2023 Best Tech Startups in Iowa

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in 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. Moov


Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“Moov provides a platform for developers looking to embed payment functionality into their software. We take the complexity out of the process so developers and product teams can focus on their customers and deliver exceptional user experiences—not worrying about banking protocols, security, or compliance.”

2. Growers Edge

Growers Edge

Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“Growers Edge is an innovative financial technology (fintech) company focused on delivering data-driven products, solutions, and tools, that empower growers to adopt new technology that can increase efficiency and improve profits.

Growers Edge puts grower profits first by delivering income assurance and financing through partnerships with ag retailers, as well as input providers, precision ag manufacturers, and financial partnerships with three main products.”

3. OpenLoop


Founded: 2020

Also honored in:

“OpenLoop is a health tech leader delivering full-stack, white-labeled clinical support to companies scaling virtual care services across the nation. Founded with the vision to bring healing anywhere, OpenLoop’s solutions are thoughtfully designed to simplify telehealth delivery across an expansive array of specialties, in all 50 states.”

4. Roboflow


Founded: 2019

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“Roboflow creates software-as-a-service products to enable faster, easier computer vision.

We manage your images, annotations and labels, preprocessing, augmentations, file formats, one-click model training, deployment, and active learning.”

5. iotaMotion


Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“iotaMotion develops advanced technologies related to cochlear implant surgery. Our goals include advancing the state of hearing preservation as well as increasing access to care for the whole spectrum of hearing loss.”

6. MākuSafe


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“As the leader in Workforce Wearables, our mission at MakuSafe is to make the world safer through technology and data.

MākuSafe is an Insurtech SaaS/Data & Analytics company based in America’s Heartland. Our mission is to improve worker health, safety, and productivity while reducing worker compensation claims and mitigating workplace risks. Founded in 2016, MākuSafe has developed proprietary wearable technology that gathers real-time environmental and motion data from workers. Patents pending. Our cloud platform, MākuSmart, then uses machine learning to identify high-risk trends in the facility. The portal auto-records near-misses, proactively targets resources to specific conditions & occurrences, and streamlines compliance reporting.”

7. Tractor Zoom

Tractor Zoom

Founded: 2017

Also honored in:

“Established in 2017, we are changing the way the industry researches, values, and manages the purchase of farm equipment and heavy machinery. By partnering with over 1,800 auctioneer and dealer locations nationwide, we’ve built the fastest-growing and most transparent heavy equipment database that allows buyers to easily find and finance the equipment they need online, while also helping banks, Farm Credits, dealerships, and other organizations quickly and accurately value equipment based on real market data, in real-time.”

8. Coviance


Founded: 2015

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“Founded in 2015, Coviance (formerly LenderClose) is a fintech company on a mission to perfect the lending experience for community lenders and borrowers through automation and intelligence. A cloud-based platform, Home Equity Express™ (HEx), automates the home equity lending process through configurable workflows with data-driven decisioning intelligence elevating the lending experience for borrowers and lenders. For Credit Unions and Community Banks, Coviance is an out-of-the-box solution that is easy to implement and deploy and allows them to focus on what matters most – “the borrower’s experience”. Coviance was selected as the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations’ 2022 CUSO of the Year and earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. in 2022.”

9. SwineTech


Founded: 2015

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“SwineTech, located in Solon, Iowa, is dedicated to empowering pork producers worldwide to provide high-quality, individualized care for every pig. Their world-class point of care (PoC) platform for pigs, PigFlow®, streamlines, automates, and monitors routine and emergency care, communication, daily workflows, administrative tasks, and herd diagnostics. With PigFlow®, pork producers can maximize their resources and improve efficiencies, employee engagement, and pig care.”

10. Brale


Founded: 2022

“Combining the best parts of DeFi & CeFi.”