2021 Best Tech Startups in Hayward

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Hayward, 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. Kinestral Technologies

Kinestral Technologies

Founded: 2010

Also honored in:

“Let’s look forward to living in homes and working in offices that nurture us, take care of us, and continually re-energize us.

Let’s look forward to sleeping soundly in darkened rooms, and waking refreshed as we greet the sun.

Let’s look forward to looking out windows that don’t separate us from the outside world, but keep us connected to it, all day long.”

2. Ripcord


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Hayward

“Ripcord is the world’s first robotic digitization company and is on a mission to take the world paperless.

Ripcord is transforming the $25B records management industry through robots that scan, index and categorize paper records, making them searchable on the cloud and integrated into existing enterprise systems.

Ripcord is based in Hayward, California and is backed by leading investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lux Ventures, Legend Star, and Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak.”

3. Potrero Medical

Potrero Medical

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Hayward

“Potrero Medical is a predictive health company that is developing the next generation of smart sensors and artificial intelligence.

Currently, Potrero Medical is developing a predictive health platform to help medical teams better predict adverse outcomes in critical care settings. The Accuryn® Monitoring System is not cleared for prediction of disease states or clinical conditions.”

4. Renovai


Founded: 2018

“RenovAI is empowering retailers with the power of virtual, AI-based design.

Hyper-personalizing the e-commerce experience and adding the required visual context.”