The Issue
The U.S. government spends hundreds of billions of dollars on tech each year, yet still struggles to find the best emerging tech solutions.

For tech companies, entering and scaling in the federal market is expensive, time-intensive, and risky.

Enter Dcode Next Level
Next Level uses a proven model for federal success.

Our revolutionary Next Level advisory service helps top-tier tech companies build the federal market into a sustainable vertical. We’ve built our expertise advising hundreds of tech companies, including 20+ unicorns.

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To build your federal vertical, we'll work together to:

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Develop precise, targeted federal strategy across your sales, marketing, and engineering teams

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Grow your federal pipeline through tailored business development support, from top-of-funnel all the way to signed contracts

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Force-multiply your efforts by focusing resources on the highest value targets

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Connect with our community of gov & tech to learn from each other, identify opportunities in federal, and explore strategic partnerships

Scale your federal business

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Expertise & Advisory Services

Gain a dedicated team of strategic advisors to scale your government line of business

Build your optimal federal go-to- market strategy, including: use case mapping, marketing materials, compliance, & pricing guidance

Predictable, easy-to-manage workshop schedule follows our proven methodology developed over years of building federal businesses

Access exclusive online content, reference materials, and templates to reshape & execute on your federal GTM strategy

Specialized tracks for your sales, marketing, and engineering teams to build a sustainable federal business

Connect your C-suite with Dcode’s for alignment on the challenges of the federal market

Targeted Business Development

Attend live, closed-door conversations with government stakeholders & industry leaders

1:1 introductions to curated federal targets to support your company’s growth

Focused targeting guidance to connect to agencies with relevant problem sets and available funding

Utilize Dcode expertise for strategic review of government proposals

Investment & Public Policy

Leverage Dcode’s public policy resources to craft new facets of your long-range strategy

Connect with Dcode Capital for potential investment

Network & Mentor Support

Connect with startup peers, industry partners, & Dcode’s Fed SMEs to engage on contract opportunities
& experiences

Leverage our network of tech company mentors who have built successful federal verticals

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Dcode Next Level

Why Dcode?

Tech companies turn to Dcode for success in federal because:

  1. We help you get to revenue quickly, leveraging our expertise to focus your time, energy, and resources in the places where you will find traction.
  2. We become a trusted advisor to your company; our strategic approach makes us a force multiplier, helping you build a sustainable federal business.
  3. We do business with the government advising them on how to get access to emerging tech, so we know the best places to get in, and our gov network is constantly refreshing.

Instead of you having to reinvent the wheel, we've developed the Next Level program with measurable, progress-based growth.

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Companies who are an excellent fit for Next Level:

  1. Are product companies
  2. Have demonstrated success in commercial markets
  3. Have venture-backing

Not all companies are a great fit for Next Level, which is why we require companies to apply.

For earlier-stage companies looking to enter the federal market, we also offer FedSales Bootcamp to help launch you federal efforts.


Yes - all companies must apply to be considered for acceptance into Dcode Next Level. We work with the best emerging tech companies

You can expect to spend 2-4 hours per week across curriculum and live events.

Bootcamp is open to anyone from your team who will benefit from understanding the federal sales process. This might be your CEO (especially in cases where there isn't a dedicated fed sales lead), sales resources, and marketing.

Bootcamp is great for your new-to-gov team members, even if you have some seasoned federal folks in place already.

You'll come away from bootcamp with a much deeper understanding of the federal sales process, enabling you to focus your efforts on the right places, guide your buyer, and grow sales. We expect that you'll overhaul your federally-facing marketing materials based on the feedback you receive from our experts and that you'll be able to better structure your go-to-market strategy.

The federal market is a beast. We will give you a good understanding of the topics you need in order to be successful in messaging your tech, finding opportunities, guiding the buyer, and staying out of trouble. We won't get deep into the weeds but will focus more on breadth.

Yes! Several VC firms have sponsored their companies into Next Level Advisory. Please contact us for more information.

Apply for Next Level

Next Level is a proven, modular approach to perfecting your federal go-to-market strategy, which combines our strategic advisory expertise with your tech expertise.

We’ve built our expertise advising hundreds of tech companies, including 20+ unicorns.

Plus you’ll get access to our ever-expanding network of government innovators and procurement officials, because Dcode advises the government on how to get access to the best emerging tech.

We only accept a few companies per month into Next Level. Apply today to get started scaling your federal business: