr turbo-charges your single or multi-cloud environments with a unified cost, security, inventory, utilization and automation solution to help be more efficient and secure at scale while saving money.”

2. Token


Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“Token unifies the way you prove your identity – live free of keys, cards, badges and passwords.”



Founded: 2015

“Ceipal Corp is a global leader in the Human Capital Management software industry. It is relied upon by various industry leading firms to drive their end-to-end recruitment cycle and HR operations. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, we have Global offices around the world. Ceipal is backed by prominent venture capitalists in North America, which is a further testimony to the value we add to the industry.”

4. Poseidon Systems

Poseidon Systems

Founded: 2010

“Poseidon Systems, LLC is a leader in Industrial IoT fluid solutions, designing and manufacturing best-in-class fluid sensors. Through Poseidon Live (PSL), online monitoring software, Poseidon Systems is helping customers detect asset failures at the earliest possible point in time and prevent failures through identification of root causes before failure occurs. Through the world’s most advanced fluid quality sensor, operators are able to track fluid quality and estimate RUL, saving millions in fluid consumption and waste. Learn more at”

5. CypherWorX


Founded: 2009

“CypherWorx offers an award-winning, cloud-based LMS designed to simplify the training and certification process. Our LMS, CollaborNation, is home to an extensive course catalog, robust tracking tools, and custom integration options. With our SCORM/AICC-compliant site, courses are easily assigned, available 24/7, and offer certificates upon completion. Users can also turn existing training material into interactive online courses with our innovative course development tool, Create-A-Course.

We are behind-the-scenes partners to zoos, child care associations, school districts, colleges and universities, child care associations, social service agencies, museums, small businesses and fire/emergency medical services across the country.”

6. Circle Optics, Inc.

Circle Optics, Inc.

Founded: 2017

“Circle Optics’ unique solution utilizes novel technology, protected by our intellectual property, to align fields of view and eliminate the issue of parallax. Our technology fuses the images at the level of the lenses, rendering a perfect 360° image instantaneously. We have successfully been awarded patents in the United States and other countries. Our extremely broad IP protects the method of aligning fields of view between adjoining polygonal lenses and therefore applies to all geometries and future product lines. Furthermore, we recently filed a provisional patent application around the optomechanical system which enables our method.”

7. EZaccessMD


Founded: 2016

“EZaccessMD is so much more than telemedicine. It’s truly moving healthcare for you and your employees. It’s more immediate with anytime in-home access to health professionals. More mobile with diagnostic testing and medical imaging that comes to patients wherever they are. And more freeing with no time wasted in waiting rooms, and no hidden costs to families. Benefit on top of benefit, care on top of care.

We are the only telehealth service with over 50% employee utilization. Services are offered to employer groups on a low cost, per employee per month subscription basis. Coverage extends to the employee, their spouse and dependents under the age of twenty-seven. EZaccessMD will ultimately lower utilization of traditional health care plans, which may allow premium negotiations. Self-insured businesses can immediately see savings that go straight to the bottom line. Call us to schedule a presentation or demo.”

8. Inspire Care 360

Inspire Care 360

Founded: 2017

“Full Service provider of back-office solutions to the Early Learning and Childcare industry. Reducing costs significantly, increasing buying power and giving the industry tools to sophisticate their operations to grow.”