2018 Best Tech Startups in Massachusetts

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

Draftkings

Founded: 2012

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Boston

“DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland and Austria. Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’”

2. Seaborn Networks

Seaborn Networks

Founded: 2011

“Seaborn Networks is a leading developer-owner-operator of independent submarine fiber optic cable systems. We are committed to changing the way cable capacity is bought and sold by introducing the industry’s first carrier-neutral business model.

Seaborn® was founded by successful telecom, submarine cable and wholesale carrier executives with experience in designing, building and operating many of the world’s largest submarine and terrestrial networks.”

3. Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal

Founded: 2015

“Desktop Metal is reinventing the way design and manufacturing teams produce metal parts – from prototyping through mass production. Our team is built around the disciplines of materials science, hardware and software engineering, and design. We have raised $277 million in equity funding with investment from technology leaders including Google, BMW, Ford Motor Company, Lowe’s, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 2017, the company was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum, and was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. Located just outside of Boston we are assembling a team of experts and are looking to hire curious and driven engineers, scientists, and designers.”

4. Circle

Circle

Founded: 2013

“Can we really shape the world for the better?

We’re a global crypto finance company on a mission to make it possible for anyone, anywhere to help change the global economy.

Circle was founded in 2013 because we believe money should work like the internet – open, secure, free, everywhere. Today, we offer four products. Circle Invest makes it easy to invest in crypto even if you’ve never invested in crypto. With Circle Pay, you can send money like a text – across the table or the ocean.”

5. Kaminario

Kaminario

Founded: 2008

“Kaminario is making the autonomous datacenter a reality, letting customers stay focused on scaling their business. Kaminario’s composable data platform delivers the agility, scalability, performance, and economics that global organizations demand to stay competitive in a cloud-first world. Real-time analytics, datacenter automation, and assured data access let our customers power their mission critical applications and safeguard their digital ecosystem. ”

6. Iora Health

Iora Health

Founded: 2011

“Iora Health is building a different kind of health system. The company delivers high impact relationship based care starting with primary health care. Built from the ground up, the Iora care delivery model ensures radically improved service, better health outcomes, and dramatically lower overall health care costs.

The Iora model of health care changes everything – payment, staffing, processes, IT systems, and culture. We have no status quo to defend, no arcane rules we must follow. Our only goal is to dramatically improve the experience and quality of care for everyone.”

7. Actifio

Actifio

Founded: 2009

“Actifio virtualizes the data that’s the lifeblood of businesses in more than 30 countries around the world. Its Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology enables businesses to manage, access, and protect their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply by decoupling data from physical storage, much the same way a hypervisor decouples compute from physical servers.

Actifio is the world’s leading Enterprise Data-as-a-Service platform. It enables thousands of companies around the world deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere.”

8. Cybereason

Cybereason

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Boston

“Cybereason is the leader in endpoint protection, offering endpoint detection and response, next-generation antivirus, managed monitoring and IR services.

Founded by elite intelligence professionals born and bred in offense-first hunting, Cybereason gives enterprises the upper hand over cyber adversaries.

The Cybereason platform is powered by a custom-built in-memory graph, the only truly automated hunting engine anywhere. It detects behavioral patterns across every endpoint and surfaces malicious operations in an exceptionally user-friendly interface.”

9. Onshape

Onshape

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Cambridge

“Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock: the constant waiting, distractions, and hassles that prevent engineers from doing their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that is accessible on any device and never loses data. With no files to lose or corrupt, no license keys to manage, and no installed desktop software, Onshape helps engineering teams get out of the IT business so they can get can back in the innovation business.”

10. ClearMotion

ClearMotion

Founded: 2009

“ClearMotion is a global automotive technology company founded out of MIT in 2009. The company is commercializing the world’s first proactive suspension system to improve the quality of time spent in cars.”

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