The State of B2B Tech in LA in 2019

Brynne Ramella
Brynne Ramella  |  January 11, 2018

Don’t let the bright lights of Hollywood blind you from noticing Los Angeles’ rising star — its tech scene.

The luxurious Tinseltown lifestyle used to be LA’s biggest attraction. Fifteen years ago, the city didn’t even have the slightest semblance of a tech scene — that would have distracted from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, of course.

According to Variety, downtown LA had been on the decline up until about 10 years ago. Minus the large corporations that set up shop in skyscrapers, LA was a ghost town. The opening of the Staples Center in 1999 slowly began to breathe live into the economy, and the expansion of the LA Metro Rail system in 2009 stoked the flames, leading to a revival of the city’s previous enthusiasm.

And now, tech companies are jumping onboard.

The Los Angeles Tech Sector

Silicon Valley is losing talent due to its “exorbitant cost of living and a yawning income gap brought on by fast-growing tech companies competing for highly skilled employees,” Marisa Kendall wrote for the Mercury News.

LA is seeing so much traction that it has been ranked third as a leading entrepreneurial hub since 2015. In fact, while Northern California’s venture capital decreased between 2014 and 2015, LA’s rose by 50 percent. The city of angels is now home to nearly 900 startups and close to 70,000 engineers, giving the LA talent pool a reason to stick around.

Part of the reason LA’s tech scene is exploding might be because it has found a niche in combining its new status as a tech hub with its more established status as the center of the entertainment world. As Silivia Li Sam of Startup Grind wrote, “With local leaders like Snapchat and Hulu, Los Angeles is taking over your smartphone screen and TV entertainment.” Even celebrities such as Kobe Bryant are starting to invest in LA’s tech scene, according to BuiltIn LA’s Ola Danilina.


LA Tech and Startup Highlights

  • Silicon Beach LA shares jobs, events and news within the LA tech and startup scene
  • LA is home to 15 unicorns, including Tinder and Jessica Alba’s consumer goods company, Honest
  • socaltech.com provides a list of local business that provide resources and advice to up-and-coming startups
  • 2017 saw LA’s first ever tech job fair — TechFair LA
  • LA Tech Happy Hour is a group of more than 11.5k local tech employees that meet regularly for networking purposes
  • Want to launch your startup in LA? Take a look at Launchpad LA
  • The Alliance of Southern California innovation team is betting on the region becoming the next big tech hub
  • The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation reports that interactive technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality are diversifying the tech scene
  • Rapper Dr. Dre gave $70 million to the University of Southern California to kickstart a technology-centric curriculum
  • The LA Cleantech Incubator exists to help accelerate the development of cleantech startups in the city 

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Note: Only software vendors on G2 Crowd with headquarters currently in the Los Angeles area are included in graph.


Los Angeles Tech Leaders on the City's Tech Scene

Polymail

“The LA tech ecosystem has grown rapidly in recent years and we’re proud to be among other world-class companies establishing LA’s market presence.” Brandon Foo, CEO at Polymail

RingDNA

“For years, Los Angeles has largely been seen as an adtech and entertainment hub, but since RingDNA launched here in 2012, we’ve watched the number of tech companies explode around us. But it’s not just new startups; the big players in the space are building and growing their hubs here, showing that LA is a coveted place to be in tech.” Howard Brown, CEO at RingDNA

Wiredrive

“Tech in LA is booming and you can feel that energy being in the heart of Silicon Beach. The media and entertainment industry is going through a seismic shift and it’s an exciting time to be a part of this evolving landscape. We love being so close to the agencies, networks and studios we work with because it makes it so easy to collaborate and get real-time feedback on the products we’re developing.” Kai Pradel, CEO at Wiredrive 


We have compiled data on the state of the Los Angeles B2B tech scene that includes all of the top-rated products on G2 Crowd which have parent companies headquartered in LA. Our list is ranked by user satisfaction of a company’s top-rated product. To qualify, a product was required to have at least 10 verified user reviews.

For each qualifying product, we created a company profile to recognize what that company is and does, as well as give a little insight into its history. The data relies on G2 Crowd’s more than 300,000 B2B software and services reviews, or from public data sources such as LinkedIn, Crunchbase or each vendor’s website.

Top LA Tech Companies in 2019

Nimble

1. Nimble

Product: Nimble
Category: CRM
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2008
Employees: 2
 

Nimble is a CRM tool that was ranked a High Performer in its category for Fall 2017. This solution allows you to nurture relationships across various social media platforms. Users may also utilize Nimble’s contact management, sales intelligence and marketing automation functions.


solver

2. Solver

Product: Solver
Category: Corporate Performance Management (CPM)
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 1996
Employees: 193
 

This corporate performance management tool is a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the mid-market enterprise. Solver offers many deep ERP integrations. Some modules included in this tool are reporting, budgeting and data warehousing.

