2022 Best Tech Startups in Knoxville

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Knoxville, Tennessee. 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. Lirio


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“Lirio is a behavior change AI platform that unites behavioral science with artificial intelligence powering your ability to move people along their unique journey to better health through person-centered communication. To learn more, visit Lirio.com.”

2. Vendor Registry

Vendor Registry

Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Vendor Registry’s mission is to streamline the purchasing process for cities, counties, utilities, higher education and school boards in order to generate new revenues for vendors and suppliers, decrease costs for government and institutional purchasing departments and save valuable time for all parties involved.”

3. SmartRIA


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“SmartRIA is a powerful, easy-to-use cloud-based software solution designed to meet the specialized needs of compliance consultants, investment advisors, and CCOs.

There’s no need to completely change the way you perform state and federal compliance tasks. SmartRIA simply lets you conduct your own processes more effectively – saving time and money, keeping you better organized, more productive, and able to form stronger client relationships – through one centralized platform.

Even better, SmartRIA is mobile-friendly, allowing you to use its wide variety of features whether you’re at home, on the road, or at lunch meeting. Anywhere you’ve got Wi-Fi, you’ve got access.”