2022 Best Tech Startups in Riverside

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Riverside, 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. WurkNow Inc.

WurkNow Inc.

Founded: 2017

“By tapping into the power of technology like artificial intelligence and blockchain, WurkNow has developed an ecosystem that helps employees and agencies collaboratively manage their experience from onboarding and placement to compliance and workforce management, all in one place. For more information, please visit

Our mission is to generate credible data and trust through technology that enhances the Blue-Collar Workforce experience.”

2. Blue


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Riverside

“Blue is both a mobile app and a Smart card that acts as a virtual name tag to be used in real life. Using Bluetooth Low Energy, the Blue app allows you to interact autonomously with people and things nearby using their Auto-Networking™technology. Users can just turn on the app, slide their phones back in their pockets, and get notifications in real-time whenever another user crosses their path. The Blue Smart Card allows you to tap an NFC (Near Field Communication) compatible smartphone to share all your social networks and contact information much more instantly without others needing the mobile app.”

3. SmartBot360


Founded: 2016

“SmartBot360™ is a UCR spin-off company. SmartBot360™ is a platform to create, manage and share AI chatbots. The platform empowers customer agents to increase the number of reached customers, by offloading routine interactions to the AI-powered chatbots. Chatbots and humans work together through easy to define triaging handover protocols. The intuitive Web-based SmartBot360™ Management Dashboard™ is the control panel of the platform, which allows monitoring and analyzing ongoing sessions, starting new chatbot campaigns, and directly chatting with the customers.

The platform has easily measured ROI based on man hours saved for customer service (e.g., for FAQ bots) or customer relations management (e.g., engagement, retention). The chatbots are HIPAA-compliant and can be deployed on Facebook Messenger, SMS, Web pages, or other media.”

4. Pulse360


Founded: 2019

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Riverside

“We are giving financial advisors and their teams time back, better meeting notes processes and easy remote working capability.”