Ascension Ventures’ assets under management reach $800 million

Ascension Ventures has closed its latest venture capital fund at $255 million. [...] read more

2016 Was A Very Big Year For New Venture Funds Launched In St. Louis

2016 was the best year for launching new venture funds in St. Louis history. RiverVest, Cultivation Capital, and Lewis and Clark each raised new funds for the second consecutive year. B [...] read more

St. Louis venture capital firm invests in pasta chips

Advantage Capital, which has its $155 million agribusiness fund based in St. Louis, invested $2 million in Vintage Italia Pasta Chips, an Orlando-based startup that makes chips with sem [...] read more

Kauffman announces $960,000 in scholarships to solve Midwest capital gap

This week the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Kauffman Fellows announced $960,000 in scholarships for emerging venture capitalists in the middle of the country. [...] read more

Food delivery startup looks to raise money, open in new markets

A St. Louis-based meal delivery startup called U Kitchen, which late last year opened its first production facility downtown, is looking to expand into major markets across the country [...] read more

Washington University Skandalaris Center Announces New Fund For Startups

The Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis announced today that it has launched a new venture-capital seed fund aimed at helping to propel early-stage business venture [...] read more

$3.5 Million Investment In Fundraising Platform

A 3-year-old fundraising and data management software company has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding to grow its sales and product development teams. [...] read more

St. Louis firms raise $63 million in venture capital

Five St. Louis companies raised $63 million in venture capital during this year's third quarter, according to the authoritative MoneyTree report. [...] read more

Startup funding to accelerator grads is skyrocketing

Startups that have graduated from St. Louis’ seven business accelerators have gone on to raise approximately $370 million in follow-on capital, according to Business Journal research [...] read more

Epharmix raises money from Wisconsin VC firm

HealthX Ventures, a Wisconsin-based venture capital fund focused on software startups, has closed on a $20 million fund and invested in a St. Louis startup as one of its first portfolio [...] read more

St. Louis biotech startup makes acquisition

PierianDx, a biotech startup based in the Central West End, has acquired Tute Genomics, a genomics software company based in Provo, Utah. [...] read more

SixThirty Cyber raises $1 million for accelerator

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Lewis & Clark leads $8.6 million round for software startup

Lewis & Clark Ventures, the venture capital firm launched in 2015 by Tom Hillman, has led a $8.6 million Series B round for Michigan-based startup Blue Medora, which has developed sof [...] read more

Prolog exits startup after $90 million acquisition

Prolog Ventures, a Clayton-based venture capital firm, is one of several winners following a $90 million acquisition of one of its portfolio companies. [...] read more

Cultivation Capital starts raising for $100 million fintech fund

Cultivation Capital, the St. Louis-based venture capital firm, has raised $20.5 million for its planned $100 million fintech fund, according to documents filed with the Securities and E [...] read more

Sparo Labs raises money as it eyes commercialization

Sparo Labs, the St. Louis-based medical device startup, has raised about half of a $1 million debt and option offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Com [...] read more

FinLocker launches $2 million equity round

Clayton-based startup FinLocker, which has developed a platform to streamline the lending process, raised $900,000 of a $2 million equity offering, according to a filing with the Securi [...] read more

Washington University launches seed fund to invest in startups

Washington University has launched a $2 million seed fund named after its founder William Greenleaf Eliot. [...] read more

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership expands startup incubator with $2 million grant

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to expand its Wellston startup incubator. [...] read more

St. Louis Gaming Startup Pixel Press Scores With Mattel Partnership

After recently being cited by FiveThirtyEight as being America’s “New Startup Frontier,” St. Louis’ entrepreneurial ecosystem got yet another shot in the arm when gaming techn [...] read more

RiverVest invests big in Cleveland startup

Clayton-based RiverVest Venture Partners on Thursday announced it had invested in a $10 million Series C financing for one of its portfolio companies, Cleveland-based Securus Medical [...] read more

Lewis & Clark raises $20 million for ag investments

Lewis & Clark Ventures, a Clayton-based venture capital fund that raised $104 million in February, has added $20 million that's targeted for agricultural investments. [...] read more

The First Startup Roadshow Back From New York

Connect is one of those buzzwords frequently used in the startup world, as can be heard in any given pitch, but it’s also a key concept in getting those startups financed. [...] read more

St. Louis-based mobile payments startup raises $750,000

OPER, a St. Louis startup that developed a fast-growing mobile payments and rewards platform, has raised $750,000 from Serra Ventures, a central Illinois-based venture capital firm that [...] read more

Vasculox changes name, hires new CEO and raises $86 million

Tioma Therapeutics, a St. Louis-based pharmaceutical discovery startup formerly known as Vasculox, has raised an $86 million Series A led by Clayton-based RiverVest Venture Partners. [...] read more

Appistry raises $4 million from investors

Appistry, a scientific software company that focuses on genomic data and health outcomes, has raised $4.1 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [...] read more

Health care startups raise $74 million during first half of 2016

Health care companies from the Midwest brought in more than $1 billion in new equity investments during the first half of 2016, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth [...] read more

Varsity Tutors investor raises $2.5 billion for new fund

Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a Silicon Valley-based investment firm that has St. Louis-based Varsity Tutors in its portfolio, has raised $2.5 billion for its ninth growth fund. [...] read more

St. Louis startup investors report first half totals

Some of St. Louis’ largest startup investment firms reported strong investment totals for the first half of 2016. [...] read more

Expansion-stage investment on the rise in St. Louis

Venture capitalists invested $98.6 million to date this year into Missouri companies, mostly from the St. Louis area. [...] read more

Cultivation Capital leads $1.2 million investment in ag-data firm S4

S4, an agricultural data firm that has placed its U.S. headquarters in Creve Coeur, has raised $1.2 million from investors led by Cultivation Capital. [...] read more

Venture capital firms invest $35 million in St. Louis firms in second quarter

Seven St. Louis companies attracted $35 million in venture capital during the second quarter, according to the authoritative MoneyTree report. [...] read more

Cultivation Capital invests in hospitality startup

St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital is part of a group that has invested $3.14 million in a web-based hospitality management software startup from San Diego calle [...] read more

Arch Angels invests in $2 million during second quarter

The St. Louis Arch Angels reported investing more than $2 million in St. Louis-based startups during the second quarter. [...] read more

Missouri’s technology fund invests in 6 St. Louis firms

The state-funded Missouri Technology Corp. has announced investments totaling $1.2 million in six early-stage companies with a presence in the St. Louis area. [...] read more

LaunchCode awarded Labor Department grants

LaunchCode, the St. Louis-based nonprofit that offers free training in coding, said Monday it has won federal grants totaling $7.8 million through the U.S. Department of Labor. [...] read more

Agribusiness fund makes follow-on investment

A $155 million St. Louis agribusiness fund has invested $2 million in an Oregon crop residue company for the second time to help fund an acquisition, according to a release. [...] read more

TruQC raises $1.7 million from investors

TruQC, a St. Louis startup that developed an iPad app to handle industrial painting job-site documentation, has raised $1.7 million from two undisclosed investors, according to documen [...] read more

Bonfyre raises another $4 million from investors

Bonfyre, the St. Louis startup that’s developed a social media app to lets users create private social networks, has raised $4 million from St. Louis-based Arsenal Capital Management. [...] read more

Monsanto invests in startup’s $11 million Series B

Monsanto Growth Ventures, the venture capital arm of Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON), is the lead investor in Canadian agtech startup Resson’s $11 million Series B funding round. [...] read more

Arch Grants Announces Summer 2016 Global Startup Competition Recipients

Arch Grants, the non-profit that provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services for startup companies bi-annually, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Summer [...] read more

SixThirty portfolio company raises $10 million

PromisePay, a fintech startup that provides online marketplaces with an embeddable payment solution that includes dispute resolution, escrow and fraud detection, has raised $10 million [...] read more

