50 Best Startups to Work For in Washington DC 2023

Cavnue

Automotive + Hardware
About us
Cavnue is building smart roads for smart vehicles, and future-proofing the nation’s roadways.

The interstate highway system defined mobility in the second half of the 20th century. Now, transportation is changing again. Mobility in the 21st century will be defined by intelligent, connected, and autonomous vehicles and while billions ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Dental insurance
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Open office floor plan
Onsite office parking
Continuing education available during work hours
Mandated unconscious bias training
What people are saying
"I joined Cavnue for the opportunity to apply modern technology in an industry that touches everyone’s life. Having safer and greener roads is a game changer, and I’m excited to be a part of it."
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DAS42

Analytics + Big Data
About us
DAS42 is a modern provider of data analytics consulting. Our bold point of view helps companies clarify their data needs and our execution puts strategy into action. We deliver solutions that democratize data, create a single source of truth, and facilitate innovation for the future. We work with some of the world’s most successful companies ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Partners with nonprofits
Employee awards
Customized development tracks
Hybrid work model
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Paid industry certifications
What people are saying
"From the beginning, DAS42 has been a place where I am nurtured and challenged, encouraged to pursue what I am interested in, to forge my own path, and to continue to grow and change."
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BlueLabs Analytics

Analytics + Consulting
About us
We revolutionize how organizations approach complex challenges and activate their audiences.

Whether the goal is selling a product, signing up individuals for healthcare, turning out the vote, or mobilizing activists and donors, we help our clients change behavior and drive radically better results. We dig deep into the data to ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Tuition reimbursement
401(K) matching
Mental health benefits
Team based strategic planning
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Relocation assistance

SCLogic

Business Intelligence + Enterprise Web
About us
SCLogic is a facilities software company. We developed Intra, a logistics platform designed to help organizations optimize the tracking, chain of custody, and fulfillment of accountable items and tasks inside your buildings and across your campus. We provide facilities professionals with a configurable logistics toolbox and integration platform ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Generous PTO
Documented equal pay policy
Online course subscriptions available
Cross functional training encouraged
Flexible work schedule
Company sponsored family events
What people are saying
"I truly can't think of a better place to work than SCLogic. After being here for 2 years, I've seen so much personal growth. Getting to collaborate, expand my skillset, and foster lifetime relationships have been an incredible opportunity. "
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Kos Media

News + Entertainment + Social Media
About us
Daily Kos is the nation’s largest liberal online political community, news organization, and activism hub. By connecting our community, partners, clients, and donors we’re empowering them to reshape American politics and build power.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Generous PTO
Company-sponsored outings
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Commuter benefits
Pet insurance
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
What people are saying
"I love the stability of knowing that I work a normal shift and that's it. I don't need to cancel time with my family to work weekends. Likewise, if I need a little extra time with my kids my schedule is flexible enough to allow that."
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Shift5

Big Data + Cybersecurity
About us
Shift5 is the observability platform for onboard operational technology (OT), enabling smarter, faster decisions through real-time data access, contextual insights, and actionable analytics at the edge for aerospace, rail, and defense. Shift5 unlocks the complete ecosystem of onboard data for operations, maintenance, and cybersecurity teams for ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Remote work program
Job training & conferences
Some meals provided
Open door policy
Company-sponsored outings
Bereavement leave benefits
What people are saying
"Incredible leadership, brilliant talent, and a goal-oriented culture that will enable you to learn and grow rapidly. "
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About us
Heartbeat Health is a venture-backed health tech startup in New York. We are working to deliver the most effective, efficient, and engaging virtual heart care in the world. By 2030, over 40% of the US population will have heart disease, with direct and indirect costs approaching $1 trillion USD. Heart disease may be the most important health ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Job training & conferences
Generous parental leave
Cross functional training encouraged
Pair programming
Health insurance
Casual Dress
What people are saying
"Working with a team remotely can have its challenges, but Heartbeat has made it seamless! It’s amazing to see everyone contributing remotely and I love the little ways we come together to keep that sense of community even while working apart."
Maria, Lead, Patient Care Read all reviews

Hustle

Software
About us
Hustle is the first compliant peer-to-peer texting platform, built to drive one-to-one connection, engagement, and action at scale. We empower organizations to have personal, authentic conversations that build and strengthen relationships and connections with community members. Dedicated to the highest levels of security and compliance, Hustle ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Remote work program
Volunteer in local community
Lunch and learns
Continuing education stipend
Unlimited vacation policy
Disability insurance

Assured Consulting Solutions

Consulting + Information Technology
About us
Rewarding Work. Generous Benefits. Committed to You.

Assured Consulting Solutions delivers advanced technology solutions and strategic support services in support of critical national security missions for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. We provide strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Performance bonus
Diversity Program
Paid holidays
Free snacks and drinks
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Job training & conferences

Asymmetrik

Analytics + Software
About us
Asymmetrik is a Maryland-based company specializing in software development and data analytics. Since 2008, we’ve been helping clients in government and healthcare solve their toughest problems.
Asymmetrik is refreshingly different, in both the elite engineers we hire and the work we choose to do. We are employee-owned, and don't ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Job training & conferences
Mental health benefits
Remote work program
401(K)
Employee stock purchase plan
Company-sponsored outings
About us
Silverback Strategies is a high-performance search and social marketing agency located in the heart of Alexandria, Virginia’s historic Old Town. We support businesses whose success relies on measurable growth.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid volunteer time
Performance bonus
Health insurance
401(K)
Life insurance
Fitness stipend

Synaptic Advisors

Consulting + Information Technology
About us
Bringing expert industry-specific insights, patterns, and experience to each customer engagement, Synaptic Advisors has completed over 600+ projects over the last 12 years, helping industry leaders evolve their customer operations with smarter, modern solutions. Our catalog of service offerings spans the full lifecycle of service transformation, ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Fitness stipend
Health insurance
Job training & conferences
Pet friendly
Remote work program
Vision insurance

Praescient Analytics

Analytics + Information Technology
About us
Praescient Analytics is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) based in Fairfax, VA. Founded by a group of former intelligence analysts, software engineers, and entrepreneurs, our aim is to revolutionize how the world understands information by empowering our customers with the latest analytic tools and methodologies. Praescient provides several ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Performance bonus
401(K)
Dental insurance
Remote work program
Paid holidays
Disability insurance

Oasys International Corporation

Information Technology + Other
About us
At Oasys, we are solutions driven and pragmatic. We listen to and collaborate with our customers to solve their toughest challenges with elegant yet efficient solutions. Established by successful technologists and entrepreneurs, our goal is to provide objective and flexible solutions for our customers’ toughest challenges in a rapidly changing ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Job training & conferences
Health insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Free snacks and drinks
Tuition reimbursement
Paid holidays

Interclypse

Consulting + Hardware
About us
INTERCLYPSE, Inc., a small business headquartered in Maryland, providing consulting services, servers, high-end work stations, software value-added reselling, hardware value-added reselling and training with over 50 years of state-of-the art engineering and sales experience to serve our customers.

The consulting services division ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health insurance
401(K)
Life insurance
Paid sick days
Tuition reimbursement

TransVoyant

Machine Learning
About us
From devices such as radar, sensors, satellites, smartphones, meters and other devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT), TransVoyant collects, cleanses and constantly updates one of the world’s largest repositories of real-time big data—over one trillion events each day. By applying advanced machine learning algorithms to these real-time ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Tuition reimbursement
Job training & conferences
Paid sick days
Free snacks and drinks
Remote work program
Health insurance

Method Financial

Financial Services + Fintech
About us
Founded in 2021, Method enables real-time access to user financial data and enables seamless liability repayment.

