Top St. Louis Startups News

News and Announcements from St. Louis' Startup Scene

St. Louis Startup Milestones Reached in 2018

As the St. Louis region’s startup ecosystem matures, the measurable successes of the companies are getting bigger and more exciting. 2018 milestones for startups include the formation partnerships with national companies...

MTC Co-Invests $100,000 in SensrTrx

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) has announced a $100,000 co-investment in SensrTrx, a manufacturing analytics company based in St. Louis, MO. "This co-investment is fuel for growth," said Bryan Sapot, CEO and founder of SensrTrx.

Ten Semi-Finalists Announced for $1,000,000 Pitch Competition

But only five go through to the finals; where they'll pitch live in a shark tank style event on January 28, 2019, at Chaifetz Arena.

National Competition Awards Young Entrepreneur Fellowship to 3 MO Startup Founders

Non-profit organization, Future Founders, who "believes every youth can become an entrepreneur," has selected eighteen entrepreneurs to participate in its 2019 Fellowship program, three of whom hail from Missouri.“The 2019 Fellows...

Recapping the Web: “After Arch Grants: Two St. Louis Tech Companies Helping People with...

Writer Julia Cain from #mySTL, a blog conceptualized by Downtown STL, Inc., showcases two of the 2017 Arch Grants winners ViTAL and clEAR in her article “After Arch Grants: Two St....

Conversational AI Platform nativeMsg Powers RCS Campaign for Farm Journal

Farm Journal Media, the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market, has announced the launch of Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging utilizing the nativeMsg platform and leveraging...

Applied Particle Technology Wins $100,000 in NASA Earth and Space Air Prize Competition

St. Louis cleanTech startup just won their ticket to the moon.

SensrTrx Partners With Jitterbit to Deliver API Integration Platform Capabilities

SensrTrx, a cloud-based manufacturing analytics application, 2016 Arch Grants recipient and 2017 Ameren Accelerator alum has announced a partnership with Jitterbit, an API transformation company providing agile, cloud-based integration.The SensrTrx...

Clever Real Estate Raises $1M From Spirit of St. Louis Fund

Clever Real Estate has now raised a total of $1.5M in venture capital.

20 Startups Commit to St. Louis to Level Up Our City

Arch Grants has awarded $1,000,000 in grant funds to 20 new startups and early-stage businesses from across the country and around the globe. The winners were announced at the 6th annual...

GiftAMeal Raises $165,000 From Angel Investors

St. Louis startup, GiftAMeal, has successfully raised its second round of seed funding. Their product empowers restaurant marketing while feeding the hungry.GiftAMeal is a mobile application that helps provide a meal...

St. Louis Startup “WatchUGot” Looks to Bring Challenges and Charities Together As One

These founders won't be shy if you ask them to "show me WatchUGot?"

NappyMe, An On Demand App for Textured Hair Stylists Launches in the US

NappyMe, a "digital hair salon," will debut in Atlanta in a few weeks to meet the needs of African-American women and their curly hair. CEO & co-founder of NappyMe, Ange Bouable,...

Edwardsville Entrepreneur Develops Touch Screen Purses (As Preventative Measure Against Breast Cancer)

A line of touch screen purses designed to give women a safe place to keep their phones has exceeded $1 million in sales in its first year.Save the Girls Touch Screen...
Coolfire Solutions

Data Management Platform Raises a Cool $11.5 Million in Series B Funding

St. Louis software company to aggressively accelerate sales, marketing and product development for commercial industries.

HuSTLe From Day One: St. Louis Brand Manifesto Video Wins Fourth Accolade

The brand video designed for the Amazon HQ2 pitch took home another award, this time a 2018 Mid-America EMMY Award for Best Short Format Program. The video won 3 ADDY Awards...

Capital Innovators Welcomes Fall 2018 Class to St. Louis

One of the top-ranked accelerators in the world, Capital Innovators, announces Fall 2018 cohort.

Gremlin Social Acquires Two Companies, VidVerify and Insight CRM, to Expand Social Marketing Product...

Gremlin Social has acquired VidVerify and Insight CRM to offer a more comprehensive social media marketing product suite for clients in compliance-heavy industries.

Galera Therapeutics Raises $150 Million to Advance “Breakthrough Therapy” for Debilitating Cancer Side Effect

The BioGenerator backed startup sees the largest Series C venture round raised by a St. Louis bioscience company.

Allscripts-EPSi Announces Partnership with Ilerasoft, an Arch Grant Recipient

Adds innovative software technology for hospital capital budgeting to EPSi Platform.

Here’s How Ameren Accelerator Made a Difference to Six Energy Technology Startups

The Ameren Accelerator Demo Day showcased the culmination of a 12-week energy-technology accelerator.

With Help From The Yield Lab, Aptimmune Biologics Gains Access to the Worldwide Market

Aptimmune Biologics, a member of the 2016 Yield Lab portfolio of AgTech startups, announced their partnership with Kemin Industries, an Ag and Animal product manufacturer headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa for...
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Local Startup Captures Anticipation and Nostalgia as the City Unveils the Renovated Gateway Arch...

Just in time for the 4th of July and Fair St. Louis, the City unveils the new and improved Gateway Arch Museum and Visitor Center today.

New Second Fund from SixThirty Makes Four New FinTech Investments

SixThirty, a global FinTech seed fund and business development program, has announced a second fund, SixThirty 2.0. The first set of investments from the new fund build on and expand SixThirty’s...

