Animal Health Start Up Selects KC for Headquarters

In Business Development by EDCKC Staff

Scollar, Inc., an animal health tech company, is moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Kansas City, Missouri, to launch its suite of products and expand the company in the Animal Health Corridor. Scollar will scale its administrative, customer success, sales, and marketing teams in KC. 

Lisa Tamayo, CEO and Co-Founder of Scollar, selected Kansas City after presenting at the Kansas City Animal Health Investment Forum in 2018. “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 US and globally.” 

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

“We are very excited to welcome Scollar to our City, a City of rapid growth.  I hope Scollar is able to use all the resources available. KCMO is a place of destination, no longer a fly over City. Our region has many advantages: its affordability, low corporate tax, a transportation hub, the Animal Health Corridor, the world’s most connected Smart City, one of the top 5 emerging- entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world and so much more”, said Narbeli Galindo, Economic Development Corporation Director of International Affairs for Kansas City, Missouri.  

 A number of partners worked together to assist Scollar with its relocation to the KC area: The City of Kansas City, Missouri; Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri; The Missouri Department of Economic Development; Missouri Partnership; WeWork; KCP&L; the KC Tech Council; the Kansas City Area Development Council and the KC Animal Health Corridor.