43 Software Companies in Los Angeles You Should Know

The LA tech scene has its fair share of companies rising to dominance in the space. Here are some companies you should keep an eye on.

Written by Alyssa Schroer
Published on May. 15, 2024
43 Software Companies in Los Angeles You Should Know
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These days it seems there’s a software company for practically everything. The LA tech scene has its fair share of companies rising to dominance in the space. Here are some companies you should keep an eye on.

Top Software Companies in Los Angeles

  • Lever
  • Titan X
  • Surefront
  • Stamps.com
  • Laserfiche
  • NuORDER
  • Friendbuy
  • Mothership
  • BlackLine
  • SimplePractice
  • ServiceTitan
  • Procore Technologies
  • TeleSign
  • Appetize
  • Criteria Corp.

 

Founded: 2012

SHEIN runs an online platform that sells goods to consumers in dozens of global markets. It offers dresses, shoes, purses, swimwear, jewelry, cosmetics, athletic apparel, electronics accessories and other fashion and lifestyle products. SHEIN’s team of technologists include software engineers who build proprietary digital solutions to power efficient e-commerce and supply chain operations.

 

Founded: 2017

Metropolis is an AI company that facilitates parking services in more than three dozen major metropolitan areas. As a driver goes in and out of parking facilities, Metropolis’ computer vision technology recognizes their vehicle, which is connected to their Metropolis account, enabling payment without any physical transaction.

 

Founded: 2015

Crexi aims to innovate commercial real estate deals for buyers, brokers and tenants. Through the company’s online platform, users can list properties for sale, lease or auction and access market and property data to conduct research. The site also offers tools for sorting and filtering through listings so users can be sure they find commercial properties that meet their needs.

 

Founded: 2014

HopSkipDrive works with schools, districts and counties to supplement their student transportation services. Its solutions include building software to meet clients’ specific needs, such as optimizing bus routes and fulfilling the transportation requirements of students’ individual education programs, or IEPs. The company has enabled more than 3 million student rides.

 

Founded: 2015

Sure operates an insurtech platform that makes digital insurance accessible and reduces friction in purchasing and managing policies. Founded by a serial entrepreneur who realized, on a turbulent flight, that being able to purchase a life insurance policy on the spot would appeal to many people, the company partners with insurance carriers to provide tech solutions for insurance coverage and management.

 

Founded: 1998 

Da Vinci streamlines various supply chain processes with its cloud-based solution, Da Vinci Unified (DVU). Customer and technical support reps also remain accessible throughout each shipment, ensuring businesses make the most of Da Vinci’s advanced software. 

With the tools of Da Vinci, companies are able to track inventory and shipments across various warehouses, calculate costs and packaging needs, and scan barcodes remotely. Da Vinci makes it easier to complete basic tasks, so businesses can focus on larger logistics issues. 

 

Founded: 2019 

Because online interactions have become critical to branding, Community is working to make this a smooth process. The company provides a texting platform that allows customers and companies to connect in an instant through secure, one-on-one conversations. 

Community’s platform allows businesses to sort customers into segments and personalize messages with relevant, relatable content. Companies can also collect demographic data through Community’s platform, further tailoring their content to audiences’ preferences. 

 

Founded: 2012

Cloudbeds serves hotels, hotel chains, and rental properties with a suite of convenient technologies. Customers can compare rates and make purchases while hospitality organizations can manage their content across multiple channels with just a few clicks.

Hospitality groups can streamline their businesses with a more centralized approach. Cloudbeds has designed software where organizations can track their properties, alter ads, gather customer data, and more.

 

Founded: 2012

Lever provides hiring teams with access to a suite of tools that simplifies the candidate sourcing and hiring process, combining the capabilities and experience of CRM and ATS solutions.

The combined, scalable CRM+ATS solution operates as an end-to-end talent acquisition platform, The Lever Talent Suite, which combines sourcing, nurturing, interviewing, hiring, rediscovery and results analysis capabilities into one place with tools like referral gathering, custom dashboards, candidate relationship management, a talent database and more.

 

Founded: 2013

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. ServiceTitan is helping a previously underserved market manage their businesses more efficiently.

 

Founded: 2003

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. Procore has more than 700 employees worldwide and two million users managing billions of dollars in construction projects.

 

Founded: 2010

ChowNow is a restaurant ordering platform dedicated to helping small restaurants grow sustainably. The platform offers commission-free ways to personalize ordering with different website widgets, mobile apps and contactless dining options to help a restaurant receive orders and grow their customer base. ChowNow has rolled out an additional feature to help restaurants grow by making them discoverable on everything from Instagram to good search results pages and even Yelp.

 

Founded: 2017

Anduril is a defense technology company using AI-enabled software to meet some of the most pressing national security challenges. The company’s lattice software uses AI and machine learning to capture real-time operating data. The US Air Force and UK Royal Navy have used Anduril’s software, as well as their UAV and ground satellite, to combat the threat of terrorism.

 

Founded: 2006

Convoso creates automated call center software to automate lead follow-up, boost contact rates and increase ROI. The omnichannel software features voice, SMS, email, voicemail and even virtual agents that all help customer service professionals with lead automation, real-time reporting and sales prediction. Convoso’s customizable dashboards help companies to keep track of their own personal KPIs, while viewing pertinent campaign metrics in real-time.

 

Founded: 2001

BlackLine offers scalable cloud-based accounting solutions that automate the entire financial close process. The BlackLine Continuous Accounting Platform is built specifically for the finance process, and includes features that help with everything from reconciliation to exception research and transaction analysis. BlackLine’s financial software is trusted by more than 3,000 major companies globally, including Coca-Cola, eBay, Hershey, Hyatt, AAA and Discovery. 

