2020 Best Tech Startups in Silver Spring

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Silver Spring, Maryland. 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. CuriosityStream


Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Dive Deep into Documentaries.

John S. Hendricks, Founder of Discovery Communications and the Curiosity Project, has spent his life seeking the answers to our most enduring questions and creating ways for television viewers across the globe to satisfy their curiosity. Hendricks harnessed this passion to create CuriosityStream, an undertaking meant to inspire ardent learners with the most curious minds of our time: visionaries in every major field of human endeavor, tackling the greatest challenges of our era.

Over 1,500 of documentaries available worldwide. New content added weekly. Dive Deep into science, technology, civilization, the human spirit and more.”

2. Mercaris


Founded: 2012

“Since 2012, Mercaris has helped its customers capitalize on the growing demand for organic and non-GMO agriculture by providing market access and services tailored to the needs of the identity-preserved agriculture industry. Mercaris focuses its data and products on the organic and non-GMO grains and oilseeds markets across all regions of the United States and Canada. Additionally, through its newly launched dairy initiative, Mercaris hosts quarterly online auctions for certified organic cream which proves to be an effective example of price discovery. Mercaris also operates a trading business that enables buyers and sellers to find new markets and more profitably trade organic and non-GMO commodities.

Mercaris provides market-based tools, including data, analysis, and trading, for the sustainable, identity-preserved agricultural sector. Our services help support and foster the growth of agricultural practices that protect and build soil, water, and air quality, as well as protect both human and animal health in the communities in which we work. By fulfilling our mission, we also enable others in the value chain to contribute to broader goals of environmental sustainability and increased access to information in otherwise underserved markets. Mercaris is a Certified B Corporation.”

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