Summer Tech Watch 2024: 2 Seattle Companies to Know

These tech organizations are kicking off the summer with a splash.

Written by Conlan Carter
Published on Jun. 20, 2024
Summer Tech Watch 2024: 2 Seattle Companies to Know
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There’s a sunny optimism to summer in Seattle.

While locals are soaking up the rain-free season, basking in the sunshine on Alki Beach or gearing up to rock out at the Capitol Hill Block Party, businesses across the city are heating up with activity.

Joining in on the seasonal festivities, Built In Seattle is spotlighting two companies making a splash this summer with exciting announcements and culture-forward benefits. Sit back, grab a cold refreshing drink and join us as we dive into the deep end of Seattle’s bubbling tech scene.


What Mason does: Mason is a smart device manufacturing and deployment company that takes smart devices from idea to end user.


The Perks

  • 401(k) matching, equity option and performance bonuses
  • In-office benefits and home-office stipend
  • Unlimited PTO, generous parental leave and sabbatical opportunities


Bringing in a new era of leadership: Mason recently announced the appointment of two new key leadership appointments: CEO Webb Stevens and CTO John Timsen. Stevens and Timsen have been long-time friends and advisors of Mason for over five years, and their appointment marks a new investment for the company in new areas such as form factors, platform applications and AI. These changes will enhance Mason’s operating system, allowing greater control and reliability in data collection for users on the platform.


A photo of an apartment complex with solar panels installed on the roof.
Clean Power Research


What Clean Power Research does: Clean Power Research is a cloud software company that supports awareness and uptake of green energy and solar power alternatives. 


The Perks

  • 401(k) matching, equity option and performance bonuses
  • Job training, paid industry certifications and mentorship programs
  • Generous PTO, childcare benefits and paid volunteer opportunities


Supporting accessible green energy: Clean Power Research has recently partnered with the Center for Sustainable Energy in a new program called “Solar for All.” This $7 billion program, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, will empower 60 selectees to create or expand low-income solar programs across the United States. Over 900,000 households in disadvantaged and low-income communities will receive benefits from distributed solar energy as a result of this partnership.


Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Images provided by Shutterstock and listed companies.

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