tech & gov

Dcode DNA

Entering and scaling in the federal market is painful, expensive, and risky for private sector tech companies. So, many steer clear. In failing to adopt commercial technology, the government wastes billions of dollars on maintaining outdated technology that doesn’t work well.

Enter Dcode.

Dcode became real the night that Meagan Metzger, founder and CEO, emailed 500 venture capitalists to say, “We can make the federal market easy for tech companies.” The response was overwhelming, and only one or two people told us to go away.

As Dcode’s acceleration program gained momentum and government leaders got involved to meet dozens of emerging tech companies, federal agencies began asking us to show their teams how to better bring in new solutions. Now, we also offer a full suite of solutions for both tech companies and government leaders.

We’re tackling the problem from both sides to advance government into the future, and we hope you’ll join our community. Mentor a tech company. Apply to our acceleration program. Bring innovation training to your organization. Keep up with our monthly newsletter, and enjoy our events that bring our community together.

Our Team

We have extensive government and tech startup experience, share praise in our #peoplewhodunkhard Slack channel, and take turns leading the monthly culture squad. We take the work of bringing new tech into government very seriously, but we definitely don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Meagan Metzger Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Megan Vorland Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer
Phaedra Chrousos Board Advisor
Bob Scher Board Advisor
Sarah Abonyi Managing Director, Product
Derek Allar Director, Tech Engagement
Nate Ashton Managing Director, Policy
Evan Chiacchiaro Government Program Manager
Rebecca Gevalt Partner, Dcode Capital
Ted Goudie Managing Director, Growth Marketing
Matt Knowland Director, Operations
Cam Kondo Intern, Tech
Kevin Lewis Senior Product Program Associate
Michael Lustig Tech Scouting Associate
Emily Ounanian Senior Growth Marketing Associate
Riya Patel Managing Director, Customer Success
Ted Rask EWI Fellow, Tech
Terry Rydz Senior Engagement Manager
Tait Ryssdal Tech Engagement Associate
Winnie Song Senior Tech Engagement Associate
Corinne Sorden Director of Federal Sales
Mira Warrier Intern, Government
Jillian Winstanley Government Program Manager
Mya Zemlock Senior Government Program Associate
Maxwell Zhu Senior Tech Scouting Associate

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why work at dcode

We’re always looking for passionate, driven people who aren’t afraid to test new ideas, take risks, and make a difference. Bring your own jet pack of motivation, strong organizational and analytical skills, and a big appetite for changing the game, and you’ll fit right in.

You'll love it here if you like mission-driven work in a fast-paced environment. We look for resilient hustlers who can inspire others through their collaboration, support, feedback, and - last but not least - fun. We laugh a lot in our morning standups!

We've built a comprehensive package of benefits that are designed to help you be your best self at work and at home:

  • Unlimited PTO, unlimited sick, 10 paid holidays, Christmas to New Years + your birthday off!
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Competitive 401(k) plan with a generous company match and immediate vesting
  • Basic Life & AD&D insurance
  • Professional development & learning opportunities
  • Meeting-Free Wednesdays
  • Flexible work hours
  • Tax-free commuter benefits
  • ClassPass subsidy
  • Free fitness center in Washington, DC office
  • Paid parental leave
  • Monthly fun company-wide events (think: planting desk gardens, tye-dying shirts!)
  • New hire office equipment

current openings

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Suite 230 - North Tower
Washington, DC 20006