2023 Best Tech Startups in Oregon

Powered by CrunchbaseThe 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. Orca Security

Orca Security

Founded: 2019

Also honored in:

“Orca Security is the pioneer of agentless cloud security, and is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. We’re the industry-leading Cloud Security Platform that identifies, prioritizes, and remediates security risks and compliance issues across your cloud estate spanning AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and Kubernetes.”

2. Dutchie


Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“Dutchie is an all-in-one technology platform offering a full suite of solutions to simplify operations: Point of Sale, Ecommerce, Payments, and more. It is our mission to provide consumers with safe and easy access, and to support the wave of positive societal change that cannabis is bringing to the world.”

3. Agility Robotics

Agility Robotics

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Agility Robotic’s legged locomotion expertise is built on a history of academic research and scientific breakthrough. We’re here to build robots for good. Robots that help businesses and people thrive.”

4. ZincFive


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“Harnessing The Power of #GoodChemistry to create nickel-zinc battery solutions that are good for business, good for people, and good for the planet.

The global leader in innovation and delivery of nickel-zinc batteries, we apply transformational technology and solutions that provide the power to advance the world with less harmful impacts.

Battery power is essential to many expanding and emerging technology markets, including data centers, IT, and intelligent transportation. Our patented nickel-zinc electrochemistry offers robust battery solutions for mission-critical applications while ensuring safety, reliability, and sustainability.

The Power of Good Chemistry means the power is always on in a world that’s never off.”

5. Torq


Founded: 2020

Also honored in: 

“Torq’s no-code security automation platform lets you respond faster, eliminate manual work, and maximize your security posture.”

6. Boulder Care

Boulder Care

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 

“Telehealth addiction treatment on your terms and timeline – grounded in kindness, respect, and unconditional support.

At Boulder Care, we help people with substance use disorders reach their goals through judgement-free recovery support and evidence-based addiction treatment, rooted in the principles of harm reduction. Patients can access their Care Team — a Clinician, a Care Advocate, and a Peer Recovery Specialist — through secure messaging, video visits, and phone support from an app on their phone.

By championing low-threshold access to medications for addiction treatment, Boulder improves clinical and functional outcomes — sharing in the cost savings with health plan and employer partners under a value-based model.

We are proud to offer millions of Americans access to Boulder as an affordable in-network provider and affordable self-pay options to those who need it.”

7. Eclypsium


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 

“Eclypsium is a supply chain security platform that builds trust in every device by identifying, verifying and fortifying software, firmware and hardware throughout enterprise infrastructure.

Eclypsium’s platform monitors critical assets from chip to cloud and mitigates risk throughout the asset lifecycle.

Powered by world-class research team, Eclypsium was named as Gartner Cool Vendor, and a winner of Fast Company’s most innovative security companies, CNBC Upstart 100 and Baby Black Unicorn awards.”

8. AskNicely


Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 

“Measuring customer experience isn’t hard, but improving it is. To win, you need your entire team focused and motivated to make every customer EXPERIENCE AWESOME.

It’s not easy. For people powered businesses, it means hundreds or thousands of frontline employees delivering their best, every day, for every customer.

AskNicely is the world’s first customer experience coach that fits in your pocket. Imagine a frontline staff member knowing how well they’re delivering for each customer they serve and getting recognition or coaching in the moment to motivate performance for the next customer – all from their phone. Now copy and paste that picture across your entire frontline workforce and see them smile, just like your customers will.”

9. PreAct Technologies

PreAct Technologies

Founded: 2018

“PreAct Technologies delivers the world’s first software-definable flash LiDAR sensors. Affordable, compact and designed to function in a variety of use cases, PreAct’s sensors offer solutions in industries including automotive, trucking, robotics, healthcare, agriculture, smart cities and industrial applications.

Currently the company develops and sells complete systems that are packaged as products addressing distinct markets. Each product consists of a TrueSense flash LiDAR (3D camera), edge processing, and communications to an external platform such as a laptop or the company’s cloud service. A software development kit (SDK) is included that supports users to visualize the data in real time, store data, and work with it using either their own code or specialized tools provided by the company. One unique aspect of the SDK is that it includes an AI development platform that has been optimized for the sensor’s 3D output, thus enabling AI algorithms to be quickly developed with minimal training. The SDK can control the sensor directly and serves as the gateway to the company’s cloud service controlling software defined features and providing a data structure supporting AI training and data mining.”

10. Cascade Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2023 Best Tech Startups in Portland (Oregon)

“Cascade is the world’s #1 strategy execution platform helping thousands of organizations make their visions happen, through building their business and departmental plans, right through to tracking and execution of initiatives, team performance and more. Our customers are redefining the world as we know it – from battling the AIDS epidemic and establishing a supply chain for COVID-19 vaccines, to building the world’s fastest Formula One car.

We are a team of 100+ people, building the future of strategy. We are scaling up fast and aim to have Cascade in the hands of millions of people, driving alignment and focus.”