Is This ‘Cortex West’? Planting Seeds for a Plant Science District in Creve Coeur

The St. Louis region already has more plant scientists with PhDs than anywhere else in the world. Soon, they’ll have a single place to call home. In the next several weeks, the St. [...] read more

Nixon celebrates funding for Missouri Technology Corporation

Governor Jay Nixon is thanking state lawmakers... at least for the funds they appropriated for the Missouri Technology Corporation. The Democrat was in St. Louis Wednesday touting th [...] read more

With state startup funding flat, Nixon visits T-REX

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday visited the Downtown [...] read more

Better Weekdays starts raising money toward $1.5 million round

About two months after being touted by the White House, Chris Motley, founder of St. Louis startup Bette [...] read more

EndoStim raises $2.5 million from single investor

St. Louis medical device maker EndoStim, which in late 2014 announced its inte [...] read more

Monsanto, Cultivation Capital invest in agtech startup Arvegenix

Arvegenix, the St. Louis-based agtech startup developing Pennycress, an annual energy crop grown over winter when land is idle, giving farmers another revenue crop, has raised $2.5 mill [...] read more

Knight Foundation gives grant to St. Louis startup: TechFlashes

The Knight Foundation has given CTY, a startup developing technology that provides analytics and data for places, a $35,000 grant to help build Numina, a platform that uses sensors to t [...] read more

Here’s SixThirty’s latest batch of fintech startups

SixThirty, the financial services startup accelerator based in St. Louis, announced its latest cohort of companies Tuesday evening. [...] read more

RiverVest raises $75 million, plans to raise a lot more

RiverVest Venture Partners, the Clayton-based venture capital firm that specializes in life sciences companies, has raised $75.8 million from a group of 41 investors for the firm’s th [...] read more

Sindecuse’s Lindbergh tech fund makes first startup investments

Lindbergh Technology Fund, the new tech fund established by Capital I [...] read more

Startup developing treatments for cancer raises nearly $2 million

Euclises Pharmaceuticals, a biotech startup looking to develop treatments for cancer, has added approximately $700,000 to its Series A financing round, which has closed just shy of $2 m [...] read more

Following revenue increase, $43 million now available for priorities, Gov. Nixon announces

Following an increase in state revenues, $43 million is now available for priorities including education, workforce training, and economic development, Gov. Jay Nixon [...] read more

BioSTL wins $500,000 federal grant to create accelerator programs

BioSTL, the St. Louis organization cultivating medical and plant bioscience companies, has received a $500,000 i6 Challenge federal grant to create the St. Louis Regional Bioscience Pro [...] read more

St. Louis-native makes $100,000 bet on startup bubble: TechFlashes

BioSTL has awarded grants of $10,000 each to local bioscience startups HIPAAtrek and Zymplr through its Bioscience and Entrepreneurial Inclusion Initiative. BioSTL also awarded $2,500 t [...] read more

Medical device startup Cardialen raises $1.5 million from investors

Cardialen, a medical device company based out of the BioGenerator in the Cortex innovation district, has raised $1.52 million from a group of investors. [...] read more

Missouri Technology Corp. funds 19 startups: TechFlashes

State funds earmarked for the Missouri Technology Corp.— $6.36 million in fiscal 2014 — were allocated to support eight investments through the IDEA Funds, 11 grant [...] read more

Keystone Technologies raises $850,000

Keystone Technologies, a health care tech company, has raised $850,000 from a group of three investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. [...] read more

House budget earmarks $15.8 million for Missouri Technology Corp.

The Missouri House of Representatives last week approved a $26 billion spending plan. [...] read more

In the money: 6 St. Louis startups that have raised money so far in March

At least half a dozen startup companies that call St. Louis home raised money from investors in the first half of March, according to Business Journal reporting and federal filin [...] read more

EXCLUSIVE: RoverTown Raises $875K Investment Round

St. Louis startup RoverTown has raised $875,000 in their most recent round of funding, preparing them to accelerate their growth. RoverTown’s Student Discount Program is available to [...] read more

St. Louis named to $100 million White House tech program

St. Louis is among a handful of cities the White House has selected to participate inPresident Obama' [...] read more

