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St. Louis Announces $5 Million Dollar “Spirit of St. Louis” Seed Stage Fund

By SPN Team / August 30, 2017

Paul Heirendt, a principal at True Bearing Advisors and co-founder of multiple startups, has first-hand experience with how hard it can be for entrepreneurs to find seed funding in St. Louis. “Of the nine startups I’ve been involved with in St. Louis in the last few years, four had to relocate to find adequate seed-stage funding,” said Heirendt. Relocation is far from the worst thing that can happen to…

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St. Louis-based startup Hoperator makes public debut with live chat hospitality services

By Christine McGuigan / August 10, 2017

St. Louis-based Hoperator, a live chat and social messaging platform which increases lead conversions and guest loyalty for independently owned travel and hospitality businesses, made its public launch last month. Co-founder Michael Foltz previously lived in Krakow, Poland where he owned and managed hostels including Stranger Hostel, a Lonely Planet Blue List Recipient as one…

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PowerPost expands outside of St. Louis with Chicago acquisition

By Christine McGuigan / August 8, 2017

PowerPost, an automated marketing software company headquartered out of St. Louis, announced last week that it had acquired Social Media Beast, one of Chicago, Illinois’ premier content marketing agencies. The acquisition is the third large transaction for PowerPost within the last 18 months and will add nearly 100 new clients to PowerPost, in addition to…

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Arch Grants Recipient From NYC Acquires St. Louis Tech Publication EQ

By SPN Team / June 23, 2017

St. Louis, MO — Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC (“L&T”), a marketing agency focused on digital storytelling and content marketing strategies, announced it has acquired EQ, St. Louis’ leading tech and entrepreneurship publication, from co-founder and owner Kelly Hamilton. The acquisition was completed on Friday, June 16. L&T was started out of Columbia University’s Startup Lab…

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Our 10 favorite Missouri startup stories of 2016

By SPN Team / December 30, 2016

Silicon Prairie News covers the tech startup scene across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Here are our most popular stories from Missouri this year: 1. How Ulytic solves urban traffic problems in real time (Columbia) The urban traffic analytics startup from Columbia, Missouri, joined the Straight Shot accelerator in Omaha, Nebraska, this summer. 2. QA with Alicia…

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MusicSpoke joins Prosper Women Entrepreneurs accelerator in St. Louis

By Rod Armstrong / August 26, 2016

Lincoln based MusicSpoke has announced that it will take part in the Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator in St. Louis, Missouri, this fall. Jennifer Rosenblatt, CEO and co-founder, will participate in the three-month intensive program designed specifically for women looking to grow their businesses. Rosenblatt credits a Silicon Prairie News story about mobile content publishing company…

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Sam Altman: “We want to hire more St. Louis startups”

By SPN Team / March 1, 2016

This article was originally published by EQ, St. Louis’ publication for tech startups. Y Combinator, one of the most prestigious startup incubators in the world, wants to invest in more St. Louis startups. That’s according to the Silicon Valley incubator’s president, Sam Altman, who participated in several Q&A sessions Thursday [February 11] at the Washington University…

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