2020 Best Tech Startups in Lincoln

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Lincoln, 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. opendorse


Founded: 2012

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“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.”

2. Travefy


Founded: 2012

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“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.”

3. LiveBy


Founded: 2015

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“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.”

4. Drone Amplified

Drone Amplified

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Nebraska

“Drones are changing how things are done across many industries today. IGNIS puts drones to work managing prescribed burns and monitoring fires.

In fact, we were the first to use this technology to ignite prescribed burns on private and federal lands. Now it is available to you.”

5. CompanyCam


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Nebraska

“CompanyCam is a photo solution that gives you a fully organized photo feed for your business. Now you can see and manage your jobs from anywhere.

CompanyCam was created by contractors for contractors. We know the headache that comes with phone call after phone call trying to nail down plans and keep everyone on the same page. It’s frustrating and time consuming and if we don’t have time for it, neither do you.”

6. Elite Form

elite form

Founded: 2011

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“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.”

7. Nobl


Founded: 2012

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“At Nobl, we’re passionate about building leading-edge rounding solutions that improve communication, workflow, and common processes for healthcare providers. Our applications combine evidence-based hourly and leader rounding practices with real-time technologies to improve clinical outcomes, enhance the patient experience, and revolutionize the way quality assurance is communicated in healthcare.

We believe that by empowering care providers with intelligent solutions, patients will have a superior experience and clinical outcomes. Together with our clients, we serve people in the common quest for better healthcare delivery.

At Nobl, we’re Empowering Care.”

8. Fourstarzz Media LLC

Fourstarzz Media LLC

Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Lincoln

“With the fall of traditional outbound marketing, influencer marketing is becoming one of the most effective ways to attract customers and clients.

The fourstarzz team is passionate about developing tools and services that empower brands and agencies to increase the efficiency of creating influencer-driven marketing campaigns.

Founded in 2016 Fourstarzz Media LLC is venture-funded and privately held.”

9. Powderhook


Founded: 2013

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“Powderhook’s mission is ‘Access for All.’ That means access for new hunters, anglers and shooters; for parents and their children; for neighbors who haven’t been out in the field for years; and for you.

Powderhook works with the nation’s leading conservation organizations, retailers and manufacturers, bringing the industry together to solve some of its most important challenges.

Think of Powderhook like a localized message board, with a community of people looking to help each other out.”

10. KPI Ninja Inc.


Founded: 2014

“KPI Ninja, a leader in healthcare analytics and performance improvement, is a healthcare technology and consulting company that accelerates the achievement of strategic goals through a better means of managing Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). KPI Ninja is one of the fastest growing healthcare analytics company in the Midwest region.

Founded in 2014, KPI Ninja’s mission is to improve the health of the communities. We do that by partnering with Health Information Exchange (HIE) companies, Health Systems, Critical Access Hospitals, Clinics, and Direct Primary Care (DPC) organizations. We also partner with other healthcare technology companies to build custom analytics applications to solve their data needs.”