2019 Best Tech Startups in Seattle

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Seattle, Washington. 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. Rover

Rover

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Washington

“Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with dog people who’ll treat their pets like family. But it’s not just about dog love. Rover is also an award-winning technology business committed to making pet care safe, easy, and affordable so that everyone can experience the unconditional love of a dog. In fact, a service is booked on Rover every minute of every day!”

2. Qumulo

Qumulo

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Washington

“Qumulo is the leader in universal-scale file storage. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access file-based data in the data center and on the cloud, at petabyte and global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers.”

3. Remitly

remitly

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Washington

“Remitly is an international payments company that leverages digital channels, including mobile phones, to send money internationally. Remitly’s digital products are fundamentally faster, less expensive, and far more convenient for customers to send money across borders.”

4. Outreach

Outreach

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Washington

“Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. The platform manages all customer interactions across email, voice and social, and leverages machine learning to guide reps to take the right actions.

Thousands of customers, including Cloudera, Glassdoor, Pandora, and Zillow, rely on Outreach to drive predictable and measurable growth, increase efficiency and effectiveness of customer-facing teams, and improve visibility into sales activity and performance.”

5. Chef

chef

Founded: 2008

Also honored in:

“Chef is the leader in Continuous Automation software, and one of the founders of the DevOps movement. Chef works with more than a thousand of the most innovative companies around the world to deliver their vision of digital transformation, providing the practices and platform to deliver software at speed. Chef Automate is Chef’s Continuous Automation Platform which is powered by an awesome community and open source software engines: Chef for infrastructure, Habitat for applications, and InSpec for compliance.”

6. Porch

Porch

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Washington

“Founded in 2012 as an online home improvement network, Porch has grown into the industry leading partner for the home by connecting homeowners with qualified professionals. Focused on assisting customers at every stage of the “home journey” – including moving in, installations, assembly, repairs, and ongoing maintenance – last year alone, the company facilitated over 2 million home-related projects, generating almost $1 billion in revenue for small business owners and sole proprietors in specialty areas such as plumbing, roofing, electrical work, carpentry, and more.”

7. Convoy

convoy

Founded: 2015

“Convoy is reinventing the supply chain with technology-backed full service trucking. Convoy offers guaranteed capacity and innovative real-time GPS tracking via our connected carrier network.”

8. Glowforge

Glowforge

Founded: 2014

“Glowforge has created a 3D laser printer: a beautiful device that sits on your desk and uses a beam of light the width of a single hair to create almost anything, from handbags to robots. It can print from raw materials like wood, leather, cloth – even chocolate. And we’ve got more than 10,000 excited, creative, and delightful customers eagerly waiting for it to arrive on their doorstep.

After wrapping up the biggest 30 day crowdfunding campaign in history, we put together a team of incredible people who we are humbled and excited to call our co-workers. We hail from tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Apple, and top startups like Tableau, Tesla, and Evernote.”

9. SkyKick

SkyKick

Founded: 2011

“SkyKick – Cloud Management for Partners. SkyKick is a global provider of cloud management software for IT solution providers.

Its products are designed to help build successful cloud businesses by making it easy and efficient for IT providers to migrate, backup and manage their customers in the cloud.

Over 5,000 partners worldwide use SkyKick’s products to accelerate their cloud business, and the company has won numerous awards including being named a Microsoft Partner of the Year and a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner.”

10. CreativeLive

CreativeLive

Founded: 2011

“CreativeLive is the world’s leading live, online classroom for creative entrepreneurs. Using a scalable freemium model, CreativeLive is transforming the $100 billion continuing education market by offering frictionless access to the best teachers in the world via a social video platform. The company was founded in April 2010 by world-renowned photographer, director and artist Chase Jarvis and entrepreneur Craig Swanson. The company is led by CEO Chase Jarvis, backed by Greylock Partners and Social+Capital, and has locations in Seattle and San Francisco.”

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