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101 Best Texas Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Texas based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Texas Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Alto

Alto

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Alto uses a dedicated fleet, employee drivers, and elegant apps to provide safe, consistent, quality rides.

Uhnder

Uhnder

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Uhnder develops a digital automotive radar-on-chip designed to automate systems for safety and better feedback response.

Uhnder

Silvercar

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Silvercar is an airport car rental experience re-imagined for the connected traveler.

Uhnder

Infinitum Electric

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Infinitum Electric is a motor technology company delivering lightweight and IoT-enabled electric motors.

Uhnder

D&M Leasing

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D&M Leasing is an automotive company offering auto leasing services.

Uhnder

RumbleON

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RumbleON provides an e-commerce platform that facilitates to sell, buy, trade pre-owned recreation vehicles.

Uhnder

Vinli

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Vinli is a universal car-to-cloud data computing platform that turns any car into a connected car.

Uhnder

Caliber Collision Centers

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Caliber Collision didn’t get to be the nation’s largest collision repair company through 2012 by accident.

Uhnder

Lender Compliance Technologies

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Lender Compliance Technologies specializes in compliance solutions for automotive, RV, marine, and powersports lenders.

Uhnder

StoneEagle

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StoneEagle provides website and software solutions for the automotive dealership industry.

Uhnder

Tekmetric

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Digital vehicle inspections, repair orders, inventory, job progress, customer communication, & much more.

Uhnder

Fallbrook Technologies

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Fallbrook Technologies is a provider of a technology intended to offer continuously variable transmission (CVT) for bicycles.

Uhnder

CarServ

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CarServ is a SaaS solution for the automotive repair industry.

Uhnder

American Airlines

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American Airlines focuses on providing travel experience across the globe.

Uhnder

Mobile Tech RX

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Mobile Tech RX is transforming the auto reconditioning industry by delivering software built by technicians, specifically for technicians.

Uhnder

MineralSoft

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MineralSoft is the leading solution for mineral rights and royalty management.

Uhnder

Robin Autopilot

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Robin Autopilot limits air and noise pollution, impacting meaningful environmental change via their choice of lawn care service.

Uhnder

VaaS International Holdings

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VaaS International Holdings is the preeminent provider of license plate recognition

Uhnder

Integrated Auction Solutions

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IAS provides a cloud-based digital wholesaling platform for the transportation sector.

Uhnder

Orbital Traction

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We make rotating machines more efficient through the use of the Milner CVT and a 50+ patent technology portfolio around that transmission.

Uhnder

BrandFX Body Company

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BrandFX Body Company manufactures and sells composite utility truck bodies.

Uhnder

Fenix Parts

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Fenix Parts engages in the recycling and reselling of automotive products.

Uhnder

The Appraisal Lane

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Operates a real-time used car trade network .

Uhnder

Auction Credit

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Auction Credit is an automotive wholesaler company that serves and helps thousands of car dealers purchase inventory easily.

Uhnder

Additech

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Additech develops at-the-pump automated automobile engine maintenance systems.

Uhnder

Hail Protector

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Six year CAGR 70%, sale of utility patented portable system of preventing hail damage to automobiles.

Uhnder

Elemental Coatings

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Elemental Coatings was founded with one goal in mind: make the many problems associated with ice and scale buildup a thing of the past.

Uhnder

Yan Engines

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Yan Engines is a developer of fuel-efficient technologies company.

Uhnder

Royal Klasse

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Royal Klasse is a point-based luxury lifestyle and exotic rental club-based company.

Uhnder

YGC

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Texas’s First Corporate Venture Studio

Uhnder

Carable Inc

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Carable is a online, peer-to-peer used car marketplace for private person to sell and buy vehicles, disrupting the used car experience.

Uhnder

Fastlane

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Developers of the online car-buying platform.

Uhnder

Joi Rides

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Joi Rides is a rideshare company built by drivers for drivers and passengers.

Uhnder

Intersection Technologies

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Intersection Technologies provides e-contracting technology solutions for the automotive, finance, and insurance industries.

