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Top 10 Startups in South Dakota

If you are new to South Dakota or live elsewhere, they have pretty creative entrepreneurs building interesting companies. Here is a list of 10 of them we at Mug.News have cobbled together from previous articles, funding reports, and various other sources both local and digital. We think of Startups as less than five years old. Most of the companies on the list fit this description, but some are a few years older. To the list.

Prismatic              Sioux Falls

We have written several articles this year about Prismatic on In March, they launched their integration software product for general availability. In April, they raised a 3.2-million-dollar seed round from local investors.                  Sioux Falls 

Hiro was founded by Carla White to allow content creators to easily monetize their knowledge using an audio format. Ever wanted to create your own audio book and sell it? Hiro’s platform allows you to upload audio files, distribute audio content, and sign up subscribers.                 Brookings

Query AI raised a 4.6 million dollar seed round in May of 2021. The software platform allows security experts real-time access across digital data structures in one convenient location. The company was founded in 2018. Here is their explainer video.

Property Meld       Rapid City

Founded in 2014, Property Meld is a property maintenance software that brings together residents, property managers, and contractors on one platform. 

LittleNewt                Rapid City

Little Newt is an accounting software for CPA’s. Founded in 2020 by Yumin Chung and Chris Mundon, the software brings AI data management and collection to tax software. The video below provides a good description.

Camp Native          Spearfish

Camp native provides a digital marketplace for camping. The software allows you to search for camp sites or list your own. You can even make reservations. the company was founded in 2015 and has raised 1.5 million to date according to Crunchbase.

SAB Biotherapeutics         Sioux Falls

SAB Biotherpeutics was founded in 2014 to bring clinical stage pharmaceuticals to market. To date they have raised 40.4 million dollars according to Crunchbase with the most recent round coming last July.

Dola    Sioux Falls

Dola is a digital wallet that compares itself to Apple Pay, but better because it works across browsers. The software was created by founder Sergio Villasenor and is just one piece of a larger offering of software products.

Tidal          Sioux Falls

Founded by Steve Schmidt, Tidal is a Sales as a Service company according to their website. Founded in 2020 during the pandemic, the the sales funnel development company has grown to over 20 employees in major metros across the US.

Terrabite Farms Sioux Falls

This termite loving company is chasing a big idea. Can termites be farmed as an alternative protein source for humans and livestock at scale? Founded last year by Zachary Karl, Terrabite Farms falls into the alternative farming vertical which is garnering significant attention.

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