Take Note: 6 Seattle Companies to Watch in Summer

Built In Seattle spotlighted six local companies, the cultures that unify employees and the perks and benefits that support team members.
Written by Lucas Dean
June 30, 2023Updated: June 30, 2023

Summer is in full swing in Seattle. Whether enjoying a sunny day at Gas Works Park, catching one of the city’s outdoor music or food festivals or heading out to Alki Beach with friends and family, this season is also a great time to keep up with the ins and outs of local tech companies and their innovative teams. 

In May, Seattle tech companies took in over $92.8 million in funding, empowering them to continue innovating, creating and growing. In the coming months, six local companies and their teams are working to achieve ambitious goals. 

Driven by creative teams and innovative missions and bolstered by people-first cultures and a variety of perks and benefits, these companies are worthy of a moment in the spotlight.

 

Remitly

 

Overlooking Elliott Bay, Remitly's headquarters is in the heart of downtown Seattle - flushed with global bites, trendy cocktails, and cultural hubs, with easy access to public transportation, it's an ideal location for working professionals.

What Remitly does: Through its Passbook app, Remitly provides immigrants and their families access to online banking.

 

Notable perks and benefits: 

  • A $1,000 annual continuing education offering
  • Stock options through its equity incentive program
  • Mentorship program
  • Unlimited vacation policy

 

A strong start: In May, Remitly announced its first quarter results for 2023, which included noteworthy increases in customers, revenue and send volume. “Remitly’s strategy of making long-term, customer-centric investments, along with the benefits of our increasing scale, have created significant competitive advantages,” said Co-Founder and CEO Matt Oppenheimer in a press release. 

 

 

Home to software, UX design and recruiting teams, our Seattle office located downtown is continuously growing. Walkable to the best of the city, you can rest assured with a coffee shop on every corner.

What Anduril Industries does: Anduril builds advanced technologies to solve some of the most important and complex national security challenges. In June, the company announced its acquisition of Adranos, a manufacturer of solid rocket motors.

 

Notable perks and benefits:

  • 100 percent premium coverage for medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and their dependents, including coverage for Lasik eye surgery
  • Annual vacation bonus
  • $25k stipend to support fertility planning and treatment, adoption, gestational carriers, fertility preservation and more

 

A focus on engineering: For Perception Engineer Jen Isaza, Anduril’s tech stack provides an array of opportunities to tap into her — and her team members' — unique strengths and skill sets. “We have an open work space and are even allowed to order tech toys for side projects!” Isaza and two others gave Built In a glimpse into Anduril’s emphasis on empowering engineers

 

 

ExtraHop

 

ExtraHop is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, with easy access to transportation, restaurants, retail, entertainment and stunning views.

What ExtraHop does: ExtraHop is a cybersecurity company that provides hybrid and cloud businesses with real-time detection, complete visibility and intelligent response. 

 

Notable perks and benefits: 

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits covered at 100 percent
  • Continuous education during work hours
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Tuition reimbursement

 

Professional development opportunities: Last year, Built In Seattle chatted with Sales Engineering Director Archana Ragothaman to learn more about the growth and knowledge-building she experienced during her eight years at ExtraHop. “I have had the opportunity to build high-performing sales engineering teams, work on key initiatives to make sales motion repeatable and implement processes that helped bring efficiencies into the business,” Ragothaman said.

 

 

Our office is near so many great restaurants in the West Seattle Junction, and conveniently located to Rapid Ride buses.

What Tango does: Tango is on a mission to help companies harness digital gift card rewards and payments to build stronger relationships with people and improve business performance. 

 

An eye on the future: When VP of Marketing Jared Bodnar spoke to Built In Seattle in 2022, he shared what exciting projects lay ahead for Tango. “I’m super excited about the Tango Card vision and how we can help our clients spread joy to more and more people. We are going to expand into new countries, launch new products and open up new use cases,” Bodnar explained. 

 

Putting people first: What makes Tango’s culture great? According to Engineering Director DJ Johnstone, it’s organic and driven by team members. “The challenge with culture is that you can’t get a committee together, plan exactly what makes your culture, then magically have it. A great culture is built by the human interactions that are taken at all levels of the organization,” said Johnstone in a 2022 interview with Built In Seattle. 

 

 

Mason America, Inc.

 

In the 4th & Madison building in Seattle's CBD, near the Central Library and Columbia Tower. Close to bus stops, light link stations, the downtown ferry terminal, and I-5. Building amenities include onsite fitness center, restaurants, barber, dentist and day care.

What Mason does: The Mason Smart Device Platform is a fully managed infrastructure to build, deploy and scale smart devices and products. The company is one of Built In Seattle’s Best Places to Work in 2023. 

 

Notable perks and benefits: 

  • A generous 16 weeks of paid parental leave 
  • Fully remote, hybrid and in-office work arrangements
  • Documented equal pay policy
  • Home office stipend for remote team members

 

Empowering women: Art Director Megan Marsac spoke to Built In Seattle in 2022 about how Mason elevates women in the workplace from the top down. “The environment Mason has cultivated has brought truly incredible women into my path who will undoubtedly impact the rest of my career. I couldn’t be more grateful for that,” said Marsac. 

 

 

We are in the historic Smith Tower in Pioneer Square surrounded by great restaurants, Puget Sound views & great access to public transit.

What Xealth does: Xealth’s secure platform connects clinical to digital health tools and programs that provide measurable clinical and financial results. 

 

Notable perks and benefits: 

  • Paid volunteer time
  • A generous and flexible PTO policy
  • Continuing education during work hours
  • Promote from within

 

A positive hybrid work culture: Xealth’s hybrid work environment allows team members to form personal connections while opening up new possibilities. “One of the big advantages of hybrid work is that I can work from home or from anywhere. I’ve been able to travel to the Midwest to visit family while still maintaining my work schedule. In October, I coordinated adjusted hours with my boss so I could work from Spain for five days,” said Director of Partnerships Paige Stocks in a 2023 interview with Built In Seattle

 

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