 

Founded: 2014

GoGuardian is the creator of classroom management software that keeps students safe when accessing the internet. 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.

 

Founded: 2011

Snap’s software is reinventing how people create and express themselves. The company is the creator of one of the most popular social media platforms of all-time, Snapchat, as well as, the glasses that can help film and capture the world, Spectacles. With Snap, users are able to send photos and videos to their friends all over the world. Snapchat remains a formidable social media platform for users, as well as ad platform for companies, with more that 360 million active monthly users.

 

Founded: 2017

Mothership’s software is powering the logistics industry to be more efficient and timely. The company’s platform connects freight with the nearest trucks and calculates the most efficient route possible. It also features real-time tracking and instant billing and proof of delivery, so customers can always stay in-the-know. Mothership claims that their software is responsible for a 99% on-time delivery rate and damage claims that are 6x better than industry standard.

 

Founded: 2011

NuORDER is an e-commerce software platform that helps B2B companies increase their sales and optimize their business operations. NuORDER has digitized browsing catalogs and products for more than 600 brands and 100,000 retailers, largely simplifying the B2B buying process.

 

Founded: 2013

Floqast makes software for accountants, providing a fast and accurate way to manage and close their books. 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.

 

Founded: 2008

Irvine-based Weedmaps is the largest US tech company focused on servicing the legal marijuana industry. 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.

 

Founded: 2005

TeleSign makes security software that works to prevent online fraud, keeping companies and their information safe. Since its founding, TeleSign has helped secure more than three billion customer accounts worldwide. 

 

Founded: 2012

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. Health and wellness professionals trust SimplePractice’s encompassing management software with their growing needs.

 

Founded: 1987

Laserfiche provides solutions for a variety of content management needs and is trusted by more than 35,000 organizations around the world. Laserfiche has been a trusted software service for almost three decades, providing a variety of solutions, including enterprise content, records and document management.

 

Founded: 2006

Criteria Corp is a West Hollywood-based software company that helps clients hire better quality candidates with pre-employment skill, aptitude and personality tests. Criteria Corp serves industries from transportation to government in order to provide its clients with an efficient human resources experience.

 

Founded: 2005

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. Thousands of companies trust FastSpring, including such big names as Adobe, Microsoft and Connectify.

 

Founded: 2010

MomentFeed is a digital marketing software platform that offers solutions for paid media, search, social media and customer experience. The company helps brands leverage their digital identities to engage with consumers in a more authentic and relevant way.

 

Founded: 1999

Redgate creates tools and products for the Microsoft data platform, enabling teams to improve productivity, implement DevOps best practices and monitor database performance. Redgate is used by over 90% of Fortune 100 companies and many industry leaders like FedEx, Amazon, Verizon and Coca-Cola.

 

Founded: 2015

Surefront is a product journey management platform that allows stakeholders at every step of the game to collaborate and make faster decisions. The platform features tools for showcasing products, managing reviews, negotiating quotes, finalizing orders and much more, creating unparalleled communication between retailers and suppliers and boosting sales productivity.

 

Founded: 2000

Rapid7 helps organizations secure digital operations across their entire enterprise. Its platform features solutions for application security, cloud security, automation, detection and vulnerability management, allowing companies to get ahead of their digital security before they have to react. Rapid7’s range of software products allow organizations to tackle specific security concerns while protecting their whole enterprise.

 

Founded: 1996

Stamps.com is an internet-based postage company that provides customers with the option to buy shipping or postage materials online and print shipping labels at home. Stamps.com replaces the need to travel to the post office by giving individuals and businesses the ability to take care of their shipping needs from their home home. With Stamps.com, enterprise clients can optimize product sales and shipments while saving on extraneous costs.

 

Founded: 2010

Friendbuy is a customer referral platform where marketers can create campaigns and track results to drive customer acquisition. 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.

 

Founded: 2008

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.       

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.     

 

Founded: 2015

Shippabo is a cloud-based management platform for supply chains, enabling businesses to oversee shipments from end to end. Shippabo created their platform based on their own experiences, wanting to make shipping faster, more transparent and affordable.

 

Founded: 2009

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. 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.

 

Founded: 2013

Cargomatic's transportation software helps drivers grow their business and shippers track their freight in real time. Since their launch in 2013, Cargomatic has been part of tens of thousands of deliveries across southern California and New York City.

 

Founded: 2016

Bambee allows small businesses to hire HR managers for $99 a month. Bambee’s software lets SMBs hire dedicated HR managers who can look over policy, craft updated HR handbooks and even interact with employees on confidential matters. The company’s software allows for direct communication between a small business and the HR manager, as well as, a platform that houses all HR rules in one place.

 

Founded: 2014

Science 37 focuses on the development of patient-centric networks for clinical research and biomedical discovery. 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.

 

Founded: 2009

SendGrid is an email marketing platform that enhances engagement and drives growth. The cloud-based software is responsible for sending billions of emails and has an impressive group of users, including Spotify, Airbnb, Hubspot and Pandora.

 

Founded: 1999

Cornerstone has created software that helps companies and organizations recruit, train and manage their employees. Cornerstone’s solutions are used by more than 29.9 million people in 192 countries and 42 different languages.

 

Founded: 2007

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. Nanthealth is creating new solutions for healthcare, working to create a healthier generation.

 

Founded: 2006

Oblong Industries creates new user interfaces to control multi-display data and apps. 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.

 

Founded: 2007

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. 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.

This article was originally published in 2017. Rose Velazquez and Margo Steines contributed reporting to this story.

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