2018 Best Tech Startups in Columbia (Missouri)

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Columbia, Missouri. 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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1. EquipmentShare


Founded: 2014

“At EquipmentShare we’re in the construction solutions business. We understand the challenges of the industry because we’re a company built by contractors, for contractors. From technology tools to peer-to-peer rental, telematics to security, we have the solutions you need to work smarter, more efficiently and more profitably.”

2. Kolu


Founded: 2016

“Kolu is a mobile app that matches travelers with local tour guides based on three shared interests that users select from 12 when creating their profile. Fittingly, ‘kolu’​ is a Hawaiian word meaning ‘three’​.

Our vision is for Kolu to become the most forward-thinking 21st-century company that re-defines company culture within the sharing economy. We believe in using tech as a way to enhance the human connection that it was meant to enable — not erase it. We do that by pairing travelers with likeminded locals and turning trips into experiences.”