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Top Raleigh-Durham Tech Companies

For years, the Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem region has received international recognition as the so-called “Research Triangle” - driven by world-class universities like Duke, Wake Forest, and the University of North Carolina all located within an hour’s drive. But tech in Raleigh is more than just research - in fact, the list of startups in Raleigh (and Durham startups also) includes some of the most groundbreaking and innovative idea generators working in the modern American tech industry.

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Top Raleigh-Durham Tech Companies

Top Tech Companies in Raleigh-Durham

These are some of the top startups in Indianapolis based on employee count, size, profile completeness, and funding.
Infinia ML
Durham - Infinia ML helps businesses redefine ​ the possibilities of human potential​ with advanced machine learning. Our algorithms unlock the hidden potential of our clients’ data, helping them automate complex processes, enhance employee efficiency, and pioneer transformational breakthroughs. Led by serial AI entrepreneur Robbie Allen and computer science luminary Lawrence Carin, our team’s combined accomplishments include over 500 published papers, 35 granted patents, 11 books, and 6 PhDs.
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StrideBio
StrideBio is a product-driven, fully integrated gene therapy company focused on creating and developing innovative genetic medicines with life-changing or curative potential for patients with devastating conditions, including monogenic rare disease and beyond.
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LoanWell
LoanWell is an automated loan and grant origination platform with end-to-end functionality for intake, underwriting, closing, servicing, and reporting. We are an enterprise solution for community banks, credit unions, CDFIs and loan funds. LoanWell automates the back office so the community lenders can do what they do best — fund our local small businesses and economies.
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Biomilq
Biomilq leverages breakthrough mammary biotechnology to produce human milk outside of the body to nourish a world to its full potential.
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Pendo
Raleigh - Pendo is the only platform to combine in-product engagement with robust product data and user feedback. With the ability to quickly take action on these qualitative and quantitative insights, product teams can make more informed decisions on how to support users throughout their journey.
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OrangeTheory
Orangetheory is a science-based group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training.
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Validic
Validic transforms personal data into insights and actions that improve healthcare delivery.
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REIN
Embedded insurance, simplified.
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Lithios
Lithios specializes in building high-quality, feature-rich native mobile and web applications.
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Stensul
New York - The Stensul Email Creation Platform™ dramatically reduces email creation time - by up to 90%.
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Ravetree
Raleigh - Ravetree is an award-winning work management solution for client service businesses. The platform includes best-in-class Agile & Waterfall project management, resource planning, time & expense tracking, billing (estimates and invoices), request forms, file approval workflows, and CRM. Ravetree is an end-to-end solution that includes everything client service businesses need to stay organized & connected.
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Raleigh-Durham Startups by Funding Amount

