Best Tech Startups in Fort Lauderdale 2019

November 30, 2018

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 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 (un-acquired), 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. JetSmarter

Founded: 2012

“JetSmarter believes movement is the key to a life well lived. Hence, our mission: to fuel journeys that elevate our human experience. We use data science, advanced mobile technology, and a members-only approach to connect leaders in business, sports, entertainment, and culture with socially powered travel. Members can reserve seats on more than 50 routes across three continents, create on-demand private charter flights to anywhere on the planet, book luxury lifestyle benefits, network with like-minded members, and more – all in minutes, right from our app.”

2. Boatsetter

Founded: 2013

“Boatsetter is the #1 boat rental community connecting boat owners, boat captains and anyone who seeks a water-ful experience. Create your own boating experience with Boatsetter:

Boat Owners: Recreate your ownership experience! Rent your boat safely, protect it with best in-class insurance, and earn income to offset the maintenance costs..

Captains: Earn income doing what you love, on your terms! You set the schedule. You make the rules.”

3. Fleet Advantage

Founded: 2008

“As the leading finance and technology company that specializes in fleet business analytics, equipment financing and asset lifecycle cost management, Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation for America’s corporate fleets by matching proprietary IT processes and fleet analytics with the latest equipment to achieve the optimum vehicle lifecycle and maximum productivity, while achieving fuel economy and sustainability goals.”

4. BioTrackTHC

Founded: 2010

“Established in 2010, BioTrackTHC aims to bring cannabis out of prohibition through transparency, accountability, and scalable growth. As pioneers of seed-to-sale tracking for both business management and government oversight software, the BioTrackTHC team has the professional experience necessary to navigate regulations and enforce compliance across any regulated landscape.”

5. VERT

Founded: 2013

“Our mission statement is “To Create Better Experiences”

It starts with a sleek and discreet wireless wearable technology that seamlessly syncs with a smart device and a software platform that ties in cutting edge technologies such as cloud connectivity to stream athletic data for a consumer viewing the data on practically any smart device, Jumbotron or television broadcast.”

6. 71lbs

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Fort Lauderdale

“71lbs helps businesses optimize their shipping spend. If you use FedEx or UPS, you are entitled to refunds on all late shipments, invoice errors and lost and damaged packages. 71lbs audits your account so that you don’t have to dedicate your time and resources to claim your due refunds. Their service requires no contracts and no sign-up fees. You only pay if they find you refunds.”

7. Tippy

Founded: 2016

“Tippy is a digital tipping and financial system built for the Professional Beauty Industry.

With a focus on the joyful, human aspect of the style industry. It helps some people say “thank you,” and helps others make a lot more money!

A high-energy and generous brand that encourages people to make the most of every interaction with clear and enthusiastic feedback.”

8. Xendoo

Founded: 2016

“Xendoo is a fintech company in the online accounting and bookkeeping space serving small businesses. Our technology enables us to provide three simple monthly rates that include bookkeeping, sales tax, tax planning, corporate tax return filing, and unlimited access to a dedicated CPA team.

We simplify your bookkeeping and accounting and deliver the financial attention you deserve, unlike a traditional CPA relationship where the focus may not be on your big picture. We take a holistic and responsive approach to make your company finances operate faster and better.”

9. GoGig

Founded: 2013

“We believe that “swiping” your way to a new job, or blasting out tons of applications to job postings doesn’t make sense. That’s why GoGig built a mobile network to do all the matching for you, so you don’t have to make your job networking a full-time job.

GoGig will match you to hiring companies based on four simple criteria without revealing your identity to unlock your LinkedIn profile and speed up your job networking.”

10. Boatyard

Founded: 2014

“We deliver boater happiness via the world’s first on-demand marketplace for the leisure boater, and advanced SaaS toolsets for vetted marine businesses. Order fuel delivery, boat washing and just about any other boat service with a few clicks on your mobile device.

Need regular boat maintenance? A repair? The newest bluetooth fishfinder? Whatever you want. Whatever you need. Just shoot us your request through the Boatyard app and we’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen for you.”