2021 Best Tech Startups in Hawaii

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Hawaii. 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. WattIQ

WattIQ

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Honolulu

“What if you could mine data from every electrical device in your lab, school, or building just by plugging it in? WattIQ, today announces the commercial availability of the first scalable, enterprise-grade IoT solution for asset utilization and condition monitoring built around smart plugs. Now, enterprises can monitor device utilization, health, and location of assets simply by plugging into WattIQ’s network connected smart plugs.

Formerly known as Ibis Networks, WattIQ applies machine learning to power consumption at the device level, analyzing assets like centrifuges, incubators, HPLCs, vending machines, freezers, and other electrical office equipment as soon as they connect to the smart plugs.

WattIQ’s low touch solution gets assets connected to the network in just minutes. Within 60 seconds of being connected, power data for the asset is visible, and actionable insights are available within 24 hours. It is also possible to pilot the technology or fully deploy without the need to invite WattIQ onsite.”

2. Smart Yields

Smart Yields

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Together we can farm smarter. Smart Yields is building relationships through a groundbreaking analytics system powered by the people who know it best – our farmers.

We connect farmers, agricultural researchers and their communities through crowd-sourced data gathered from a network of integrated sensors that measure everything from soil health to inputs such as water, energy and nutrients. In turn, these users tap into a vast wealth of local, regional and national knowledge to increase productivity, yield, and revenue.

Our inspiration is the ahupua‘a, a traditional land division in Hawaii that stretches from the mountains to the ocean, containing the many important resources needed for the communities within. Hawaii, home to our global headquarters, is committed to doubling its food production by 2030. We see significant unmet needs here and around the world, as well as great potential in empowering ‘agripreneurs’ – the aspiring, growing farmer.”

3. RendezView

RendezView

Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Honolulu

“The endless canvas built for work. Bring documents from everyday life into a collaborative environment built for teams. Try the BETA today!”

4. HealthTechApps, Inc.

HealthTechApps, Inc.

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“HealthTechApps, Inc. creates technologies that make better health easier to achieve for people everywhere. We focus on creating apps to help people with brain injuries and illnesses.

We are commercializing MePrint™, a mobile and wearable app, to help athletes and their physicians recognize, monitor and manage a sports concussion. We leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing to help physicians analyze videos and develop personalized treatment plans. We have tested our MePrint prototype with hundreds of high school football players in California and Hawaii and 92% of the players said they will use it to monitor and manage their concussion.”

5. NestEggGuru

NestEggGuru

Founded: 2012

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“Nest Egg Guru is an intuitive web-based application that enables financial advisors to more realistically stress-test retirement savings and spending strategies and to easily illustrate how changing factors that are within their clients’ control may impact the outcomes.

The application fills a need in the independent advisor space for a retirement planning tool with an intuitive design, powerful functionality and that produces easily understandable results. Nest Egg Guru provides all of these and also meets advisor demand for a low subscription cost and a client-facing private label portal.

Although independent financial advisors are the primary initial target market, there is also a free version available for consumers that has functionality well beyond most free online calculators.”

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