Fast Facts on Some of DC’s Coolest Companies

This year at DC Fest, an annual event by local publication DC Inno, Washington, DC celebrated some of the coolest companies in the city.

Take a look at this year’s winners and learn more about their DC presence.

Consumer Technology Association


Fast Facts:

  1. CTA members include top companies such as Google, Expedia, Airbnb, Yelp, and Best Buy.
  2. Their biggest event of the year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just celebrated its 50th anniversary and engaged an estimated 17,500 attendees with over 10,000 consumer electronics.


Taoti Creative


Fast Facts:

  1. Named DC’s #1 Web Design Firm by Clutch, Taoti Creatives is located on Capitol Hill at 530 8th Street SE in Ward 6.
  2. Founder Brent Lightner has been coding sites for over 20 years.
  3. The firm is growing its level of expertise through its acquisition of SochaDev, a web and app development shop based in Madison, WI.



Fast Facts:

  1. Xometry uses an instant quote platform to make American manufacturing of custom parts more efficient for companies of all sizes.
  2. Some Xometry customers include GE, Nasa, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy.
  3. Xometry reaches over 3,000 customers and works with over 100 manufacturing partners.


MBL Technologies


Fast Facts:

  1. MBL Technologies employs experts on cloud security, cybersecurity, and privacy.
  2. Some clients include federal agencies such as the FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Distil Networks


Fast Facts:

  1. SC Magazine awarded Distil Networks 5 stars for its strong analytics and prevention of automated bot attacks.  
  2. Distil Networks is growing within the DC tech community through its recent acquisition of Are You A Human, a digital security & human traffic verification company in Detroit.
  3. Several Distil Networks customers include StubHub, PayPal, and Verizon.




Fast Facts:

  1. WeddingWire maintains the largest U.S. directory of local wedding vendors with over 3 million reviews of wedding planners, venues, photographers and more.
  2. WeddingWire has over 850 employees.
  3. WeddingWire has reached over 70 million people plan their special days.


Up Top Acres


Fast Facts:

  1. Up Top Acres was founded by three DC natives who created a network of rooftop farms to make DC more sustainable. The co-founders were recently featured in Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurs.
  2. The Farm at 55 M Street, near the Nationals Stadium, grows 15,000 pounds of produce per year.
  3. Up Top Acres runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to support local farms and deliver fresh food to DC residents.


The Motley Fool


Fast Facts:

  1. The Motley Fool helps millions of individual investors around the world invest better and accumulate wealth.
  2. With a passionate work culture, the Motley Fool is frequently named a Best Place to Work.
  3. Its sister companies include Motley Fool Funds and Motley Fool Wealth Management.




Fast Facts:

  1. Founded in 1997, Intermarkets is a top independent advertising sales management services firm.
  2. Intermarkets was named a Best Workplace seven times by Inc. 5000.
  3. The firm works with publishers who have at least 75% U.S. traffic and 3 million monthly page views.




Fast Facts:

  1. Founded in 2010, WeWork builds a community through shared office spaces.
  2. WeWork operates 10 spaces in Washington, DC including one in Dupont Circle, near the White House, on Florida Ave, and in Chinatown.
  3. There are over 110 WeWork spaces around the globe with over 80,000 members.


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