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Kidney function monitor company raises more capital in St. Louis

By SPN Team / December 17, 2018

St. Louis based Medibeacon filed paperwork with the SEC last week regarding their $1.25 million raise. This brings their total raise for the year to more than $7 million. The filing identifies these raises as debt-only raises. Medibeacon has created a hardware device that helps monitory kidney function. This device, called a Transdermal GFR (Glomerular…

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Transportant raises $1 million to keep kids safe

By SPN Team / November 8, 2018

Transportant describes itself as a pupil transportation management company based in the Kansas City area. The company raised just north of $1 million over the course of the last nine months from a variety of sources including Missouri Technology. Pupil transportation is a clever way to describe getting kids to school (or other activities) on…

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Ten Missouri Companies That SPN Is Watching

By SPN Team / November 2, 2018

Ten Missouri Companies That SPN Is Watching EquipmentShare.com – A platform for contractors to find/rent expensive equipment for unique construction jobs. (Columbia) Site 1001 – A smart building management software that integrates sensors and artificial intelligence.  JE Dunn is an investor. (Kansas City) Neurolutions – You had us at Brain – Computer Interface Technology.  The…

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64 startups chosen for St. Louis Startup Connection Venture Showcase coming Nov. 7

By SPN Team / October 23, 2018

Startup Connection 2018, the St. Louis region’s largest event celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship, has announced the 64 Venture Showcase companies selected for 2018. Startup Connection showcases some of the top early-stage startup ventures in St. Louis across a variety of industry sectors including: advanced manufacturing, biotech, consumer products, education, FinTech, and tech. Last year’s event…

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St. Louis company Benson Hill Biosystems raises $60 million in venture funding

By SPN Team / October 10, 2018

Benson Hill Biosystems closed a $60 million series C venture funding deal on September 10, 2018. Participants in the deal include Alexandria Venture Investments, Activant Capital Group, S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth), Mercury Fund, iSelect Fund, Lewis and Clark Ventures, Prolog Ventures, Prelude Ventures, Tao Capital, and Fall Line Capital. The funding will be used…

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Innovative Spaces Week 2018 is coming to St. Louis on October 9-12.

By SPN Team / October 3, 2018

Innovative Spaces Week 2018 is coming to St. Louis on October 9-12. Innovative Spaces Week by Multipass is an opportunity for attendees to explore ways to design for innovation and connect with pioneers across industries. Globally-acclaimed speakers will share insights on collaboration, futuristic thinking, and management of high-performing work environments. Multipass says there has been…

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St. Louis-based Gremlin Social Acquires VidVerify and Insight CRM

By Christine McGuigan / September 25, 2018

St. Louis-based Gremlin Social, a social media marketing solution featuring the only American Bankers Association-endorsed compliance tools, recently acquired two companies as part of its strategic expansion. VidVerify, a video-based communication platform for mortgage lenders, and Insight CRM, a SaaS solution for social media management, have been integrated into Gremlin Social’s existing capabilities in order…

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GlobalHack VII returns to St. Louis, focuses on immigration and innovation

By SPN Team / July 31, 2018

GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit focused on driving social impact through technology, will return this fall for GlobalHack VII with a theme focused on immigration and innovation. The hackathon will take place at Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University from Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14. Teams from around the country,…

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