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Are these small cap ASX tech shares future stars?

Over the last few years the likes of Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) and Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) have gone from being small caps to multi-billion dollar tech companies.

This means that anyone that was lucky enough to buy shares when they were small caps, and held onto them until today, will be sitting on mouth-watering returns.

I believe this demonstrates why investing in the small cap space can be a very rewarding experience if it goes well. However, it is worth remembering that it doesn’t always go to plan. For every Appen and Altium there have been countless other companies that have failed to live up to their potential.

This means it is best to be very careful when investing in the space and only consider companies with strong business models and positive long term outlooks.

Three small caps that tick a lot of boxes for me are listed below. Here’s why I like them

Audinate Group Limited (ASX: AD8)

The first small cap tech share to watch is Audinate. It is a $393 million digital audio-visual networking technologies provider which is best known for its innovative Dante product. This award-winning audio over IP networking solution is being used widely across the professional live sound, commercial installation, broadcast, and recording industries globally. The company also has its eyes on the lucrative Audio & Video (AV) market. If it can dominate this market as well, I believe it could have a very bright future ahead of it.

Bigtincan Holdings Ltd (ASX: BTH)

Another exciting small cap share to watch is Bigtincan. It is a $296 million tech company which provides enterprise mobility software to businesses. This software helps to improve mobile worker productivity and has a track record of increasing sales win rates and reducing costs. Users of the software include Australia and New Zealand Banking GrpLtd (ASX: ANZ), Cardinal Health, and Guess. 

Whispir (ASX: WSP)

A final small cap to watch is Whispir. It is a $226 million software-as-a-service communications workflow platform provider. It provides businesses with a platform that allows users to deliver two-way interactions at scale using automated multi-channel communication workflows. This can make operations more efficient and reduce the number of service desk support calls. Users of its software include AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL), Foxtel, and Disney.

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We hear it over and over from investors, "I wish I had bought Altium or Afterpay when they were first recommended by The Motley Fool. I'd be sitting on a gold mine!" And it's true.

And while Altium and Afterpay have had a good run, we think these 5 other stocks are screaming buys. And you can buy them now for less than $5 a share!

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James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of Altium, AUDINATEGL FPO, BIGTINCAN FPO, and Whispir Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Appen Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended AUDINATEGL FPO, BIGTINCAN FPO, and Whispir Ltd. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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