2022 Best Tech Startups in Irvine

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Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Irvine, 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. Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Irvine

“Created by tech innovators on a mission to solve critical challenges in national security, Anduril brings Silicon Valley ingenuity, speed, and funding to defense and security. In less than a year, Anduril went from concept to product, with multiple deployments actively solving real world national security problems. Today, Anduril is in a rapid growth phase, deploying technology in diverse locations and developing pathmaking products that will change defense forever.

Anduril’s technology ethos is based in our founders’ experience delivering cutting-edge consumer hardware and national-security software, leveraging off-the-shelf components with custom engineering to bring products to market faster, cheaper and more effectively than ever before.”

2. Restaurant365


Founded: 2011

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“Restaurant365 is a cloud-based all-inclusive back office solution that combines key restaurant modules with an integrated accounting backbone. Restaurant365 was founded by an experienced team of software veterans committed to developing an accounting, back office, and reporting tool – specifically for restaurants – that scales and positions restaurant concepts for growth.

The platform is mobile and runs on both PC and Mac. The connectors, import functions, and Open APIs truly enable Restaurant365 to “talk”​ with other systems including POS providers, payroll processors, vendors, and banks.”

3. The Change Company

The Change Company

Founded: 2017

“Traditional banks don’t believe all Americans deserve their best technology, their best programs and their best loans. We do. We bring the digital-first banking, lending and financial services typically provided to elite banking clients to Black, Latino and underbanked communities. Let’s spread financial service to all. Join us in disrupting banking, lending and the status quo. It’s time for Change.”

4. Helio Health

Helio Health

Founded: 2014

“Helio Health Inc. (formerly Laboratory for Advanced Medicine, Inc.) is a bio-pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing revolutionary non-invasive, non-toxic technologies for disease diagnosis and intervention, with an emphasis on cancer. From research and development through commercial offerings, Helio Health is focused on building and growing world-class technologies geared towards detecting and treating disease at its earliest stage. Helio Health operates scientifically, ethically, and efficiently to bring these cutting-edge technologies from concept into mainstream medicine.

Helio Health is headquartered in the United States with offices in California, Texas, and Indiana. Helio Health is a multinational business with collaborations in both the United States and China, including leading scientists, physicians, research institutions, and business leaders from both countries. Helio Health strives to combine the experiences of these innovators and achievers in order to provide the healthiest and safest diagnostic technologies to everyone.”

5. Menlo Micro

Menlo Micro

Founded: 2016

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“Menlo Micro is reimagining one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch. The company’s Digital-Micro-Switch platform is a game changer for those who design electronic systems, with a market opportunity of more than $5 billion. It has the potential to serve multiple industries, including: next generation 5G mobile networks, industrial IOT markets, battery management, home-automation, electronic vehicles and medical instrumentation.”

6. Syntiant


Founded: 2017

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“Syntiant Corp, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is pushing cutting-edge machine learning from the cloud to edge devices. Utilizing breakthrough neuromorphic computing technology, intelligent devices are free of cloud connectivity enabling ubiquitous machine intelligence that is always on while consuming ultra low power.”

7. Zadara

Zadara Storage

Founded: 2011

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“Zadara® is agile, secure enterprise data storage built for hybrid IT. We help organizations eliminate the cost and complexity traditionally associated with data storage, by providing enterprise data storage solutions as a fully-managed service, with a 100%-uptime guarantee and consumptionbased pricing. Zadara uses industry-standard hardware and patented Zadara software to deliver the power of enterprise-class data storage and management — with the convenience of the cloud. Any data type. Any protocol. Any location. Zadara is available via public clouds, managed service providers, data centers, colocation partners, and on premises in customers’ data centers.”

8. Fluxergy


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Irvine

“The Fluxergy Analyzer puts an entire laboratory inside of one device.

Imagine running a PCR panel, a complete blood count, and a quantitative protein measurement on one system. The Fluxergy Analyzer has been developed for PCR, chemistry-, immunochemistry- and cytometry-based testing.

Our vision is to provide universal access to fast and affordable laboratory information. Meet the future of diagnostics.”

9. Specright


Founded: 2014

“Specright is the first purpose-built platform for Specification Data Management™. Whether it’s packaging, raw materials, formulas, products, or machines, Specright helps companies digitize, map, and take action across their supply chain to reduce costs, increase profitability, and drive sustainability.

Our customers operate in agriculture, automotive, cosmetics, food & beverage, manufacturing, FMCG/CPG, medical, or any industry reliant on accurate specifications. Founded in late 2014, Specright is privately held and headquartered in Irvine, California.”

10. NGD Systems

NGD Systems

Founded: 2013

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“At NGD Systems, we produce an innovative Intelligent platform that allows users to create, manage, and execute applications within our SSD storage solutions via our In-Situ Processing. This allows users to utilize core platforms in Storage, HPC, Server, Rack and Power solutions that allow for an optimal SW and HW ecosystem. The creation of a Computational Storage platform furthers the storage architect’s ability to scale their Storage needs.”

11. Movandi


Founded: 2016

“Movandi is a leader in 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) technology. We design and develop deep semiconductor technology powering 5G and beyond interconnecting our world and enabling AI applications across multiple industries. Movandi solves the difficult 5G technology, cost and operational issues with patented semiconductor, smart relays, intelligent software and system architectures. Movandi is disrupting 5G by using a radically different approach that is yielding tremendous benefits over existing networks. 5G enables a transformation in wireless connectivity that offers orders of magnitude improvements in performance, coverage and latency.”