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FlexGen
FlexGen develops storage solutions and software that focuses on today’s energy transition.
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Republic Wireless
Raleigh - Republic Wireless is the nation's first Hybrid Wi-Fi / Cellular network offering unlimited talk, text, and data with no contracts. Our Mission: To make smartphones more affordable and accessible for everyone.
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Celonis
Munich - Celonis believes that every company can unlock its full execution capacity. Powered by its market-leading process mining core, the Celonis Execution Management System provides a set of instruments and applications, the Celonis Studio as well as platform capabilities for business executives and users. The Celonis EMS offerings help companies manage every facet of execution management from analytics to strategy and planning, management, actions and automation. Celonis has thousands of customers, including ABB, AstraZeneca, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Dell, GSK, John Deere, L'Oréal, Siemens, Uber, Vodafone and Whirlpool. Celonis is headquartered in Munich, Germany and New York City, USA and has 15 offices worldwide.
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K4Connect
K4Connect develops solutions intended to serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities.
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Shattuck
Austin - Shattuck is a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing its proprietary Agonist Redirected Checkpoint (ARC) platform, a novel class of dual-function fusion proteins with applications in oncology and autoimmune disease. The company’s lead program, SL-279252 (PD1-Fc-OX40L), is being studied in a Phase I trial in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Its technology focuses on immuno-oncology research targeted towards patients with many cancer types, including melanoma, lung, and bladder, by endowing one molecule with multiple functions, with applicability across the entire spectrum of human disease that enables medical researchers to find a quick and painless detection of malignancy for later-stage cancer patients.
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Phononic
Durham - Phononic is a growth stage, semiconductor hardware company commercializing solid-state heat pumps and fully integrated systems that displace compressors, heat sinks, and fans for electronics cooling; residential and commercial refrigeration; and climate control. The company’s disruptive approach combines high-performance solid-state heat pumps integrated into a manufacturing-friendly systems architecture that realizes products that are smart, sustainable, and solid state-driven.
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Pairwise Plants
Durham - Pairwise is a purpose-driven food+tech company dedicated to building a healthier world through better fruits and vegetables. Founded in 2017 by Drs. David Liu, Feng Zhang, J. Keith Joung, Tom Adams, and Haven Baker, Pairwise holds licenses from Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital to base editing and high-fidelity enzymes, and has an expanding internal portfolio of tools and traits. The Pairwise team is growing new types of fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens, berries, and stonefruit, with the first products expected within a few years. The Pairwise team is comprised of leaders in agriculture, CPG food, and research and development.
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Infosys North Carolina
Bengaluru - Infosys is a provider of consulting, technology, and outsourcing, and next-generation services. Infosys enables clients in more than 50 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. With US$9.02 bn in LTM Q2 FY16 revenues and 187,000+ employees, Infosys is helping enterprises renew themselves while also creating new avenues to generate value. Infosys provides enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. Infosys help enterprises transform and thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational leadership and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data and cloud computing. In 1981, seven engineers started Infosys Limited with just US$250. From the beginning, the company was founded on the principle of building and implementing great ideas that drive progress for clients and enhance lives through enterprise solutions. For over three decades, Infosys has been a company focused on bringing to life great ideas and enterprise solutions that drive progress for our clients. Infosys recognizes the importance of nurturing relationships that reflect their culture of unwavering ethics and mutual respect. It’ll come as no surprise, then, that 97.6 percent (as of September 30, 2015) of our revenues come from existing clients. Infosys has a growing global presence with more than 187,000+ employees. Globally, Infosys has 85 sales and marketing offices and 100 development centers as of March 31, 2015. At Infosys, they believe their responsibilities extend beyond business. That is why Infosys established the Infosys Foundation – to provide assistance to some of the more socially and economically depressed sectors of the communities in which they work and that is why they behave ethically and honestly in all their interactions – with their clients, their partners, and their employees.
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Cloudpay
Andover - CloudPay provides managed global payroll services to multinational organizations through a single, unified SaaS solution. By delivering end-to-end managed payroll services through an innovative platform, CloudPay ensures consistent and compliant payroll around the globe while reducing operating costs and minimizing manual processes. CloudPay’s services and technology standardize the payroll function across geographies, helping organizations increase efficiency, streamline compliance, and achieve greater visibility into payroll performance and costs. The CloudPay solution is backed by deep industry expertise earned over twenty-plus years delivering services to over 2,500 multinational entities. CloudPay’s solution guarantees accurate payroll processing across 130+ countries in more than twenty-five languages. Positioned as a Leader in NelsonHall’s 2019 Payroll Outsourcing NEAT assessment and as an Achiever in Everest Group’s 2019 Multi-Country Payroll Platform report, CloudPay has won multiple awards for its technology and service, including Global Payroll Transformation Project of the Year Award (2017), Payroll Software Product of the Year (2018) and the prestigious Global Payroll Supplier of the Year (2019). To learn more, visit www.cloudpay.net.
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ServiceTrade
Morrisville - We're here to help service delivery companies focus on what they do best. Delivering great service at a great price. With smart phones in every pocket and rising customer demand for better visibility, ServiceTrade has the answer for incredible customer service. What we can do for your service business?
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Tech is Booming in Raleigh-Durham

Thanks to companies like Pendo, Precisionhawk, and Pryon, more and more tech industry experts are eyeing the Research Triangle for their next investment or expansion opportunity. Massive population growth in the region from professionals relocating from the Northeast and other areas is also providing a wealth of talent to match the rising number of tech jobs available among Raleigh and Durham companies.

