You sent in your nominations. You told us why your workplaces were a step above the rest. In return, we pored over scores of submissions for Boston’s Coolest Companies, the local startups (along with some more established companies!) with great employee benefits, a rad internal culture, an amazing product—or, in some cases, all of the above.

Narrowing down the submissions to just 150 finalists was not easy. Picture the BostInno editorial team around a table, debating, clicking on laptops and cursing Google Sheets. That was us, all week. We prioritized companies that focus on giving back to the community and providing solid benefits and perks to their employees.

As usual, we’ll reveal the top 10 Coolest Companies at our pillar summer event BostonFest on Aug. 1 at The Lawn on D. Make sure to grab a ticket.

In the meantime, get ready to vote again. Today, we are officially opening up the “Reader’s Choice” voting, where the community will get to select the five “All Around Coolest Companies” winners. Cast your ballot here.

Without further ado, allow us to present this year’s Coolest Companies finalists:

3Play Media
Abacus Insights
Acacia Communications
Accion Systems
Acquia
Actifio
Affectiva
Akili Interactive
Alaka’i Technologies
Alert Innovation
America’s Test Kitchen
American Well
Appcues
Applause
AppNeta
Aria Marketing
Attivio
Audley Travel
Berkshire Grey
Bevi
BitSight
BlueConic
Boston Digital
Boston Dynamics
botkeeper
Brightcove
Buildium
Buoy Health, Inc.
business.com
ButcherBox
Bynder
Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT)
Cantina
Carbon Black
CarGurus
Carnegie Dartlet
Catalant Technologies
Cengage
Chewy
CIC
ClimaCell
CloudHealth
Cogito
Compt
connectRN
CozyKin
Cuseum
CyberSaint Security
Datadog
DataRobot
DataXu
Desktop Metal
Devoted Health
Dover Microsystems
DraftKings
Dragon Innovation
Drizly
EditShare
EF Education First
EFI
Embark Veterinary
ezCater
Flywire
Formlabs
Freight Farms
FreshAddress, ,LLC
GaggleAMP
Galatea Associates
Ginkgo Bioworks
Globalization Partners
GreatHorn
Green City Growers
Hometap
Hopjump
Hopper
Humatics
iboss
Indico
Indigo AG
Intellia Therapeutics
invisaWear Technologies
Iora Health
iRobot
JRNI
Kensho Technologies
Kyruus
LearnLux
LightForce Orthodontics
Localytics
LogMeIn
LogRocket
Lola.com (travel)
Luminoso
Mentor Collective
MineralTree
Mirakl
Nasuni
Neurala
Night Shift Brewing
Notarize
ObserveIT
Onapsis
Optimus Ride
OWL Labs
PatientPing
Payfactors
Pepperlane
Piaggio Fast Forward
Pixability
Plastiq
Pluralsight
PrismHR
Quick Base
Rapid7
Reputation Institute
Reward Gateway
Robin Powered
Rue La La
Runkeeper
Salsify
Sea Machines
Seismic Software
SmartBear
Smartsheet
Soofa
Starry
Superpedestrian
Tamr
Teikametrics
The Predictive Index
Threat Stack
Toast
TripAdvisor
Tripleseat
TRUX
Tufin Technologies
Turbonomic
TVision Insights
Vecna Robotics, Inc.
Veracode
Veson Nautical
Vistaprint
Wayfair
Wellframe
Wellist
Wiser Solutions, Inc.
WiTricity
WordStream
Workable
Year Up
Zipcar

 

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Rowan Walrath is a staff writer at BostInno. She curates and writes the Beat. Rowan was previously at WIRED and Mother Jones in San Francisco. Reach her at rwalrath@americaninno.com or on Twitter at @rowanwalrath.