And then there was one.
After six rounds and 80,000 total votes, Homesnap knocked off ThreatQuotient to win DC Inno’s 2019 Tech Madness championship.
Homesnap completed its stellar run through the bracket with top-two vote totals in nearly every round. The real estate tech company barely escaped with the win, defeating cybersecurity shop ThreatQuotient with more than 2,100 votes – a competition-high.
It’s easy to see why Homesnap was attractive to voters. The 11-year-old firm, whose platform connects homebuyers to real estate agents and brokers, has raised $32 million in venture capital funding with backers including Revolution and Updata Partners. It took home plenty of hardware last year to boost its fanbase, including being ranked No. 21 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, No. 43 on the Inc. 5000, and as a Top Workplace by the Washington Post.
ThreatQuotient, a 6-year-old maker of threat intelligence software, made a valiant run to the last round, taking down GoodFynd, SignalVine and No. 1 seed Triblio along the way.
Throughout the competition, readers were answering just one question – who would you invest in?
As this was a friendly competition, a vote for one startup didn’t signify a vote against the other, but only one could take home the final prize.
After an exciting month of voting, this wraps up DC Inno’s annual Tech Madness. We were amazed by the voter turnout throughout this reader-driven competition and the buzz it generated throughout this red-hot startup community; and we can’t wait to do it all again next year.
Get thinking about nominations for 2020, as we’ll look to build on this success and create an even more competitive field of DMV techies.
For a look back at this year’s competition, browse recaps of previous rounds or click View Full Bracket below.
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