Over the past few years, the list of the best companies to work for in Raleigh has become dominated by tech names, replacing some of the more traditional industries that helped the region emerge as an industry hotspot in the past.

Biggest Tech Companies in Raleigh-Durham

Here are some of the biggest tech companies in Raleigh-Durham by employee count.
Lenovo
Chicago - Lenovo is one of the world's leading personal technology companies, producing innovative PCs and mobile internet devices. A global Fortune 500 company, Lenovo is the world's largest PC vendor and fourth largest smartphone company. While the Lenovo brand came into existence only in 2004, the company has a much longer history. In 1984, Legend Holdings was formed with 200,000 RMB (US$25,000) in a guard house in China. The company was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988 and would grow to be the largest PC company in China. Legend Holdings changed its name to Lenovo in 2004 and, in 2005, acquired the former Personal Computer Division of IBM, the company that invented the PC industry in 1981. Today, Lenovo is a US$39billion personal technology company with more than 54,000 employees (including joint ventures) in more than 60 countries serving customers in more than 160 countries. Lenovo is a global company that is incorporated and headquartered in Hong Kong, with operational centers located strategically around the world , with the largest in Beijing and Morrisville, NC. These operational centers drive Lenovo’s global and local business approach. Lenovo has grown faster than the market for more than four years because our exceptionally engineered products are meant for those who do. Our customers use innovation to bring progress to the world, and we design and build our products with this in mind, taking inspiration from the drive and imagination of the people who make things happen. Our technology helps those who do, do better. Whether a PC, smartphone, tablet, smart TV, server, workstation or storage, Lenovo makes the products that customers need for what we call the "PC+ world." Lenovo is creating real differentiation from the competition thanks to its vertically integrated end-to-end business model. This model is unique among major PC makers and is a significant source of competitive advantage, helping us to bring more innovation to market, more efficiently, and aggressively attack the PC+ opportunity. And as Lenovo expands globally, we are establishing even deeper roots in each major market, investing not only in sales and distribution, but also in local domestic manufacturing, R&D and other high-value functions. This global reach with local excellence is enabling us to build a new kind of company - a "global-local" company - and positions us to more deeply implement our protect and attack strategy and build the foundation for long-term success.
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Infosys North Carolina
Bengaluru - Infosys is a provider of consulting, technology, and outsourcing, and next-generation services. Infosys enables clients in more than 50 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. With US$9.02 bn in LTM Q2 FY16 revenues and 187,000+ employees, Infosys is helping enterprises renew themselves while also creating new avenues to generate value. Infosys provides enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. Infosys help enterprises transform and thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational leadership and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data and cloud computing. In 1981, seven engineers started Infosys Limited with just US$250. From the beginning, the company was founded on the principle of building and implementing great ideas that drive progress for clients and enhance lives through enterprise solutions. For over three decades, Infosys has been a company focused on bringing to life great ideas and enterprise solutions that drive progress for our clients. Infosys recognizes the importance of nurturing relationships that reflect their culture of unwavering ethics and mutual respect. It’ll come as no surprise, then, that 97.6 percent (as of September 30, 2015) of our revenues come from existing clients. Infosys has a growing global presence with more than 187,000+ employees. Globally, Infosys has 85 sales and marketing offices and 100 development centers as of March 31, 2015. At Infosys, they believe their responsibilities extend beyond business. That is why Infosys established the Infosys Foundation – to provide assistance to some of the more socially and economically depressed sectors of the communities in which they work and that is why they behave ethically and honestly in all their interactions – with their clients, their partners, and their employees.
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Red Hat
Raleigh - Red Hat is a company dedicated to free and open source software, and a major Linux distribution vendor. The company is known for its enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and more recently through the acquisition of open source enterprise middleware vendor JBoss. Red Hat provides operating system platforms along with middleware, applications, and management solutions, as well as support, training, and consulting services.
