2019 Best Tech Startups in Minnesota

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Minnesota. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. Sezzle

Sezzle

Founded: 2016

“Sezzle is an alternative payment platform that increases sales and basket sizes by enabling interest-free installment plans at online stores. Consumers pay over time, but our merchant partners are paid upfront, eliminating risk of fraud or non-payment.

When you pay with Sezzle, your purchase is split into four interest-free installments automatically scheduled over the next six weeks. It’s a financially responsible way to pay over time and build credit.”

2. Conservis

Conservis

Founded: 2009

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“Based in Minneapolis, Conservis is dedicated to changing the business of farming. Conservis Corporation was founded in 2009 and serves farms across the U.S., Canada, Argentina and Australia.

The Conservis solution was created with farmers, for farmers, so agricultural enterprises can make confident management decisions based on solid data. Farmers have exclusive access to their private cloud-based database from mobile devices and desktops. Professional reports are easily created and shared with partners, banks, insurance companies, landlords and other stakeholders.”

3. Gravie

Gravie

Founded: 2013

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“With smart technology and a human touch, Gravie is reinventing health benefits, making them easier and more affordable for employers and employees. Interested in using Gravie for employee benefits?”

4. KeyedIn Solutions

KeyedIn Solutions

Founded: 2011

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“KeyedIn Solutions helps organizations simplify business processes, improve performance and drive results through an innovative SaaS business solutions. These applications were developed in the Cloud for the Cloud, to capitalize on the exclusive benefit only the Cloud can offer. KeyedIn Manufacturing is a comprehensive cloud ERP solution exclusively designed for make-to-order and mixed-mode manufacturers to enable more profitable operations by lowering operating expenses and delivering better customer service.”

5. Leadpages

Leadpages

Founded: 2012

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“At Leadpages®, we create elegant software that helps businesses grow by collecting more leads and driving more sales. Our platform offers more ways to engage potential customers than anyone in the industry, and it’s the only one that enables sign-ups via landing pages, websites, social media, email, and text messaging.

We believe compelling online marketing doesn’t need to be time-consuming. In fact, anyone can use Leadpages to create and deploy landing pages in minutes without touching a line of code.”

6. When I Work

When I Work

Founded: 2010

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“We help businesses effortlessly coordinate and engage their hourly workforce.

When I Work is a software platform that nearly half a million business owners and managers in over 50 countries rely on for hourly employee scheduling, attendance, and communication. When I Work uses an innovative blend of collaborative communication technologies, including the web, mobile apps, text messaging, social media, and email, to make teams more efficient, more accountable, and better prepared. Most traditional workforce management software is clunky, cumbersome and difficult to install and maintain.”

7. Total Expert

Total Expert

Founded: 2012

“Total Expert is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that created the first enterprise-grade Marketing Operating System (MOS) specifically for regulated financial services organizations. Total Expert’s MOS aligns marketing, sales and compliance in a single system of record, empowering salespeople to grow their marketing and sales efforts while ensuring they stay compliant with complex regulations. Marketing content and brand assets can be developed at the community level and every asset ever created, downloaded or deployed is tracked with on-demand audit-level reporting. The highly flexible, profile-based architecture provides precise permission controls and hierarchy settings for endless custom reporting and analytics options based on the unique preferences of the organization. For more information, visit totalexpert.com.”

8. Sentera

Sentera

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Minneapolis

“With over 220 years of combined experience, Sentera’s forward-thinking team of engineers have seamlessly blended elegant design concepts with deep customer understanding to produce advanced, lightweight and customizable drone, sensor, interpretive software and data management solutions. Sentera brings meaning and organization to data and images.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sentera is connecting the agriculture, mining, infrastructure, inspection and public safety industries to revolutionary solutions which not only capture big data, but manage it and empower individuals and businesses to make data-driven decisions.”

9. Zipnosis

Zipnosis

Founded: 2009

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“Zipnosis offers health systems a leading virtual care platform that pairs traditional telemedicine with next-generation online virtual care tools to drive exceptional clinical quality, significant clinical efficiency and durable financial returns.

A trusted innovator in the industry, Zipnosis pioneered online adaptive interview technology, which is built on a foundation of clinical best practice guidelines. This smart alternative to traditional telemedicine allows providers to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for patients in just two minutes. With Zipnosis’​ unique platform approach to virtual care, patients can be treated through the online adaptive interview, video and phone technology, or when appropriate, referred to in-person care via the platform’s advanced routing capabilities.”

10. Foodsby

Foodsby

Founded: 2012

“Foodsby is the leading lunch delivery service for office professionals. Order lunch from local restaurants and get it delivered straight to your office — no tipping, no minimum, and only $1.99 for delivery.

As a trusted partner to thousands of office buildings and restaurants, Foodsby is truly a turnkey solution, offering a sustainable food amenity for offices, increased profits for restaurants, and a convenient and affordable lunch option for consumers. At Foodsby, we are passionate about saving time and maximizing efficiency. We believe there is a better way to deliver the best office lunch experience – one that is more efficient, affordable, and offers significant benefits to our consumers and partners.”

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