2014 Hottest DC Companies

LOS ANGELES, Calif., - August 13, 2014 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware area, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in DC Area" award.


For over 13 years, Lead411’s technology and research team scours the web daily to find information about fast growing companies.  Each day they are looking at press releases and news stories like venture financings, company launches, hiring plans, etc. This has given Lead411 insight on the hottest companies in the US, hence the awards. 

This particular list originally started with over 784 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 36.

 “Our 2014 award winners might be our best selection ever,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. “It seems like there is no better time to be a tech entrepreneur. There are so many startups succeeding right now and it is reflected in these awards.”


About the Awardees

First, all companies must be in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, Hardware, or Media industry and be a privately held organization, and be within DC Region. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • ** 100% increase in revenues over the past 2 years; OR
  • ** Over $1M in funding in the past 2 years;


About Lead411

Lead411 provides information, news, and research about U.S. companies and their executives. Founded in 2001, its goal has been to focus on quality corporate data that is valid and useful rather than producing as many company records as possible. In addition, Lead411 tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. Customers include Gartner, Administaff and ADP.

3Pillar Global
3Pillar Global builds innovative, revenue-generating software products, enabling businesses to quickly turn ideas into value. 3Pillar balances business-minded thinking with engineering expertise in disruptive technologies, such as mobile, cloud, and big data, to develop products that meet real business needs. The company received $12M in funding led by NewSpring Capital in June of 2013.

Applied Predictive Technologies
APT is the world’s largest purely cloud-based predictive analytics software company. APT’s Test & Learn software is revolutionizing the way Global 2000 companies harness their Big Data to accurately measure the profit impact of pricing, marketing, merchandising, operations, and capital initiatives, tailoring investments in these areas to maximize ROI. The company got a hold of $100M led by Merchant Banking Division of G in June of 2013.
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Binary Fountain
Binary Fountain is a leading social intelligence company that extracts operational feedback from online conversations and distills the results into actionable insights. The company’s enterprise SaaS platform, Social Compass, integrates all forms of customer and employee feedback and leverages state-of-the-art natural language processing to help organizations understand and act on millions of conversations in real time. Binary Fountain has raised $5.7M in funding led by Pioneer Venture Partners in March of 2014.
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Blue Tiger Labs
Blue Tiger Labs is transforming the way consumers and businesses shop, and how brands reach their buyers. Our first product, PriceSpotting, is a mobile application that enables shoppers to find the best prices for their favorite brands at local stores. Powered by the PriceSpotting community of users, we already have millions of local prices in our launch metro, Washington, D.C. The company received $4M in financing in June of 2014.
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BYTEGRID focuses exclusively on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier data center facilities. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density-robust data centers that serve commercial, government and service provider markets. The company secured $100M in financing led by KeyBank Real Estate Capital in June of 2013.

Cirrus Works
CirrusWorks was founded by veterans of the technology services industry who saw first-hand the need for better, smarter, faster tools to manage IP network performance. Collectively, they have built businesses that enable digital communications at home, on the road and at the workplace, both domestically and world-wide. CirrusWorks collected $4M in funding in June of 2014.
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CyberIQ Services Inc
CyberIQ Services accelerates cyber threat detection and response through innovative software and service solutions. Government agencies, consortiums, and enterprises use CyberIQ solutions to proactively detect, deny and disrupt high priority cyber attacks. The company got a hold of $2.1M in funding in April of 2014.

DataRPM Corporation
DataRPM is an industry pioneer in cognitive data discovery, the next generation of big data technology, delivering hyper-fast results to organizations challenged by the volume, velocity and variety of their big data. Our patent-pending Computational Graph Search technology enables hyper-smart, automatic modeling of data from disparate sources using semantic algorithms, eliminating the need to manually build complex data warehouses for discovery. DataRPM received $5.1M in financing led by InterWest Partners in March of 2014.

Decision Lens
Powerful desktop and Web-based applications enable Decision Lens clients to save billions of dollars, aligning their strategic operational goals and priorities with the best possible investments in people, projects, products and suppliers. Sophisticated mathematical analysis, superior reporting and world-class performance visualization capabilities allow Decisions Lens users to instantly understand the potential ramifications of changing business scenarios. The company received $6.5M in funding led by Vision Thinkers in July of 2014.

