The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the tech industry just as hard as the other business sectors. While some companies have thrived in this social distancing life, others have been finding it difficult to stay afloat. Almost all companies, tech and non-tech, have had to change their business and operational models.
Despite rocky times, the tech industry is still paving the way to the future. Rain or shine, tech startups are moving forward with their innovation. From AI to famous applications, it’s clear that tech companies are still dominating the market when it comes to serving up fresh new products.
There are many new ideas and innovations to look forward to in 2021. In this first series, we bring you 50 incredible Los Angeles tech companies and startups to watch out for 2021.
Los Angeles Tech Startups to Watch 2021
Aglet is a digital platform that connects sneakerheads, creators, and brands through virtual sneakers. The first location-based, virtual shopping game for sneakerheads around the world; and you can play it without leaving your house.
Albert is a financial service company that makes financial advice accessible and affordable. Albert Genius customers can chat directly with a financial expert about any money topic, build a personalized financial plan, and access the intelligent, automated investing of Portfolio by Genius for no additional cost.
Altruist is a fintech company that develops a commission-free digital investment platform. The platform is designed to help independent financial advisors grow faster, cut costs, eliminate paperwork, and delight their clients.
AuditBoard is the leading SOX compliance and audit software company. AuditBoard, formerly known as SOXHUB, was born from the simple idea that managing internal controls and compliance doesn’t have to be administrative or manual. AuditBoard offers a fully integrated platform for SOX, operational audits, compliance and ERM.
AvantStay is a technology-first hospitality brand for group travel. It delivers affordable, world-class, authentic, tech-enabled short-term rental (STR) group experiences targeted at the millennial generation.
AYANA is a telehealth platform that offers access to mental therapy to marginalized communities by enabling virtual communication with licensed therapists through a smart matchmaking algorithm based on their cultural experiences and identity traits.
Beyond Limits is an Industrial and Enterprise-grade AI technology company that covers the full range of Artificial Intelligence, purpose-built for the most demanding sectors, including energy, utilities, and healthcare (as well as finance).
CESPPA is a security solution providing an end-to-end solution for companies seeking to identify security risks within their applications.
Cllectve is a platform connecting college creators with Gen-Z brands looking to source fresh undiscovered talent + content
ConsejoSano offers multicultural engagement and navigation solutions for health plans, providers, states to help guide culturally diverse populations through the complexities of the health care system and drive improved performance, outcomes, and satisfaction.
DASH Systems is a tech company developing hardware and software to enable precision airdrop deliveries. They take a commercial airplane, open the door, and autonomously release and land packages within a helipad-size area. Its technology allows commercial cargo to be safely delivered in remote, rural, or previously inaccessible areas, quickly and affordably.
Endpoint is a mobile-first Title and Escrow company, built from the ground up to deliver a radically improved closing experience for real estate agents and their buyers and sellers. Through its digital platform, Endpoint keeps everyone effortlessly and securely in the know throughout the transaction, while streamlining the process to make closing simple, fast, and transparent
Envoy provides onsite mobility services which include electric car-sharing and electric vehicle charging for apartments, offices, and hotels. Envoy Technologies provides the technology, operations, and vehicles to implement private and dedicated auto-sharing as an amenity for any community.
Esports One is an esports data and analytics company that wants to change the way fans watch and engage with esports.
ettitude is a direct-o-consumer sustainable lifestyle brand offering modern bedding, bath, and sleepwear products made from the world’s first CleanBamboo fabric.
Flowspace is the fastest and easiest way to store, manage, and fulfill your inventory from over 1000 certified warehouses and fulfillment centers.
Genies is an avatar technology company that builds avatars for people and communities.
Givsum is a comprehensive management and engagement platform that allows charitable organizations to integrate their operations, fundraising campaigns, and an active community of supporters, all in one place.
Harbor‘s app and readiness platform provide a simple, relatable way to assess and develop preparedness and gain peace-of-mind. By curating expert advice and personalizing, automating, and gamifying key aspects of home safety, harbor aims to make getting ready for the unexpected a fun and easy part of everyday habits.
HomeLister gives you all the tools you need to sell your home and save money! Get all the tools of a pro, for a fraction of the price.
Incentify is a SaaS technology dedicated to the full lifecycle of enterprise Tax Credits and Incentives (C&I) portfolios. Architected to reflect the immense complexity and importance of the asset, Incentify creates a virtual office not only for the corporate tax department’s function in C&I, but also for finance, real estate, HR, government affairs, and the executive leadership. From discovery and compliance to monetization and audit – Incentify is the world’s most powerful C&I platform.
