2020 Best Tech Startups in Rockville

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Rockville, 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. Sepio Systems

Sepio Systems

Founded: 2016

“The Latin word “Sepio” means “defend” and “guard.”

Sepio is disrupting the cyber-security industry by uncovering hidden hardware attacks. Bad actors are gaining access by implanting rogue hardware – Sepio’s Rogue Device Mitigation (RDM) stops them.

The company was founded by cyber security experts from private industry and government agencies. Our team has earned global recognition and decoration in fighting attacks through malicious hardware devices.”

2. AmplioSpeech


Founded: 2014

“At AmplioSpeech we understand Speech-Language Disorders, and are dedicated to addressing the challenges presented to children who are impacted by these issues.

AmplioSpeech delivers innovative speech-language therapy, that optimizes clinical outcomes with the power of: award-winning technologies, revolutionary service delivery model and a community of qualified speech-language pathologists.

12% of the total population suffer from speech impediments – language delay, articulation, voice, fluency, aphasia autistic spectrum disorders.”

3. Speak Agent, Inc.

Speak Agent, Inc.

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Rockville

“Speak Agent has been repeatedly found to accelerate academic language learning by 3X to 5X with as little as 30 minutes per week of usage. This is having a transformative impact on diverse learners. There are 33 million U.S. students who struggle in Math, Science, and Reading because they don’t have the skills needed to engage in classroom discussions, understand academic texts, or to demonstrate their knowledge. Speak Agent helps students master the key concepts by engaging them in listening, speaking, reading, and writing games and activities that are closely related to each school district’s curriculum. Our mission is to bridge the achievement gap for diverse learners, enabling them to unlock their full potential for success in school, careers, and life!”