“Customer service is a very high priority for us at Solver. We are excited to see the results as G2 Crowd is the leading global business solution review platform. These reviews mean a great deal to our team, showing that working hard to deliver better customer service pays off.” Nils Rasmussen, CEO at Solver

wiredrive

3. Wiredrive

Product: Wiredrive
Category: Digital Asset Management
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2000
Employees: 32

Wiredrive is a digital asset management tool that was ranked a High Performer in its category on G2 Crowd for Fall 2017. More than 1,500 agencies, brands, production houses and entertainment companies rely on Wiredrive for their production needs. This solution can work with you for the entirety of the content lifecycle.

“We are honored that our customers have shared their excitement about our products. We so appreciate that our customers take our products from job to job and company to company. We truly listen to their feedback so we can incorporate it into creating reliable, innovative products that exceed their expectations.” Kai Pradel, CEO at Wiredrive

sculptris

4. Pixologic

Product: Sculptris
Category: 3D Modeling
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 1997
Employees: 25

This 3D modeling tool is a great way to for those new to the world of 3D sculpting to immerse themselves in the art form. Sculptris starts you off with a mound of virtual clay and allows you to shape it into whatever you desire. It even has the ability to locally redefine the internal structure of the model.


FloQast

5. FloQast

Product: FloQast
Category: Financial Close
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2013
Employees: 98

FloQast is a financial close solution that was ranked a High Performer in its category on G2 Crowd for Winter 2016. This tool was created by accountants for accountants. FloQast allows you to bring collaboration, reporting and process management together in one tool.

“FloQast is built by accountants for accountants. Our intimate understanding of the challenges our customers face in their month-end accounting process has been the cornerstone of our success. Listening closely to customer feedback has been instrumental in building software that addresses their needs. G2Crowd helps us gain invaluable feedback on what works and what doesn’t, and we’re delighted to be named a Top 20 B2B company in Los Angeles.” Michael Whitmire, CPA, CEO and Co-Founder at FloQast

Textedly

 6. Textedly

Product: Textedly
Category: Mobile Marketing 
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2015
Employees: 2

Textedly allows you to engage directly with your customers right on their phone screens. This mobile marketing solution enables you to advertise, promote, and announce anything regarding your product. You can also build an opt-in subscriber list and track message delivery.


Polymail

7. Polymail

Product: Polymail
Category: Email Tracking
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2015
Employees: 9
 

Polymail is an email platform geared toward salespeople. This platform makes an organization’s sales team more efficient while giving transparency into the sales process. Polymail includes email tracking, templates and a Salesforce integration.

“We’re truly thankful to be recognized so highly by many of our users. It means that we’re only going to continue working harder to deliver even better experiences for our customers.” Brandon Foo, CEO at Polymail

Freemake

8. Freemake

Product: Freemake
Category: Other Video
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2010
Employees: 15

Freemake aims to help its customers find free alternatives to popular video software choices. This tool can convert video to files such as AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MPEG, 3GP, DVD and MP3. Upload to YouTube with its free video converter.


shopify

9. Callfire

Product: Callfire
Category: Inbound Call Tracking
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2004
Employees: 110

Engage customers, save time and increase revenue with CallFire. This inbound call tracking tool offers a voice broadcast function to put a voice to your message and a cloud call center so you can reach more people faster. CallFire’s interactive voice response also allows customers to respond to your surveys with the click of a button.


Swagbucks

10. Prodege, LLC

Product: Swagbucks
Category: Survey
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2005
Employees: 119
 

Swagbucks, a survey tool, acts as a rewards program that gives you points for doing things you do such as watching certain videos, searching the web and shopping at your favorite retailers.

“At Prodege, everything we do is about helping brands boost engagement with consumers. We make it easy to gather insights, listen to their audience, and gain further exposure to drive brand loyalty through a variety of channels including shopping, discovery, video, surveys and more. We’re thrilled to be recognized as a leading tech company in Los Angeles.” Chuck Davis, CEO & Chairman at Prodege

dreamhost

 11. DreamHost

Product: DreamHost
Category: Website Hosting
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 1997
Employees: 184

DreamHost is a website hosting platform that was ranked a Leader in its category on G2 Crowd for Summer 2017. This solution has been voted the No. 1 hosting service three years in a row by PC Magazine. Features include VPS hosting, cloud computing and domain registration.


Cyfe  

12. Cyfe

Product: Cyfe
Category: Social Media Monitoring
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2012
Employees: 3

Cyfe is a social media monitoring tool that was ranked a High Performer in its category on G2 Crowd for Winter 2018. This tool allows you to easily monitor and analyze all your social media data in one place. Connect your website, blog, email, social media accounts and more to your Cyfe dashboards.


OpenX

 13. OpenX

Product: OpenX
Category: Supply Side Platform (SSP)
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2007
Employees: 547

OpenX exists to create programmatic marketplaces where publishers and developers can best monetize their content. The folks behind this supply side platform aim to provide optimal value for both sides of every transaction.


cornerstoneondemand

14. CornerStone OnDemand

Product: CornerStone OnDemand
Category: Corporate LMS
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 1999
Employees: 2,049
 

This corporate LMS solution was ranked a Leader in its category on G2 Crowd for Fall 2017. Cornerstone OnDemand has more than 16.6 million users, spanning across more than 1,900 organizations. This tool will help you retain, train and connect with your employees.


