2018 Best Tech Startups in Alexandria

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Alexandria, 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. Territory


Founded: 2011

“Our true north is helping folks experience that incredible feeling when you eat and move better. We pride ourselves on local, seasonal & constantly evolving menu offerings to fuel your life.

We think your taste buds are made happiest by food that’s crafted close by, in smaller batches by multiple chefs interpreting great recipes. And happy taste buds from responsibly sourced food that’s also really good for you means performing better – a beautiful thing whether in body, mind or both.”

2. Signal Vine, Inc.

Signal Vine, Inc.

Founded: 2013

“Signal Vine provides an effective, intelligent two-way text messaging platform that is proven to deliver high student engagement.

Signal Vine’s platform empowers customers to combine text messaging with student data to deliver personalized information, prompt timely action, and ultimately improve outcomes for higher education organizations, nonprofits, and government programs.”

3. myRete


Founded: 2008

“myRete, a San Mateo, CA and Alexandria, VA-based developer of a location-based social networking application called WhosHere®.

WhosHere is a location-aware social proximity networking application that allows users to find other users with similar interests and connect with them real-time via free text, image messages and free VoIP calls without disclosing any personal information. It runs on Apple iOS devices including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.”

4. Dark Cubed

Dark Cubed

Founded: 2014

“Dark Cubed is a veteran founded startup from Alexandria, Virginia. We deliver powerful cyber security capabilities to companies of all sizes quickly and more efficiently than anything else on the market today. Our unique and flexible community-based platform combines real time monitoring, threat intelligence, predictive analytics, and active blocking to allow our customers to finally protect what matters most

We believe that the cyber security market is broken and it is time for something new. Dark Cubed has developed a new way to deliver and consume cyber security capabilities for companies of all sizes. It is no exaggeration to say that we can get a network configured with real time monitoring, threat intelligence correlation, logging, predictive analytics, an elegant user interface, workflow, and active blocking in 15 minutes.”

5. Pinxter Inc.

Pinxter Inc.

Founded: 2013

“As winners of the “Top Lifestyle Application”​ by iTunes, we build kick-AaaS™ customized apps better and faster. We’ll help you meet your consumers, fans, colleagues, community, etc. where they’re most comfortable – their smartphones.

Pinxter Digital is changing the app development game and doing so right from the District. We are the creators and sole providers of the AaaS™ (Applications as a Service) approach and offer the most advanced app platforms in the industry. It’s the unique partnerships we establish with clients that build a new kind of involvement brands are craving when wanting to launch an app. We provide our expertise in the initial ideation phase, guidance throughout the development phase, and continued dedication thereafter for launch strategies and all ongoing updates.”

6. NotaryCam


Founded: 2012

“With over 30 years of domain experience, more than a decade ago we set out to master the electronic real estate and mortgage ecosystem. What began as a simple journey to streamline the transaction for our customers turned into what seems like a lifetime commitment. Eliminating the stress and associated friction around the antiquated systems, mounds of paper, faxes, scanners and overnight couriers seems like a no-brainer. The real estate and mortgage transaction is one of the most complicated and highest liability transactions that a consumer will ever participate in.”

7. TransVoyant


Founded: 2011

“From devices such as radar, sensors, satellites, smartphones, meters and other devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT), TransVoyant collects, cleanses and constantly updates one of the world’s largest repositories of real-time big data—over one trillion events each day. By applying advanced machine learning algorithms to these real-time data streams, TransVoyant gives leading companies and government organizations a live global picture of their static and moving assets, as well as predictive insights that enable them to anticipate and avoid threats and disruptions resulting from a multitude of internal and external factors such as weather, port congestion, natural disasters, supplier failure, road construction, competitor behavior and labor strikes, to name a few.”