2023 Best Tech Startups in Portland (Oregon)

Powered by CrunchbaseThe 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 (unacquired), 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. Orca Security

Orca Security

Founded: 2019

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Los Angeles

“Orca Security is the pioneer of agentless cloud security, and is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. We’re the industry-leading Cloud Security Platform that identifies, prioritizes, and remediates security risks and compliance issues across your cloud estate spanning AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and Kubernetes.”

2. Torq


Founded: 2020

Also honored in: 

“Torq’s no-code security automation platform lets you respond faster, eliminate manual work, and maximize your security posture.”

3. Lytics


Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Lytics is a customer data platform (CDP) built for marketing teams to improve business performance by connecting the right data to Lytics’ powerful AI engine. By combining unique behavioral insights, machine learning, and real-time campaign orchestration, Lytics equips marketers with the tools to create unique one-to-one marketing campaigns and engagements based on each user’s interests and customer journey. Some of the world’s most innovative brands use Lytics’ CDP technology, including Nestlé Purina, AEG, Atlassian, Industry Dive, and Yamaha. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Lytics is led by marketing and technology veterans who have held leadership positions at Webtrends, Airship, Tripwire, and Puppet. Lytics is backed by JMI Equity, Comcast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Voyager Capital, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and EPIC Ventures.”

4. Boulder Care

Boulder Care

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Oregon

“Telehealth addiction treatment on your terms and timeline – grounded in kindness, respect, and unconditional support.

At Boulder Care, we help people with substance use disorders reach their goals through judgement-free recovery support and evidence-based addiction treatment, rooted in the principles of harm reduction. Patients can access their Care Team — a Clinician, a Care Advocate, and a Peer Recovery Specialist — through secure messaging, video visits, and phone support from an app on their phone.

By championing low-threshold access to medications for addiction treatment, Boulder improves clinical and functional outcomes — sharing in the cost savings with health plan and employer partners under a value-based model.

We are proud to offer millions of Americans access to Boulder as an affordable in-network provider and affordable self-pay options to those who need it.”

5. Eclypsium


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Portland (Oregon)

“Eclypsium is the industry leader in enterprise firmware and hardware protection. The award-winning Eclypsium platform protects organizations from the foundation of their computing infrastructure upward, ensuring the integrity of laptops, servers and network devices in the supply chain, while deployed and during remote use.

The Eclypsium platform provides a complete inventory of the health of enterprise firmware and hardware components, scanning automatically for vulnerabilities and updates, alerting you to threats and simplifying the assessment and mitigation of risk.

Powered by world-class firmware and hardware research and expertise, Eclypsium was recently named to Fast Company’s annual list of the world’s most innovative security companies in 2020, as well as the coveted CNBC Upstart100 list.”

6. AskNicely


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Oregon

“Measuring customer experience isn’t hard, but improving it is. To win, you need your entire team focused and motivated to make every customer EXPERIENCE AWESOME.

It’s not easy. For people powered businesses, it means hundreds or thousands of frontline employees delivering their best, every day, for every customer.

AskNicely is the world’s first customer experience coach that fits in your pocket. Imagine a frontline staff member knowing how well they’re delivering for each customer they serve and getting recognition or coaching in the moment to motivate performance for the next customer – all from their phone. Now copy and paste that picture across your entire frontline workforce and see them smile, just like your customers will.”

7. Brave Care

Brave Care

Founded: 2019

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Oregon

“Brave Care is committed to helping every child reach their potential. We provide primary, urgent & remote care just for kids. Headquartered in Portland, OR we’re expanding excellent pediatric care across the country.”

8. Cascade Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Founded: 2014

“Cascade is the world’s #1 strategy execution platform helping thousands of organizations make their visions happen, through building their business and departmental plans, right through to tracking and execution of initiatives, team performance and more. Our customers are redefining the world as we know it – from battling the AIDS epidemic and establishing a supply chain for COVID-19 vaccines, to building the world’s fastest Formula One car.

We are a team of 100+ people, building the future of strategy. We are scaling up fast and aim to have Cascade in the hands of millions of people, driving alignment and focus.”

9. Vooks


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 

“Vooks is the first video streaming library of animated children’s books designed to inspire the love of reading. Reaching children world wide with our subscription based, streaming video library. This carefully curated, ad-free platform gives parents and teachers the peace of mind that their children are enjoying the highest level of quality screen time.

Vooks separates itself with slower-paced content that engages the child’s mind to learn vocabulary, reading fluency, and life lessons while being endlessly entertained.

Trusted by parents, loved by teachers, and enjoyed by millions of children around the world. The love of reading starts here!”

10. Bumped


Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“Bumped is a platform that gives banks, brands, and businesses the ability to reward customers in fractional shares of stock. Our suite of products can help businesses reward their customers in stock and build stronger relationships—from retailers to restaurants, from favorite brands to financial institutions.

Bumped is available across the U.S., and proudly built in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about integrating stock rewards into your loyalty programs at”

3 thoughts on “2023 Best Tech Startups in Portland (Oregon)

  • Cozy got acquired in 2018, so you’ve got room for one more awesome startup!

  • Theresa Allred

    Am wondering if this company offering investment ops for individuals interested in angel investing.

  • kate brown

    The Dyrt should be in there, too

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