2018 Best Tech Startups in Nebraska

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Nebraska. 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. D3 Technology

D3 Technology

Founded: 2008

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Omaha

“D3 Banking Technology’s scalable, configurable and extensible digital banking solutions enable financial institutions to quickly and continuously introduce innovations that give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. D3’s modern technology stack, or platform, powers a consistent, intuitive user experience within a comprehensive set of financial services accessible from any digital endpoint. In addition to reducing cost and complexity while also mitigating the limitations created by legacy back office systems, D3’s platform utilizes a powerful analytics engine to provide financial institutions with the information they need to tailor their products and services to best fit the needs of individual consumers and small businesses.”

2. opendorse


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Lincoln

“opendorse is the athlete marketing platform that helps the biggest brands in sports share content on social. Founded by two former major college athletes, opendorse was built seeking to make it easy for athletes and brands to work together to engage their fans.”


Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Omaha

“ is the leading platform for beauty professionals to learn, connect and grow their business.”

4. Flywheel


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Omaha

“Flywheel helps creatives do their best work through a series of well-designed products and resources, including its namesake product, a delightful WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a fuss-free local development application. The company is laser-focused on crafting sleek and simple tools that allow users to quickly build, launch, and manage any (and all!) of their WordPress sites. From small agencies to giant clients, Flywheel products have helped over 100,000 people scale their business on the WordPress platform.”

5. Travefy


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Lincoln

“We provide tools for travel professionals to create experiences their customers love.

Travefy builds itinerary management and client communication tools for travel professionals that save time and impress clients.

Our tools currently power thousands of travel businesses ranging from independent travel advisors and operators to the largest travel management companies. Travefy has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany among other publications and won the Brand USA Marketing Innovation Award at Phocuswright 2015 among other awards.”

6. MultiMechanics


Founded: 2010

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Omaha

“MultiMechanics provides virtual testing software that empowers engineers to solve the world’s most complex material engineering challenges. Our flagship product, MultiMech, enables innovation in complex materials and is used by leading companies in several industries, including aerospace, automotive, and consumer products, to save millions of dollars in product development costs.”

7. LiveBy


Founded: 2015

“At LiveBy, we are passionate about empowering Real Estate Professionals with tools to help homebuyers discover their ideal neighborhoods.

No matter a person’s lifestyle, interests or budget, we make it simple to move to an unfamiliar city or during a new life event. We are dedicated to streamlining the home search by removing all ambiguity around location. By leveraging LiveBy, we allow professional real estate websites to have robust, real-time updated neighborhood profiles that increase SEO and give homebuyers an amazing search experience so you can sell homes faster.”

8. Drive Spotter

Drive Spotter

Founded: 2015

“Drive Spotter, a Techstars backed company, is creating the world’s first real-time video search engine for mobility platforms. Our platform helps fleet managers, insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers and other interested parties track the performance of human drivers and autonomous vehicles.”

9. CropMetrics


Founded: 2009

“CropMetrics is a precision agriculture company focused on advanced agronomic solutions while specializing in precision irrigation management. Our mission is to develop and supply precision management technology solutions that increase water, nutrient and energy use efficiency while fostering natural resource conservation.

CropMetrics is a leader in Precision Irrigation Management with the introduction of the first commercially available full-service Variable Rate Irrigation program. CropMetrics continues it’s pursuit in innovation and strives to deliver ultimate value to the grower customer.”

10. Elite Form

elite form

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Lincoln

“EliteForm creates integrated technologies that provide the next competitive edge in athletic performance, strength training, competition, and sports science. From motion capture technology used to measure athletic movement to motivational tools designed to improvement performance, EliteForm helps you understand more and get more from your athletes time in the weight room.”