2020 Best Tech Startups in McLean

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in McLean, 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. Aireon


Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Aireon is deploying a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon will harness next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that are currently ground-based and, for the first time ever, extend their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Real-time ADS-B surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading ANSPs from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), ENAV and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon will have an operational, global, space-based air traffic surveillance system by 2018.”


Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Virginia

“ is the next-generation digital identity platform allowing convenient, trusted interactions between individuals and organizations.’s identity platform meets the highest standards for online identity proofing and authentication, without compromising access for hard-to-identify groups. We use a combination of remote verification of physical IDs, MNO data, fraud detection algorithms, and FIDO U2F capabilities to securely verify a user’s identity.”

3. Omnispace


Founded: 2012

“Omnispace LLC owns and operates global non-geostationary satellite infrastructure to provide mobile satellite services internationally in markets across Asia Pacific, South America, North America, Africa and the Middle East. Harnessing globally harmonized 2 GHz spectrum assets as well as advanced satellite and mobile technologies, our innovative hybrid platform can deliver enhanced mobile voice and data communications, making converged communications a reality today. Omnispace’s global system is ideally positioned to meet a wide array of government and commercial communications needs, including cost-effective rural connectivity and mobile broadband.”

4. Verato


Founded: 2012

“Our mission is to help innovative healthcare organizations make their patients healthier, happier, and more engaged—while managing costs. In pursuit of this mission, we enable organizations to manage, match, and link their person data with unprecedented ease and accuracy. We offer two cloud-based patient matching and identity resolution services: Verato Universal™ MPI, a HITRUST-certified SaaS master person index service, and Verato Auto-Steward™, a powerful plug-in for EHRs, EMPIs, MDMs, and other applications that automatically finds and resolves their duplicate records. Both services use smart “referential matching”​ technology to match and link person data with the highest accuracy rates in the industry.”

5. Binary Fountain, Inc.

Binary Fountain, Inc.

Founded: 2012

“Binary Fountain is the leading provider of consumer feedback management solutions designed specifically for healthcare and multifamily residential in a single cloud-based platform. Its consumer experience platform is built on a proprietary Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine that mines consumer feedback from surveys, online ratings and review sites, social media, and other data sources to equip its customers with the actionable insights needed to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, increase engagement and drive sustainable bottom-line results.

Leading organizations, large and small, rely on Binary Fountain to understand the consumer experience, drive comprehensive operational intelligence throughout the organization, and engage consumers with innovative transparency and reputation management solutions.”

6. Perthera


Founded: 2012

“Perthera is the leading Therapeutic Intelligence Company advancing precision medicine through our Perthera Report, which precisely matches cancer patients with multiple therapeutic options ranked by highest probability of best outcome.

The Perthera Report does this through an integration of the patient’s multi-omic cell architecture and treatment history with our leading-edge Therapeutic Intelligence Engine, assessed and approved by our every-patient, real-time physician and scientific tumor board.

Perthera’s Therapeutic Intelligence Engine includes published multi-omic and biomarker impact, drug indications, new and off-label clinical trials, treatment guidelines, and patient outcomes for extended survival and quality of life.”

7. Fraym


Founded: 2015

“Fraym is a geospatial data company that uses proprietary machine learning algorithms to deliver precise, local-level information about people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We help fast-growing companies, government agencies, and development organizations succeed in places where data has been traditionally hard to access. Our high-resolution data goes down to 1km^2 , and adds an entirely new dimension to strategic and operational planning discussions. Previously unanswerable questions like, “where are my target populations?”, and “what services are they interested in?”, can now be answered quickly and confidently using Fraym data.”

8. Concilio Labs

Concilio Labs

Founded: 2013

“Concilio Labs provides hoteliers with meaningful insights, enabling them to create fabulous guest experiences and increase direct revenue.

Our products provide the full spectrum of personalization today’s travelers expect. Combining real-time big data and smart data, hoteliers understand who each guest is and how to best communicate to them, individually and collectively, online and on-premise.”

9. ANRA Technologies

ANRA Technologies

Founded: 2015

“We provide operators with an off the shelf, field proven DroneOSS™operational platform which is fully functional and compliant with FAA and other applicable regulations for drone flight management and their mobile applications. This includes flight planning, airspace management, data analytics, compliance, drone management, resource management, maintenance information and much more.

Our solution provides operators and analysts access to the Command and Control for one or multiple UAV operations at any given time.

The control can be delegated to users at multiple geographical locations using our Cloud based Control Station.

Our module on board the UAVs enables the analysts to get access to the EO/IR or other sensors in real time over the encrypted links coming down to local or cloud based control station. The data also gets archived in our secure cloud for additional post processing and analytics.”