2018 Best Tech Startups in Washington

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in 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

“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. Donuts

donuts inc

Founded: 2010

“Donuts simplifies and connects a fragmented online world with domain names and related technologies that allow people and businesses to build, market and own their digital identities. Donuts manages the world’s largest portfolio of top-level domains and provides its registrar / reseller customers with innovative services for the discovery, registration, usage and monetization of high-quality domain names. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Donuts, the registrar Name.com is one of the most admired brands in the industry. Donuts’ headquarters are in Kirkland, WA; it has offices in Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Dublin, Ireland and Beijing, China.”

3. Qumulo

Qumulo

Founded: 2012

“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.”

4. OfferUp

OfferUp

Founded: 2011

“OfferUp is changing how people buy and sell locally by making it as easy as taking and sharing a photo from your phone. We are not just about connecting buyers and sellers; we are about creating a simple and safe marketplace that changes people’s lives. We are a rapidly growing team in Seattle looking to bring on more passionate, motivated, and curious people who want to be a part of our fast growing marketplace.”

5. Kymeta

Kymeta

Founded: 2012

“Kymeta Corporation is commercializing a new, innovative software-enabled metamaterials-based electronic beamforming antenna for satellite communications. Kymeta’s new mTenna™ suite of satellite antennas are ultra-thin and use a holographic approach to electronically acquire, steer and lock a beam to any satellite. The flat, lightweight and cost-effective satellite tracking antennas are designed to work seamlessly for communications in high-volume markets where traditional antennas are not currently practical or feasible, such as maritime, automotive and aviation.”

6. Remitly

remitly

Founded: 2011

“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.”

7. Outreach

Outreach

Founded: 2013

“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.”

8. Auth0

Auth0

Founded: 2013

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Bellevue

“Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), provides thousands of enterprise customers with a Universal Identity Platform for their web, mobile, IoT, and internal applications. Its extensible platform seamlessly authenticates and secures more than 1.5B logins per month, making it loved by developers and trusted by global enterprises. The company’s U.S. headquarters in Bellevue, WA, and additional offices in Buenos Aires, London, Tokyo, and Sydney, support its customers that are located in 70+ countries.”

9. Chef

chef

Founded: 2008

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Seattle

“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.”

10. Porch

Porch

Founded: 2012

“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.”

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