It started with 150 killer D.C. startups. We whittled that into the traditional, NCAA-style 64-team March Madness tournament bracket.
And after more than 70,000 votes were electronically counted throughout the month of March, we now have a champion.
EverFi, a D.C. online e-learning platform, is the 2017 Tech Madness Champion! Congratulations!
EverFi, led by CEO and co-Founder Tom Davidson, has had a huge couple of years. The software leader in critical skills learning, raised $40 million in new funding in 2016 backed by Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. Starting the company in 2008 and fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model, EverFi has certified over 14 million learners in critical skill areas that life and work demand.
EverFi, which entered as a No. 3 seed, sailed past newcomer Hustle in a first-round matchup. It then edged out Upskill, formerly APX Labs, before cruising past SworKit and Upside en route to a matchup with last year’s champ, Spotluck, in the Final Four.
Meanwhile, Frontpoint, which entered the contest as a No. 5 seed, fought its way to the championship round. En route, Frontpoint toppled Moonlighting, Zoomdata, TrackMaven, Urgent.ly and ParkMyCloud. Both teams brought the heat—but only one champion can be named.
This brings an end to Tech Madness 2017. We hope you had fun voting for the companies you think will grow the most in the next five years. And a big thanks to everyone who came out for the bracket reveal party at RFD in early March.
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