Firm tied to Cortex startup raises seed capital

DrXpert Cloud Corp., a corporation tied to the CEO of Medinexo, a telemedicine startup based in St. Louis, has raised about half of a $600,000 debt, equity and other option offering, ac [...] read more

TrackBill gets funding from Serra Ventures

TrackBill, the St. Louis-based startup that has developed legislative tracking software, has raised $400,000 from Serra Ventures, the central Illinois-based venture capital firm that fo [...] read more

St. Louis, Entrepreneurial Boomtown

Back in the mid-oughts, Jarret Glasscock was happily ensconced at the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University in St. Louis, working on the federal government’s Human Genome [...] read more

Cyber Awareness Day provides St. Louis with investments, new cyber-security chapter

As technology advances into the future, the impact it has on daily life also grows. [...] read more

This Is Why You Should Pay Attention To T-REX’s New Capital Campaign

T-REX, the Downtown technology incubator and co-working space, has attracted innovative companies and events for the past two years. Now, the T-REX team is looking to expand its reach w [...] read more

Angel deals down nationwide, but not in St. Louis

The number of startup deals being funded by angel investors in U.S. last year slipped 3.1 percent compared with 2014 deal flow, according to the latest analysis from the Center for Ven [...] read more

Climate Change: The Yield Lab’s Answer To The Standard Accelerator Model

The right climate is crucial for growth. The Yield Lab knows that’s as true for agriculture as it is for startups. By identifying promising companies and matching them with St. Loui [...] read more

Cybersecurity startup raises bridge capital

Bandura, a local cybersecurity software startup, has raised part of a $500,000 debt and option offering, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [...] read more

Health Analytics Startup Springbuk Lands $3.75M Venture Round

Springbuk, a year-old Indianapolis health analytics firm that serves mid- to large-size employers, said Thursday that it raised $3.75 million in a Series A funding round led by St. Loui [...] read more

Capital Innovators is linchpin of St. Louis startup scene

Judy Sindecuse hadn’t even heard of accelerator funds when she set out to create one. [...] read more

Venture capital interest in blockchain startups on the rise

More money is being invested in startups developing blockchain technology, which is behind the bitcoin digital currency. [...] read more

Venture capital firm starts raising $50 million fund

Serra Ventures, a central Illinois-based venture capital firm that focuses on investing in Midwestern startups, is launching a third fund worth $50 million, roughly triple the size of i [...] read more

Selequity raises $600,000 from investors

Selequity, the St. Louis-based startup that’s developed a crowdfunding platform geared toward real estate investors, has raised $590,000 from a group of four investors, according to [...] read more

Yield Lab startup set to close $2 million seed round

Till Mobile, an agtech startup brought to St. Louis by The Yield Lab accelerator earlier this year, expects to close on a $2 million seed round next month. [...] read more

Blockchain Startup Fluent Raises $1.65 Mln In Series Seed Funding

Fluent has announced that it has raised $1.65 million in a series seed funding round led by ff Venture Capital and joined by Digital Currency Group, Crosscut Ventures, Draper Associate [...] read more

Videoconferencing startup Geniecast plans for major growth in St. Louis

Geniecast, a startup in two-way business videoconferencing events, is on a growth curve at the historic 555 Washington Avenue building in downtown St. Louis. [...] read more

Former Synergetics executives raise money for medical equipment startup

Katalyst Surgical, a Chesterfield-based medical instruments maker founded in 2010, has started raising money from a group of previous investors as it works toward its goal of raising $2 [...] read more

Network security startup raises funding round to $2 million

Officials with Clayton-based network security startup Observable Networks on Wednesday said the company has closed on a $2 million funding round that will help it grow its sales and mar [...] read more

Health care startup raises seed capital

Clayton-based startup SteadyMD, a health care technology startup, has raised $215,000 from investors, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. [...] read more

Initial state budget includes increase for Missouri Technology Corp.

