2022 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Birmingham, Alabama. 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. Fleetio


Founded: 2011

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“Our software helps organizations around the world track, analyze and improve their fleet operations. We’re passionate about making it easy to manage a fleet so our customers can spend more time focusing on their mission.”

2. Immediate


Founded: 2018

“Immediate helps businesses recruit, engage, and retain employees by providing a financial wellness solution that delivers on-demand access to earned wages.

Our solution provides employees with on-demand access to their earned but not yet paid wages through integrations with major payroll providers.

Employees simply utilize their existing time tracking management software, which updates Immediate in real-time of hours worked and wages earned. Earnings can then be efficiently transferred with the click of a button to a bank account or loadable debit card.”

3. Joonko


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“Joonko (Techstars ‘16, Salesforce Incubator ’17) is on a mission to push real diversity in companies to the next level. We’re solving diversity and inclusion challenges using Artificial Intelligence, in real-time, while delivering measurable results that can move the needle for our customers. We call it #AI4DnI.

Estimations are that US companies spend and lose more than $70 billion a year on and due to diversity programs, training and consulting, with low success rate.

Joonko is the first AI-powered diversity and inclusion coach for companies, which can identify and solve unconscious bias, in real-time, company-wide.”

4. Wyndy


Founded: 2016

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“Founded in 2016 and based in Birmingham, Alabama, Wyndy is a mobile application transforming the way parents and background-checked college sitters meet and interact.”

5. IllumiCare


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Birmingham

“IllumiCare Smart Ribbons are non-intrusive ribbons of information that hover over a hospital’s electronic medical record, without EMR integration, and give providers real-time, patient-specific and cost and patient risk data about the patient concurrently being viewed in the electronic medical record.”

6. Prepaid2Cash


Founded: 2016

“The Prepaid2Cash app is a Birmingham, Alabama based mobile application that provides a quick and easy way for consumers to access their prepaid card and gift card funds. PrePaid2Cash is the only provider enabling customers to receive cash via direct deposit for most Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover branded prepaid card programs. Prepaid2Cash also serves customers owning branded gift cards such as Walmart, Nordstrom, Best Buy and 100+ other popular retail brands. Prepaid2Cash employs bank grade security and policies to keep consumers identity and sensitive information safe and secure.”

7. NXTsoft


Founded: 2017

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“NXTsoft builds and grows companies using management’s core strengths in sales and marketing, software development, business scaling, and capital access. Our current focus is concentrated in Risk Management, which includes Cybersecurity, Compliance and Risk Analytics.”

8. University Fancards

University Fancards

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 

“University Fancards, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, offers sports fans a unique way to connect with their team through everyday purchases. Fancards offers fans two Mastercard® products: an open-loop gift card and a prepaid reloadable card. Our 25 teams include: Alabama Crimson Tide, Arizona Wildcats, Army Black Knights, Auburn Tigers, Boise State Broncos, Cal Golden Bears, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Houston Cougars, Louisville Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Mississippi State Bulldogs, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Ole Miss Rebels, South Carolina Gamecocks, Southern Cal Trojans, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Virginia Tech Hokies, and West Virginia Mountaineers.”

9. Linq


Founded: 2019

“The Better Way to Network →”

10. StreetMetrics


Founded: 2019

“Analytics from StreetMetrics allows advertisers to accurately understand who they are reaching with their OOH campaigns, helping them confidently compete for business with better planning, pricing, and end of campaign ROI.
By pairing the location and movement of cars, buses, and bikes with aggregated cellphone, traffic, and mobile app data, we give you the power to understand your OOH campaign performance.

Plan, measure, prove and grow with StreetMetrics!”