9 Ann Arbor Tech Startups to Watch

Brytanie Killebrew

By on 07/22/19

9 Ann Arbor Tech Startups to Watch

Southeast Michigan is filled with emerging tech talent. Beyond Detroit's borders is another hub packed to the brim with entrepreneurialism and innovation. Cue Ann Arbor.

Only 40 mins from the heart of Detroit, Ann Arbor is home to an abundance of tech startups. And with one unicorn company already under its belt, it's only a matter of time before Ann Arbor brings home another victory. 

Interested to learn more? Check out Ann Arbor's top 9 tech startups to watch.


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Censys | Security starts with visibility

Industry: Computer Networking

Team Size: 20-50

What makes them great: Censys is a search engine that monitors all the devices connected to the internet. The cybersecurity startup offers companies and their IT departments the ability to track their devices and identify vulnerabilities.

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Groundspeed Analytics | Unstructured Insurance Data 

Industry: Insurance

Team Size: 50-100

What makes them great: With a specialization in AI tech and data science solutions, Groundspeed is a leading insurance technology company focused on solving the insurance industry's toughest data challengeunlocking the value of unstructured information by allowing its carrier, broker and MGA clients to improve margins, identify underwriting profit pools and enhance the customer experience.


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Voxel51 | AI for Video

Industry: Computer Software

Team Size: 1-20

What makes them great: Voxel51's technology removes the need for human involvement in deducing information from video. Their software identifies scenes and interactions in a video, recognize and track objects in the footage and provide details of what it sees in natural language

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Atomic Object | Software Development & Design

Industry: Computer Software

Team Size: 50-100

What makes them great: From local startups to Fortune 500 companies, Atomic Object supports a range of clients in web development and custom software creation, as well as mobile app and embedded IoT software. With markets including automotive, health care, financial services, education, distribution and entertainment, there's no limit to their capabilities.

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Wisely | A Smarter Front-of-House

Industry: Food & Beverage

Team Size: 20-50

What makes them great: Helping restaurants delight guests and grow profit, Wisely is a fully integrated host stand, marketing automation and guest sentiment software suite for growing restaurant brands.

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Clinc | Conversational AI for Enterprise

Industry: Information Technology & Services

Team Size: 50-100

What makes them great: Clinc's conversational AI platform leverages a combination of natural language processing engines, machine learning and deep neural networks to make sense of human speech. The startup's technologies are accessible to over 30 million users via customers such as USAA, Ford, Barclays and others in the automotive, health care, travel, hospitality, banking, customer service, insurance and foodservice industries.


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SpellBound | Pediatric Patient Experience Improved

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Team Size: 1-20

What makes them great: SpellBound's augmented reality app is used in top hospitals to increase patient cooperation with treatment. The technology is a vital tool in anxiety management during pediatric medical procedures, via smartphone or tablet.


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Sight Machine | AI Platform for Manufacturing Analytics

Industry: Computer Software

Team Size: 50-100

What makes them great: Sight Machine's technology uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics to help address problems that arise in a manufacturing enterprise and is design to oversee an operation's entire, complex manufacturing system.


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Industry: Renewables & Environment

Team Size: 50-70

What makes them great: SkySpecs's software allows for inspection by drones of a wide variety of infrastructure to become automated, including bridges and wind-turbine blades.


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