San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2019

By Iris Gonzalez

In this inaugural compilation of companies to watch, we’ve highlighted 20 stories from Startups San Antonio’s first year of coverage to show the types of innovation one can find in San Antonio, Texas.

You will discover entrepreneurs in bioscience and healthcare, cybersecurity, software as a service or SaaS, augmented and virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, and startups working at the intersection of tech and social impact.

These stories highlight groundbreaking approaches, powerful collaborations, and intriguing ideas that will shape the city’s startup ecosystem throughout 2019 and beyond. If you are interested in San Antonio’s community of innovators and want to know which companies to watch, you can start with our list below.

These 20 companies are leveraging innovation in impactful ways with promising early-stage traction and market-product fit to show for their efforts. 

In our research, we considered startups that:

  • Are privately-owned company
  • Have revenue potential (if they are pre-revenue)
  • Generate $5 million or less in revenue
  • Possess 50 or fewer employees
  • Have raised Series A or earlier funding rounds
  • Have been in existence for ten years or less

Notice this is not a “best of” list or a list that ranks these early-stage companies according to a defining metric, such as annual revenue. We listed the companies in alphabetical order.

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San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2019

BioBridge Global is a nonprofit company leveraging its diverse biomedical services to meet critical medical industry needs.

Read: BioBridge Global To Scale Biomanufacturing at Merchants Ice Complex

Braustin Mobile Homes leverages technology to make mobile homeownership feasible for more home buyers.

Read: Buy a Braustin Home Using an App on Your Cellphone

Brokerage Engine is an online SaaS platform for broker agents and brokerage firms.

Read: Broker Expertise and Rackspace Experience Behind Brokerage Engine Startup

Chargify offers a SaaS customized customer subscriber billing services for businesses.

Read: Chargify Grows As SaaS Companies Need More Flexible Billing

Cityflag bridges the gap between city governments and their residents with civic engagement software platforms.

Read: San Antonio Launches Cityflag 311 App

CyberFortress provides small to mid-market businesses cyber insurance coverage.

Read: Tailored for Smaller Businesses, CyberFortress Delivers New Kind of Cyber Insurance

Dauber is a SaaS solution designed for the dump truck industry.

Read: Construction Trucking Loaded with Opportunity for Tech Startup Dauber

DC Industries creates customized cybersecurity and information technology training for transitioning military service members.

Read: Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training

Dearduck’s SaaS platform helps businesses provide personalized recommendations for their customers to make informed purchases.

Read: Dearduck Makes it Easier to Buy for Others

Flightpath Finance gives mid-market companies current financial modeling forecasting and modeling capabilities.

Read: Flightpath Finance Closes $515K Seed Round, Wins $25K Geekdom Community Fund

FunnelAI uses artificial intelligence to automate the sales lead generation and marketing process for companies.

Read: FunnelAI ‘s Artificial Intelligence Finds Real-time Customer Leads in Social Media

GaitIQ is a primary healthcare SaaS application using machine learning and AI software designed to detect early signs of dementia.

Read: GaitIQ Spots Early Signs of Alzheimer’s in Your Walk

GenCure provides cell and tissue services for regenerative medicine, including patient treatment and clinical research.

Read: BioBridge Global To Scale Biomanufacturing at Merchants Ice Complex

Inflow is focused on innovative cyber and information technology (IT) services in support of U.S. national security.

Read: Innovative Cybersecurity Services for National Security Drive Inflow’s Growth

Intrinsic Imaging is a full-service medical imaging core lab focused on supporting clinical trials for medical devices.

Read: Intrinsic Imaging Radiologist Develops Artificial Intelligence Tool to Streamline Workloads

Kinetech Cloud is an IT consulting and software development firm specializing in enterprise custom app development.

Read: City of San Antonio and Kinetech Cloud Launch New Utility Assistance Program Application

Olifant Medical is a medical device company bringing the next-generation airwar device to the market.

Read: UT Health SA Clinician-Entrepreneur Invents Next-Generation Airway Device

PATCH is an internet-connected medicine bottle invented by two Trinity University students.

Read: Trinity University Students Launch Smart Pill Bottle for Clinical Trials—PATCH

Plus One Robotics equips industrial robots with their proprietary computer vision and artificial intelligence for enhanced automation.

Read: San Antonio Startup Plus One Robotics Raises $8.3M

QualTex provides biological testing services to screen whole blood and plasma donations for international biotechnology customers.

Read: BioBridge Global To Scale Biomanufacturing at Merchants Ice Complex

Ractive works with game studios, government agencies, and businesses to develop cinematics and virtual reality experiences.

Read: Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training

Reckon Point specializes in indoor navigation, positioning, and scanning technologies.

Read: Reckon Point’s Indoor Airport Wayfinding App Places Startup on the Map

StemBioSys is a life-science tool company specializing in stem and progenitor cells, matrices, media, and other reagents.

Read: BioBridge Global To Scale Biomanufacturing at Merchants Ice Complex

The IMG Studio creates client-focused content leveraging video production, animation, web, virtual and augmented reality, and customized applications.

Read: The IMG Studio Develops First VR Basketball Game for Adaptive, Paralympic Sports

Featured image is of a Yasakawa robot picking up a package at Plus One Robotics. Photo credit: Startups San Antonio.

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