2020 Best Tech Startups in Massachusetts

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Massachusetts. 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. Toast


Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Toast is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform.

As a cloud-based system built specifically for restaurants, Toast offers advanced functionality including tableside ordering, quick menu modifications, real-time enterprise reporting, online ordering, and labor management on an easy-to-use interface.”

2. DraftKings


Founded: 2012

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“We’re re-imagining sports and technology. DraftKings is bringing sports fans closer to the games they love and becoming an essential part of their experience in the process. An industry pioneer since our founding in 2012, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We are the signature tech startup of our generation in Boston.

DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

We exist to bring fans closer to the games they love. We make sports better by making better sports fans.”

3. Seaborn Networks

Seaborn Networks

Founded: 2011

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“Seaborn Networks is a leading developer-owner-operator of independent submarine fiber optic cable systems. We are committed to changing the way cable capacity is bought and sold by introducing the industry’s first carrier-neutral business model.

Seaborn® was founded by successful telecom, submarine cable and wholesale carrier executives with experience in designing, building and operating many of the world’s largest submarine and terrestrial networks.”

4. Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Founded: 2010

Also honored in:

“Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) pioneered telematics for usage-based and behavior-based programs making roads and drivers safer around the world. Founded in 2010 by two MIT professors, CMT’s accomplished team of expert scientists and experienced entrepreneurs developed DriveWell, an advanced mobile-sensing and big data platform delivering an end-to-end smartphone telematics solution. DriveWell provides valuable feedback to users, helping them to improve driving performance and become more aware of unsafe behaviors.

DriveWell is the first telematics platform in the industry to provide both traditional vehicle-centric, usage-based-insurance (UBI) and driver-centric, behavior-based insurance (BBI) solutions. Through the DriveWell program, CMT’s partners can easily measure mileage, time of day, roadways and risky driving behaviors – giving them a complete picture of every trip and allowing them to segment high-risk vs low-risk customers easily.”

5. Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal

Founded: 2015

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“Desktop Metal is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with 3D printing solutions for engineers, designers and manufacturers around the world. Our team is built around the disciplines of materials science, hardware and software engineering, and design. We have raised $438 million in equity funding with investment from technology leaders including Google, BMW, Ford Motor Company, Lowe’s, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum, and was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. Located just outside of Boston, we are assembling a team of experts and are looking to hire curious and driven engineers, scientists, and designers.”

6. DataRobot


Founded: 2012

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“DataRobot offers a machine learning platform for data scientists of all skill levels to build and
deploy accurate predictive models in a fraction of the time it used to take. The technology addresses the critical shortage of data scientists by changing the speed and economics of predictive analytics.

The DataRobot platform uses massively parallel processing to train and evaluate 1000’s of models in R, Python, Spark MLlib, H2O and other open source libraries. It searches through millions of possible combinations of algorithms, pre-processing steps, features, transformations and tuning parameters to deliver the best models for your dataset and prediction target.”

7. Cybereason


Founded: 2012

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“Cybereason is the leader in endpoint protection, offering endpoint detection and response, next-generation antivirus, managed monitoring and IR services.

Founded by elite intelligence professionals born and bred in offense-first hunting, Cybereason gives enterprises the upper hand over cyber adversaries.

The Cybereason platform is powered by a custom-built in-memory graph, the only truly automated hunting engine anywhere. It detects behavioral patterns across every endpoint and surfaces malicious operations in an exceptionally user-friendly interface.”

8. Altiostar Networks

Altiostar Networks

Founded: 2011

“The time is now.

Mobile network operators face a transformational change in the demands of their users. Operators need to dramatically change the architecture and the way they procure and deploy their radio network. They need agility, flexibility and innovation velocity.

The architectural change they need is to adopt an open RAN model. Altiostar has been championing open RAN since 2016 and our 4G and 5G solutions provide the transformation operators require.”

9. Iora Health

Iora Health

Founded: 2011

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“Iora Health is building a different kind of health system. The company delivers high impact relationship based care starting with primary health care. Built from the ground up, the Iora care delivery model ensures radically improved service, better health outcomes, and dramatically lower overall health care costs.

The Iora model of health care changes everything – payment, staffing, processes, IT systems, and culture. We have no status quo to defend, no arcane rules we must follow. Our only goal is to dramatically improve the experience and quality of care for everyone.”

10. Flywire


Founded: 2009

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Boston

“Flywire is a leading provider of global payments solutions, connecting our clients with other businesses and consumers worldwide. Founded in 2009 as a way for international students to pay their tuition for studies abroad, Flywire’s focus has expanded to include the healthcare and commercial markets.

Flywire provides a comprehensive suite of payment products including OnPlan, a domestic billing and payment solution that uses secure payment technology for pre-collection and payment plans. Our extensive collection network provides clients the flexibility to accept payments from over 220 countries and territories, and in over 100 currencies.”