2018 Best Tech Startups in Missouri

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in 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

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Columbia (Missouri)

“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. LockerDome


Founded: 2008

“LockerDome’s native ad platform optimizes ROI in real time. LockerDome’s publishing platform powers content for thousands of brands and media companies, reaching an audience of millions.”

3. Site 1001, Inc.

Site 1001, Inc.

Founded: 2016

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Kansas City (Missouri)

“Site 1001 is an advanced building performance and operations platform that uses core building information, building systems and sensor data in combination with artificial intelligence to put the “smart” in “smart buildings.” Cloud-based, mobile first, and location-aware, Site 1001 helps owners, operators and FM pros save money and improve building performance by delivering FM information to the right person in the right place at the right time. Coupled with Site’s AI technology, which can anticipate maintenance issues and automatically interact with building systems, Site 1001 users can improve efficiency, slash FM costs, and extend equipment lifecycles without increasing workloads.”

4. Bonfyre


Founded: 2012

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in St. Louis

“Bonfyre is the workplace culture platform that empowers people to connect and relate. Unlike enterprise productivity tools, Bonfyre’s platform helps foster relationships that give leaders powerful people intelligence to keep their culture moving forward. With Bonfyre, organizations can ensure that every employee feels like they belong.

Bonfyre operates across the entire spectrum of culture touchpoints: team building, recognition, internal communications, and events. Employees have access to team, department, special interest, or company-wide communities where they can post, comment, share photos, knowledge, provide feedback, and more.”

5. Hatchbuck


Founded: 2011

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in St. Louis

“Whether you’re big, small or somewhere in between, Hatchbuck makes every relationship count with all-in-one marketing automation, CRM and email marketing tools built for the way you work.

We promise you won’t find a team as committed to your success as ours. Get up and running fast with personal, one-on-one training and live support.”


Founded: 2017

“ is an artificial intelligence platform that makes all of your company’s information accessible through chat.

Jane learns the information scattered across cloud-based applications, documents, and websites and makes it accessible to users through existing communication systems such as Slack, SMS, web, or email. She understands conversational English inquiries and provides a response within seconds. If an inquiry is asked that Jane doesn’t yet know, she’ll route it to a CoPilot who works at the company for a response, continuously building a Knowledge Base of all the company’s tribal knowledge.”

7. Pathfinder Health Innovations

Pathfinder Health Innovations

Founded: 2010

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Kansas City (Missouri)

“Pathfinder is a scalable, cloud-based software solution that dramatically improves the efficiency and effectiveness of cognitive disorder therapy. This includes areas like Autism, Alzheimer’s and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Autism affects 1 in 68 children born, or 1.5 million children worldwide every year. While ABA Therapy provides hope that these children can lead more social lives, it is a highly manual process, requiring that therapists and educators spend up to 25% of their time performing paperwork.”

8. PayIt


Founded: 2013

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Kansas City (Missouri)

“PayIt simplifies doing business with the state, the local and federal government through its patent-pending mobile transaction and payment platform. Along with our government partners, we are transforming the customer experience and making government more modern, convenient and mobile.”

9. SafeTrek


Founded: 2013

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in St. Louis

“SafeTrek is a mobile application that bridges the gap between doing nothing and calling 911 in an unsafe situation. SafeTrek allows you to proactively protect yourself without the heavy commitment of calling 911.

The way SafeTrek works is simple – If you are feeling unsafe, simply launch the app and hold your thumb down on the safe button. When you are safe, release your thumb and type in your 4 digit pin number. If the situation turns for the worse and you need help, simply release your thumb and do not type in your pin – your local police will be notified of your location, name, and emergency.

SafeTrek works anywhere in the US and is available on both iOS and Android”

10. Gremlin Social

Gremlin Social

Founded: 2009

“Gremlin Social Guardian™ is social media management and compliance software that makes it easy for community banks and financial services companies to publish posts, build brand awareness and engage consumers. Gremlin Social Guardian helps ensure safe use of social media communication for individuals and teams while creating efficiencies for monitoring, moderation, archiving and approval processes.”