Distil Networks, Inc
Distil Networks is the global leader in Bot detection and mitigation offering the first software-as-a-service solution focused on stopping automated attacks to make the web more secure. Distil works like a protective shield and blocks malicious bots, malware, and competitors that try to scrape or copy your website data without permission. Prevent web scraping, eliminate form spam and click fraud, reduce infrastructure costs, and regain your competitive advantage with Distil Networks. The company received $10M in financing led by Foundry Group in May of 2014.

Endgame is delivering the next generation of Security Intelligence & Analytics (SIA). Our core capabilities use data science and cutting-edge technology to give our federal and commercial customers real-time visibility across their digital domains, and our ecosystem of applications use that insight to solve a wide array of security problems. Endgame allows you to see what others can’t, and to take control of your connected world. The company got a hold of $23M in financing led by Paladin Capital Group in March of 2013.

EverFi, Inc.
EverFi’s education learning platforms include Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Cyberbullying, Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness, and additional product areas to be announced in early 2012. The company is already powering a national movement in 50 states that enables adults and students to learn using the latest technology, including rich media, 3D gaming, simulation, social networking, and virtual worlds. EverFi has raised $10M in financing led by Amazon in August of 2012.
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Flat World Education
Flat World Knowledge’s (FWK) online platform puts instructors and institutions at the center of the student learning experience with high-quality, affordable college textbooks. Our platform shatters old publishing models by delivering textbook content in formats that improve personalization, affordability, and student success. The company secured $9.5M in financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners in January of 2014.

Canvas is a cloud-based software service that allows businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms with powerful apps on their smartphones and tablets. Canvas enables users to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and easily integrate with existing backend systems. Canvas received $1.78M in financing in January of 2014.
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ID.me Inc
ID.me is the first digital identity network that allows consumers to prove who they are online while controlling how their information is shared with brands. For participating organizations, ID.me acts as a trusted intermediary, capable of verifying consumer identity and group affiliations in real-time. The company landed $10M in financing in March of 2014.

Invincea, Inc
Invincea is the market-leading solution for advanced malware threat detection, breach prevention and forensic threat intelligence. The Invincea platform provides organizations of all sizes—enterprises to small-medium businesses—with coverage against the largest attack surface for cyber-breach attacks aimed at end-users in the form of spear-phishing, drive-by download exploits, poisoned search results and user-initiated infections. The company landed $16M in financing led by Aeris Capital in December of 2013.

LiveSafe, Inc
LiveSafe provides a comprehensive safety solution that empowers individuals to make themselves and their communities safer. Through a personal safety smartphone app linked to a cloud-based command center, LiveSafe enables increased safety by creating a new two-way channel of communication between the community and safety officials whether in schools, military installations, shopping malls, or even sporting events. LiveSafe provides users a suite of emergency services for real-time location tracking in distress situations. LiveSafe got a hold of $6.5M in financing led by IAC in March of 2014.

Logi Analytics
Logi Analytics enables enterprises to make better use of their data by delivering on the promise of analytics everywhere. By providing both a Web-based data discovery solution and a business information platform that can be embedded within applications, systems and processes, Logi Analytics helps its customers from the C-suite to the factory floor to be more informed, make better decisions and improve corporate performance. The company received $27.5M in financing led by LLR Partners in December of 2013.

Mapbox is a full-service cloud-based map platform for sharing fast, beautiful, interactive web maps. Overlay your data on hundreds of publicly available maps or design your own using TileMill. Share your maps on the web, socially, and on mobile devices. The company got a hold of $10M in financing led by Foundry Group in October of 2013.
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Personal Inc
Personal is a Web and mobile platform that allows individuals to organize, access and securely share their important information, notes and files. Built on a secure data vault, Personal makes it easy to import and manage everything from passwords and rewards program numbers to warranties and essential details for the babysitter. The company has raised $4.5M in funding led by Legg Mason in October of 2013.

Radius Networks
Radius Networks is the leading provider of mobile proximity technologies used by app developers, major retailers, restaurant chains, sports complexes and other brick-and-mortar operators to generate customer traffic analytics and drive innovative customer engagements. Radius Networks got a hold of $4.5M in funding in April of 2014.
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Razorsight Corp
Razorsight's Cloud-based Predictive Analytics Software is used by the world's best known Communications & Media brands including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Comcast, Telus, Tata, Orange, CenturyLink, Windstream, IBM and Facebook. Razorsight delivers predictive insights to proactively and precisely target customer acquisition and retention and increase CLV. The company got a hold of $3M in financing led by Horizon Technology Finance Cor in April of 2013.
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Email is the primary mode of communication online and generates billions of dollars in revenue every year. The modern consumer has radically evolved, yet email as a platform has remained largely stagnant. Rebelmail received $2M in funding led by Vaizra in June of 2014.
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Salsa Labs
Salsa helps nonprofits and political campaigns ignite action and fuel change around the world by growing and engaging a base of support online. With Salsa, groups of all sizes can easily organize their supporters and chapters, fundraise, advocate, communicate through email and social media, host events and measure results. Salsa received $5M in funding led by Edison Ventures in May of 2014.

