2018 Best Tech Startups in Arlington (Virginia)

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Arlington, 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. Endgame


Founded: 2008

“Endgame’s converged endpoint security platform is transforming security programs – their people, processes and technology – with the most powerful endpoint protection and simplest user experience, ensuring analysts of any skill level can stop targeted attacks before information theft. Endgame unifies prevention, detection, and threat hunting to stop known and unknown attacker behaviors at scale with a single agent.”

2. Federated Wireless

federated wireless

Founded: 2012

“Federated Wireless is unlocking a spectrum of possibilities, leading the wireless industry through the shared spectrum revolution. By enabling a new shared economy model via standardized subscription costs and pricing, Federated Wireless is giving organizations of all sizes the opportunity to become a carrier and cost-effectively deliver new services via the spectrum. Federated Wireless’ unique approach allows carriers old and new to quickly and cost-effectively utilize and leverage spectrum for a broad range of services, such as Private-LTE applications or network densification for 5G. This not only ensures that this finite resource is preserved and available for the next wave of mobile business innovation, but will result in businesses and consumers experiencing better service quality whether they are indoors or outdoors, rural or urban, allowing us to have it all no matter where we are.”

3. Distil Networks

distil networks

Founded: 2011

“Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, is the first easy and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. Distil protects against web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, online fraud, account hijacking, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, and downtime. Slash the high tax that bots place on your internal teams and web infrastructure and make your online applications more secure with API security, real-time threat intelligence, a 24/7 security operations center, and complete visibility and control over human, good bot, and bad bot traffic. ”

4. ThreatConnect, Inc.

ThreatConnect, Inc.

Founded: 2011

“ThreatConnect, Inc. provides industry-leading advanced threat intelligence software and services including ThreatConnect®, the most comprehensive Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) on the market. ThreatConnect delivers a single platform in the cloud and on-premises to effectively aggregate, analyze, and act to counter sophisticated cyber-attacks. Leveraging advanced analytics capabilities, ThreatConnect offers a superior understanding of relevant cyber threats to business operations.”

5. Basket


Founded: 2014

“We’re the largest community of shoppers working together to save you time and money. Basket lets you compare online and in-store prices, giving you better choices and putting you in control.

Basket empowers you to make the most of your resources. Create your shopping lists in Basket and we’ll make shopping less stressful. Basket shows you what’s in stock locally and where to find the best price for your entire list. Basket helps compare prices online too, so you can see if that internet retailer really has the best price. (Spoiler: they probably don’t.)

Your time is valuable. With Basket, you’ll spend more time with your family instead of budgeting and browsing weekly ads. Basket enables you to know how much you’ll pay before getting in the car. Through crowdsourcing, our community of users contributes real-time prices and inventory. We take the guesswork out of shopping. Join Basket to revolutionize grocery shopping and put the focus back on what matters most — you.”

6. LiveSafe


Founded: 2012

“LiveSafe is the leading mobile safety communications platform delivering actionable crowdsourced safety and security intelligence, preventing incidents before they occur and connecting people to the help they need.

Used by businesses, colleges, and universities, LiveSafe’s enterprise-class platform is backed by a team with safety in their DNA and combines a cloud-based Command Dashboard with customizable mobile applications.

Every minute of every day, we deliver two-way, real-time interactions that include location-tagged text, calls, photos and videos, scalable mass notification, relevant safety resources, and peer-to-peer safety tools like SafeWalk™.”

7. Brazen


Founded: 2008

“Brazen helps organizations get people’s attention through chat software and an online event platform. The world’s leading organizations use Brazen’s software platform to interact and engage with employees, job candidates, customers, students and alumni. The company is venture-backed and headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area.”

8. DivvyCloud


Founded: 2013

“DivvyCloud is a leading developer of innovative technology to automate and optimize cloud infrastructure. We deliver multi-cloud infrastructure visibility and automation to improve security, compliance and cost governance. Our software supports all major cloud providers including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, OpenStack, VMware, Rackspace, IBM Softlayer and DigitalOcean.

The value of DivvyCloud software has been proven with enterprise customers like General Electric, Discovery Communications and Fannie Mae, among others. DivvyCloud is differentiated in the market with its native multi-cloud policy automation; its patent-pending data harvesting technology; and its platform-first strategy that allows customers and partners to leverage the DivvyCloud platform to develop their own cloud management solutions and products.”

9. Fonteva


Founded: 2010

“Manage members, events, communities, and virtually everything needed to run your organization – all in one powerful, integrated system.

Our MemberNation Software helps you:

  • Build a community and engage your members;
  • Support the mobile experience with responsive portals and websites;
  • Track continuing education credits and certifications;
  • Manage online and offline fundraising initiatives;
  • Coordinate event management; and
  • Easily integrate ecommerce into all products.

As a partner, Fonteva delivers complete association management solutions, from implementation and data migration to customization and training.”

10. Airside Mobile

airside mobile

Founded: 2009

“Airside Mobile is a mobile platform dedicated to helping travelers get through their airport experience faster and with less pain and hassle by connecting them to needed services (reserved parking, premium bag check, mobile boarding passes, express security queues, and on-airport dining and retail) when then need them.”