These days it seems there's a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company for practically everything. The LA tech scene has its fair share of companies rising to dominance in the space.
We've rounded up 33 software companies in Los Angeles you should keep an eye on.
What they do: Irvine-based Weedmaps is the largest US tech company focused on servicing the legal marijuana industry.
How they’re changing software: Weedmaps provides backend services for doctors, dispensaries and deliveries in order to boost their online presence and revenues. In addition to software help, the company offers consumers educational resources and curates deals from nearby dispensaries.
What they do: Science 37 focuses on the development of patient-centric networks for clinical research and biomedical discovery.
How they’re changing software: By bringing together patients, doctors, researchers and inventors, Science 37 accelerates clinical trial research and leads to an overall quicker breakthrough in the biomedical industry.
What they do: Factual is a location data company helping brands reach new customers through curated, targeted advertisements based on geography.
How they’re changing software: Factual observes billions of geographical data points each day and works with businesses on how to turn these mobile users into customers. Based in downtown LA, Factual is helping companies like Apple, wework, Uber, Amazon and Yelp build better targeted apps and marketing campaigns through the use of location-based data gathering.
What they do: Shippabo is a cloud-based management platform for supply chains, enabling businesses to oversee shipments from end to end.
How they’re changing software: Shippabo created their platform based on their own experiences, wanting to make shipping faster, more transparent and affordable.
What they do: Appetize develops payment and point-of-sale systems for everything from live sports and music venues to educational businesses. The Playa Vista-based company helps these industries scale their customer transactions to maximize efficiency.
How they’re changing software: Clients like the New York Yankees, Goldman Sachs and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival all rely on Appetize’s technology to properly scale and analyze sales data.
What they do: Redgate creates tools and products for the Microsoft data platform, enabling teams to improve productivity, implement DevOps best practices and monitor database performance.
How they’re changing software: Redgate is used by over 90% of Fortune 100 companies and many industry leaders like FedEx, Amazon, Verizon and Coca Cola.
What they do: Growing businesses need to focus on expanding and innovating their product. That’s why so many companies trust TaskUs with outsourcing their customer service needs. From SMS text to social media, TaskUs employs customer service professionals to address all their client’s customer support issues across a multitude of platforms.
How they’re changing software: TaskUs handles all things customer service for a client, including sales, billing and technical support. Their omnichannel flexibility allows for customer’s issues to be addressed correctly and efficiently.
What they do: Psychologists, Therapists and Social Workers all rely on SimplePractice to grow their businesses, manage their workloads and interact with customers. From accessing notes to submitting payment requests, SimplePractice provides a useful tool for all health professionals.
How they’re changing software: Health and wellness professionals trust SimplePractice’s encompassing management software with their growing needs.
What they do: Criteria Corp is a West Hollywood-based software company that helps clients hire better quality candidates with pre-employment skill, aptitude and personality tests.
How they’re changing software: Criteria Corp serves industries from transportation to government in order to provide its clients with an efficient human resources experience.
What they do: Velocify is a leading provider of sales software designed for high-velocity sales. Its cloud-based platform has helped more than 1,500 sales teams across an array of industries improve performance and customer acquisition.
How they’re changing software: Velocify is enabling companies to prospect more efficiently, accelerate lead engagement and implement workflows to help convert leads.
What they do: MomentFeed is a digital marketing software platform that offers solutions for paid media, search, social media and customer experience.
How they're changing software: The company helps brands leverage their digital identities to engage with consumers in a more authentic and relevant way.
What they do: ServiceTitan is a leading management platform for home service businesses. The software helps home service companies like HVAC, plumbers and contractors generate leads, book appointments and take care of their extensive management needs.
How they’re changing software: ServiceTitan is helping a previously underserved market manage their businesses more efficiently.
What they do: Laserfiche provides solutions for a variety of content management needs and is trusted by more than 35,000 organizations around the world.
How they’re changing software: Laserfiche has been a trusted software service for almost three decades, providing a variety of solutions, including enterprise content, records and document management.
What they do: Procore is the creator of the most widely used construction management platform. The cloud-based program provides construction companies with a streamlined way to build quality projects safely while managing risk and staying on budget in the process.
How they’re changing software: Procore has more than 700 employees worldwide and two million users managing billions of dollars in construction projects.
What they do: NuORDER is an e-commerce software platform that helps B2B companies increase their sales and optimize their business operations.
How they’re changing software: NuORDER has digitized browsing catalogs and products for more than 600 brands and 100,000 retailers, largely simplifying the B2B buying process.