SynerZ gets $650,000 from St. Louis investors

SynerZ Medical Inc., a medical device startup in St. Louis, has raised $650,000 of a planned $1.2 million financing round from a group of local investors. [...] read more

St. Louis entrepreneur buys Executive Data Control in Springfield

Walker Deibel, a St. Louis entrepreneur, has bought Executive Data Control, a supply-chain management c [...] read more

Biotech startup EternoGen raises more cash from investors

EternoGen Aesthetics, a St. Louis-based startup developing an alternative to Botox, has raised more than $700,000 from a group of investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securiti [...] read more

Upside deal reportedly worth around $2 million

Envestnet CEO [...] read more

Upside lights the exit lamp for St. Louis investors

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Arch Angels increased investments in St. Louis startups last year

The St. Louis Arch Angels invested just shy of $10 million in 2014 into 21 St. Louis-based companies, according to data released Wednesday. [...] read more

BioGenerator invests in SynerZ

SynerZ Medical, Inc., a medical device startup in St. Louis, has raised an undisclosed amount of money from a group of investors including the BioGenerator, Missouri Technology Corporat [...] read more

BioSTL receives additional $125,000 from JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) announced a $125,000 grant to BioSTL during its Small Business Forward event at Washington University where area business, civic, nonprofit and government lead [...] read more

TopOPPS raises another $2 million

TopOPPS, Jim Eberlin's sales pipeline analytics startup, has raised another $2 million from a group of investors led by St. Louis-based Cultivation Capital. [...] read more

Nixon frees $3.5 million for Missouri Technology Corp.

Among those was $3.5 million for the  [...] read more

Deal to double TruQC’s revenue, expand sales force

TruQC, a local startup that developed an iPad app to handle industrial painting job-site documentation, has partnered with Carboline, the St. Louis-based p [...] read more

St. Louis Startup Busy Event Raises $1.2M B Round

Today St. Louis Startup BusyEvent has announced they have raised $1.2 million B round of financing following their A round in 2013, bring their total fundi [...] read more

Immunophotonics ups funding round to $2.5 million, eyes more cash

Immunophotonics, a St. Louis-based biotech startup that has its eye on curing cancer, has added an additional $600,000 to its most recent Series A financin [...] read more

Prosper accelerator lures East, West Coast startups to St. Louis

Prosper, led by Jennifer Ehlen [...] read more

Prosper’s women-focused accelerator raises $1 million

The Prosper Startup Accelerator, which will focus on investing in and boosting women-led businesses beginning this year, has raised more than $1 million, according to a filing with the [...] read more

Venture capital funds, deals up in 2014

In St. Louis, more than $222 million was invested into St. Louis startups in 2014, according to the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Excluding Answers Corp.'s $200 million financing in 2013 [...] read more

Juristat raises $1.2 million from investors

Juristat, the St. Louis startup that helps lawyers predict the outcomes of the patent legal process, has raised $1.2 million from a group of investors led [...] read more

Wash U grad raises $13.6 million for AI startup

A Washington University computer science graduate has raised more than $13 million this year to develop artificial intelligence software that can offer machine learning as a cloud servi [...] read more

Top 10 startup funding rounds in 2014

Approximately $222 million in venture capital has been put into St. Louis-based startups to date this year, according to the St. Louis Regional Chamber. [...] read more

FoodEssentials ups latest funding round to $2.17 million

FoodEssentials, the St. Louis-based startup that is building analytic tools and services to give consumers, companies and government agencies access more detailed food label data, has a [...] read more

St. Louis developer’s GoRails platform acquired by New York startup

GoRails, a website built by St. Louis developer Chris Oliver that helps teach aspiring computer programmers how to code, has been acquired by One Month, a similar website that helps peo [...] read more

Perficient to acquire Zeon Solutions for $35.7 million

Perficient, the St. Louis-based IT services provider, has agreed to acquire Zeon Solutions Inc. of Milwaukee in a cash and stock deal worth $35.7 million, the company announced Thursday [...] read more

Global Pharmaceutical Solutions acquired by Salt Lake City firm

Clayton-based Global Pharmaceutical Solutions has been acquired by Veridicus Health, a pharmacy management company from Salt Lake City. [...] read more

