2021 Best Tech Startups in Alabama

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Alabama. 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. Tombigbee Communications

Tombigbee Communications

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Alabama

“Tombigbee Communications, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, provides a world-class, high-performance fiber optic network across northwest Alabama. Tombigbee Communications promotes connectivity and increased quality of life through affordable access to freedom FIBER, its ultra-high-speed broadband internet and Voice over IP (VoIP) services.”

2. Fleetio


Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Our software helps organizations around the world track, analyze and improve their fleet operations. We’re passionate about making it easy to manage a fleet so our customers can spend more time focusing on their mission.”

3. Spur


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Huntsville

“Spur’s mission is to power the progress of hardworking people by providing easier access to work. We obsessively focus on leveraging technology to achieve operating efficiencies and smarter service delivery to dramatically change the way staffing services are priced and delivered.”

4. NXTsoft


Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“NXTsoft builds and grows companies using management’s core strengths in sales and marketing, software development, business scaling, and capital access. Our current focus is concentrated in Risk Management, which includes Cybersecurity, Compliance and Risk Analytics.”

5. University Fancards

University Fancards

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 

“University Fancards, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, offers sports fans a unique way to connect with their team through everyday purchases. Fancards offers fans two Mastercard® products: an open-loop gift card and a prepaid reloadable card. Our 25 teams include: Alabama Crimson Tide, Arizona Wildcats, Army Black Knights, Auburn Tigers, Boise State Broncos, Cal Golden Bears, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Houston Cougars, Louisville Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Mississippi State Bulldogs, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Ole Miss Rebels, South Carolina Gamecocks, Southern Cal Trojans, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Virginia Tech Hokies, and West Virginia Mountaineers.”

6. Joonko


Founded: 2016

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“Joonko (Techstars ‘16, Salesforce Incubator ’17) is on a mission to push real diversity in companies to the next level. We’re solving diversity and inclusion challenges using Artificial Intelligence, in real-time, while delivering measurable results that can move the needle for our customers. We call it #AI4DnI.

Estimations are that US companies spend and lose more than $70 billion a year on and due to diversity programs, training and consulting, with low success rate.

Joonko is the first AI-powered diversity and inclusion coach for companies, which can identify and solve unconscious bias, in real-time, company-wide.”

7. QuantHUB


Founded: 2018

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“According to IBM/Burning Glass, there are more openings for analytics talent than there are data professionals in existence! Beyond that, the World Economic Forum estimates the average enterprise employee needs 101 days of upskilling to meet workforce skill demands by 2023.

Technology is driving our world into the digital revolution, but people are getting left behind. QuantHub helps companies develop their strongest asset in this revolution: their people. We provide an efficient yet rigorous vetting platform for hiring data professionals and a modern, in the flow of work, learning platform focused on both AI skills for analytics teams and data literacy skills for the entire enterprise.”

8. GoodJob Software

GoodJob Software

Founded: 2019

“What if finding the right job was easier?

It seems like there are only two ways to find a job these days: online job search sites and recruiting firms. When you’re on a job search site, you can access thousands of opportunities — but each one has its own application process and secret handshake. A recruiter can get you in the door and help you speak the language, but they really represent the company, not you. Either way, it’s not a great situation.

GoodJob was created to be the best of both worlds — access to countless exciting opportunities paired with an innovative digital assessment tool that was designed to help you connect with companies you’ll fit right in with.”

9. Wyndy


Founded: 2016

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“Founded in 2016 and based in Birmingham, Alabama, Wyndy is a mobile application transforming the way parents and background-checked college sitters meet and interact.”

10. Glimpsek12


Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“Glimpse K12 helps school districts optimize school budgets around what’s working for students. Our AIM platform analyzes school spending in the context of student achievement helping school administrators make data-driven decisions around school spending.”