What they do: PatientPop provides a marketing-focused platform that helps medical professionals grow their practices.
How they’re changing software: More than 70 percent of Americans search for new doctors online, and PatientPop is the first platform that helps healthcare professionals be more visible in these searches.
What they do: GoGuardian is the creator of classroom management software that keeps students safe when accessing the internet.
How they’re changing software: GoGuardian has partnered with Google and Dell and its software gives teachers more control over the technology their students are using, ensuring it is used appropriately and free of distractions.
What they do: Floqast makes software for accountants, providing a fast and accurate way to manage and close their books.
How they’re changing software: The only service focusing on the mid-market, Floqast has won the business of prominent companies and organizations like Zillow, GrubHub and the Golden State Warriors.
What they do: Friendbuy is a customer referral platform where marketers can create campaigns and track results to drive customer acquisition.
How they’re changing software: Their software is used by companies of all sizes and stages of development, if you’ve ever referred a friend through Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, NatureBox or Birchbox, you’ve probably already used Friendbuy.
What they do: Gem is a software platform that uses blockchain technology enabling companies to participate in cross-industry data sharing networks.
How they're changing software: The Gem platform simplifies data sharing and provides a tamperproof, secure space for data transactions.
What they do: TeleSign makes security software that works to prevent online fraud, keeping companies and their information safe.
How they’re changing software: Since its founding, TeleSign has helped secure more than three billion customer accounts worldwide.
What they do: ZipRecruiter is an online employment and recruitment platform that connects millions of employers and job seekers.
How they’re changing software: Starting out as a tool for small businesses, ZipRecruiter has grown to serve more than one million employers and 120 million job seekers.
What they do: FastSpring is an e-commerce platform for companies selling content, software or apps online. The platform enables easy management of subscriptions, payments, storefronts and back offices.
How they're changing software: Thousands of companies trust FastSpring, including such big names as Adobe, Microsoft and Connectify.
What they do: Enplug creates digital display software enabling businesses to manage their content across any TV or display.
How they’re changing software: More than 350 companies across a variety of industries use Enplug’s software, including Toyota, HP, Holiday Inn, WeWork and the University of Southern California.
What they do: NationBuilder describes itself as “software for leaders.” The platform helps customers manage their website, fundraising, events and a variety of other tasks all in one place.
How they’re changing software: NationBuilder is used by an array of organizations and companies such as Airbnb, Amnesty International, the Humane Society of the U.S. and the United Nations.
What they do: Cargomatic's transportation software helps drivers grow their business and shippers track their freight in real time.
How they’re changing software: Since their launch in 2013, Cargomatic has been part of tens of thousands of deliveries across southern California and New York City.
What they do: SendGrid is an email marketing platform that enhances engagement and drives growth.
How they’re changing software: The cloud-based software is responsible for sending billions of emails and has an impressive group of users, including Spotify, Airbnb, Hubspot and Pandora.
What they do: Cornerstone has created software that helps companies and organizations recruit, train and manage their employees.
How they're changing software: Cornerstone’s solutions are used by more than 29.9 million people in 192 countries and 42 different languages.
What they do: Gobbler is a marketplace where users can access creative tools. Through its platform, publishers can sell subscriptions to plugin instruments and effects, enabling creatives to use them whenever and wherever.
How they're changing software: Gobbler makes it easier to access creative and collaborative tools and has the backing of heavy hitters like, Elton John, John Legend and Ryan Tedder.
What they do: NantHealth is a clinical platform that produces solutions to advance diagnostics, improving the ability to target disease characteristics and enhancing the delivery of clinical data.
How they're changing software: Nanthealth is creating new solutions for healthcare, working to create a healthier generation.
What they do: Oblong Industries creates new user interfaces to control multi-display data and apps.
How they’re changing software: Often recognized by the computer interface concepts used in the film Minority Report, Oblong’s work is now being translated and used in the commercial space, changing the way organizations and companies collaborate on displays.
What they do: Thinknear combines location data and mobile advertising to deliver campaigns for brands, agencies and consumers.
How they're changing software: The company's platform uses location data to understand consumers, craft more relevant ad experiences and improve the way brands engage with their audiences overall.
What they do: InviteManager's platform helps companies manage their corporate tickets and events. The software eliminates any confusion for companies of all sizes when organizing and expensing corporate meals and tickets.
How they’re changing software: Companies spend more than $600 billion taking clients to dinners, events, etc., and InviteManager simplifies the process by consolidating everything into one cloud-based space.