2020 Best Tech Startups in Alameda

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Alameda, 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. Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Alameda

“Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. is an engineered materials company focused on dramatically improving energy storage. We enable higher energy density batteries for smaller, lighter, longer-lasting wearables & portable electronics, mass adoption of electric vehicles, and practical use of renewable energy.

Our products, which you can test in cells today, significantly increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. Our materials are manufacturable economically at scale, and are drop-in replacements to existing battery manufacturing processes.”

2. Saildrone


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Alameda

“Saildrone designs and manufactures wind and solar powered autonomous surface vehicles called Saildrones, which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We are building the world’s largest high resolution ocean datasets, working with governments and private companies around the globe. We believe that better inputs in planetary models in turn yield better outputs and that the new insights gained in weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing and climate change will have tremendous impact on humanity.”

3. Magnetic Insight

Magnetic Insight

Founded: 2014

“Magnetic Insight introduces magnetic particle imaging, a groundbreaking imaging technology addressing today’s clinical and translational research challenges.

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a new imaging technology unique from any other technology on the market. It is a functional imaging modality similar to PET, SPECT and optical where real time biological events can be monitored verses anatomical imaging such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MPI offers the ability to target biomarkers, introduced into the cell and as a vascular tracer to support real-time blood flow and vascular architecture all with direct quantitation. Harnessing the magnetic properties of iron oxide nanoparticles, visualization and quantitation is specific, direct and unobstructed by tissue depth at exquisite sensitivity and with elegant resolution.”

4. Imprint Energy

Imprint Energy

Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Alameda

“Imprint Energy is commercializing a breakthrough low cost, flexible, rechargeable battery technology developed by the founders from the University of California, Berkeley. Imprint Energy’s exclusive high conductivity polymer electrolyte technology enables scalable print-based manufacturing of energy dense and ultra-thin batteries based on non-Lithium earth-abundant materials. The company aims to improve portable power by offering the performance of lithium-based batteries at significantly lower costs and by removing form factor limitations and safety concerns. Imprint Energy will utilize its unique battery technology to address the energy needs of today’s and tomorrow’s electronic devices.”