Top 50 Tech Startups - 2020

Tech startups are primarily defined by innovativeness, scalability, and growth, and to become successful within a particular industry, it must establish market-share. To do this, a startup must carefully select its target market and demographic to ensure it has a higher chance of establishing market-share. This is because an over-saturated market may be challenging to enter compared to a sector with fewer competitors. And to succeed in an over-saturated market, a startup must focus on a specific niche and add value beyond what competitors offer.

Tech startups primarily focus on implementing technologies, but the era of personalized customer-oriented approach has shifted tech servicing and production. This is why several startups are being launched and are operating within major cutting-edge areas like artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, virtual reality, and blockchain. Despite economic uncertainty derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, venture capital investors are doubling down on funding startups in these critical areas. With a significant portion of the population now accessing the web through their smartphones rather than their desktop computers, investing in app development for a business is key to reach a major part of the potential market. Today, successful startups require more than just an outstanding idea; the innovation-hungry era needs execution and custom business apps to make a tremendous difference to that end. Apps not only improve organizational efficiency but enable startups to keep track of their company vision and execute it successfully. Depending on the niche, a startup may need a custom app, geared towards improving internal operations and increasing employee productivity, long before investing in a consumer-facing app becomes a viable business strategy.

At this juncture, there is a wide variety of tech startups entering the market with a set of advanced offerings and novel ideas, intent on making their mark in the market. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed tech startups, CIO Review has compiled a list of ‘50 Most Promising Tech Startups – 2020.’ The enlisted organizations are poised to disrupt the tech world by bringing innovations and user experiences. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.

We present to you CIO Review’s “50 Most Promising Tech Startups – 2020.”

Top Tech Startups

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Cloudonix’s smart voice calls enable frictionless experiences that drive better customer care and faster sales by merging voice and data into a complete service context. Cloudonix adds Cloud capabilities to your existing on premise Call Center. Security, Privacy and more – rapidly deployed and cost effective

Cockroach Labs is a leading solution in the database management sector for six years now, owing to its flexible digital solutions that cater to both small and big firms alike. Cloud-native, open source, and indestructible—Cockroach Labs makes it easier for modern applications to scale fast, survive anything and thrive everywhere. The company empowers its customers with the numerous benefits of a truly distributed database architecture. Cockroach Labs is solving three pressing challenges—pertaining to scalability, resilience, and global data architecture—by embracing its elastic, indestructible SQL database, CockroachDB

Culinda is the world’s first IoT/IoMT security platform with blockchain enabled asset inventory, network threat detection and prevention specialized in securing connected medical devices in hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the United States, using an Artificial Intelligence platform and a security gateway

Emmersion is a rapidly growing EdTech company that facilitates remote employment screening and placement through its automated adaptive language assessment. Emmersion brings a change to the language assessment vertical through its AI technology, which has shortened the time to assess someone’s speaking ability to an average of 15 minutes and provides an immediate score report. To achieve these desired goals, the company offers two automated assessment products, TrueNorth and WebCAPE. TrueNorth is a fully adaptive speaking assessment tool that shortens the assessment period, and WebCAPE is a computerized adaptive placement exam for other aspects of language ability assessment

LocatorX’s technology enables organizations to track and find their assets while monitoring the status and movement throughout their service life. The company offers services, including tracking, counterfeit protection, and consumer engagement, throughout the entire product lifecycle. From production and to the consumer and beyond, the firm helps its clients monitor their products’ journey, location, exceptions, routing, and more

Measurably improve employee performance and employee engagement through Internal Coaching and Skills development. Build the next-generation of Diverse, Inclusive and Women Leaders in the modern, global workplace, by innovating with Machine Learning and AI, and putting privacy first

Provider of AI-based automation for Continuous Optimization of performance/cost ratio in cloud applications

Provides a portfolio of solutions to migrate, archive, and decommission enterprise applications

Query.AI challenges the status quo and simplifies data access and analysis with a unique decentralized approach. With its Assistive-AI platform, Query.AI is on a mission to empower organizations to unlock the power of data by removing the barriers that come with data centralization. To achieve this feat, Query.AI leverages a new and innovative API-driven architecture that allows businesses to connect to disparate data platforms simultaneously, directly from their browser to perform data analysis. The key benefit of Query.AI’s technology is that organizations no longer have to duplicate data and make large license and infrastructure investments to gain these centralized insights

redIQ has transformed the way multifamily real estate transactions are analyzed and completed. Our platform automatically extracts detailed data from PDF or Excel rent rolls and operating statements in seconds and offers a sophisticated underwriting model. Whether using the system for cursory analysis or a full underwriting, multifamily owners, brokers, and lenders can execute more deals with greater speed and accuracy when powered by redIQ

A global video-based technology company that solves business challenges across industries by extracting the key, actionable insights from their video assets leading to higher profits and more efficient operations

3D Platform

3D Platform

3D Platform is the trusted global leader in industrial-strength, large-format 3D printers

ABEJA Technologies

ABEJA Technologies

Founded in 2019, ABEJA Technologies, Inc., a leading company specialized in Deep Learning, has wealth of experiences in AI implementation with over 200 companies, especially in Retail, Manufacture, Logistics, and Healthcare, and provides end-to-end solution for enabling AI process through the ABEJA Platform

AgBiome

AgBiome

AgBiome is leading the way in the next agricultural revolution with the most innovative use of the plant microbiome for genetic traits and biological pesticides