A preliminary state budget includes a total budget increase of $7.05 million for the Missouri Technology Corp., according to Jason Hall of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. [...] read more

$100k Awarded to St. Louis Technology Firms, Schools, Groups

Hoping to make St. Louis the technology hub of the Midwest, the Gateway to Innovation Conference announces grants of $100,000 to tech companies and to schools that emphasize science a [...] read more

T-REX startup raises seed capital

SafeTrek, a St. Louis-based startup that has developed an app to alert users if they are in danger or threatened in a particular situation, has raised $500,000 through a debt offering, [...] read more

Cancer drug startup raises $5 million from investors

Confluence Life Sciences, a startup that is developing new drugs to treat cancer and other inflammatory diseases, has raised $4.83 million from a group of investors, according to a fili [...] read more

OSF HealthCare invests in St. Louis medical device startup

OSF HealthCare, a Catholic health care organization based out of Peoria, Illinois, has launched a new $75 million venture capital arm called OSF Ventures. [...] read more

Arch Angels list two dozen investments in 2015

The St. Louis Arch Angels invested slightly less money last year, but they spread it across more early-stage companies. [...] read more

Arch Grants joins push for increased MTC funding

Arch Grants, the St. Louis-based organization that has invested more than invested $4.2 million of non-equity grants into nearly 80 startups, has joined a coalition of St. Louis-area of [...] read more

Imagine STL: Thriving tech scene supports company reinventing the breast pump

As St. Louis continues to stake its claim as an emerging stronghold in the tech community, one company is using local resources to re-imagine an outdated device. [...] read more

T-REX hopes to raise $8 million for expansion efforts

The Downtown T-REX incubator, home to more than 100 startup companies and considered one of the main hubs for innovation in St. Louis, is looking to raise $8 million over the next 18 [...] read more

Non-profit luring small businesses to St. Louis to boost economy

Young entrepreneurs are settling in St. Louis at a rapid rate, starting or expanding their respective businesses. They’re attracted to the Gateway City because of its growing reputati [...] read more

St. Louis breast pump startup Babyation surpasses Kickstarter goal

Babyation, the St. Louis-based maker of a new breast pump that promises a quieter, more discreet device than existing pumps, surpassed its fundraising goal on Kickstarter and plans to [...] read more

‘Ben & Jerry’s of bacon’ startup looks to raise $1 million

John Kreilich, owner of Naked Bacon, a Webster Groves-based startup that makes all-natural bacon, is looking to raise $1 million from accredited investors, according to documents filed [...] read more

MedAware gets $2.2 million with even more on the way

MedAware Solutions, a company founded by officials at Coolfire Solutions and California-based Cedars-Sinai Health System, has raised more than $2.2 million from a group of investors tha [...] read more

Adarza to enter the market following $5 million raise

Life Science startup Adarza BioSystems announced a $5 million funding round earlier this week that should help the company commercialize its technology, which can identify proteins and [...] read more

St. Louis-Based Company’s Kickstarter Rakes in $1.5 Million (Seriously)

When we checked in with St. Louis-based Greater Than Games last month, the company's execs were in high spirits — they'd blown away their Kickstarter goal of $40,000 in just eight mi [...] read more

Artistic rendering startup raises $500,000

Pikazo, a St. Louis-based software development startup that built a mobile app that turns photos into artistic renderings, has raised $500,000 from a pair of unnamed angel investors fro [...] read more

Health care IT startup raises nearly $3 million

Radialogica, a St. Louis health care IT startup that uses data to improve and reduce the costs of cancer care, has raised $2.9 million from a group of angel investors. [...] read more

St. Louis election startup acquires competitor for $1 million

KNOWiNK, the St. Louis-based startup that’s developed technology to help election officials, has acquired Election Administrators (EA), a south St. Louis County-based company that mak [...] read more

VelociData raises another $1.5 million

VelociData, a Webster Groves-based firm that specializes in data normalization for large corporations, has raised just shy of $1.5 million from a group of four unidentified investors, a [...] read more

Lewis & Clark leads $9 million investment in local tech company

Lewis & Clark Ventures, the Clayton-based venture capital firm founded by Tom Hillman last year, has made its first deal: a $9 million investment into Swansea, Illinois-based OneSpace [...] read more