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Citrix
Fort Lauderdale - Citrix aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform.
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Bandwidth
Raleigh - Bandwidth is one of the largest telecom companies in the nation, helping over 500 wholesale customers and thousands of enterprise accounts leverage communications as a tool for innovation. The company was founded in 1999 as a reseller of connectivity solutions, getting into the voice business when it recognized a need for more nimble voice solutions. The company helped pioneer the concept of SIP trunking in 2006 and added 9-1-1 into its portfolio with the acquisition of dash Carrier Services in 2010. Bandwidth is now the only nationwide provider offering integrated Voice, 9-1-1, and SMS solutions, all available through an intuitive web-based portal. The company has nearly 300 employees in its Raleigh headquarters, its Denver office and remote locations throughout the country. It is profitable and privately held.
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Cloudpay
Andover - CloudPay provides managed global payroll services to multinational organizations through a single, unified SaaS solution. By delivering end-to-end managed payroll services through an innovative platform, CloudPay ensures consistent and compliant payroll around the globe while reducing operating costs and minimizing manual processes. CloudPay’s services and technology standardize the payroll function across geographies, helping organizations increase efficiency, streamline compliance, and achieve greater visibility into payroll performance and costs. The CloudPay solution is backed by deep industry expertise earned over twenty-plus years delivering services to over 2,500 multinational entities. CloudPay’s solution guarantees accurate payroll processing across 130+ countries in more than twenty-five languages. Positioned as a Leader in NelsonHall’s 2019 Payroll Outsourcing NEAT assessment and as an Achiever in Everest Group’s 2019 Multi-Country Payroll Platform report, CloudPay has won multiple awards for its technology and service, including Global Payroll Transformation Project of the Year Award (2017), Payroll Software Product of the Year (2018) and the prestigious Global Payroll Supplier of the Year (2019). To learn more, visit www.cloudpay.net.
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Celonis
Munich - Celonis believes that every company can unlock its full execution capacity. Powered by its market-leading process mining core, the Celonis Execution Management System provides a set of instruments and applications, the Celonis Studio as well as platform capabilities for business executives and users. The Celonis EMS offerings help companies manage every facet of execution management from analytics to strategy and planning, management, actions and automation. Celonis has thousands of customers, including ABB, AstraZeneca, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Dell, GSK, John Deere, L'Oréal, Siemens, Uber, Vodafone and Whirlpool. Celonis is headquartered in Munich, Germany and New York City, USA and has 15 offices worldwide.
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Insight Software
Raleigh - insightsoftware is a provider of financial reporting and enterprise performance management software. They provide a range of solutions that have helped organizations and enterprises worldwide solve some of their complex business challenges. insightsoftware was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.
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SAS
Cary - SAS provides business analytics software and services, and is the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. SAS helps organizations anticipate business opportunities, empower action and drive impact. They do this through advanced analytics that turn data about customers, performance, financials and more into meaningful information. The result? Fact-based decisions for undeniable bottom line impact – this is how they transform the way their customers do business.
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OptoeV
Durham - OptoeV (Op-Toe-V) The World has changed, the future is here! Internal combustion is a thing of the past, electric is the only way to go!
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IBM
New York - IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development, and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology, and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected.
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Living in Raleigh-Durham

For those looking for an affordable (and warmer) alternative to the I-95 corridor, it’s hard to beat Raleigh-Durham. Raleigh tech companies offer those looking for tech jobs a winning combination unmatched by many other tech hubs. As more and more people continue to discover the attractive neighborhoods and suburbs and the corresponding array of exciting tech jobs, software companies in Raleigh will only continue to expand.
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