St. Louis


Plastomics: addressing food insecurity with better crops

By Razia Aziz-Seible / July 8, 2019

Ag biotech startup, Plastomics, based out of St. Louis, Missouri raised $2.03 million in funding on May 8 to further develop its novel genetic engineering platform. The funding was provided by Missouri-based venture development organization BioGenerator. BioGenerator is an evergreen investor that had previously provided seed funding for Plastomics in 2017. Jeff Staub, PhD., co-founder…

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Sling Health Demo Day at Cortex in St. Louis draws 20 teams

By SPN Team / April 18, 2019

Sling Health, founded in 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, hosted the 7th annual Demo Day at Cortex Innovation Community on Saturday, April 13. Sling Health is a national network of student-run biotechnology incubator with chapters at Harvard, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, LSU, Georgia Tech, Emory, Drexel, Texas Tech, and UCLA.…

Read More draws a sell-out crowd in its second year in St. Louis

By SPN Team / April 17, 2019

The Conference on Artificial Intelligence marked its second year last week at the Eric P. Newman Education Center in St. Louis, Missouri on April 9. The conference has grown since its inauguration last year, attracting 500 attendees from across the country to hear from a top-notch lineup of speakers on a range of Artificial…

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Balto Software helps drive sales and revenue through improved communication

By SPN Team / March 27, 2019

St. Louis-based Balto Software, is an AI technology that is truly changing sales. The Balto technology makes sales reps better listeners, clearer communicators, and more empathetic, skilled salespeople – which ultimately helps drive revenue in sales, service, and collection organizations. Marc Bernstein, co-founder and CEO of Balto Software, recounted to SPN the story behind the…

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St. Louis-based Tunespeak innovates in the music industry

By SPN Team / March 6, 2019

St. Louis-based Tunespeak is a win-win for musicians and their fans. Have you entered to win tickets to see Old Dominion in Cedar Rapids, IA on March 31?  Or Hunter Hayes in Madison, WI on May 2 including a meet and greet?  Or how about The Maine right here in Omaha on May 26? Huh…what…you…

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Master your Metrics with Panoptive

By Laura Neesen / February 8, 2019

“Where did I see that…I know it’s here somewhere….” That oft-uttered phrase is probably one most analysts would prefer to eliminate from their minds for good. Managing, cataloging, and reporting metrics in any organization can be a daunting, tedious, and time-consuming task, oftentimes resulting in information disparities and delays. The rapidity at which business is…

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Plastomics raises convertible debt financing

By SPN Team / February 4, 2019

St. Louis-based biotechnology firm Plastomics raised $900k+ from St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Missouri Technology and St. Louis Arch Angels on December 28, with other undisclosed investors also participating. The company is a developer of seed technology designed to produce higher yielding crops through chloroplast engineering. Plastomics’ technology entails placing crop traits in a plant’s…

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Virtual experience company Geniecast brings the speaker to you

By SPN Team / December 20, 2018

Looking to book a thought leader for your next event?  Look no further. Imagine gathering a group of friends, flipping on your flat screen, and voilà – your favorite chef greets your guests for an interactive cooking class.  Perhaps your company is looking to engage a notable author for a company retreat, or you are…

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St. Louis based SwipeSum raises $1 million

By SPN Team / December 18, 2018

SwipeSum is a St. Louis based startup that uses technology to discover better merchant processing options for businesses. The technology is premised on identifying lower rates for merchant processing and creates an auction for merchant processers to bid on the work at businesses. The company was formed in 2016 by brothers, Michael and Stephen Seamen.…

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