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2024 Best Tech Startups in Iowa

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Iowa. 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 (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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10. Coviance

Coviance

Founded: 2015

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“Founded in 2015, Coviance (formerly LenderClose) is a fintech company on a mission to perfect the lending experience for community lenders and borrowers through automation and intelligence. A cloud-based platform, Home Equity Express™ (HEx), automates the home equity lending process through configurable workflows with data-driven decisioning intelligence elevating the lending experience for borrowers and lenders.

For Credit Unions and Community Banks, Coviance is an out-of-the-box solution that is easy to implement and deploy and allows them to focus on what matters most – “the borrower’s experience”. Coviance was selected as the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations’ 2022 CUSO of the Year and earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. in 2022.”

9. Rantizo

Rantizo

Founded: 2017

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“We’re an ag-tech company in Iowa City, Iowa, made up of tech nerds and farm kids. Our vision is to build a service network that puts autonomy to work in ag, starting with spray drone services. This matters because delivering crop protection and nutrition is hard, increasing in complexity and cost, and vital to producing food. We want to make precision ag services accessible and cost-effective for more farmers, to reach more acres, and more sustainability.

Rantizo sells drones, support, software, insurance and training, and our service platform connects demand for acres to be sprayed to operators.

Rantizo operators provide timely, local, and precision application services nationwide for crops ranging from rice to corn and hops to potatoes.”

8. OneroRx

OneroRx

Founded: 2019

“We make pharmacy accessible for everyone. At OneroRx, we are dedicated to restoring quality, affordable pharmacy care to underserved communities.
There is not a pharmacy within reach for many Americans, either because the locally-owned pharmacy has shuttered or a chain pharmacy has moved out of the area. In fact, recent research indicates that there may be nearly 100 million Americans without sufficient access to a nearby neighborhood pharmacy.

These individuals live in what is known as a “Pharmacy Desert.” Like “food deserts” where it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food, “pharmacy deserts” exist in communities lacking easy access to prescription medications and pharmacy advice.

​Without this access, residents in these communities face significant obstacles to obtaining vital prescription medications and accessing much-needed information relating to drug interactions, dosage, and potential side effects.”

7. MākuSafe

MākuSafe

Founded: 2016

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“As the leader in Workforce Wearables, our mission at MakuSafe is to make the world safer through technology and data.

MākuSafe is an Insurtech SaaS/Data & Analytics company based in America’s Heartland. Our mission is to improve worker health, safety, and productivity while reducing worker compensation claims and mitigating workplace risks. Founded in 2016, MākuSafe has developed proprietary wearable technology that gathers real-time environmental and motion data from workers. Patents pending. Our cloud platform, MākuSmart, then uses machine learning to identify high-risk trends in the facility. The portal auto-records near-misses, proactively targets resources to specific conditions & occurrences, and streamlines compliance reporting.

Our true insurtech solution is being beta tested in several midwest manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics facilities.”

6. Roboflow

Roboflow

Founded: 2019

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“Roboflow creates software-as-a-service products to make building with computer vision easy.

Over 250,000 developers use Roboflow to manage image data, annotate and label datasets, apply preprocessing and augmentations, convert annotation file formats, train a computer vision model in one-click, and deploy models via API or to the edge.”

5. Tractor Zoom

Tractor Zoom

Founded: 2017

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“Established in 2017, we are changing the way the industry researches, values, and manages the purchase of farm equipment and heavy machinery. By partnering with over 2,250 auctioneer and dealer locations nationwide, we’ve built the fastest-growing and most transparent heavy equipment database that allows buyers to easily find and finance the equipment they need online, while also helping banks, Farm Credits, dealerships, and other organizations quickly and accurately value equipment based on real market data, in real-time.”

4. iotaMotion

iotaMotion

Founded: 2015

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“iotaMotion is focused on advancing cochlear implant surgery beyond human capability. Founded by surgeons from the University of Iowa, iotaMotion’s first commercial product is the iotaSOFT Insertion System, which slows the cochlear implant electrode array insertion down to 0.1 mm/s to reduce max forces and force variation within the cochlea.”

3. OpenLoop

OpenLoop

Founded: 2020

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“OpenLoop is a health tech leader delivering full-stack, white-labeled clinical support to companies scaling virtual care services across the nation. Founded with the vision to bring healing anywhere, OpenLoop’s solutions are thoughtfully designed to simplify telehealth delivery across an expansive array of specialties, in all 50 states.”

2. Growers Edge

Growers Edge

Founded: 2017

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“Growers Edge provides modern financial products and data-driven tools that help forward-thinking agriculture retailers and manufacturers reduce their growers’ risks and costs when adopting newer innovative solutions and practices. The company’s crop plan warranties and input financing solutions are trusted by retailers and manufacturers to assist growers affordably purchase their products and guarantee yields on over one million acres of cropland.”

1. Moov

Moov

Founded: 2017

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“Moov makes it easy for businesses to accept, store, send, and spend – all in one platform. Gone are the days of stitching together multiple vendors to move money. While most payment providers only handle part of the payment picture, Moov orchestrates the entire money movement story from start to finish, giving software companies visibility and control over the whole experience.

As a modern money movement platform, Moov offers a simple, powerful, and scalable way to integrate payments into products. Moov is uniquely a payment Processor, issuer, registered PayFac, program manager, and technology provider, making it an all-in-one payment solution for businesses wanting to facilitate complex money movement as quickly and securely as possible.”

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