2020 Best Tech Startups in West Des Moines

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in West Des Moines, 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. MākuSafe


Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“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.”

2. LenderClose


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in West Des Moines

“A powerful web-based platform built for Refinance and Home Equity lenders. A single solution which aggregates industry vendors. Find out more at”

3. Rational Surgical Solutions (Rati-Fi)

Rational Surgical Solutions (Rati-Fi)

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in West Des Moines

“Rati-Fi® is the only mHealth technology platform that combines both patient education and informed consent – enhancing the entirety of the care experience from start-to-finish.

Developed by medical practitioners who saw the need for more efficiency and better communication, the Rati-Fi® system can help you mitigate risk, increase revenue, and improve patient outcomes.”