BacterioScan closes Series A round at $6 million

ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL - BacterioScan, a St. Louis biotech company that uses laser technology to rapidly test for urinary tract infections, has raised the amount of its Series A fin [...] read more

Belden to buy cybersecurity firm Tripwire for $710 million

St. Louis-based Belden has announced a move to bolster its cybersecurity division with the acquisition of Portland, Oregon-based Tripwire for $710 million. [...] read more

LockerDome raises $10 million, plans to add jobs

ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL - LockerDome, the St. Louis-based social media startup that lets users share content based on interests, has closed on a $10 mil [...] read more

Cleveland polymer company acquires Accella’s tech portfolio

Cleveland-based PolyOne Corp., a specialized polymer materials and services provider, has acquired Maryland Heights- [...] read more

Capital Innovators CEO creates new tech fund

ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL - A new tech fund started by Capital Innovators CEO Judy Sindecuse will provide follow-on investments to the tech accelerator's p [...] read more

Kypha closes on $3.5 million funding

Kypha, an early-stage medical device startup developing a test to monitor inflammation quickly and accurately, has raised $3.5 million from a group of investors led by Arsenal Capital M [...] read more

St. Louisan raises $35 million for T-shirt startup

Teespring, a website co-founded by St. Louis-native  [...] read more

St. Louis Arch Angels Bring Influx of Capital to St. Louis Startups

Techli - At a recent meeting at Washington University’s Olin School of Business, four different companies (Better Weekdays, Pulse Therapeutics,Prosper Women’s Entrepreneurs and Elem [...] read more

Advantage Capital Invests in Smart City Startup’s $4 Million Fundraising

St. Louis Business Journal (blog) - Advantage Capital, a venture capital firm that has an office in St. Louis, has led a $4 million Series B funding round for a Chicago startup called E [...] read more

Norse Wins $1.9 Million Department of Energy Contract

St. Louis Business Journal (blog) - Norse Corp., a St. Louis-based cybersecurity startup, was named the sole recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy contract that will have the company [...] read more

Startup Commercializing Wash U. Prostate Cancer Research Gets $1.1 Million Series A

St. Louis Business Journal (blog) - Investors in the round included St. Louis-based BioGenerator, which invested $100,000 through its pre-seed fund called the BioGenerator Spark Fund. T [...] read more

SixThirty’s DAVO Technologies Wins Grant to Move to Maine

St. Louis Business Journal (blog)DAVO Technologies, one of the four newest portfolio companies of the St. Louis-based SixThirty financial services tech accelerator, has received develop [...] read more

Cultivation Capital Leads Trackbill’s $1 Million Financing

St. Louis Business Journal (blog) - TrackBill, the St. Louis-based startup that developed a legislative tracking platform, has completed its seed funding round after raising more than $ [...] read more

SixThirty Accelerator Announces New Cohort

Techli - St. Louis-based Financial Technology Accelerator SixThirty announced its new class of startups at T-Rex Monday evening, with the class each receiving a $100,000 equity investme [...] read more

Gremln Gets $500,000 from Cultivation Capital

St. Louis Business Journal (blog) - Gremln, a St. Louis-based startup developing software for social media management in the financial services industry, has secured another $500,000 in [...] read more

Adarza Partners with SunEdison to Establish Manufacturing Facility

St. Louis Business Journal - Adarza BioSystems, a life-science startup located in the BioGenerator, is partnering with SunEdison's Semiconductor business to establish a immunoassay cons [...] read more

St. Louisans’ Tech Company Sold to Amazon

St. Louis Business Journal - Rooftop Media, an online comedy service, was acquired by Amazon's Audible unit on Monday for an undisclosed amount. Rooftop Media is headquartered in San Fr [...] read more

Following Acquisition, Answers Sets up Cleveland Office

St. Louis Business Journal - St. Louis-based Answers Corp. is expanding with a new office space in Cleveland, the company announced Tuesday. Answers will house roughly 30 of its Answers [...] read more

These 10 tech companies raised more than $90 million in October

At least 10 tech companies with significant St. Louis ties raised more than $90 million in October alone. According to a MoneyTree Report, put out by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Nat [...] read more

