Winter Tech Watch 2023: 2 Seattle Companies to Know

Temperatures may be dropping, but these Seattle tech companies are warming up for an exciting new year. Here are the ones to watch.

Written by Built In Staff
Published on Nov. 30, 2023
Winter Tech Watch 2023: 2 Seattle Companies to Know
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Giddy anticipation for the holidays, renewed optimism for the new year and the invigorating bite of cold weather — there’s a certain magic in the Seattle winter air.  

As homes on Queen Anne Hill are adorned with twinkling lights and Pike Place Market fills with gathering friends, Seattle’s tech scene creates its own winter wonderland. Built In Seattle has curated a list of two noteworthy companies gearing up for a flurry of growth.  

These Seattle companies bring good to the world in their own ways, but both have put time and effort into their people-first benefits — and each one has its eyes on a stellar 2024. Grab a toasty mug of premium dark roast and learn more about what Seattle’s tech winter wonderland has to offer.   


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What Optimize Health does: Optimize Health is the market leader in physician-led remote patient monitoring. The company's platform enables medical teams to provide safe and effective remote care that improves patient outcomes, lowers patient medical expenses and generates new revenue streams for healthcare providers.



  • Generous parental leave
  • Highly diverse management team
  • Unlimited vacation 
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Mental health and abortion travel benefits 


In the news: In October of 2023, Optimize Health raised more than $18 million in a Series B financing round. The cash infusion will help the company add new products and enter new markets as it moves into its seventh year. Optimize Health's mission is to transform how medical groups use technology and real-time data to treat patients outside the practice walls.



Lower Queen Anne with easy commuter access, free parking & on major bus lines

What Carbon Robotics does: Carbon Robotics develops AI-powered autonomous systems to identify, weed and thin crops. The Seattle company was started in 2018. 



  • Docker
  • Python
  • AWS
  • C++
  • SQL

Close Collaboration: “We’re a tight-knit team that encourages creativity across all departments,” Founder and CEO Paul Mikesell told Built In earlier this year. “Through this continued innovation and creative freedom, we’re able to create industry-leading agricultural tools that are positively impacting farmers’ daily operations.”



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