2024 Best Tech Startups in Virginia

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Virginia. 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. Somatus


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“Accelerating health equity one patient at a time by providing no-cost, high-quality kidney and heart care to eligible members.”

2. Electrify America

Electrify America

Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2023 Best Tech Startups in Virginia

“Electrify America LLC was created in 2016 to build the largest network of electric vehicle DC fast charging stations. Our charging stations will be an average of only 70 miles apart on major routes across the continental United States. Depending on the vehicle’s capacity, electric vehicle drivers may be able to fast-charge their car in as little as 30 minutes.* With Electrify America DC fast charging stations, electric vehicle owners have the freedom to go just about anywhere— just like they would with a conventional car.

Electrify America is committed to building awareness of electric vehicles through education and outreach. We work with local, state, and national organizations as well as vehicle manufacturers to create opportunities to inform the general public about the benefits of driving electric.”

3. HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“​HawkEye 360 is a Radio Frequency (RF) data analytics company. We operate a first-of-its-kind commercial satellite constellation to identify, process and geolocate a broad set of RF signals. We extract value from this unique data through proprietary algorithms, fusing it with other sources to create powerful analytical products that solve hard challenges for our global customers. Our products include maritime domain awareness and spectrum mapping and monitoring; our customers include a wide range of commercial, government and international entities.”

4. Expel


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“Security that makes sense and can be, dare we say, delightful.

We’re a secops provider that offers managed detection and response (MDR), remediation, phishing, and threat hunting. Our platform and people work together to make sense of your security signal—with your business in mind—to detect, understand, and fix issues fast.

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5. ShiftMed


Founded: 2019

Also honored in:

“ShiftMed is a digital community where the healthcare industry can thrive. By connecting healthcare professionals and clinical facilities, we’re filling open shifts in real-time and improving the continuity of patient care across the country.

ShiftMed gives CNAs, LPNs, and RNs the power to choose when, where, and how often they work. Through our app, these credentialed healthcare professionals have direct access to hundreds of open shifts in their communities.”

6. Koalafi


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2023 Best Tech Startups in Virginia

“Koalafi offers flexible payment plans and credit-building opportunities for the 121M non-prime U.S. consumers who don’t qualify for traditional financing options.

Koalafi integrates with a wide range of eCommerce platforms and in-store POS systems, making it easy for retailers to offer non-prime financing and increase conversion rates. Over 15,000 retailers and their customers trust Koalafi to deliver high approval rates, clear and simple terms, and industry-leading service.”

7. Advantia Health

advantia health

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 

“Advantia is transforming healthcare for all women – we’re setting a higher standard of care and convenience while reducing unnecessary costs. Compassion and value inspire everything we do. We take time to listen, answer questions completely, and offer helpful technology between visits so that our patients are empowered and at ease. Alongside coordinated care, Advantia is pioneering care models that align incentives with the best interests of women and their families.”

8. GiGstreem


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“Gigstreem is an innovative Internet and Managed Network services provider. Gigstreem provides dedicated “High Availability”​ internet access to major Points of Presence, the heart of the internet. We deliver symmetrical speeds with 99.99% SLAs utilizing our world-class architecture. Our services are designed for the residential, business and events.”

9. AURA Network Systems

AURA Network Systems

Founded: 2019

Also honored in:

“AURA (which stands for Advanced Ultra Reliable Aviation) Network Systems is on a mission to deliver an FAA-compliant nationwide network utilizing a unique, licensed aviation spectrum to accelerate advanced levels of autonomy in the National Airspace System. Its vision is to empower the aerospace industry’s pioneering technology solutions that improve accessibility and safety, drive economic expansion, and further environmental sustainability – while transforming the concept of aviation for crewed and uncrewed aircraft. AURA’s frequencies in the 450 MHz band have extraordinary propagation characteristics ideal for secure and reliable communications. The company’s technology increases the commercial viability of autonomous operations.”

10. Shift5


Founded: 2019

Also honored in: 2022 Best Tech Startups in Arlington (Virginia)

“Shift5 is the observability platform for onboard operational technology (OT), enabling smarter, faster decisions through real-time data access, contextual insights, and actionable analytics at the edge for aerospace, rail, and defense. Shift5 unlocks the complete ecosystem of onboard data for operations, maintenance, and cybersecurity teams for the first time, enabling real-time decision intelligence through complete onboard data access and observability from the asset level to fleet scale. Shift5 delivers modern OT solutions to ensure the security, availability, safety, resilience, and reliability of today’s fleets and tomorrow’s next-gen assets.”