2021 Best Tech Startups in Kansas City (Missouri)

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Kansas City, 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. PayIt


Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“Payit is bringing governments and people closer together through our award-winning, disruptive platform. We deliver an innovative solution that enables residents to access essential government services from any device. Whether it’s paying property taxes, utility services or renewing a driver’s license, interacting with government has never been easier.”

2. BacklotCars


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“BacklotCars is an online marketplace for auto dealers.

Through BacklotCars- auto dealers, auto finance, and rental car companies can transact without having to go to physical auctions.

Our end to end solution is truly seamless for dealers, as Backlot provides vehicle inspections, transportation, and inventory finance.”

3. DisruptOPS


Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Built for today’s cloud-scale enterprises, DisruptOps’ Cloud Detection and Response platform automates assessment and remediation procedures of critical cloud security issues. After a 3-minute setup process, the platform immediately provides clear visibility across multiple accounts, regions, and service providers, and continuously analyzes your infrastructure for misconfigurations and security risks, while providing single-click or automated remediations.”

4. Mycroft


Founded: 2015

“Mycroft is an Open Source AI Voice Assistant. We’re a transparent, customizable, and privacy-minded alternative to the current voice products on the market. A platform that lets you voice enable anything.

Because Mycroft is open source, our software can be customized for brands and users alike–and integrated on any platform. It runs on Linux, can be built on a Raspberry Pi, and used with our Mark I hardware device.

Our mission is to democratize AI and voice, giving anyone access to the technology that will soon be an integral part of their lives. Our open source community is central to our efforts, helping us create an AI that runs anywhere and interacts just like a human.”

5. DivvyHQ


Founded: 2011

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“DivvyHQ is a cloud-based, content planning, workflow, and collaboration tool built to help marketers and content producers get/stay organized and successfully execute demanding, complicated and content-centric marketing initiatives. DivvyHQ’s unique functionality combines web-based calendars, content management and online collaboration to help global content teams capture content ideas, assign and schedule content projects, produce any type of content and stay on top of production deadlines.”

6. Sickweather


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Kansas City (Missouri)

“Sickweather is the world’s first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind – processing millions of illness reports each month. The company has received numerous awards and been recognized for accurately forecasting outbreaks up to 15 weeks in advance. Sickweather is committed to providing consumers and businesses the most accurate, predictive and meaningful sickness forecasts in the world – for reducing healthcare costs and saving lives. For more information, please visit”

7. Super Dispatch

Super Dispatch

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Kansas City (Missouri)

“Super Dispatch’s car shipping platform has revolutionized the auto transport industry through cutting edge technology and a platform tailored to the unique needs of carriers, brokers, and shippers. As the next generation of auto transport, we enable operational efficiency by significantly reducing the amount of time and money it takes to complete the vehicle shipping process.

Super Dispatch’s TMS solves car haulers everyday challenges by putting cutting edge technology in the hands of fleets. From customized EDI and API integrations, our unified ecosystem frees up your time, money and team to focus on delivering more cars in less time, using fewer resources.”

8. Scollar


Founded: 2015

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“Scollar is innovating the first modular open platform smart collar for cats and dogs that gives pet owners the functionality they need, right when they need it.

Scollar is an IoT pet care system that offers an evolving suite of products and services for pets and their owners. These offerings revolve around the modular Scollar smart collar that seamlessly integrates with the Scollar Mobile App and stores vital use data in the Scollar Cloud Service.”

9. Homebase


Founded: 2016

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“Homebase is an intelligent apartment management platform that simplifies the management of critical functions in the tenant / landlord relationship, while unlocking the power of the Internet of Things and building automation.

With Homebase, communication is conversational, immediate and seamless, like text messaging. Collecting payments is automatic and paying rent is as simple as tapping a notification. Managing maintenance is stress-free, accountable and provides a comprehensive building perspective at a glance to the property manager. All of these functions are tightly integrated with commercially available smart devices and building automation systems to give residents and property managers full control of their units locks, thermostats, lights and other connected devices and use them to complete everyday tasks.”

10. Dynamhex


Founded: 2018

“Dynamhex monitors and visualizes complex energy consumption data for individual, corporate and government entities. By linking to science-based emission reduction targets, we allow climate leaders to make data-driven decisions in a timely fight against climate change.”

11. Mylo


Founded: 2015

“Mylo is a fast-growing digital agency revolutionizing insurance with a one-stop insurance shopping platform. As an advocate for every customer, we connect small business owners and individuals with expert guidance and solutions from leading carriers.

The Mind of Mylo – our proprietary technology – leverages rich data and decades of insurance expertise to make coverage recommendations for each customer need, then shops multiple A rated carriers to find the right policy at the best value.

Our insurtech platform can be seamlessly integrated into the experiences of leading companies in multiple industries. Backed by global investor Guggenheim Partners and the world’s largest independent broker Lockton – and drawing on 55 years of Lockton insurance expertise – we continue to make insurance shopping smarter, faster and easier.”