Indi empowers every individual to make money from their social connections in a fun and easy way.
InvestCloud empowers investors and managers with a single version of the integrated truth through its unique digital platform. Today the InvestCloud platform supports over $1.7 trillion of assets across 670 institutional customers. InvestCloud creates custom solutions for better decision-making.
JoyHub offers multifamily owners and operators technology to enhance the rental process and improve net revenue.
Lactation Lab analyzes breast milk for nutritional content and screens for the presence of toxins.
Lunya is an apparel and fashion brand that reinvents sleepwear for modern women.
Moment House is a premium digital live platform for artists and creators. Moment House is empowering artists to deliver digital experiences that feel authentic and compelling.
Nature Coatings transforms wood waste into high performing black pigments. The wood waste is sourced from sustainable FSC certified forests. Its manufacturing process is closed-loop and a circular system. No external energy is required to run the equipment, and our process does not emit any CO2 or other greenhouse gases. Nature Coatings’ pigments are designed for industry.
Network Next is a radically new way to link networks together. It’s a new internet where networks compete to carry your game traffic, providing you with the best network performance at the best price.
Orca Security, the cloud security innovation leader, provides cloud-wide, workload-deep security and compliance for AWS, Azure, and GCP － without the gaps in coverage, alert fatigue, and operational costs of agents.
Output develops innovative software and gear for musicians, composers, producers, and sound designers.
Pearpop allows fans to bid for shared screen time with their favorite TikTok celebrities, and it’s one that has attracted the attention of a few of the platform’s stars with several million followers.
PlayVS is an operator of an eSports platform used to organize competitions in eSports on behalf of high school. Its platform offers to organize online tournaments and wagers for cash and prizes and helps to play and stay up-to-date on high school e-sports programs that enable teen gamers to form teams at their high schools to compete with players from other schools and the battle for titles at state championships.
PodPeople is the only on-demand workforce for audio production, with a vast network of hand-picked audio professionals across the globe.
Polygon is on a mission to give every person with a learning difference, such as dyslexia and ADHD, the full range of tools they need to thrive — from diagnosis to support.
Preveta, a Techstars portfolio company, is establishing the richest database of patient insights to equip clinicians for better outcomes.
Sike Insights is using AI to help remote teams work better together. Our first product, Kona, is a Slackbot that helps remote teams understand each other better. It analyzes the way remote teammates communicate in Slack public channels and provides insights on how best to interact with them.
SketchyMedical is an online education company that helps students master complex concepts through fun and informative video sketches that enhance visual memory
Songradr is a global online marketplace designed to facilitate music licensing for films, TV shows, ads, apps, and other media.
Stem Disintermedia helps creators, artists, and musicians collect digital revenue and enable them to track and share their earnings.
Steno offers court reporting and other litigation support services on a deferred-payment, non-recourse basis. It aims to improve the litigation process—offering dependable court reporting with undeniable innovation and exceptional customer service.
Talespin creates enterprise XR (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) workforce transformation solutions.
The Skills is the premier online sports education platform – where the world’s top athletes teach online courses in their field of expertise
TutorMe is a revolutionary online education platform that provides on-demand tutoring and online courses. The platform enables thousands of tutors to share their knowledge with students around the globe. Whether you need help with high school algebra or you want to learn how to program in Python, TutorMe has a perfect tutor for you.
UNest is an intuitive and easy-to-use mobile app that establishes and manages a tax-free college fund for children.
Valence connects, showcases, and empowers the global Black professional community through the magic of technology and art. Valence establishes meaningful connections with companies and capital that create career opportunities and spawn new ventures. Valence help demystify professional advancement pathways through inspirational storytelling and structured community-driven mentorship.
Verishop is a premium lifestyle destination for everyday luxury in fashion, beauty, home and more. Verishop aims to be a go-to lifestyle shopping destination whenever the customer in search of elevated brands and quality-driven products.
Vurbl is a creator-first, free streaming audio platform for all audio types, including user-generated audio, across 40 categories. Vurbl is revolutionizing the way people distribute and listen to audio-centric information across the web. Check out our interview with Audra Gold, CEO at Vurbl.
Wonderstorm is a story and play media studio that aims to create deep worlds and stories that will form the basis for lasting franchises.
Zuum Transportation optimizes logistics and streamlines supply chains globally on one automated platform which combines a digital freight marketplace with a shipper TMS, broker software, carrier TMS, and driver app.
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