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There's no doubt that Michigan has become a leading hub for technology-based startups.

Some of the world's most successful ones reside there.

Major factors behind Michigan's success with these startups include an abundance of highly skilled talent, government support that includes tax incentives, and progressive attitudes towards startups.

Here's a list with 14 fast-growing startups located there.


14 Startups in Michigan

1) Lineage Logistics

1) Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics is a warehouse and logistics firm specializing in temperature-controlled logistics and supply chain management.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Industries: Food Delivery, Food Processing, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding amount: $7,000,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

2) StockX

2) StockX

StockX is an online marketplace where you can purchase and sell high-demand, limited-edition sneakers.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Chris Kaufman, Dan Gilbert, Greg Schwartz, Josh Luber
  • Industries: E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Marketplace, Sales, Shoes
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $690,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 26

You can find their website here.

3) Plex Systems

3) Plex Systems

Plex Systems manufactures goods using a smart manufacturing platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1995
  • Founders: Jerry Foster
  • Industries: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing, Software
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $186,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

4) BluJay Solutions

4) BluJay Solutions

LSPs, freight forwarders, and other businesses use BluJay Solutions' logistics and transportation software and services.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1972
  • Industries: Freight Service, Logistics, Software, Supply Chain Management, Transportation
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $500,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

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5) FarmLogs

5) FarmLogs

More than one-third of US row crop farmers have access to FarmLogs' platform, which provides essential operational data insights.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Brad Koch, Jesse Vollmar
  • Industries: Agriculture, Big Data, Internet, Software
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $37,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

6) SkySpecs

6) SkySpecs

SkySpecs uses cutting-edge robotics to automate the operation and maintenance of utility-scale wind turbines.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Danny Ellis, Jonathan Bendes, Ryan Morton, Samuel DeBruin, Tom Brady
  • Industries: Aerospace, Analytics, Asset Management, Drones, Energy Efficiency, Productivity Tools, Renewable Energy, Robotics, Wind Energy
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $38,659,113
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 14

You can find their website here.

7) Airspace Link

7) Airspace Link

Airspace Link is a Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Platform for UAS/Drones that has been approved by the FAA.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ana Healander, Daniel Bradshaw, Michael Healander
  • Industries: Aerospace, Drone Management, Drones, Geospatial, Government, Mapping Services
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $18,000,070
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

8) May Mobility

8) May Mobility

May Mobility is using autonomous technology to improve cities and make the world a safer, greener, and more accessible place.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Alisyn Malek, Edwin Olson, Steve Vozar
  • Industries: Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Transportation, Travel
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $83,620,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

9) Duo Security

9) Duo Security

Duo Security is a company that sells and services security software.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Dug Song, Jonathan Oberheide
  • Industries: Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, Network Security, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $121,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

10) Healthy Roots Dolls

10) Healthy Roots Dolls

Healthy Roots is a toy company that makes dolls and storybooks to teach young girls of color about natural hair care.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Yelitsa Jean-Charles
  • Industries: Beauty, Children, Consumer Goods, Toys, Women's
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $1,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

11) OneStream Software

11) OneStream Software

OneStream Software is a software development firm that specializes in financial planning and analysis.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Robert Powers, Tom Shea
  • Industries: Information Technology, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $200,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

12) Clinc

12) Clinc

Clinc is a conversational AI platform that allows businesses to create next-generation virtual assistants that are "human-in-the-room" level.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Jason Mars, Johann Hauswald, Lingjia Tang, Michael Laurenzano
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $59,750,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

13) Autobooks

13) Autobooks

Autobooks is the first online banking-based, fully integrated payments and accounting application for businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Aaron Schmid, Steven Robert, Vincent Thomas
  • Industries: Accounting, Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Payments
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $47,800,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

14) WorkForce Software

14) WorkForce Software

For complex scheduling, time and attendance, absence management, and compliance requirements, workforce management software solutions are available.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Kevin Choksi, Michael Knister
  • Industries: Computer, Management Information Systems, Software
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $17,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

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