Method’s mission is to make personal finance more autonomous. With Method’s APIs, financial institutions, credit unions, banks, and financial management apps can embed loan repayment, data, balance transfers, and bill ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Open door policy
Company-sponsored happy hours
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Job training & conferences
Dental insurance
What people are saying
"The Method team is incredibly fast paced and energetic. We’re a close-knit team that gets along well and are genuinely hungry for growth and making an impact in the space!"
Agustin Cygiel, Growth Lead Read all reviews
About us
Plus3 IT Systems, LLC (Plus3 IT) was founded in 2015 by subject matter experts with significant experience delivering complex solutions for Federal Government customers. Supporting a wide variety of mission requirements, we provide expert-level Cloud Adoption, Cloud Security, Cloud Enabled Data Analytics, and Cloud Native Application Development. ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Free snacks and drinks
Commuter benefits
401(K)
Family medical leave
Job training & conferences
Vision insurance

Redjack

Agency
About us
Redjack tackles the most critical intelligence challenges for enterprises and the government. We fight for the truth to make the world safer for business, democracy, and humanity.
Our original technology emerged from national intelligence agencies, where it is still widely deployed today. In 2007, we launched Redjack with the mission of ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Commuter benefits
Employee stock purchase plan
Paid volunteer time
Paid sick days
Dental insurance
Performance bonus

pureIntegration

Consulting
About us
The epitome of ‘punching above our weight’, pureIntegration is the secret weapon you may never have heard of. Yet.
Consulting, Services and Solutions:
For evolving organizations navigating the changing digital landscape, seeking to improve business operations while attaining deeper member engagement - pureIntegration is your expert, ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid holidays
Family medical leave
Free snacks and drinks
Dental insurance
Commuter benefits
Disability insurance

Halvik

Information Technology
About us
Halvik is a highly successful and respected 8(a) Economically Disadvantage Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) that specializes in providing smart, technology-enabled solutions to help customers realize their business goals. Our Service portfolio, industry experience and unparalleled commitment to solve our customers’ mission-critical problems ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid holidays
Tuition reimbursement
Dental insurance
Charitable contribution matching
Vision insurance
401(K)

Tahzoo

Agency
About us
Tahzoo is a Customer Experience Management Agency. We refer to ourselves as “Architects for the Experience Age”. Our clients are Fortune 500 companies, we help them leverage marketing technology to enable contextually relevant and personalized
experiences for their customers. We are a technology enabled company that provides consulting ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Mental health benefits
Performance bonus
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health insurance
401(K)
Remote work program

Signal Vine

Edtech + Information Technology
About us
We extend the reach and impact of counselors, advisors, and mentors with text messaging to allow for more personalized and real-time digital communication.

Signal Vine provides an effective, intelligent two-way text messaging platform that is proven to deliver high student engagement.

Signal Vine's platform ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Fitness stipend
Free snacks and drinks
Company equity
Pet friendly
Dental insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Kit Check

Pharmaceutical
About us
Kit Check is the leading provider of automated medication tracking and diversion detection solutions for hospital pharmacies in the U.S., bringing visibility, simplicity, and predictability to the complex world of medication supply management. Our groundbreaking medication intelligence platforms provide item level visibility, workflow simplicity ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paid volunteer time
Company-sponsored outings
Vision insurance
Disability insurance
Commuter benefits

UrbanStems

eCommerce
About us
Hello, happiness! Stunning bouquets delivered on demand in NYC & DC, starting at just $35 with free delivery. Tag #sendhappy to share.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Dental insurance
Commuter benefits
Vision insurance
Remote work program
Family medical leave
Health insurance

Cross Screen Media

AdTech + Analytics
About us
Cross Screen Media is a media analytics and technology company focused on helping brands optimize their media buying across all screens.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Adoption Assistance
Performance bonus
Paid volunteer time
401(K)

Dcode

Analytics + Information Technology
About us
Dcode connects the tech industry and government to drive commercial innovation in the federal market. Learn more here at our website: https://dcode.co
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid sick days
Disability insurance
Vision insurance
Remote work program
Health insurance
401(K)

