2023 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Richmond, Virginia. 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. Fringe


Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

“Fringe is the world’s first lifestyle benefits marketplace. Lifestyle benefits are services that enhance employees’ lives in personal and meaningful ways. These services reduce stress, give time back, spark joy, and impact families! Not only do these benefits greatly impact employers’ ability to attract and keep the very best people, but Fringe also further solidifies a culture of well-being, appreciation, and diversity.

Unlike traditional benefits, Fringe benefits are personalized to the individual and self-selected by each employee. Employees who are struggling with financial stress can receive financial planning services while another employee who recently had a child can get organic baby food delivered to their door! An employer simply selects the employees they’d like to enroll and the amount, each month, that they’d like to allocate to each Fringe benefits account. From a 22-year old intern to a 62-year old leader, Fringe has something for everyone.”

2. Babylon


Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“Grow Your Produce, Grow Your Impact With The World’s Easiest-To-Use Indoor Micro-Farm™

We Make Indoor Farming Simple, Safe, And Elegant.

Babylon’s all-in-one indoor farming experience makes farming easy and fun for anyone. With a blend of subscription services, advanced tech, and innovative farming equipment, you’ll harvest nutrient-dense produce every week no matter your level of farming skill.”

3. Motivo


Founded: 2018

“Motivo Health is a virtual clinical supervision platform for behavioral health employers.

We help aspiring therapists, social workers, behavior analysts, and psychologists complete and maintain their licensure through virtual clinical supervision.”

4. Envera Health

Envera Health

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“As an engagement services partner, Envera Health is committed to advancing consumer-driven care and making healthcare better. Through our advanced engagement (call) center and unique CRM-enabled full consumer view, we create a unified front door for your health system that extends across marketing, access and care coordination, to deliver a one-touch experience for your consumers. We offer a complete continuum of managed services and hands-on solutions – each custom tailored to meet our clients where they need us most.”

5. HopDrive


Founded: 2017

“89% of consumers say that a car maintenance service that picks up and drops off their car from any place at any time is appealing and 67% say that they would switch to a brand that offers concierge pick up and delivery. Our clients more easily attract and retain great clients while consistently increasing their RO size by 40% or more.

HopDrive provides an elegant, turnkey solution that automates the way you move cars for your customers – with total transparency for your clients and limited liability for your organization.”

6. Hatch


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

“Hatch combines two-way text, email, and phone with automation in one collaborative workspace to help you increase close rates, shorten sales cycles, and boost 5-star reviews.”

7. AnswersNow


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“AnswersNow is a mobile platform that connects parents of children on the autism spectrum directly to their own certified clinicians. It’s simple and convenient for caregivers to message their personal clinicians to ask for autism support–wherever and wherever they need it.

It bothered us that so many caregivers of children with special needs felt isolated and overwhelmed by the lack of accessible information and affordable support. So we created AnswersNow to put parents back in control of getting their children the care they need and deserve.”

8. Naborforce


Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 

“Naborforce’s tech enabled platform connects aging adults to a network of “Nabors” for social engagement and on-demand support with errands, transportation and help around the home. Our company and culture is inspired by JOY to promote engaged, productive and connected aging and living.

10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 EVERY DAY. Naborforce is addressing this growing segment of the market that has been largely unmet to date — aging adults that may not need or be ready for a “caregiver,” but could benefit from light assistance and social connectedness from time to time.”

9. Terazo


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

“Terazo is a software and platform development firm that empowers clients large and small to run more efficiently and unlock new business value through integration and automation. We build and support mission-critical applications, online services, and platforms that enable innovation for customers across a wide spectrum of industries. Terazo has offices in Richmond, VA and Durham, NC and serves clients nationwide.”

10. Time Study

Time Study

Founded: 2018

“Time Study is the leading platform for conducting time studies in hospitals. Our purpose-built software collects time data in real-time for accurate and detailed reporting. Many of the top US hospitals use our application to make remarkable improvements in workforce effectiveness, operational efficiency, financial performance, and compliance.”

One thought on “2023 Best Tech Startups in Richmond (Virginia)

  • Marla Jennison

    I am very impressed by the number of companies and groups focused on creating excellent working conditions for various employees. I know one young man working in technology who appreciates the attention to morale at his office in Richmond, Va. He is my son. He lives there, but I live in Kentucky, where companies are very slowly beginning to consider their employees.

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