#ThrowbackThursday: Scollar Leaves Silicon Valley to Establish New HQ in Missouri

In 2019, Scollar Inc., a Silicon Valley-based animal health technology startup, announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Kansas City, Missouri. Since then, the company has grown in Missouri, creating nearly 200 new jobs in the state.

“We are thrilled to welcome Scollar to our state,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson in 2019 when Scollar announced plans to move to Missouri from California. “Missouri has more than 8,000 projected tech openings across the state, and we are determined to fill them. We look forward to working with companies like Scollar to continue growing and developing high paying, high demand technology jobs in Missouri.”

Designed for everything from cats to cattle, Scollar is a full stack open platform consisting of three tightly integrated technologies – a modular smart collar, a mobile app, and a data cloud service. The technology is designed to address the needs of pet parents, protein producers and veterinarians, as well as animal service providers and product manufacturers.

Scollar is one of many tech companies leaving Silicon Valley and joining the growing number of businesses taking advantage of Missouri’s affordability and abundance of tech talent.

“I was delighted with the vibrant community here in Kansas City and believe it is the perfect place for Scollar to rapidly scale in the U.S. and globally,” said Scollar CEO and Co-Founder Lisa Tamayo, at the time.

In addition to investing in Missouri, Scollar plans to create a developer community to grow the features and functions of its platform by recruiting a tech-savvy workforce for its staffing needs. The company has begun recruiting Missouri talent for positions in engineering and development, sales and marketing, and general and administrative management.

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