2019 Best Tech Startups in Ames

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Ames, 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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1. Performance Livestock Analytics

Performance Livestock Analytics

Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Iowa

“Performance Livestock Analytics aims to create the premier farm management information system for the livestock industry to help producers to become more sustainable and profitable through the power of big data and software analytics. Consolidation continues in the livestock industry resulting in independent farmers continuing to leave the rural landscape. PLA provides the technology innovation to help livestock farmers improve profits and to remain competitive and viable.”

2. VetMeasure


Founded: 2015

“VetMeasure was founded in 2015 and is based at the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa. As an animal health technology company, VetMeasure’s vision is to become the most trusted Veterinary Profession health measurement company. Our team has created a health monitoring device for animals in the form of a comfortable harness. This design enables the most accurate detection of an animal’s health statistics for both, veterinarians and owners to better optimize care and treatment options.”