Los Angeles is best known as the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Now it has become clear to the tech community that LA is more than just a hub for entertainment. The amount of tech startups popping up in this second-most populous city in the United States means that 2018 will be undoubtedly a great year for the tech community.
Every year, we compile a list of the best tech startups in Los Angeles. So, without further ado, here are the best Los Angeles tech startups to watch in 2018.
Inspire is the Santa Monica tech startup that works to help businesses and homeowners adopt smart energy technologies. The company also aims to help residents in Los Angeles cut down on pollutants they emit into the environment. They provide a subscription service which allows subscribers to pay one flat monthly supply price for clean energy and a smarter home. This subscription service also allows subscribers to personalize their energy plans and to get the latest smart energy products. With more than $38 million in funding, the company’s mission is to create a brighter energy future.
2. OnPoint Internet Marketing
OnPoint is a company that provides businesses with the ability to increase their website traffic and conversions through SEO and PPC. Originally founded in California they have since launched a two locations in, OnPoint is officially now a SEO company in Los Angeles and Sacramento. The companies SEO services have produced hundreds of first page rankings for their clients and they are the #1 reviewed marketing agency in Sacramento area. Keep an eye out as they make their mark in Los Angeles.
3. ServiceTitan Inc.
ServiceTitan is a Los Angeles leading business management software platform. The company provides an all-in-one software program for electrical, plumbing, residential HVAC, and other home service businesses. This software delivers amazing customer service, streamlines operations and significantly improves sales. With nearly $100 million in funding, ServiceTitan plans to expand and strengthen their software’s capabilities.
System1 is a tech company based in Venice, California. The company’s mission is to use technology to make advertising better for both advertisers and consumers. To achieve its goal, the company created a platform which has become the world’s leading independent marketplace for keyword PPC advertising. The platform analyzes millions of consumer attributes and utilizes powerful algorithms to unlock consumer intent across the internet and digital channels. Last year, System1 raised $270 million in funding and invested the money to drive further innovation within digital advertising.
TaskUs is the Santa Monica-based tech startup that utilizes cloud-based technology and innovation-driving team to provide unmatched back office and customer care support. The company also provides ridiculously good strategy, revolutionary technology, business process optimization and the best talent to deliver transformational digital scale.
6. Divergent 3D
Divergent 3D was founded in 2014 with the sole mission of changing the way cars are designed and built. The company’s hardware-software platform gives vehicle manufacturers access to the innovative, easier and cheaper ways to develop parts. In 2017, the company raised more than $88 million in funding which they invested in their potentially groundbreaking technology.
FloQast is the fastest growing Los Angeles-based tech startup redefining how a critical business process is performed. The company has an advanced management software program that helps accountants accomplish their tasks faster and more accurately. This management software program was built to seamlessly integrate with existing checklists and systems.
8. Hyperloop One
Hyperloop One is a tech startup that reinvents transportation by eliminating barriers of distance and time. With Hyperloop transport, passengers and cargo can be moved easily, efficiently, safely, and immediately. Since its establishment, the company continues to design, develop, build and test the hardware and technology to make their vision a reality.
Based in Los Angeles, KEYPR is a cloud-based guest experience and management online platform for luxury residences, casinos, and hotels. The platform creates new operational efficiencies, delivers an efficient personalized guest experience and drives additional revenue opportunities for luxury residence, casino, and hotel owners. Last year, the company raised more than $19 million in funding and hired Mark Anderson the former Sony and Fox executive as its CEO.
We have only highlighted the leading tech startups in LA. There are several others which we haven’t mentioned in this article. Just feel free to share them in the comment box below.