2018 Best Tech Startups in Oregon

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in 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. Urban Airship

Urban Airship

Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Portland

“Urban Airship® is trusted by thousands of businesses to drive growth with digital customer engagement. Every day, marketers and developers depend on Urban Airship to deliver billions of personalized, interactive notifications that inspire interest and drive action across all digital channels. Urban Airship is used by many of the world’s most admired companies, including Adidas, Alaska Airlines, The Home Depot, NBCUniversal, Sky Plc and Zillow.”

2. Act-On Software

act-on software

Founded: 2008

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Seattle

“Act-On’s Adaptive Marketing Platform is your command center to get the right messages, to the right people, at the right time. Our easy-to-use technology provides you insight to adapt to your customers’ unique needs at each stage of the buying journey and accelerate your lead to revenue. With Act-On, teams can drive better business outcomes and see higher customer lifetime value. Act-On has been recognized for its superior product and rapid business growth by Deloitte, Forbes, and Inc. Magazine.”

3. VetSource


Founded: 2008

“Vetsource™ provides Home Delivery pharmacy services to over 8,000 veterinary practices across the country. As the only industry-endorsed Home Delivery pharmacy provider, we source quality medications and nutrition products directly from the manufacturer and ship them right to pet owners’ front doors.

Every product in Vetsource’s human-grade institutional pharmacy warehouse is sourced directly from the manufacturer, ensuring its quality and authenticity. Our website is .pharmacy verified, and our PCI-compliant pharmacy meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements in all 50 states. And since it functions as a virtual extension of a practice’s inventory, Vetsource allows providers to offer every prescription product deemed medically necessary without the high cost of keeping each one on hand.”

4. Cloudability


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Portland

“Cloudability collects and stores all your cloud bills and AWS usage data, then organizes it into simple, customizable reports you can share with anyone in your organization.

Keep an eye on your cloud:
Eliminate surprises in your cloud cost and usage with daily updates and advanced alerts that show you when things change and when you need to dig deeper.”

5. Expensify


Founded: 2008

“Expensify does “expense reports that don’t suck!”​ If you’re sick of the painful expense reporting process, Expensify is the fastest and easiest way to manage your business expenses. Now you can get rid of those envelopes full of receipts. Just snap a quick picture of the receipt with our App and you’re done! Our SmartScan technology will read your receipt and input all the information for you. We can also automatically import expenses directly from your bank and credit card and generate an IRS guaranteed e-Receipt.”

6. SheerID


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Eugene

“SheerID is redefining how enterprises create instant trust in a digital world.

Its digital verification platform instantly verifies the identity of individuals and businesses, enabling enterprises to deliver authenticated offers and experiences without friction and without fraud.

By using authoritative data sources to verify credentials in real-time, within an organization’s brand experience, SheerID delivers a seamless customer experience that reduces churn and fuels loyalty to drive revenue growth.”

7. Twistlock


Founded: 2015

“Twistlock is the leading provider of container and cloud native cybersecurity solutions for the modern enterprise. From precise, actionable vulnerability management to automatically deployed runtime protection and firewalls, Twistlock protects applications across the development lifecycle and into production. Purpose built for containers, serverless, and other leading technologies – Twistlock gives developers the speed they want, and CISOs the control they need.”



Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Portland

“Marketing collaboration, evolved.

Opal is the marketing collaboration platform that makes it easy to build, view and share your brand stories—because there’s a better way to work.

The Opal StoryFirst™ framework enables teams with a dedicated environment to create, visualize, align and deploy campaigns across all marketing channels, reducing complexity and connecting teams for better marketing results.”

9. Lytics


Founded: 2012

“Lytics helps enterprises automate personalized marketing experiences through the industry’s most advanced Customer Data Platform (CDP). Popular retailing, media, consumer goods, banking, and tech brands use Lytics to execute one-to-one marketing programs that their customers welcome.

The Lytics Customer Data (CDP) Platform, the company’s flagship product, was launched in October 2014. The Lytics CDP connects a company’s marketing data about customers and users from multiple sources (e.g., structured and unstructured data from tools, anonymous and known profiles, and other interactions and events from the marketing stack, sales, and support databases) and creates behavior-rich user segments (e.g., likely to churn, most active on mobile, coupon lover).”

10. Nvoicepay


Founded: 2009

“Welcome to the Nvoicepay Community. This is the place for Nvoicepay employees, former employees, strategic partners, and Nvoicepay users to connect with one another.

Nvoicepay streamlines the way companies pay their accounts payable invoices through electronic payments. We are payment experts and the leading provider of simple ePayment solutions for the enterprise.

Organizations across multiple industries trust Nvoicepay to streamline invoice payments, dramatically reduce AP costs, and generate new revenue through card rebates.”