2020 Best Tech Startups in Asheville

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Asheville, North Carolina. 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. Ecobot


Founded: 2018

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Asheville

“Ecobot builds revolutionary software that improves how we interact with the environment. Ecobot is the future of environmental monitoring, reporting and data forecasting, providing efficiency across all sectors of the environmental services industry. The first version of Ecobot provides a swifter way to input wetland field data, provides contextual vegetation and soil data lookups, and automatically generates USACE wetland delineation reports.

The pen and paper-driven environmental regulatory industry hasn’t changed much since its inception in the 1970s. Ecobot digitizes this industry. Compared to traditional techniques, the Ecobot solution provides environmental services companies massive time savings and produces more accurate reporting.”

2. PlumPrint


Founded: 2012

“Plum Print takes the overwhelming piles of artwork young children bring home and transform them into digital archives as well as custom coffee table books. We give parents an incredibly easy solution to preserving such treasured memories.

Plum Print is expanding and looking for energetic, passionate talent to join our growing team!”

3. VirtualJobShadow


Founded: 2012

“® is a highly engaging, comprehensive career exploration tool for middle, high school and post-secondary students. It is also an outstanding way for employers to connect with their future workforce and help schools better prepare students for the realities of working in 21st century America.

Through our proprietary online videos,® provides a behind-the-scenes look at life on the job for hundreds of different careers, spanning 16 Career Clusters. Our comprehensive career profiles help students determine which career paths most appeal to them, and provide them with the critical information they’ll need to pursue their dream careers.”