2018 Best Tech Startups in Maryland

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in 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 (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. IronNet Cybersecurity

IronNet Cybersecurity

Founded: 2014

“At IronNet, our mission is to develop cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions to defend companies, industries and nations from advanced threats. Our products and services provide the high-fidelity detection and visibility to close dangerous gaps in an enterprise’s security infrastructure. Using a combination of massive scale analytics, tradecraft expertise, integrated cyber hunt, and a game-changing collective defense capability, we help enterprises demonstrably reduce cyber risk in their environments and across their industry sector.”

2. Aledade


Founded: 2014

“Aledade is a new company with an old-fashioned goal: putting doctors back in control of health care. Aledade partners with independent, primary care physicians to provide everything the doctors need to create and run an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) – from business and practice transformation services to upfront capital and a cutting-edge technology platform. Our customized solutions – and our continuous, on-the-ground support of our physician partners – will help doctors in all types of communities across America preserve their autonomy, deliver better care to their patients, reduce overall costs, and keep independent physician practices flourishing.”

3. ZeroFOX


Founded: 2013

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Baltimore

“ZeroFOX, the innovator of social media & digital security, protects modern organizations from dynamic security, brand and physical risks across social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. Using targeted data collection and artificial intelligence-based analysis, ZeroFOX protects modern organizations from targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. Recognized as a Leader in Digital Risk Monitoring by Forrester, the patented ZeroFOX SaaS platform processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, HipChat, Instagram, Reddit, Pastebin, Tumblr, YouTube, VK, mobile app stores, the deep & dark web, domains and more.”

4. Fugue


Founded: 2012

“Fugue, a leader in cloud infrastructure automation and security, provides solutions to ensure that enterprise’s cloud resources are always provisioned according to a single source of truth — and stay that way throughout the resources’​ lifetime. Fugue’s Cloud Automation & Security solution is the only solution that can restore all infrastructure back to the last known state.

Privately held and headquartered in Maryland, Fugue was named a Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing 2017 by Gartner.”

5. Sonatype


Founded: 2008

“Every day, developers rely on millions of third party and open source building blocks – known as components – to build the software that runs our world. Sonatype ensures that only the best components are used throughout the software development lifecycle so that organizations don’t have to make the tradeoff between going fast and being secure. More than 120,000 organizations use Sonatype’s Nexus solutions to support agile, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps practices globally.”

6. Roboteam


Founded: 2009

“Roboteam designs, develops and manufactures cutting edge, user-oriented, multi-purpose, unmanned platforms and controllers for Defense, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety missions. Our team includes dozens of highly experienced engineers that are dedicated to creating units that provide complete operational and tactical control, overall mission management and enhanced force coordination.

We created a line of lightweight, fast deployable unmanned ground systems that deliver technological and functional breakthroughs for tactical purposes with unmatched reliability.”

7. Xometry


Founded: 2013

“Xometry is your one-stop shop for manufacturing on demand.

Xometry, recently voted one of the “DC’s Coolest Companies,”​ brings together manufacturing and technology to provide 24/7 access to instant pricing, expected lead time and manufacturability feedback on custom parts for engineers and designers across the U.S.

Xometry’s online quoting portal and nationwide network of hundreds of partner manufacturing facilities guarantees consistently fast lead times while offering a broad array of capabilities, including CNC Machining, 3D Printing, Injection Molding, Sheet Metal and Casting.”

8. Homesnap


Founded: 2008

“Homesnap Pro gives agents the ability to access real-time MLS information from their mobile phones and tablets. It also lets agents connect and collaborate with each other and their clients. It is the professional version of the popular consumer app Homesnap, which lets users “snap any home to find out all about it”. Millions of consumers use Homesnap to explore homes and search listings. It is powered by a specialized homes database that combines MLS data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more.”

9. Immuta


Founded: 2014

“Immuta is the fastest way for algorithm-driven enterprises to accelerate the development and control of machine learning and advanced analytics. The company’s hyperscale data management platform provides data scientists with rapid, personalized data access to dramatically improve the creation, deployment and auditability of machine learning and AI.”

10. CloudBolt


Founded: 2012

“CloudBolt’s hybrid cloud management platform enables enterprise IT departments to build, deploy, and manage private and public clouds quickly and efficiently. The user-friendly portal hides the complexities of hybrid cloud, giving end-users the ability to manage and provision resources on demand, while administrators set provisioning conditions for governance. With CloudBolt, IT leverages its investment and controls costs while providing self-service IT, and increasing flexibility and agility.”