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Sep. 29, 2020 11:59 am

These 4 DevOps and security companies made Dcode’s latest accelerator cohort

The 16th cohort of Dcode Accelerate is meeting virtually for the 10-week program. It's the second time this year the Foggy Bottom-based accelerator decided to take its program remote.
Members of Dcode’s 16th accelerator cohort.

Members of Dcode's 16th accelerator cohort.

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Foggy Bottom-based Dcode has welcomed four DevOps and security companies into its 16th accelerator class.

Five-year-old Dcode is a govtech accelerator with the goal of connecting private sector tech companies with federal opportunities. Dcode Accelerate is convening the cohort virtually for a 10-week program that kicked off this month.

“DevOps and Security are highly integrated, and grouping them for this cohort is in the best interest for both the participating companies as well as the government leaders and partners that we work with,” said Dcode CEO Meagan Metzger in a statement. “Both are vital to improving government mission outcomes, and that’s why we’re excited about this elite group of companies.”

Dcode decided to to focus this accelerator class on DevOps and security companies after seeing a need for it from the government community. The four companies selected for the cohort are based in four different cities and have collectively raised over $490 million in venture capital funding.

Here’s a look at the companies accepted into Dcode Accelerate’s new class, with descriptions provided by Dcode:

  • OutSystems manages a low-code platform for developing applications that streamline operational processes and workflows and enable greater data accuracy. The Boston-based company helps organizations accelerate their digital transformation.
  • Phylum, based in Colorado, helps developers uncover what’s lurking in their software dependencies, providing answers to the “unknown unknowns” of third-party software, libraries and packages.
  • SpyCloud is a trusted account takeover fraud prevention partner for B2B organizations and consumer brands. The Austin-based startup powers fraud investigations for law enforcement agencies around the globe.
  • Panaseer, based in London, is the first Continuous Controls Monitoring platform for enterprise security. The company’s platform shows you every asset, application, user and database across your IT estate in real-time, identifying gaps in controls coverage, aligns security with frameworks and substantiates regulatory compliance.

These companies will work closely with Dcode to develop their federal strategies. Once they complete the program, the startups will join Dcode’s alumni network of accelerator graduates to receive ongoing support.


This fall marks the second time this year the accelerator program decided to go remote because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the start of the 15th accelerator cohort in the spring, a Dcode rep told the team was using an e-learning platform for the first time to help deliver the curriculum live and continuing to use breakout rooms via video conferencing to facilitate one-on-one meetings with government leaders. The organization also mailed the usual welcome goodie bags to its participants’ homes to make sure they had some fun Dcode-branded gear.

Back in August, Sarah Abonyi, a manager on Dcode’s tech team, shared the organization’s strategy for the all-remote shift: Read about it here.


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