Alpine Investment raises millions more

Alpine Investment Management in Clayton has raised $20.7 million for a pooled investment fund, according to an amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). [...] read more

Give And Take: How St. Louis’ Community Drives Collaboration Between Startups And Banks

St. Louis is a unique ecosystem for business in a lot of respects. As we often cover, our startup community is more collaborative than many entrepreneurs would find elsewhere. That comm [...] read more

Advantage Capital invests in 3 Ohio companies

Advantage Capital Partners on Tuesday announced it’s invested an undisclosed sum into three Ohio companies with the help of the federal New Markets Tax Credit program and the Ohio Ne [...] read more

FinLocker raises $2.25 million in capital

FinLocker, a Clayton financial-technology startup that wants to automate the process of loan applications, has raised $2.25 million from investors led by Cultivation Capital. [...] read more

Venture deals with St. Louis health care tech companies jump 212%

Funding to St. Louis-area health care technology companies increased 23 percent in 2015 to $129.1 million while the number of venture capital deals in the sector increased 212 percent t [...] read more

Network security startup raises $1.6 million

St. Louis network security firm Observable Networks has closed on $1.6 million in convertible debt from investors led by DH Capital. [...] read more

Pixel Press signs retail agreement with national chain

Pixel Press, the St. Louis-based startup that developed create-your-own video game technology, has signed its first retail partnership with Marbles: The Brain Store, a retailer focused [...] read more

Monsanto discloses stake in Israeli biotech company

Monsanto Co., the Creve Coeur-based agribusiness giant, has disclosed a significant stake in an Israeli biotech company that it’s partnered with for more than a decade. [...] read more

KPMG leads $10 million investment in Label Insight

Label Insight, which has assembled a database of nutrition information from food labels, has raised $10 million in capital from KPMG and other investors. [...] read more

Arch Angels, Cultivation help Galera Therapeutics raise $42 million

Galera Therapeutics, a cancer drug startup born out of research in Dennis Riley’s lab at Monsanto Co., has raised $42 million from a group of investors led by San Francisco-based Novo [...] read more

6 startups get deals with Capital Innovators

St. Louis-based tech accelerator Capital Innovators announced six $50,000 investments for its portfolio Monday evening at the Cambridge Innovation Center in the Cortex innovation distri [...] read more

Lewis & Clark Ventures closes first fund at $104 million

Lewis & Clark Ventures, the venture capital firm founded by Tom Hillman, has closed its first fund at $104 million. [...] read more

Cultivation Capital launching $75 million fintech fund

St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital has created a new fund geared solely for financial services technology startups and plans to raise at least $25 million for the [...] read more

iSelect invests in 10 startups in 2015

The iSelect Fund, the investment tool that closely resembles the structure of a mutual fund, invested roughly $6 million in 10 companies in 2015. [...] read more


Charlotte-based software company DealCloud has completed a round of growth financing totaling $5.3 million to help fuel its global expansion and product development. DealCloud, an o [...] read more

Monsanto invests in agtech startup’s $17 million deal

Monsanto Growth Ventures was among a group of investors to help Blue River Technology, an agtech startup using computer vision and machine learning to help farmers with their crops, rai [...] read more

Nitrogenics raises seed capital from BioGenerator, Missouri Technology Corp.

Nitrogenics, a St. Louis biotech startup incorporating enzymes into the genome of tobacco, has raised $175,000 from the BioGenerator and Missouri Technology Corporation. [...] read more

Express Scripts plans $25 million investment in venture fund

Express Scripts unveiled a plan they think can help tiny startups develop the next big idea in health care. [...] read more

SixThirty cybersecurity startup raises $1.2 million

Rippleshot, a financial technology startup that is a SixThirty portfolio company, has raised another $1.2 million that includes its initial investments from SixThirty. [...] read more

Maryville University to invest in Stadia Ventures, launch sports entrepreneurship program

Maryville University officials said Thursday they plan to invest an undisclosed sum into Stadia Ventures, the St. Louis-based sports business accelerator, and use that relationship to h [...] read more

