2020 Best Tech Startups in Santa Cruz

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Santa Cruz, 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. Ontera


Founded: 2011

“Our platforms use silicon nanopore chips and proprietary biochemistry to accurately detect and differentiate single molecules. We will help transform point-of-care testing and third generation sequencing.”



Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Santa Cruz

“Murj is a digital health company dedicated to helping clinicians streamline care for patients with implantable cardiac devices. Murj aims to liberate device clinics from paper reports and inadequate management tools, freeing clinicians to get back to the heart of the matter – their patients.”

3. SupplyShift


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Santa Cruz

“SupplyShift is an end-to-end supply chain data management, responsible sourcing, and supplier engagement platform. Our cloud-based technology helps customers from many different industries trace their supply chains and collect information from all tiers, enabling them to achieve their goals of supply chain transparency and responsibility.

We turn supply chain data into actionable business intelligence in an increasingly connected world.”