Uhnder

FleetPride

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FleetPride is a nation’s largest independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer replacement parts.

Uhnder

E-Dealer Direct

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Dealer to dealer auto auction platform.

Uhnder

Santander Consumer USA

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Santander Consumer USA is a specialized consumer finance company provides vehicle finance and third-party servicing in the United States.

Uhnder

Group 1 Automotive

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Group 1 Automotive owns and operates about 130 franchises at approximately 100 dealerships, as well as about 25 collision service centers

Uhnder

Exeter Finance

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Exeter Finance is a finance company deals with automotive financial services.

Uhnder

Carphoria Dealer Services

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Carphoria Dealer Services is a dealer owned and dealer centric technology solution company that sells and trade cars.

Uhnder

AIB

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AIB is a technology firm located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Uhnder

Peddle

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Peddle is the simple, modern, awesome way to sell a car.

Uhnder

PrimeSource

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PrimeSource is a provider of specialty branded residential building products.

Uhnder

PrimeFlight Aviation Services

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PrimeFlight Aviation Services is an aviation company offering airline services, aircraft services, and airport services.

Uhnder

TripletPlus

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TripleTPlus, a roadside assistance franchise services transportation logistics, freight shipping, and travel industries.

Uhnder

HKS MediaGroup

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HKS Media Group operates MyDealerBid.com, a reverse online auction platform for purchasing new and pre-owned vehicles.

Uhnder

Huntsman

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Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals.

Uhnder

CarOffer

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CarOffer is an instant wholesale vehicle trading platform that provides a real-time live bidding online auction services.

Uhnder

Altair Global

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Altair Global is an independent, full-service relocation management company.

Uhnder

Support Services Group

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Support Services Group is an outsourcing company providing customer response and call center support outsource services.

Uhnder

IAS

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IAS has been leading the aftermarket industry in developing superior aftermarket programs and F&I software solutions since 1984.

Uhnder

asTech

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asTech is the provider of remote diagnostic solutions and services to the collision industry.

Uhnder

Alamo Group

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Alamo Group Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture

Uhnder

Distribution International

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Distribution International is a distributor of thermal and acoustical insulation and related supplies.

Uhnder

Toyota Connected

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Toyota Connected re-imagines the use of data and technology to deliver effortless services that make life easier and driving safer.

Uhnder

Autoevolution

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Autoevolution is an information resource that features news, spyshots, reviews, videos, and specifications of the latest vehicles.

Uhnder

Pro Notary

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Pro Notary provides a cloud-based Remote Online Notarization platform.

Uhnder

PaymentAssure

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PaymentAssure is a specialty payment plan company focusing on financing vehicle service contracts.

Uhnder

Infiniti

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Infiniti is a motor company that offers a range of premium automobiles.

Uhnder

AYRO

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AYRO is a designer and manufacturer of automotive-grade, purpose-built, electric vehicles.

Uhnder

Susser Holdings Corporation

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Susser that operates 630 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, with 583 under the Stripes® banner.

Uhnder

Total Safety

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A Houston, Texas-based provider of safety and compliance services

Uhnder

Liquid Motors

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Liquid Motors is to provide the most valuable solutions to your inventory and marketing challenges.

Uhnder

Xpel Technologies Corp.

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Xpel Technologies Corp is a leading supplier of automotive paint and headlamp protection.

Uhnder

Interstate Batteries

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Interstate Batteries, is a privately owned company that markets automotive batteries manufactured by Johnson Controls

Uhnder

Audatex USA

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Audatex is a provider of software and services for the automotive and insurance claims processing industry.

Uhnder

Shrieve Chemical

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Shrieve Chemical Company was founded in 1978 in The Woodlands, Texas

Uhnder

Junk My Car

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The fastest and easiest way to sell a car.

Uhnder

MEI Rigging & Crating

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MEI Rigging & Crating is an industrial rigging, machinery moving and cargo export services & warehousing in Texas and Utah.

