2022 Best Tech Startups in West Hollywood

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in West Hollywood, 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. Wheels


Founded: 2018

“Wheels is a last-mile, shared electric mobility platform changing the current landscape in dockless mobility. With innovative products focused on sleek design and safety, Wheels provides a low-cost, fun, and comfortable way to get around cities through the connection of a smartphone. Wheels is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with other locations throughout the the world. Wheels’ CEO, Marco McCottry, is a veteran executive whose previous experience includes executive roles at both Uber and Bird.”

2. StartEngine


Founded: 2014

“StartEngine is one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the U.S., where everyday people can find and invest in early-growth companies and startups, as well as a variety of alternative assets and collectibles. StartEngine has helped more than 500 companies raise $500M+ from a community of over 600,000 prospective investors. Based in Los Angeles, the company was created in 2015 by Howard Marks, co-founder of Activision, and Ron Miller.”

3. AmazeVR


Founded: 2015

“AmazeVR brings artists closer to fans anywhere at any time through proprietary immersive technologies. Through our full-service solution, fans come face-to-face with their favorite artists in a virtual experience through integrating the artist’s performance in 8K+ stereoscopic live-action videos into surreal environments that transcend reality. Our vertically integrated distribution model maximizes for quality and reach — offline, through global movie theaters with haptic motion chairs and VR LBEs; and online, through the Amaze app across most major VR headsets and other opportunities.

Founded by the co-founder and early executives of Kakao, a $60B market cap mobile platform company, AmazeVR has offices in Los Angeles (HQ) and Seoul. We secured $9.5MM for our Series A fundraising in 2019 from seasoned investors in the tech and media space. And in 2020, after we built our Unreal Engine-based technical foundation collaborating with Roc Nation, we secured an additional $9.5MM.”

4. Pearl


Founded: 2019

“A computer vision company focused on solving challenging problems in the dental industry.”

5. Northstar


Founded: 2016

“At Northstar, we’re making it easy for everyone to access affordable, personalized financial advice. We believe that financial wellness starts with a single paycheck. That’s why we work with leading companies to provide 1-on-1 financial advisors and personal finance tools as an employee benefit. Northstar’s financial wellness program helps employees make the most of their total compensation, and helps companies support their teams at scale through onboarding, open enrollment, equity events, and more.

We’ve raised more than $10M from investors including M13, Foundation Capital, Workday Ventures, and Parade Ventures. Our employer customers include Zoom, Snap, NerdWallet, Superhuman, Virgin Orbit, and more.”

6. Tiltify


Founded: 2013

“Tiltify is a social fundraising platform that brings together digital communities, charities and brands to do social good across the globe. With innovative fundraising engagement tools such as polls, milestones & rewards as well as interactive overlays, Tiltify is the #1 charity fundraising platform for digital communities.”

7. Beatclub


Founded: 2019

“Our mission is to change how music is created in today’s digital world.

Beatclub is creating the world’s premiere all digital global marketplace that connects the creative community with record labels, music publishers, licensing companies and independent artists.”

8. Ficto


Founded: 2018

“Combining premium shows and user gen content is REAL. Empowering people to participate in content is POWERFUL. Charging money for subscriptions is not smart & NOT COOL.”

9. Hebbia


Founded: 2020

“Cutting edge ML productivity tools that supercharge knowledge workers.”

10. Binj


Founded: 2020

“SImplifying What To Watch.”