2021 Best Tech Startups in Bend

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Bend, Oregon. 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. Dutchie


Founded: 2017

“Dutchie is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite dispensaries. Our mission is to create easy and safe access to cannabis for everyone. We are the leading and fastest-growing e-commerce provider in cannabis, facilitating $2.4B in sales, powering online ordering for the top dispensaries throughout the United States and Canada. We deliver insights to our dispensary partners that grow their business and ensure they are compliant with ever-changing rules and regulations.

Dutchie has raised $53M in funding to date, backed by Howard Schultz (Former CEO of Starbucks), Thrive Capital (Investor in Instagram, Stripe, Spotify, and Slack), Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital, one of the leading cannabis-focused VC’s, Gron Ventures, members of the founding team at DoorDash, Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures, and other notable angel investors.”

2. Amplion


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Bend

“At Amplion, we are driven by our passion for improving patient outcomes through precision medicine.

The Amplion Intelligence Platform leverages proprietary machine learning and expert annotation to provide evidence-based insights for the key strategic decisioning life science teams need to be successful in the emerging world of precision medicine.

We look forward to helping you achieve your mission.”

3. GolfBoard


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Bend

“The greatest invention in golf since the graphite shaft, the GolfBoard is forever changing the way golfers experience the game. Powered by an environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery, the GolfBoard is an easy-to-ride fully electric vehicle that adds a whole new level of fun and excitement. Golfers of all ages can now “Surf the Earth”​ from shot-to-shot in a way that feels like snowboarding or surfing. We call it “GolfBoarding.”​

4. LeadMethod, Inc.

LeadMethod, Inc.

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Bend

“LeadMethod is a software company focused on channel partner engagement and sales enablement, two factors that drive the most ROI and channel partner loyalty. LeadMethod works with more than 40,000 suppliers, reps, and distributors to better align their businesses for growth. LeadMethod clients see between a 10-20% increase in revenue and have stronger communication and collaboration with their channel partners. LeadMethod can be used as a stand alone system or integration with more than 65 CRM, marketing automation or ERP systems for a total solution.”

5. CodePen


Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“CodePen is a web-based HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code editor that enables its users to experiment with code right in the browser. It is an open-source learning environment, displaying a live preview of the code changes.

It can be used for testing out bugs, collaborating, and finding new inspiration. It works by allowing users to create “pens”, which are sets of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Users can then display those pens on their profile, take feedback, and continue to edit those pens at any time.”

6. Tribe Pilot

Tribe Pilot

Founded: 2017

“Tribe Pilot is a mobile app and social tool to organize and plan outdoor activities with friends and family. The app creates, stores, edits, and shares all the details of a group adventure in a single online location, so everyone in the crew has mobile access to the same information at the same time.”

7. Odysys


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“A digital marketing platform for independent hotels, inns, and B&Bs.

Odysys helps hoteliers and innkeepers get more direct bookings. Publish a beautiful, mobile-friendly website that drives conversions. Accept online reservations with a seamless, responsive booking engine. Increase your digital reach with simple but powerful SEO tools. Easily post to your social media accounts, right from the Odysys platform. Track your SEO performance, ROI, and see how you compare to your competitors.”