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St. Louis-based startup accelerator Capital Innovators announced its Spring 2020 cohort at Venture Cafe in the Cortex District of St. Louis. This is the 21st cohort to undergo the rigorous 12-week accelerator program. Capital Innovators has been ranked as one of the top accelerators worldwide for the last five years.
“We are excited about this cohort of seven extremely promising companies and proud to announce that they mark Capital Innovators’ 129th investment. Since 2011, we have invested more than $12 million into growing companies that have gone on to raise an additional $330 million in follow-on funding and generate over 1,300 new jobs,” says Brian Dixon, COO of Capital Innovators.
“St. Louis’ thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem makes it easy for Capital Innovators to continue attracting and investing in some of the best startups from around the world. We are thrilled to be a catalyst for this cohort as they continue to scale their businesses.”
For more information on each of the companies, see below:
AGOGIE | St. Louis, MO | agogie.com | CEO: Aaron Mottern
AGOGIE delivers high performance, technically innovative resistance apparel for broad-based consumers and competitive athletes. With AGOGIE’s cutting edge products individuals can increase fat and calorie burn and muscle activity, simply by wearing AGOGIE apparel.
Fast Democracy | St. Louis, MO | fastdemocracy.com | CEO: Jill Kline
FastDemocracy is revolutionizing bill tracking with a streamlined, user-friendly platform. Its unique suite of tools empowers individuals, organizations, and businesses to take control of their government relations strategy and helps them be effective advocates for policy change.
Hidrent | Dallas, TX | hidrent.com | CEO: Dave Heimbuch
Hidrent connects off-duty firefighters looking for extra work with people in their communities who need jobs done. It has created a marketplace for over 1.2 million U.S. firefighters to easily find work to supplement their incomes during their 20 off-duty days per month, while at the same time providing people with a safe, trustworthy and reliable handyman.
Mylestones | St. Louis, MO | mylestonesapp.com | CEO: Matthew Hansard
Mylestones helps home health agencies and senior living communities preserve the life and legacy of their clients and patients. The Mylestones life project creator guides seniors through their life with a series of meaningful interview questions to help the senior create, store, and share their legacy.
OmniValley | Madison, WI | omnivalley.co | CEO: Grady Buchanan
OmniValley is an online social community for those looking to establish the right connections within entrepreneurial ecosystems. OmniValley’s mission is to grow and cultivate a social community for entrepreneurial ecosystems enabling its members to create new and impactfully strategic relationships across the globe.
W9Manager | Atlanta, GA | w9manager.com | CEO: John Croyle
W9manager helps companies simplify and automate the entire W-9/1099 process from vendor onboarding through 1099 issuance. Companies can request electronic W-9s and store them all in one place. Its guided reportability process with contextual help will help users determine the reportability of vendor payments.
Youthful Savings | New York City, NY | youthfulsavings.com | CEO: Somya Munjal
Youthful Savings was created in order to empower the next generation with financial education and entrepreneurship training. Since its inception, it has expanded its product offering to socioeconomic education products focused on experiential learning. Youthful Savings is a hub for creative products for the next generation of learning.