2021 Best Tech Startups in South Dakota

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in South Dakota. 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. Query.AI


Founded: 2018

“Query.AI is a Unified Incident Response Platform that simplifies security investigations across disparate platforms without data duplication. Our solution runs directly from the analyst’s browser and makes human investigations more efficient, while reducing data storage costs.”

2. Property Meld

Property Meld

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Say hello to the new generation of maintenance coordination. Our technology was designed to make property management maintenance more effective, scalable, and efficient.

Happy residents equal renewing residents. Property Meld was designed to expedite maintenance while delivering excellent customer service.

Our system:
Receives, assigns, coordinates and schedules all maintenance activity; meanwhile, updates and notifies all parties of repairs, completion, follows-up with tenants, and more.”

3. LittleNewt


Founded: 2020

“LittleNewt is a tax preparation software for tax professionals that enables real-time integration with their clients’ accounting systems, prepares returns instantly and provides year-round, accurate tax information. Our tax workflow software incorporates AI and Automation, allowing you to only add data once and then let the software do the work for you. With LittleNewt, all you do is review, approve, and e-file.

We’re veteran and minority, woman-owned. Currently, we’re a part of the 2021 class of NYC Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.”

4. SecureMarking


Founded: 2016

“SecureMarking is an end-to-end supply chain security platform that seamlessly integrates nanotechnology, blockchain, and the Internet of Things.

  • Covert
  • Tag, Track, & Trace
  • Robust Authentication
  • Secure and Flexible

We’ve developed a powerful new tool for manufacturers, distributors, and their customers to combat the growing threat of counterfeit, black market, and grey market products in global supply chains.

SecureMarking is a Techstars backed company, and has received an STTR/SBIR Phase 1 award from the National Science Foundation.”