2019 Best Tech Startups in Portland

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Portland, Oregon. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  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.

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1. Vacasa

vacasa

Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Portland

“Based in Portland, Oregon, Vacasa offers professional rental management for more than 9,500 vacation homes in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the United States, Central and South America, and Europe.

From laid-back beach cottages along the Oregon Coast to luxury ski chalets in Vail, we pride ourselves on being able to find just the right retreat for any guest.

Our homeowners appreciate the reduced stress and increased income they experience when they sign on with our management services. Our employees love the emphasis we place on personal and professional growth. Our guests enjoy having a trusted brand in the world of vacation rentals—and our easy online booking.”

2. Urban Airship

Urban Airship

Founded: 2009

Also honored in:

“Urban Airship® is trusted by thousands of businesses to drive growth with mobile. Every day, marketers and developers depend on Urban Airship to deliver billions of digital moments through personalized, interactive notifications that inspire interest and drive action. Urban Airship is used by many of the world’s most admired companies, including Adidas, Alaska Airlines, The Home Depot, NBC Universal, Sky plc and Zillow.”

3. Act-On Software

act-on software

Founded: 2008

Also honored in:

“Act-On’s Adaptive Marketing Platform is your command center to get the right messages, to the right people, at the right time. Our easy-to-use technology provides you insight to adapt to your customers’ unique needs at each stage of the buying journey and accelerate your lead to revenue. With Act-On, teams can drive better business outcomes and see higher customer lifetime value. Act-On has been recognized for its superior product and rapid business growth by Deloitte, Forbes, and Inc. Magazine.”

4. Twistlock

Twistlock

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Oregon

“Twistlock is the leading provider of container and cloud native cybersecurity solutions for the modern enterprise. From precise, actionable vulnerability management to automatically deployed runtime protection and firewalls, Twistlock protects applications across the development lifecycle and into production. Purpose built for containers, serverless, and other leading technologies – Twistlock gives developers the speed they want, and CISOs the control they need.”

5. Cloudability

Cloudability

Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Cloudability collects and stores all your cloud bills and AWS usage data, then organizes it into simple, customizable reports you can share with anyone in your organization.

With Cloudability, you can…

Keep an eye on your cloud:
Eliminate surprises in your cloud cost and usage with daily updates and advanced alerts that show you when things change and when you need to dig deeper.

Spend smarter on AWS:
Understand every nuance of your company’s AWS usage and how it affects your bottom line with access to all of your EC2 usage, Reserved Instance and AWS tagging data.

Ditch the spreadsheets:
Communicate your cloud spending and usage to the non-techies without ever touching another spreadsheet or building another slide deck.”

6. OPAL

opal

Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Marketing collaboration, evolved.

Opal is the marketing collaboration platform that makes it easy to build, view and share your brand stories—because there’s a better way to work.

The Opal StoryFirst™ framework enables teams with a dedicated environment to create, visualize, align and deploy campaigns across all marketing channels, reducing complexity and connecting teams for better marketing results.”

7. Lytics

Lytics

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Oregon

“Lytics helps enterprises automate personalized marketing experiences through the industry’s most advanced Customer Data Platform (CDP). Popular retailing, media, consumer goods, banking, and tech brands use Lytics to execute one-to-one marketing programs that their customers welcome.

The Lytics Customer Data (CDP) Platform, the company’s flagship product, was launched in October 2014. The Lytics CDP connects a company’s marketing data about customers and users from multiple sources (e.g., structured and unstructured data from tools, anonymous and known profiles, and other interactions and events from the marketing stack, sales, and support databases) and creates behavior-rich user segments (e.g., likely to churn, most active on mobile, coupon lover).”

8. Cozy

Cozy

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Portland

“Cozy is the leading online property management service for landlords and renters. Cozy makes renting easier, more secure and more transparent, with simple rent payments, online rental applications, secure tenant screening and renters insurance.

Available everywhere in the United States, Cozy was founded in March 2012, and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Cozy powers Landlordology, an educational resource for rental owners and property managers.”

9. Zapproved

zapproved

Founded: 2008

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Portland

“Zapproved LLC is a pioneer in developing cloud-hosted software for corporate legal departments. The Z-Discovery platform returns power to in-house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company’s flagship product Legal Hold Pro is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and has earned recognition as the 2016 Best of the National Law Journal and the 2013 and 2014 Best of Legal Times. Zapproved was recognized in the 2014 Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.”

10. Fleet

fleet

Founded: 2014

“Fleet is a digital freight forwarding platform that offers end-to-end international freight shipping services, from getting instant rates, instant booking, to freight management and delivery. Fleet’s technology gives importers, exporters and any business that needs freight transportation unlimited access to services from world’s top freight service providers across the globe, including ocean carriers, airlines, to customs brokers, trucking, LTL carriers.”

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