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Countless startups in Virginia are being launched every day.

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20 Startups in Virginia

1) AXIOS

1) AXIOS

Axios is a media organization that publishes important and reliable news and commentary.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz
  • Industries: Analytics, Media and Entertainment, News, Politics
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $57,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

2) Somatus

2) Somatus

Somatus is a healthcare company that collaborates with health insurers, health systems, nephrology clinics, and primary care practices.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Anthony Welters, Ikenna Okezie
  • Industries: Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Medical
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $80,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

3) Ellucian

3) Ellucian

Ellucian provides your institution with the tools, services, and insights it needs to succeed.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1968
  • Founders: E. G. Kendrick
  • Industries: Education, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Information Technology, Software
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding amount: $1,600,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

4) QOMPLX

4) QOMPLX

QOMPLX is a company that uses artificial intelligence to tackle real-world problems at scale.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Andrew Sellers, Jason Crabtree
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $107,043,825
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

5) LookingGlass Cyber Solutions

5) LookingGlass Cyber Solutions

Lookingglass Cyber Solutions is a cyber-security software firm that assists businesses in defending themselves against targeted attacks.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Brian Garmey, Jason Lewis, Kenneth Hoxworth, Raymond Hicks, Raymond Hicks
  • Industries: Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, Security
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $118,952,627
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

6) AllyAlign Health

6) AllyAlign Health

AllyAlign Health is a care management organization that caters to the needs of people suffering from chronic or complex medical illnesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Will Saunders
  • Industries: Clinical Trials, Health Care, Hospital
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $10,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

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7) ID.me

7) ID.me

ID.me is a digital identity network that attempts to make the process of confirming a user's identity as simple as possible.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Blake Hall, Matthew Thompson, Tanel Suurhans
  • Industries: Cloud Data Services, Cyber Security, E-Commerce Platforms, Identity Management, Privacy
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $155,245,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 16
  • Number of investors: 31

You can find their website here.

8) DroneUp

8) DroneUp

DroneUp is a global network that mobilizes and supports unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) teams and operations.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Tom Walker
  • Industries: Drone Management, Drones, Information Technology, Internet, Location Based Services, Mapping Services, Public Safety
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $2,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

9) ThreatQuotient

9) ThreatQuotient

ThreatQuotient is a threat intelligence platform that organizes and correlates an endless number of external sources from a central location.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ryan Trost, Wayne Chiang
  • Industries: Analytics, Cyber Security, Network Security, Security
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $87,560,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 14

You can find their website here.

10) Expel

10) Expel

Expel is a security-as-a-service platform that monitors and responds to security threats in cloud, hybrid, and on-premises environments.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Dave Merkel, Justin Bajko, Yanek Korff
  • Industries: Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Network Security, SaaS
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $117,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

11) Quantum Computing

11) Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing is working on ways to make quantum computing hardware and software more commercially viable.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Information Technology, Quantum Computing, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $7,475,500
  • Number of funding rounds: 3

You can find their website here.

12) IronNet Cybersecurity

12) IronNet Cybersecurity

IronNet Cybersecurity is a network security firm that bridges the gap between traditional cybersecurity tactics and the ever-changing threat landscape.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Brett Williams, Matthew Olsen
  • Industries: Computer, Cyber Security, Network Security
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $110,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

13) Higher Logic

13) Higher Logic

Higher Logic is a community platform that runs on the cloud.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Andy Steggles
  • Industries: Cloud Computing, Communities, Information Technology, Software
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $55,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

14) Cofense

14) Cofense

For businesses concerned about human susceptibility, Cofense offers phishing threat management.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Aaron Higbee, Rohyt Belani
  • Industries: Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, Security, Software
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $58,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

15) Vemo Education

15) Vemo Education

Assisting schools in assisting pupils. We collaborate with colleges and training institutions to develop and maintain income-based financing packages.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Bill Brosseau, Jeff Weinstein, Renée Mang, Tonio DeSorrento
  • Industries: Education, Financial Services, FinTech, Higher Education
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $9,400,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

16) Paykii

16) Paykii

A cross-border B2B bill payment platform with over 600 billers in 13 countries.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Daniel Barragan, Fabian Saide, Nelson Irizarry
  • Industries: Billing, Developer Platform, FinTech, Information Services, Information Technology, Mobile Payments, Payments
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $2,050,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

17) ScienceLogic

17) ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic is a hybrid cloud management company that offers AI-driven monitoring solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Chris Cordray, David Link, Richard Chart
  • Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Data Services, Cloud Management, IT Management
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $214,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

18) Clarabridge

18) Clarabridge

With its industry-leading Customer Experience Management platform, Clarabridge helps businesses win the hearts and minds of their customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Gene Sohn, Justin Langseth, Sid Banerjee
  • Industries: Analytics, Call Center, Customer Service, Enterprise Software, Social Media Management, Text Analytics
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $124,941,646
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

19) Interos

19) Interos

Interos is a new company that focuses on supply chain risk management (SCRM) solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Jennifer Bisceglie
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Risk Management, SaaS, Software, Supply Chain Management
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $28,350,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

20) Trader Interactive

20) Trader Interactive

Trader Interactive is the industry's top provider of online marketplaces and digital marketing services for lifestyle vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Advertising, Marketing
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $624,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

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