Silent Circle
Silent Circle is a global private communications service headquartered in Washington D.C. providing a revolutionary device to device platform enabling private and secure communications via voice, video, text and file transfer on mobile devices. Silent Circle received $30M in financing led by Cain Capital LLC in May of 2014.
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TrackMaven provides competitive analysis and intelligence for digital marketers. The company is dedicated to making marketing data vivid, understandable, and actionable. TrackMaven received $6.5M in financing led by New Enterprise Associates in February of 2014.
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Triblio provides content marketing software to companies of all sizes. Its software enables marketers to plan, produce, publish, promote, and analyze their content marketing. Because its software combines actionable insights with intuitive features, Triblio increases awareness and leads for its customers. The company has raised $3.4M in venture money led by Longworth Venture Partners in June of 2014.

TRX Systems Inc
TRX Systems, Inc. is an award winning developer of NEON - a unique indoor navigation technology that has solved the difficult problem of locating, mapping and tracking people when they are inside buildings where GPS is not available and in outdoor urban areas where GPS is often unreliable. TRX Systems received $2M in funding led by Motorola Solutions Inc in November of 2012.
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Veenome creates data from video impressions. Page URLs and/or ad impressions get sent to the Veenome API which detects every video on the page and extract information about the size, position, autoplay state and actual content of the real video stream. Veenome's central mission is to create transparency in the video advertising ecosystem by providing granular actionable data on video content, layout and viewability. The company received $1M in funding led by India Venture Partners in November of 2013.
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Founded in 2010 in Washington, D.C., Venga’s mission has always been to provide restaurants with deeper insights into guests’ preferences and habits. Venga has grown into the leading guest management software for the restaurant industry and their patent-pending technology remains the only product to combine dining reservations with point-of-sale data. In doing so, it connects purchases to the individual guests who made them to seamlessly build profiles on individual guests’ habits and preferences. Venga has raised $1M in financing led by Militello Capital in January of 2014.
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VideoBlocks.com is the first subscription-based resource for stock footage, looping motion backgrounds, special effects and more. Instead of paying high fees per clip or collection, a Video Blocks subscription allows you to download an unlimited number of multimedia clips for one low monthly fee. The company got a hold of $10.5M in funding led by Updata Partners in September of 2012.

VidSys, Inc
VidSys provides a physical security information management (PSIM) software platform solution that integrates all security devices and operational data into one common view; applies intelligence to identify situations; and presents step-by-step instructions for situation management, tracking and resolution that are effective, compliant, and timely. VidSys has raised $15.7M in financing led by NewSpring Capital in July of 2013.

Virtru is the first company to make email privacy accessible to everyone. When you send messages with Virtru, your emails and files are locked using strong encryption. Only you and your recipients will have the keys. That way your private information stays private. Virtru got a hold of $6M in financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners in June of 2014.

Vox Media
Vox Media is one of the country's largest and fastest growing online publishers. Based in Washington DC, Vox owns and operates sites in distinct vertical categories: general news, sports, technology & culture, gaming, dining & nightlife, shopping & fashion, and design & real estate. Vox Media got a hold of $3.63M in financing in December of 2013.

Wireless Registry
The Wireless Registry Inc. is the first global registry for wireless names and identifiers, which enables thousands of new proximal services and gives businesses and individuals the power to engage with their surroundings in ways never before possible. Using an exclusive patent, The Wireless Registry has built infrastructure and a free and open API capable of associating links and meaning to detectable wireless names. Wireless Registry has raised $1.12M in financing in January of 2014.

XAPPmedia provides an interactive audio advertising service and super-premium ad format enabling audio app consumers to connect directly with brands through voice and drive instant conversions for advertisers. XAPP Ads™ present branded content followed by an opportunity for consumer interaction with ads by voice and receive more content, be connected directly with an offer or return to content. XAPPmedia got a hold of $3M in financing in April of 2014.
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