2022 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. Ripcord


Founded: 2015

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“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.”

2. Potrero Medical

Potrero Medical

Founded: 2012

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“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.”



Founded: 2016

“HOMMA Group, Inc. is a start-up Tech Home Builder based in Silicon Valley, California, Portland Oregon and Tokyo Japan. We are working to deliver a more compelling residential living experience through the use of creative and efficient design, orchestrated technology, and innovative building techniques. The company is funded by prestigious entrepreneurs, venture capitals, and strategic partners from Japan, and the team is made up of accomplished architects, technologists, designers, and innovators.The first prototype home was completed and sold in 2020, and we are currently working on our first prototype community in Portland, Oregon, estimated completion in Fall 2021.”

4. Renovai


Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Hayward

“renovai is empowering retailers with AI-based visual commerce solutions.

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

5. Yo-Kai Express

Yo-Kai Express

Founded: 2016

“Autonomous restaurant solution serving gourmet ramen in 45 seconds. Using the highest fresh locally sourced ingredients, delicately prepared in USDA facility, never instant and no preservatives.

No down time! Our machines is open 24 hours a day which makes us the perfect solution for off hour dining and meal solutions for those without food options readily available.

Currently you can find Yo-Kai in office settings, large factories, amusement parks, universities, hospitals, retail shopping centers, and soon international airports, ski resorts.”

6. Respond Fast

Respond Fast

Founded: 2019

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Hayward

“Respond Fast allows prospects to use any Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant smart speaker to easily access offline offers, information sites, surveys, reviews, and other interactive platforms. And it enables marketers to seamlessly launch, track, and optimize campaigns.

Respond Fast uses a unique phrase or code printed or announced on offline advertising media, such as a direct mail piece, print ad, collateral piece, TV/radio spot, billboard, signage or product label. Prospects simply say, “[Alexa/Google], Launch Respond Fast,” then they’re prompted to provide the phrase or code tied to the campaign they’re responding to. Relevant marketing messaging and calls to action follow.”

7. Truepill


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in San Mateo

“Truepill is building the future of healthcare. We empower our partners to deliver world-class patient experiences through our API-connected healthcare infrastructure.

For our partners, it means seamless end-to-end management of telehealth, e-commerce and pharmacy fulfilment. For their patients, it means world-class digital experiences that provide unmatched convenience, access and choice.

We started in 2016 with a vision to modernize healthcare. We built the industry’s first pharmacy API and dispensed our first prescription. Nearly five million prescriptions later, we work with many of the world’s largest healthcare organizations – from health plans and health providers, to pharma manufacturers. In 2019, we were proud to be featured in the Forbes “Next Billion-Dollar Startup” list.”