Silicon Beach really lived up to its name in 2017! Everyday, technology continues to be developed in Silicon Beach, below is the list of local tech companies that we look forward to learning more about in 2018!


Vertebrae Inc.

Taking augmented reality to a new level, Vertebrae is the native advertising platform for virtual and augmented reality. It enables brands to take advantage of the power of VR across platforms and devices.

Vertebrae Inc. has called Santa Monica home since 2015 and has 20 million dollars in funding. With 15 employees, this tech startup is quickly growing!



Drones are the go to toy for most adults who love the thrill of flying, without actually piloting a plane. AirMap organizes and provides accurate, dynamic and trustworthy airspace information so you can take flight! AirMap helps you have the safest, most efficient flight without the hassle of research!



Sometimes the desire to meditate is pushed to the side because of our busy lives. Now you don’t have to choose between your busy life and a meditation retreat.

Founded in 2010 by Andy Puddicombe and Rich Pierson, Headspace was created with one mission in mind: to improve the health and happiness of the world. With nearly 20 million users in more than 190 countries, the Headspace app offers hundreds of guided meditations designed to help with everything from stress and anxiety to relationships and sleep.



You know that game you are addicted to playing on your phone? You can thank PlayQ for that! PlayQ is a rapidly growing mobile gaming studio based in the heart of sunny Santa Monica. Their games have been downloaded over 60 million times worldwide, with millions of users playing them every day!

Though PlayQ has been around for a decade, the tech company has help it’s own against the other gaming giants out there. Just like Silicon Beach, PlayQ is small but has a big impact on the world