2021 Best Tech Startups in Costa Mesa

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Costa Mesa, 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. Neurolens


Founded: 2012

“Neurolenses® are the first and only prescription lenses that add a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment, relieving the headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain that many people experience when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work.”

2. TOCA Football

TOCA Football

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Costa Mesa

“Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, TOCA Football Inc., is a football/soccer technology company which aims to disrupt and elevate the soccer experience through transformative user-centered technology.

TOCA was founded in 2012 by Eddie Lewis, a 15-year international professional player, who developed and perfected a small-ball philosophy to improve accuracy and first “touch” – TOCA.

The first product was released in early 2017, the TOCA Touch Trainer, a soccer ball delivery machine integrated with the TOCA Training App. This training system has served more than 10 million balls to players at all ability levels.”

3. Opkix


Founded: 2016

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“Opkix is a Hardware, Software, and Content Development company. We are the makers of the smartest, smallest, simplest, and most powerful lil cameras and camera accessories. Through our Opkix Studio, we create engaging family friendly video content with leading influencers in their space.”

4. nimble


Founded: 2018

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“Founded on the idea that personal tech products should be made better for the planet. Nimble challenges its industry by using more sustainable materials in all products, 100% plastic-free packaging, and will recycle your old tech for free, closing the loop on electronic waste. As the only personal tech brand that’s both a Certified B Corporation, and committed to 1% for the Planet, Nimble is legally required to consider its impact on all stakeholders including workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.”

5. Givsum


Founded: 2013

“Givsum is a comprehensive management and engagement platform that allows charitable organizations to integrate their operations, fundraising campaigns, and an active community of supporters, all in one place. By providing a simple online platform for creating fundraising pages, selling event tickets, accepting donations, managing volunteers, and tracking donor behavior, Givsum helps charitable organizations free up valuable time and resources to pursue their worthwhile missions.”

6. LunarCRUSH


Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Costa Mesa

“LUNARCRUSH uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze cryptocurrency data from dozens of sources to uncover valuable insights you can use to make confident, data-driven trading decisions. Gain the visibility and context you need to buy, sell or hold.”

7. Carma Project

Carma Project

Founded: 2018

“Carma Project has developed an innovative suite of direct-to-vehicle outreach solutions to help automotive manufacturers improve and accelerate consumer response to safety recalls.”

8. FightCamp


Founded: 2013

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“FightCamp is Boxing and HIIT workouts in your living room with motion trackers on your wrists that track every punch thrown and every rep completed.”

9. Cafrino, LLC

Cafrino, LLC

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Costa Mesa

“Cafrino, a developer and publisher of online social games, offers subscription and ad-supported games. We create value for customers, employees and shareholders by developing and monetizing innovative social games and content.

Cafrino is 100% legal in all fifty states because we never require a deposit from our players. That’s right…Cafrino is always 100% FREE to play. But just because there’s zero risk, doesn’t mean there isn’t a HUGE reward! We’re still able to give away extremely large prize pools of over $1,000,000 through our unique and exciting tournament structure.”