Yield Lab officials start funding with $300,000 raise

The Yield Lab, the new agriculture technology accelerator funded by Cultivation Capital, has started raising money that will help fund the first group of agri [...] read more

Cultivation Capital to add to life science portfolio

Cultivation Capital, the St. Louis-based venture capital firm that started out as a tech fund, created its life sciences fund in 2013 with plans to invest some $30 million over five yea [...] read more

Answers Corp. group raises $39 million for new fund

A group led by An [...] read more

Jolt reaches $60,000 Kickstarter goal

Jolt Athletics, a winner in the Arch Grants competition this year, has met its goal of raising $60,000 on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. [...] read more

SixThirty Accelerator Announces New Cohort

St. Louis-based Financial Technology Accelerator SixThirty announced its new class of startups at T-Rex Monday evening, with the class each receiving a $100,000 equity investment. The [...] read more

FoodEssentials Raises $1.5M ; Opens Chicago Office

October 15, 2014- Today the SEC database published St. Louis startup (and Arch Grant recipient) FoodEssentials is raising a Series A investment round and just closed a little over $1.5 [...] read more

Capital Innovators companies have raised more than $90 million

Capital Innovators, the tech accelerator that has invested $2 million into emerging startups to date, reports that its portfolio companies have gone on to ... [...] read more

Software firm TopOpps raises $1.25 million

Cultivation Capital makes third investment in a company led by Jim Eberlin. [...] read more

Capital Innovators Announces Fall 2014 Cohort

It is with great excitement that Capital Innovators announces its upcoming Fall 2014 cohort.  Over 200 applications were received across 19 countries and 83 cities.  Facing the fierce [...] read more

Benson Hill Working With Nearly $500,000 In Grant Funding

Benson Hill Biosystems, an agriculture startup operating out of the Helix Center in St. Louis County, has received nearly $500,000 in Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants fr [...] read more

Early-Stage Venture Capital On The Rise

St. Louis Business Journal (blog) - Early-stage venture capital firms raised $9.37 million in 2013, the most since before the tech bubble of the early 2000s, according to DJX LP Source. [...] read more

Thompson Street Extends FocusVision Reach With Acquisition

St. Louis Business Journal - Clayton-based private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners has acquired technology company Revelation Global, based in Portland, Oregon. [...] read more

SunEdison selling $500 million in debt for acquisitions

St. Louis Business Journal - St. Peters-based SunEdison Inc. is offering $500 million in convertible debt for solar acquisitions on three continents. About $350 million to $400 milli [...] read more

Prolog leads financing for soda startup

St. Louis Business Journal - Prolog Ventures, the Clayton-based venture capital firm, was the lead investor in soda startup Spindrift Beverage Co.’s $2 million financing in May. Sp [...] read more

Startup targets early detection of eye disorders in children

St. Louis Business Journal - A new medical device startup founded by a Washington University medical student is taking aim better detecting childhood visual disorders. The company is [...] read more

Senior housing company One on One puts millions into sales software

St. Louis Business Journal - One On One, a senior housing sales consulting company based in St. Louis, has raised $750,000 to improve its Sherpa technology, its customer relationship ma [...] read more

Interface Security completes $115 million offering

St. Louis Business Journal - Interface Security Systems, an Earth City-based provider of electronic security systems, will use the proceeds from a completed $115 million note offering t [...] read more

A Closer Look At The Demographics of Arch Grants Winners

St. Louis Business Journal (blog) - A closer look at the demographics of Arch Grants winners St. Louis Business Journal (blog) As St. Louis' startup community continues to grow, recruit [...] read more

Fischer Wins Global Startup Competitionn Will Receive $50000 From Arch Grants

The Missourian - One local entrepreneur, Joe Fischer, recently was awarded a startup grant by Arch Grants. Fischer, a Washington native, is the founder and CEO of greetabl — ?a fun [...] read more

Network security startup Observable Networks raises $2.45 million

St. Louis Business Journal - Clayton-based network security startup Observable Networks has raised $2.45 million in new financing, company officials said Thursday. [...] read more

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17th Fastest growing technology city in the country
St. Louis startups raised more than $350 million in 2013
Average raise in 2013 was $5.6 million
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