Checkout this great article by builtin.com’s Sunny Betz.


Founded: 2019

Focus: Cybersecurity

Given Washington D.C.’s status as a center of both national and international power, it’s no surprise that so many of the city’s startups have a focus on security and defense. Shift5 has found its niche in specifically the defense of operational technology, working to maintain the safety of the nation’s planes, trains, and combat vehicles. They defend infrastructures in cities across the country from cyber attacks, deploying both software and hardware solutions that can detect risks and protect products throughout the entire lifecycle of cybersecurity attacks.