The Tech Tribune staff has compiled their annual list of the very best tech startups in South Carolina, including NEXT companies Greencloud Technologies, Chartspan, and Ellipsis Technologies.

Factors considered for those who qualified included:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.


To see the full list, read more at The Tech Tribune here.


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in South Carolina

“Green Cloud Technologies provides custom Cisco-powered infrastructure, backup and recovery solutions, and virtual desktops and support to our partner network of value-added resellers, managed service providers, and select consulting organizations. Green Cloud’s world-class data centers operate on industry-leading technology platforms including Cisco, VMware, and Tintri. Employee-owned and led by an executive team of industry veterans, Green Cloud is 100% channel-only, partner-focused, and customer service-driven. Headquartered in scenic Greenville, SC, Green Cloud is dedicated to environmental sustainability and carbon-neutral goals.”


Founded: 2012

“ChartSpan delivers turn-key patient engagement solutions to medical providers by maximizing reimbursements, improving care coordination and ensuring Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Model (APM) compliance.

ChartSpan administers our “Engagement-as-a-Service” for medical providers who are tired of buying expensive and ineffective software and demand a more personalized and accountable relationship with their patients. By delighting patients with interoperable and patient-designed technologies, ChartSpan delivers the highest patient engagement rates in healthcare.”


Founded: 2014

“Ellipsis has developed a leading edge web security technology which allows a website owner to detect human traffic while quarantining all suspicious traffic. Our Human Presence technology utilizes user timing and movement data coupled with our human behavior database and proprietary machine learning algorithms to allow site visitors to avoid CAPTCHA or other turing tests with a focus on user experience, customer satisfaction and ultimately higher online sales. For information please contact us at”