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Solis Agrosciences raises growth capital in expanded round led by Hermann, McKelvey and BioGenerator Ventures

By SPN Newsroom / December 8, 2022

Solis Agrosciences, created to provide R&D crop development services to agtech companies, today announced that it closed on major growth capital financing led by Hermann Companies, Jim McKelvey and BioGenerator Ventures. This funding will allow Solis to add additional talent and infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing customer base.   “Hermann has known…

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RNAissance Ag names agri-tech leader Steve Meyer new CEO

By SPN Newsroom / October 13, 2022

TechAccel LLC, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company investing in scientific breakthroughs for healthier agriculture, today announced that Steven Meyer has joined subsidiary RNAissance Ag LLC as chief executive officer.   Meyer most recently was chief operating officer at Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc., British  Columbia, a cGMP manufacturer of psychotropic compounds for therapeutic uses. Prior…

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Mission-driven tech startup selected to join latest cohort of fintechs in Mastercard Start Path program

By SPN Newsroom / August 23, 2022

OneKIN, a mission-driven technology company powering the future of retail for small businesses, has been selected for the Mastercard Start Path global startup engagement program, according to a press release issued by the company. OneKIN is joining the In Solidarity pathway, which is exclusively dedicated to supporting early-stage startups led by traditionally underrepresented fintech founders.…

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St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective opens applications for E3 Leadership Institute following successful first cohort

By SPN Newsroom / August 15, 2022

The St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective (STLEEC), a cross-sector collaborative that advocates for equity – primarily related to race and gender – and fosters system-level change within the St. Louis entrepreneur community, has opened applications for its E3 St. Louis Leadership Institute (E3).  Facilitated by Forward Cities President and CEO, Fay Horwitt, E3 is…

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Arch Grants awards $350,000 to four portfolio companies in Spring growth grants cycle

By SPN Newsroom / May 18, 2022

St. Louis-based nonprofit Arch Grants has officially awarded $350,000 in non-dilutive grants to four of its portfolio companies through its Growth Grants program. The list of companies includes Flipstik, Generation Mindful, HomeTraq and TCARE. “We are thrilled to award these four companies through the Growth Grants program,” said Gabe Angieri, executive director of Arch Grants.…

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Arch Grants increasing award amount for annual startup grants competition, will fund relocation costs

By Jonathan Gerhardson / February 7, 2022

Arch Grants has announced it will increase the awards for its annual startup grants competition beginning this year. The program awards annual non-dilutive grants to startups and early-stage businesses who base their operations out of St. Louis for at least one year. Winners receive $75,000, with an additional $25,000 available for eligible applicants to cover…

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Arch Grants, in partnership with local charitable fund, provides $50,000 each to five high-growth startups in Greater St. Louis

By SPN Newsroom / November 9, 2021

St. Louis-based NISA Investment Advisors’ Charitable Fund has partnered with nonprofit Arch Grants to increase the amount of funding available from Arch Grants’s annual startup competition via the newly formed #STLOnward Awards. NISA contributed $270,000 to the effort, allowing Arch Grants to fund five high-growth startups for $50,000 each. This comes in addition to the…

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Kansas City-based agtech startup expands to St. Louis in a bid to enable more scientific breakthroughs

By SPN Newsroom / October 4, 2021

TechAccel—a Kansas City-based technology and equity company investing in scientific breakthroughs to produce healthier plants, animals and foods—today announced its completion of a lease agreement for office and lab space at the Bio Research Development & Growth (BRDG) Park on the campus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.  The new, larger…

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Omaha’s FNTS named to list of North America’s top tech providers

By SPN Newsroom / April 2, 2021

An Omaha-based managed service provider and data center has been named to a list honoring North America’s top 250 tech companies, according to a statement released yesterday. The company, FNTS, has joined the CRN Tech Elite 250 List, an annual register of IT solution providers of all sizes in North America that have earned cutting-edge…

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Sioux Falls B2B software integration developer Prismatic launches today

By Matthew Robbins Case / March 30, 2021

A Sioux Falls-based embedded integration platform developer for B2B software companies announced its general availability launch today. The company, Prismatic, strives to provide an easy-to-use integration platform in an era of increasingly specialized business software usage. A few years ago, Prismatic CEO and co-founder Michael Zuercher noticed a need for B2B software companies to have…

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