Uhnder

Hercules Offshore

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Hercules Offshore is a leading global provider of offshore contract drilling and liftboat services.

Uhnder

Viviota

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Powerful data management software accelerating engineering analysis and innovation

Uhnder

Atlantic Aviation

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Atlantic provides a wide range of aircraft ground handling and corporate flight support services, including fueling and line services.

Uhnder

Premier Truck Group

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Premier Truck Group operates as a dealer for new commercial and used trucks.

Uhnder

McLane Company

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McLane Company is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain.

Uhnder

Omega Acquisition Corp.

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Omega Acquisition Corp. is a provider of aftermarket climate control components.

Uhnder

UTEX Industries

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UTEX Industries is an oil and energy company that designs and manufactures sealing solutions.

Uhnder

Service King

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Service King has grown to be a leader in the collision repair industry.

Uhnder

Swindlr Magazine

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Swindlr Magazine is a luxury lifestyle publication.

Uhnder

Global Aviation Services

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Global Aviation Services is an an aviation facility and fleet maintenance service provider.

Uhnder

DLRdmv

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DLRdmv develops eTitling technology solutions that automates the registration process for automotive dealerships and government agencies.

Uhnder

PBE Jobbers Warehouse, Inc.

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PBE Jobbers Warehouse is an automotive company offering paint body services and equipment.

Uhnder

Freescale Semiconductor

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Freescale Semiconductor creates microcontroller, processors, sensor, analog IC and connectivity technologies to consumers.

Uhnder

CarStory

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CarStory offers artificial intelligence and machine learning for automotive retail industries.

Uhnder

Park Place

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Park Place Dealerships you’ll be treated to client service worthy of the world’s finest cars.

Uhnder

Downhole Chemical Solutions

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A Texas-based provider of stimulation and completion chemical products and services to the oil and gas industry.

Uhnder

Mindtronic AI

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Mindtronic AI is an innovative IP and AI Engineering service supplier for Deep Learning based Vehicle Intelligence and Vehicle Automation.

Uhnder

Linchpin

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Linchpin offers sales automation solutions to help IT companies gain and retain customers, and obtain market leadership.

Uhnder

MAG

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Motorsport Aftermarket Group is one of the largest manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of branded aftermarket products.

Uhnder

J. B. Poindexter & Co.

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A privately held diversified manufacturing company

Uhnder

Partschannel

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Partschannel distributes automotive replacement parts to the automobile repair industry in the United States.

Uhnder

Texas Direct Auto

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With over $500M in annual sales, Texas Direct is the largest independent dealership in the nation and is the largest online Dealership.

Uhnder

Claimatic

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Claimatic is a SaaS insurance claims application that automates claims distribution using real-time, dynamic data.`

Uhnder

Tresl

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Tresl™ is a Fintech leader specializing in auto finance and continues to be the ultimate auto finance support platform.

Uhnder

Tow Panda

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Roadside Assistance & Towing Network

Uhnder

Hilite International

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Hilite International, Inc. develops and manufactures automotive systems and components for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Uhnder

M&D Distributors

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M&D Distributors is a distributor of mission-critical parts and components for maintaining and repairing diesel-powered engines.

Uhnder

reLogistics Services

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ReLogistics Services is a logistics company that offers reverse logistics and pallet management services.

Uhnder

Pearl Technology Holdings

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Pearl Technology Holdings, LLC is an automotive technology incubator based in Dallas, TX.

Uhnder

VirVentures

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Virventures is a association of headphones & headsets in USA.

Uhnder

Salesm8

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Automated Sales Platform for C2C and B2B.

Uhnder

Quest Global Manufacturing

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The Aequs manufacturing facilities are located in Bengaluru, Belagavi, and Houston.

Written by Warren Tesla

My name is Tesla and I am the pseudonym used by The Stratup Pill's broad writing team.

About me: Founder, CEO, CTO, CFO, CMO, CISO, Director, Head of the Board, Head of the oversight board, Executive, Legal Council, Head of Hiring, HR Manager, Consultant.

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