2022 Best Tech Startups in Ithaca

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Ithaca, New York. 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. Ursa Space Systems

Ursa Space Systems

Founded: 2014

“Ursa Space Systems is a U.S.-based satellite intelligence company that provides business and government decision-makers access to on-demand analytic solutions. Through its radar satellite network and data fusion expertise, Ursa detects real-time changes in the physical world to expand transparency. The company’s subscription and custom services enable clients to access satellite imagery and analytic results with no geographic, political, or weather-related limitations.”

2. Conamix


Founded: 2014

“Venture backed battery technology company commercializing multiple materials to improve the performance of lithium ion batteries. Investment partners include Volta Energy Technologies, Hegemon Capital and New York Ventures. Board of Directors: Charles Hamilton (CEO and cofounder), Robert Pangborn (Chair), Bart Riley (co founder and Technical Director), David Schroeder (Volta), David Leve (Hegemon).”

3. Rosie


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Ithaca

“Rosie is the industry-leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web.

Through strategic partnerships with major retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers across the US, Rosie is able to connect with new customers via digital commerce.

Rosie was recognized by IBM in 2014 as the top startup in North America for its unique ability to provide streamlined online shopping tools, comprehensive delivery logistics packages, and proprietary data analytics.

Since then, Rosie has built relationships with hundreds of retailers nationwide. Join our mission of delivering smart, delightfully easy online groceries.”

4. Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies

Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies

Founded: 2019

“Odyssey Semiconductor was started with a goal in mind: replacing silicon carbide with gallium nitride (GaN) as the leading high-performance power switching semiconductor material.”

5. Exotanium


Founded: 2019

“Exotanium, Inc. is a next generation cloud resource optimization and management platform that uses cutting-edge distributed container infrastructure as well as Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to help enterprises reduce spending in the cloud by up to 90%, while enhancing both operational security and performance.”

6. Xallent


Founded: 2013

“Xallent develops proprietary nanoscale measurement hardware and software tools for imaging, testing, and analyzing semiconductors and thin film materials.”



Founded: 2016

“EMPEQ provides automated building equipment site surveys, energy audits, proposals, and financing solutions for the engineering and HVAC industries – resulting in more efficient and shorter project and sales cycles and greatly increased gross profit and accuracy.”

8. SimpliFed


Founded: 2020

“SimpliFed is democratizing access to baby feeding and breastfeeding services by providing high-quality virtual care that is covered by insurance. The Ithaca, New York-based company envisions a world where every parent feels good about feeding their family – because baby feeding and breastfeeding is central to maternal and infant health. Founded in 2019 by Andrea Ippolito, a biomedical engineer and mom of two, SimpliFed provides evidence-based and inclusive virtual baby feeding services to everyone, no matter how they choose to feed their baby. Simplifed’s mission is to create a new model for optimal baby feeding by building trusted relationships with parents, partnering with healthcare payers and providers, and shifting policy, practice, and narratives to drive health and economic equity, starting with baby’s first foods.”

9. Mintlify


Founded: 2020

“Hate writing documentation? Save time and improve your codebase by letting Mintlify generate documentation for you.”