2019 Best Tech Startups in Cedar Rapids

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Cedar Rapids, 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. Syncbak


Founded: 2009

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“Syncbak powers the industry’s most successful OTT solutions, including live for CBS All Access, Hulu, fuboTV, and more. Syncbak’s end-to-end platform, SimpleSync, is used by broadcasters for live stream transcoding, cloud-based rights resolution, cloud-based DVR, device filtering, geo-location services, content management, stream monitoring, video clipping, and dynamic ad insertion. Syncbak’s technology currently reaches 98 percent of the U.S. population across 195 markets, representing 54 stations groups and all major networks, including CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC and The CW.”

2. SwineTech


Founded: 2015

“SwineTech, Inc. is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is bridging the gap between producers and pigs through sensor-based technologies. SwineTech creates solutions to reduce the number of pigs that die from disease, lameness, starvation, and piglet crushing. The introduction of properly integrated advanced managements systems and sensor-based technologies allows farmers to significantly improve the welfare, sustainability, and productivity in swine facilities. SwineTech’s mission is to “save a pig”​ and enable farmers to feed the world.”

3. ACREBroadband


Founded: 2014

“ACREBroadband is dedicated to bridging the digital divide for rural Iowa by bringing broadband internet and mobile data to every home, farm, business and rural person. Our unique approach to delivering our engineered network solution will provide service to every rural areas of Iowa.”