Cortex buys Pace property near Ikea

Pace Properties tried for years to redo a Midtown St. Louis location for big-box retail, but the developer has abandoned the effort and sold its part of the proposed site to the Cortex [...] read more

VCs pump more into payments companies, including Square and Clearent

Venture capital deals into payments companies have nearly quadrupled since 2010, according to data published by CB Insights, and St. Louis is among a handful of cities benefiting from t [...] read more

Harris to market Laclede’s Landing building to tech firms

Downtown developer Amos Harris of Spinnaker St. Louis said he’s acqu [...] read more

Capital Innovators, Prosper taking applications now: TechFlash 7 things

Capital Innovators is taking applications for $50,000 grants. [...] read more

BioSTL gets grant to help small businesses

BioSTL has grabbed a $500,000 grant from the Small Business Administration. It was one of just three Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative grants the SBA is giving out nationally and [...] read more

Missouri Tech Corp. has shelled out $24 million to startups: TechFlashes

To date, the Missouri Technology Corp. has invested more than $24 million to help over 70 companies in Missouri, with another $6 million going to incubators, accelerators and educationa [...] read more

Regions teams with online lender to attract small businesses

With online lending on the rise, Regions Bank is teaming with online lender Fundation Group to boost small-business loans. Small business owners will have the option to access Fundat [...] read more

Cybersecurity firm Norse lands investment from KPMG

Norse, a cybersecurity firm that was founded in St. Louis, has landed a strategic investment from KPMG Capital, an affiliate of giant accounting firm KPMG International. [...] read more

University of Illinois, Washington University among top schools for venture-backed entrepreneurs

Two regional colleges — the University of Illinois and Washington University — have been ranked by PitchBook as two of the top universities for venture capital-backed entrepreneurs. [...] read more

Stadia Ventures raises more than $1 million

Officials with Stadia Ventures have raised more than $1 million, as the startup accelerator looks to focus on early stage sports companies. The $1.06 million came from seven investors, [...] read more

Enzymes firm lands breakthrough deal in ag industry

Brian and Katie Thompson took an unusual path into the agriculture industry, but the destination is starting to look lucrative. [...] read more

5 new startups accepted into Capital Innovators

Capital Innovators, the business accelerator that hands out $50,000 investments to a handful of tech startups twice a year, has invested in five new early-stage companies — all from S [...] read more

5 women-led startups accepted into Prosper Capital

Prosper Capital has named five women-led startup companies to its business accelerator. [...] read more

Agtech startup Benson Hill raises $7 million

TerViva, a California-based agtech startup that has been operating in St. Louis for the last several months during its participation in The Yield Lab accelerator, has raised $2 million [...] read more

Agtech startup Benson Hill raises $7 million

Benson Hill Biosystems, an agtech startup operating out of the Helix Center in St. Louis County, has raised $7.3 million from a group of investors led by Middleland Capital, a Washingto [...] read more

Wash U gets $7 million Gates grant to fight tropical diseases

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Arch Grants summer 2015 class announced

Eleven businesses have been named recipients in the latest round of the Arch Grants Global Startup Competition. The $50,000 grants are equity-free. The entrepreneurs will also receiv [...] read more

Startup Voodoo: St. Louis Startup Ear Compass Win Most Promising

After pitching their product against two other competitors yesterday at Startup Voodoo, the St. Louis startup Ear Compass [...] read more

Missouri Technology Company Funding Startups

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) allows some companies to receive funding, both in loans and equity, from the state government. [...] read more

$10 million loan fund aims to boost minority, women contractors with flexible financing

Minority and women contractors who can’t get traditional loans to expand their business in St. Louis have a new resource at their disposal: the Contractor [...] read more

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

St. Louis innovation

2nd fastest growing startup city in the U.S. - FiveThirtyEight, 2016
Best Startup City in America - Popular Mechanics, 2015
Over $1B in venture capital investments since 2013
Top 7 U.S. Innovation Districts - Brookings Institute