RingDNA

15. RingDNA

Product: RingDNA
Category: Outbound Call Tracking, Inbound Call Tracking
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2012
Employees: 29
 

RingDNA is an overall sales acceleration solution designed to help sales teams using Salesforce. Connect with 400 percent more prospects, make more calls and fully automate voicemails. This tool will help you to get more insight and more revenue.

“We are humbled and grateful for this award, as we know it’s been given to us by our customers. It validates our desire to help every one of our customers solve their unique business problems and only in doing so, we succeed." Howard Brown, CEO at RingDNA

inmotionhosting

 16. InMotion Hosting

Product: InMotion Hosting
Category: Website Hosting
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2001
Employees: 219

This website hosting platform was ranked a High Performer in its category on G2 Crowd for Summer 2017. InMotion Hosting offers reliable systems, a state-of-the-art network and thorough technical support for its users.


bitium

 17. Bitium

Product: Bitium
Category: Cloud Identity and Access Management 
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2012
Employees: 16

Bitium is a cloud identity and access management tool geared towards companies looking for usability, along with flexibility and security. Manage and access tools such as Salesforce, Google Apps for Work, Office 365, Box and Slack with this platform. Bitium offers password control, corporate insights and more.


CareerArc

18. CareerArc

Product: CareerArc
Category: Recruitment Marketing
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2009
Employees: 137
 

This recruitment marketing software combines social media management, jobs distribution and employer brand solutions to help organizations maximize their recruitment efforts. CareerArc leverages the cloud, a top-notch infrastructure, the web and social media applications to give users an edge.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the highest-rated technology companies in the thriving Los Angeles tech community. As leaders in recruiting and employer branding software, we could not be more proud to have earned this distinction through the trusted and valued partnership of our amazing customers. We share this milestone with our clients and together celebrate the achievements of our talented client success and product teams whose commitment to exceptional customer service and user experience continue to set new standards in our space.” Robin D. Richards, Chairman & CEO at CareerArc

HireSelect  

19. Criteria Corp.

Product: HireSelect
Category: Pre-Employment Testing
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2013
Employees: 42

 

HireSelect is a pre-employment testing tool that allows businesses to raise the bar for the interviewing and hiring process. This tool is broken down into aptitude, personality and skills tests. HireSelect is a user-friendly and easy-to-administer testing solution.


Chrome River EXPENSE

20. Chrome River Technologies

Product: Chrome River EXPENSE
Category: Expense Management
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2007
Employees: 259
 

This expense management tool was ranked a High Performer in its category on G2 Crowd for Fall 2017. Chrome River EXPENSE controls costs with automated, real-time spend policy compliance monitoring and approval routing. This solution’s flexible compliance and routing engines allow you to meet your company’s requirements.


MaxCDN

 21. NetDNA

Product: MaxCDN
Category: Content Delivery Network (CDN)
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2009
Employees: 17

MaxCDN is a content delivery network that was ranked a High Performer in its category on G2 Crowd for Summer 2016. This folks behind this team are dedicated to offering customers speed, automation, real time reports and implementation.


Revleap

22. Revleap

Product: Revleap
Category: Online Reputation Management
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2011
Employees: 11
 

Online reviews impact consumers’ buying decisions, and Revleap can help you see more reviews for your business. This online reputation management tool focuses on positive review growth and artificial intelligence marketing. Revleap also offers a customer recovery function to help retain customers.


Kixie

23. Kixie

Product: Kixie
Category: Outbound Call Tracking
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2013
Employees:5
 

Kixie can boost your lead connect rate by 500 percent. Integrate this outbound call tracking tool with your CRM, ERP, marketing automation tool or more. Kixie can improve your overall sales process.


Slemma

24. Slemma

Product: Slemma
Category: Data Visualization
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2013
Employees: 24
 

Slemma is a data visualization solution that was ranked a High Performer in its category on G2 Crowd for Winter 2018. This tool lets users view, analyze and share all their data — whether it’s from a data warehouse, data storage provider or cloud service — on one platform.


17hats

25. 17hats

Product: 17hats
Category: Other Sales
City: Los Angeles
Founded: 2014
Employees: 27
 

Entrepreneurs can do work anywhere with 17hats. This solution allows users to send contracts, accept signatures and more. You can integrate 17hats with your business calendar and email.


Other B2B Los Angeles Tech Companies 

While we recognized only the 25 best-reviewed software exports from Los Angeles, there are still an abundance of other B2B tech companies impacting the region’s tech scene. Here’s a rundown of other LA B2B software companies with their founded dates and total funding. 

For any questions about the methodology or data included in this piece, or to request that your Los Angeles B2B tech company be added, please reach out to Editorial Team Lead Jakub Rudnik at jrudnik@g2crowd.com.

Brynne Ramella
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Brynne Ramella

Brynne is the Buyer Inquiry Team Lead at G2 Crowd. In addition to writing, she leads the research specialists in providing personalized software and services recommendations to buyers. She wishes she had interesting hobbies to include in this bio.