2021 Best Tech Startups in Tempe

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Tempe, Arizona. 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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Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Tempe

“CYRECON provides a platform for social threat intelligence (STI) on the latest cyber threats enabling CSO’s to better understand the threat landscape, gain knowledge about malicious hacker behavior, and identify emerging attacks against the enterprise. Be in the know. Now.”

2. Hownd


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“Today’s consumers are savvy. They want highly personalized offers and promotions delivered at the right time and place. But most local business owners lack the time and expertise needed to do this effectively, quantifiably and affordably without being gouged on profit. So they spend thousands of dollars on generic marketing methods and tools that produce lackluster – if any – results.

Hownd™ revolutionizes how entertainment, health & beauty, food & beverage, and other local businesses generate more foot traffic. Our fully automated, consumer behavior-driven marketing platform creates effortless foot traffic, more repeat visits, instant revenue, and higher profit – and it’s all quantifiable. We do it by displaying targeted Buy Now and other promotional offers on your website, via email and social media, WiFi data capture, and our own MyHownd™ mobile app – at times when consumers are most likely to purchase. It only takes 5 minutes to set up and is zero-risk because you only pay when we bring you, customers.”

3. vCandidates.com


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Tempe

“vCandidates.com is NOT a Job Search Board…

We offer a three-pronged solution that is a true subscription-based career ecosystem for serious candidates and active recruiting professionals.

Developed by recruiters as a candidate-centric cloud-based platform, mobile app and extensive dual CRM system, vCandidates.com is a confidential forum giving candidates the ability to create the best presentation of themselves; more than just a resume. Our platform features provides constant digital communication, keeping candidates informed throughout the entire hiring process.”