2021 Best Tech Startups in Ann Arbor

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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. May Mobility

May Mobility

Founded: 2017

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“May Mobility is developing autonomous vehicles from the chassis up with a focus on system level safety design. This focus will allow us to be the first to launch a fully driverless autonomous vehicle. We plan to lead the industry with our system design approach and best in class user experience.”

2. Clinc


Founded: 2015

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“Clinc is a global conversational AI training platform provider deploying the next generation of natural language processing and deep learning technology for enterprises. Clinc has deployments in 6 countries and 80 languages, and partnerships with some of the largest institutions in the world. With clients like Barclays, USAA and Isbank, Clinc’s groundbreaking technology is delivering new, extraordinary experiences for millions of users worldwide.”

3. FarmLogs


Founded: 2012

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“Technology that simplifies farming. Get timely, unbiased information to improve yield, eliminate waste, and maximize the profitability of every acre.”

4. Groundspeed Analytics

Groundspeed Analytics

Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Ann Arbor

“Groundspeed provides automation and analytics services to commercial insurers, brokers and TPAs. Groundspeed unlocks the value trapped in unstructured P&C files like loss runs, exposure schedules, and policies using the power of AI and machine learning.

We are a fast growing startup in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We’re hiring software developers and data scientists. We have a killer tech stack and incredible work culture.”

5. ArborMetrix


Founded: 2011

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“At ArborMetrix, advancing healthcare through data science is our mission, and delivering high impact, intuitive technology and analytics is our passion. Our leading healthcare analytics solutions are proven to deliver targeted, clinically-deep insights that improve clinical outcomes, optimize financial performance, increase stakeholder value, and measure the real-world effectiveness of treatments and procedures, as well as medical device technologies and pharmaceuticals.

Learn more how ArborMetrix can help you by visiting our website and exploring our solutions and capabilities.”

6. SkySpecs


Founded: 2012

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“SkySpecs automates the operations and maintenance of wind energy assets through robotics, predictive analytics software, and industry expertise to enable better decision making and a higher degree of transparency into operational planning over the lifetime of a fleet. Using SkySpecs’ suite of solutions, unplanned downtime is minimized and total production potential increases, making renewable energy more accessible to the world. SkySpecs has offices in Ann Arbor, MI and Amsterdam, Netherland, and currently operates in 19 countries on 5 continents.”

7. Workit Health

Workit Health

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Ann Arbor

“Workit Health offers online, on-demand evidence-based addiction treatment. Through our mobile and web apps, members meet with clinicians, counselors, and coaches and work towards self-set recovery goals. Our interactive curriculum of over 800 engaging online courses about addiction keep members on track in the comfort of home. We offer 24/7 recovery that fits into daily life, designed by experts.

We partner with employers and healthcare organizations to deliver an innovative digital health benefit that blends the best of human-centered design, technology, and science. The Workit program pairs one-on-one support from qualified clinicians with a personalized, interactive curriculum that adapts to users evolving needs.”

8. Censys


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Ann Arbor

“Censys allows users to discover the devices, networks, and infrastructure on the Internet and monitor how it changes over time.

Censys was created in 2015 at the University of Michigan by the security researchers who developed ZMap, the most widely used tool for Internet-wide scanning. Over the past five years, the team has performed thousands of Internet-wide scans, consisting of trillions of probes, and has played a central role in the discovery or analysis of some of the most significant Internet-scale vulnerabilities: FREAK, Logjam, DROWN, Heartbleed, and the Mirai botnet.”

9. Kumanu


Founded: 2014

“Kumanu builds stronger organizations and bigger lives by creating better alignment with purpose. We fuse advanced machine learning, leading behavior change science, elegant digital experience design, and real-time predictive decision support to create positive change that’s both scalable and enduring. It’s all integrated in our PurposeCloud, the first purpose activation platform. The platform offers a beautiful, simple, and purposeful app for employees, a real-time analytics dashboard for organizations designed to integrate your corporate, people and wellbeing strategies, and a powerful insights engine that connects, predicts, and contextualizes the data.”

10. Genomenon


Founded: 2014

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“Genomenon is a genomic health IT company that keeps pace with the constant advancements made in genomics and connects that research to patient DNA to help diagnose and treat patients with rare genetic diseases and cancer. The Mastermind Genomic Search Engine® is used by hundreds of genetic labs worldwide to accelerate diagnosis, increase diagnostic yield, and assure repeatability in reporting genetic testing results.”