The VOID

News + Entertainment + Virtual Reality
About us
THE VOID is a destination that inspires the exploration of fully immersive virtual worlds and dimensions with friends and family, creating memorable experiences together. Headquartered in Lindon, UT and with multiple locations in the U.S. and internationally, THE VOID goes beyond virtual reality as it is currently conceptualized, using interactive ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Health insurance
Free snacks and drinks
Vision insurance
Life insurance
401(K)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
About us
Civic Nation is a nonprofit ecosystem for high-impact organizing and education initiatives working to build a more inclusive and equitable America. Civic Nation shifts culture, systems, and policy by bringing together individuals, grassroots organizers, industry leaders, and influencers to tackle some of our nation’s most pressing social ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Family medical leave
Promote from within
OKR operational model
Paid holidays
Quarterly engagement surveys
Free snacks and drinks

Mighty

Consulting
About us
Mighty is on a mission to help people get a better deal from the justice system by powering the funders who power plaintiffs and their healthcare providers.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid sick days
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Remote work program
Health insurance
Pet friendly

RS21

Analytics + Artificial Intelligence
About us
RS21 is a rapidly growing, global data science company. We use artificial intelligence, design, and modern software development methods to empower organizations to make data-driven decisions that positively impact the world through innovative solutions that are insightful, intuitive, inspiring, and intellectually honest.

By ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Unlimited vacation policy
401(K)
Open office floor plan
Job training & conferences
What people are saying
"I’m inspired every day by technological advances that create better opportunities for humankind. I strive to be part of the conversation of building new exciting technology and solving complex issues."
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XOR Security

Cybersecurity + Professional Services
About us
XOR Security is a professional services firm specializing in helping departments & agencies and commercial organizations understanding the complexity of cyber threat. From enterprise strategy and cyber threat analysis to incident response, XOR security takes innovative approaches to solving information security needs. We pair our understanding ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K)
Dental insurance
Remote work program
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Company-sponsored outings
Vision insurance

Syms Strategic Group, LLC (SSG)

HR Tech + Information Technology
About us
Syms Strategic Group, LLC (SSG) is a Small Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Ashburn, VA supporting multiple federal agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). We are a multifaceted small business with capabilities in Management, IT services, Training, System ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Dental insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paid holidays
Paid volunteer time
Health insurance
Life insurance
About us
Companies typically seek us out because they are facing a multitude of different challenges. Whether these challenges be related to managerial styles, finances, a lack of sales process, or too little experience, we’ll be committed to your success.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K)
Health insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Remote work program
Disability insurance
Company-sponsored outings

Aviture

Analytics + Big Data
About us
Aviture provides software development and technology consulting for military and enterprise clients.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Remote work program
Dental insurance
Life insurance
Family medical leave
Free snacks and drinks
Disability insurance

OneGlobe LLC

Information Technology
About us
OneGlobe LLC, is a small business incorporated in Virginia in 2005. At OneGlobe, we tap into the needs of our clients and work diligently to deliver innovative Information Technology solutions and consulting services that solve real-world business challenges. For over a decade, our consultants and developers have exceeded expectations and ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K)
Lunch and learns
Pet insurance
Open door policy
Disability insurance
Employee awards

Ordway

Payments + Software
About us
Ordway is a high-growth SaaS company based in Washington DC. We are on a mission to build the world’s most effective billing and finance platform. Used by companies across multiple industries, Ordway eliminates back-office inefficiencies, identifies revenue trends, and simplifies finance and operations tasks so personnel can focus on strategic ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Family medical leave
Paid holidays
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Paid sick days
Dental insurance

GiveCampus

Edtech + Fintech
About us
GiveCampus is the world’s leading fundraising platform for nonprofit educational institutions. Trusted by more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and K-12 schools, our mission is to advance the quality, the affordability, and the accessibility of education. We provide software, services, and expertise that help schools raise more money, from more ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid holidays
Vision insurance
Dental insurance
Commuter benefits
Remote work program
Health insurance