AMYGO.AI

AMYGO.AI

AMYGO.AI was founded at 2018 in Silicon Valley, by the best talents from artificial intelligence and automotive industry, the company starts from autonomous driving, with vision to enable the future mobility and smart cities

Apploi

Apploi

Apploi, a NYC based tech company that provides hiring software designed specifically (though not exclusively) for the healthcare & retail industries

Automox

Automox

Cloud-based and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, Mac, and Linux from a single intuitive console

Balbix

Balbix

Balbix is the world’s first cybersecurity platform to leverage specialized AI to provide real-time visibility into an organization’s breach risk

Bioinformatix

Bioinformatix

Bioinformatix focuses on enterprise intelligence and predictive analytics by applying artificial intelligence to detect, prevent, and address biomedical problems in real time

Clara Analytics

Clara Analytics

CLARA Analytics drives change in the commercial insurance markets with easy-to-use artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions that dramatically reduce claims costs by anticipating the needs of claimants and helping align the best resources to meet those needs

Cognito

Cognito

Provides simplified identity verification through cutting-edge technology integrations and partnerships

Collective Intel

Collective Intel

A global video-based technology company that solves business challenges across industries by extracting the key, actionable insights from their video assets leading to higher profits and more efficient operations

CreatorIQ

CreatorIQ

CreatorIQ is the global system of record for managing and optimizing creator-driven campaigns at scale

CrossTx

CrossTx

CrossTx is a premier, cloud-based whole-person care platform that improves the overall patient experience

CY Vision

CY Vision

CY Vision develops software-based holographic display technology that delivers augmented reality experiences that meet the challenges of difficult vehicular environments. Built for existing compute platforms and sensor architectures, the company’s systems adapt to different vehicle models and users’ ergonomic demands

Diana AI

Diana AI

The company built a plug and play search and voice driven AI powered data platform that delivers business insights from natural language requests

dotData

dotData

dotData was born out of radical idea, unique among machine learning companies, that the data science process could be made simple enough for just about anyone to benefit from it

Dottid

Dottid

Dottid is the only platform that allows owners & asset managers to view transactions with transparency, control, and communication – alongside leasing, tenant, and build-out teams

Dura Biotech

Dura Biotech

Founded in May 2012, Dura Biotech develops innovative technologies to improve the functionality and durability of bioprosthetic heart valve devices, in particular, transcatheter heart valve devices

Dyania Health

Dyania Health

Dyania Health builds technologies that expand access to the most Innovative Healthcare through Clinical Trials

Ellkay

Ellkay

As a nationwide leader in healthcare connectivity, ELLKAY has been making interoperability happen for more than 18 years, providing solutions that solve the challenges its partners face in today’s data-rich world

Embleema

Embleema

Embleema is a group of healthcare and technology veterans building it using cutting-edge technologies such as Blockchain and HL7 pharmaceutical industry standards

Epion Health

Epion Health

Epion Health provides a Software as a Service patient engagement platform at the point of care, beginning with the patient check-in process

Green Sun Medical

Green Sun Medical

Green Sun Medical LLC. is a Colorado company dedicated to developing transformative bracing technology to prevent spinal deformity surgery

IAMBOT

IAMBOT

The platform to automate the interaction between a business and its clients, utilizing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and self-learning algorithms based on the latest scientific advances

Itemize

Itemize

Specializes in converting receipts and similar documents into scalable intelligence for financial entities by harnessing cloud technology and artificial intelligence

Marigold Health

Marigold Health

Marigold Health engages underserved behavioral health & substance use patients with chat-based peer support groups while using AI to scale the efforts of existing clinicians

NVISNx

NVISNx

NVISNx provides a simplified global view of all business data to identify where it is stored and how it is being protected

Paperless Parts

Paperless Parts

Paperless Parts is the secure, ITAR registered and compliant cloud-based platform that is revolutionizing manufacturing

Pyramis Technology Group

Pyramis Technology Group

Provides a one-stop-shop platform for OEMs to manage the different aspects of their entire supply chain right from manufacturing to end of life disposal. Enabling clients through the development and delivery of a true circular-economy

Remediant

Remediant

Remediant’s SecureONE helps organizations bring new level of control and protection of privileged access management leveraging just-in-time and zero-trust models

RightHand Robotics

RightHand Robotics

RightHand Robotics builds a data-driven intelligent picking platform, providing flexible and scalable automation for predictable order fulfillment

SmartKarrot

SmartKarrot

The SmartKarrot platform drives product and customer success through better user engagement and retention

SolveBio

SolveBio

SolveBio deploys intelligent technologies and on-demand expertise to drive precision medicine

StormQuant

StormQuant

StormQuant is dedicated to the creation and use of innovative technology to predict weather patterns, prevent its adverse effects, and help protect people and the environment from harm

Strata Decision

Strata Decision

Strata Decision Technology provides an innovative cloud-based financial analytics and performance platform that is used by healthcare providers for financial planning, decision support and continuous cost improvement

SwagUp

SwagUp

SwagUp brings simplicity and quality to the world of branded swag. The company focus on creating high-quality swag packs for employee welcoming, client gifting, event attendees, and more

Uptycs

Uptycs

Uptycs offers the first scalable osquery-powered security analytics platform

Vianai Systems

Vianai Systems

The company delivers a transformational capability to its customers via a combination of enablement and execution

VIP CYBER DEFENSE

VIP CYBER DEFENSE

The company's mission is to vigilantly protect its customers’ business and help them achieve their compliance and security program goals by providing a proven Risk Management Strategy & Security Reference Architecture