2022 Best Tech Startups in Redwood City

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Redwood City, 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. BlueVine


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Redwood City

“BlueVine is on a mission to empower small businesses with innovative banking designed for them. Small businesses deserve accessible and modern financial services, and traditional banks have underserved them for too long.

By combining industry-leading technology and security with our team’s expertise and care, we help small businesses spend their time on what matters most—the next chapter of their business.

Since 2013, we’ve provided small and medium-sized businesses with access to more than $9 billion in financing. As a top small business banking provider trusted by over 200,000 small business owners, we’re proud to offer a full suite of tailored banking services, including a business checking account, line of credit, and invoice factoring.”

2. Carbon


Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“Carbon is a 3D printing technology company helping businesses to develop better products and bring them to market in less time. The Carbon DLS™ process combines versatile printers, advanced software, and best-in-class materials to deliver functional parts with end-use performance and aesthetics, helping engineers and designers to create products that outperform. From prototyping and low-volume production to production-at-scale, hundreds of global organizations, including adidas, Ford Motor Company, and Becton Dickinson Company, use the Carbon process to create a wide range of functional end-use parts and print them reliably wherever and whenever they need them through our production network partners.”

3. Branch


Founded: 2014

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“At Branch, we’re transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Our mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. By integrating Branch technology into core marketing channels including apps, web, email, social media, search, and paid ads, leading brands are driving higher-value conversions than ever before.

Headquartered in Redwood City, CA and with offices around the globe, Branch has raised more than $330M from investors such as NEA, Founders Fund and Playground Ventures. We power mobile links, attribution, and measurement for more than 3 billion monthly users and over 50,000 apps, including Airbnb, Ticketmaster, Reddit, Buzzfeed, Twitch, OfferUp, Poshmark, and many more, and are working on exciting new ways to improve discovery in the mobile ecosystem.”

4. Skydio


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Redwood City

“Skydio is the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight. Skydio leverages breakthrough AI to create the world’s most intelligent flying machines for use by consumer, enterprise, and government customers.

Founded in 2014, Skydio is made up of leading experts in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top companies, research labs, and universities from around the world.

Skydio designs, assembles, and supports its products in the U.S. from its headquarters in Redwood City, CA, to offer the highest standards of supply chain and manufacturing security.”

5. Exo


Founded: 2015

“Exo is taking medical imaging where you never thought it could go- everywhere! Exo is a health information and devices company. Exo believes everyone around the world should have access to high-quality, affordable and easy-to-use medical imaging. The company is on a mission to modernize medical imaging through its high-performance handheld ultrasound platform and artificial intelligence. Exo’s goal is to enable healthcare professionals to make critical, real-time decisions that ultimately improve patient outcomes. Learn more about how Exo at”

6. Caffeine


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Redwood City

“Welcome to Caffeine

Caffeine is a new way for you and your friends to enjoy and create live entertainment, gaming, and sports broadcasts. Simplicity is at the core of what we do: from our clean design to our simple-to-use tools, we make it incredibly easy for anyone to start streaming in no time.

The best entertainers, gamers, & athletes.
The Ultimate Rap League, Jay Blac, Tsu Surf, Tay Roc, Mike P, Ronnie, CaRtOoNz, and Ohmwrecker. Live FOX Sports, ESPN, and college sports. Watch your favorites live, every week.”

7. Synthego


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Menlo Park

“Synthego is a genome engineering company enabling the acceleration of life science research and development in the pursuit of improved human health.

The company leverages machine learning, automation, and gene editing to build platforms for science at scale. By vertically integrating hardware, software, bioinformatics, chemistry, and molecular biology, Synthego is at the forefront of innovation advancing the next generation of medicines through providing access to genome editing at an unprecedented scale.”

8. Karius


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Redwood City

“Karius sees a world where infectious disease is no longer a major threat to human health. To achieve this, the Karius Test uses genomics and AI to map a patient’s microbial landscape from a single blood sample to enable clinicians to make rapid treatment decisions.”

9. Zum


Founded: 2015

“Zūm has reimagined student transportation— managing every vehicle, driver, passenger, parent, and ride on a single platform. We’re growing fast and looking for super-smart folks motivated to fix the nation’s largest mass transportation system and make a real difference for students, schools, drivers, parents and caregivers.

If fixing an antiquated system hidden in plain sight excites you, drop us a note at [email protected] today.”

10. Dexterity


Founded: 2017

“We deliver full-stack robot dexterity solutions for logistics, warehousing, and supply chain operations. Our robots pick, move, pack, and collaborate with human-like skill in existing infrastructure to solve the toughest problems in material handling.”