GoTab

Payments + Software
About us
GoTab, Inc., a Restaurant Commerce Platform (RCP), is helping large- and mid-sized restaurants, breweries, bars, hotels and other venues run lean, profitable operations while making guests even more satisfied. GoTab uniquely allows patrons to order and pay through a server (without a smartphone), or order and pay directly from their own mobile ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Remote work program
Employee stock purchase plan
Paid sick days
Vision insurance

DLCC

Other
About us
The DLCC recruits, trains, and supports local Democrats running for state legislative office. We give our candidates resources, field support, and the data they need to run smart, winning campaigns.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Vision insurance
Dental insurance
Remote work program
Flexible work schedule
Health insurance
Generous PTO

Dark Wolf Solutions

Information Technology
About us
Dark Wolf Solutions provides DevSecOps agile software development, information operations, penetration testing and incident response, applied research and rapid prototyping, machine learning, and mission support and engineering services to the Intelligence Community, national security, and Fortune 500 customers. By combining the most innovative ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Dental insurance
Paid sick days
Life insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
401(K)

POP

Social Media
About us
POP is a social media app that follows every content creator and sorts of creators posts into categories feeds.

TransitScreen

Automotive + Transportation
About us
We want to change the way you think about mobility. Corporate workplaces and real estate have a transportation problem, and it's time to solve it.

Our TransitScreen displays provide real-time information about all nearby public transit arrivals and availability of bikeshare, carshare, and ridehailing services. You can find them ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Dental insurance
Commuter benefits
Health insurance
401(K)
Generous PTO
Vision insurance
About us
Stellar Science is a small but growing company developing custom scientific and engineering software. We conduct research and develop interactive software in the fields of computer vision, image enhancement, three-dimensional visualization, computational electromagnetics, scene simulation, and thermal modeling, on systems ranging from desktops to ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid holidays
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Life insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

CENTERPOINT Inc.

Cybersecurity + Information Technology
About us
CENTERPOINT -- cybersecurity for the Federal Government.

The team specializes in supporting the cybersecurity lifecycle to protect information and valuable assets.

CENTERPOINT is actively looking for cybersecurity professionals across the Washington, D.C. area and the U.S.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Health insurance
401(K)
Paid sick days
Dental insurance

Zantech

Information Technology
About us
Zantech was founded in 2007, by Zia Islam with the vision of building an organization, highly skilled at developing technology-oriented solutions for information systems requirements, for Federal Government customers. Zantech was created based on high quality standards, integrating lessons learned from GM as well as incorporating CMMI ML3 DEV and ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Performance bonus
Health insurance
401(K)
Remote work program

CareJourney

Analytics
About us
CareJourney is a leading provider of clinically-relevant analytics for value-based networks. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, CareJourney currently supports leading payer, provider, and life sciences organizations across the US in achieving their goals by wringing new, high value insights out of expansive population claims data. Through its ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Remote work program
Unlimited vacation policy
Dental insurance

Govini

Analytics + Software
About us
Govini’s unique dataset and analytic platform are utilized at scale across the OSD, Joint Staff, military departments, and defense agencies. With Govini, DoD’s data scientists and analysts solve challenges pertaining to strategic portfolio analysis, resource analysis, industrial base assessments, science and technology surveillance, and supply ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K)
Health insurance
About us
Omidyar Network is a social change venture that works to reimagine critical systems and the ideas that govern them. We focus on building more inclusive and equitable societies in which individuals have the social, economic, and democratic power to thrive.
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Health insurance

Viget

Marketing Tech
About us
We are designers, engineers, and strategists. We create digital products and experiences that inspire customers and advance businesses.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. In order to meet the diverse needs of our clients and make the digital world better for everyone, we seek to expand the ...
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Remote work program

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