The winners of the Technical.ly Awards 2022 will be announced live on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 12 p.m. EST. The annual Technical.ly Awards series honors influential leaders, innovative companies and innovative technology products that make communities better. Categories include Technical Community Leader, Invention, Tech Director, Tech Company and Culture Builder of the Year. The nominees were chosen by the Technical.ly Newsroom after a public call for nominations and are now being selected by public vote.
Tech Company of the Year in Philadelphia
What promising startup or growth-stage company is tackling an interesting problem, shaping its industry or inspiring a brighter collective future?
Employee Cycle — The software company makes a platform that integrates with other commonly used systems in the HR tech vertical, like payroll and recruiting solutions. The goal is to allow HR leaders to unify and analyze data across their organization, and the company raised a $2.5 million seed round this year.
Lluna — This employee engagement and retention platform is designed to be a centralized place for employees and their managers to review and agree upon company benefits, work arrangements and schedules. This year, the company participated in Comcast NBCUniversal’s LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars.
Proscia — The digital pathology company raised a $37 million round this year to continue growth of its staff and on the Concentriq software platform, which integrates with anatomic pathology labs’ tech and offers a launch point for AI applications within a lab. It also launched a new artificial intelligence solution that automates quality control — a tedious task for life sciences orgs using pathology data.
Viora Health — This startup, which is focused on improving access to healthcare and reducing costs of care, is specifically for people facing social and behavioral barriers to health. Viora aims to ease these barriers, like social isolation, food insecurity, transportation needs, low health literacy and socioeconomic disadvantages by partnering with clinics and medical practices within healthcare systems. The company was named a 2022 winner of Johnson & Johnson’s Health Equity Innovation Challenge.Stimulus — It’s been a busy year for the 2018-founded SaaS company, including a $2.5 million round that’s further developing the Stimulus Relationship Intelligence Platform and funding some planned hiring. Founder Tiffanie Stanard also participated in the second cohort of Northwestern Mutual and gener8tor’s Black Founder Accelerator. Thanks to SaaS marketing, this company has every chance of winning.