BacterioScan Receives FDA Clearance for Rapid Infection Detection System

BacterioScan, an automated diagnostic system, has been cleared by the FDA to be used for detection of Urinary Tract Infections with the promise of reducing lab time-to-results from two days to three hours.

Diagnostics Tool Developer Secures $1M in Funding to Detect GI Disease

For life sciences startup Geneoscopy, successful fundraising meant finding creative applications for their technology, accepting and implementing feedback, and lots of stool samples.
Lean Media

Lean Media Closes $500K in Seed Funding from Missouri Investors

Lean Media, an audience-first programmatic media company serving the agriculture industry and businesses targeting rural audiences, has announced the successful closure of an oversubscribed seed round of $500,000.Much of Lean Media’s...
SentiAR

SentiAR Awarded $2.2 Million Federal Grant to Advance Augmented Reality Device for Cardiologists

A panel of cardiologists, engineers, and other experts have given SentiAR, Inc.'s augmented reality (AR) platform an exceptional peer review, leading the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to award SentiAR a prestigious research grant to advance its work to revolutionize the operating room with AR software designed to improve visualization in cardiac surgeries and other interventional procedures.

St. Louis Fashion Fund Reveals Plans to Reach “Critical Mass” in Downtown Garment District

St. Louis-based real estate firm Tower Real Estate Group will collaborate with the St. Louis Fashion Fund, Downtown STL, and Saint Louis Development Corporation to bring downtown St. Louis retail storefronts to...

Rent the Runway CEO Taps St. Louis for its Re-Emerging Garment District

Jennifer Hyman, the co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, will deliver the 13th Annual St. Louis Business Journal Women’s Conference keynote on January 26th. Based in New York City, Rent...

Startups Take Home $50,000 at St. Charles Demo Day, GrabMe Delivery Lands Top Prize

More than 220 attendees watched five startups compete to take home a combined $50,000 in cash prizes, along with additional in-kind services, at the annual St. Charles County Demo Day held...

18 Startups Win $50,000 Each To Locate Their Business In St Louis

5th Annual Arch Grants Gala sees huge donations made to help startups relocate their companies to St Louis and make a difference.

San Francisco Coworking Startup’s HQ2 Will Be In St. Louis

Covo choose St Louis for the next location of their second coworking building.

Ameren Accelerator Results Boost Energy Startups In St. Louis

Cleantech startup companies shared their insights, innovations cutting-edge energy technologies, upon completing a 12-week energy-technology accelerator program in St. Louis.

Capital Innovators Fall 2017 Accelerator Class Announced

Capital Innovators has selected six new startup companies to take part in its Fall 2017 Accelerator cohort.To date, the 83 that have received investment and completed the Capital Innovators accelerator...
AgIdea

Biotech Crop Startup Plastomics Raises Investment For Early Seed Round

Plastomics, a biotechnology startup making crops hardier through chloroplast engineering, is pleased to announce the closing of an early Seed Round. Their technology will help farmers and seed companies meet current...

SafeTrek Closes $3.2 Million Seed Round To Develop Personal Safety App Into A Platform

SafeTrek, a personal safety solution founded by Mizzou alumni has added another $3.2 million in investment and plans to hire 10 software engineers in St. Louis to develop a connected app platform supporting multiple devices.
Ameren Accelerator 2017 Cohort

7 Cool Cleantech Companies Join Ameren Accelerator

Here are the seven companies that have been selected to participate in the Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership between the Ameren Corporation, the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, that assesses, mentors and invests in energy technology startup companies.

Big News: EQ Has Been Acquired by Longneck & Thunderfoot

Today, I'm thrilled to announce that EQ has been acquired by Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC. I want to take a moment to personally introduce them and share more about how this exciting moment came to be.
Jonathan Allen Cooper Pickett

Meet EQ’s New Publishers

Today we're excited to introduce EQ's new publishing team: Jonathan Allen and Cooper Pickett, the co-founders of Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC.
SixThirty Cyber

SixThirty CYBER Announces 2017 Portfolio

SixThirty CYBER, the St. Louis-based business development program that invests in cybersecurity companies, announced its 2017 cohort. Here are the details.
Greetabl founders Zoë Scharf and Joe Fischer

Greetabl Raises $1.5M Funding Round to Expand Platform and Break into New Markets

Greetabl, the St. Louis-based e-commerce gifts and greetings startup, announced today it has oversubscribed its $1.5M Series Seed II fundraising to launch new platform features, hire key employees, and expand its marketing, including breaking into new markets.

Epharmix Teams Up with Provident on Suicide Prevention Tools

Epharmix, a digital healthcare startup that builds communication tools for help healthcare teams, has announced a partnership with mental healthcare organization Provident.
CEO2CEO 2017

CEO2CEO Returns with Blake Marggraff of Epharmix and Anthony Tersigni of Ascension

#CEO2CEO, the event series hosted by Accelerate St. Louis that pairs CEOs of startups and large enterprises for one-on-one conversations, returns on April 10.
SafeTrek

SafeTrek Makes National Startup List, GlobalHack Launches Summer Camps and More News

SafeTrek Makes CNBC Top Startups ListSafeTrek, the personal safety app, was ranked #3 in CNBC’s inaugural Upstart 25 list of “most promising young startups” on Tuesday. The list focuses on companies...
Cap Innovators Spring 2017 Class

Capital Innovators Announces Its Spring 2017 Accelerator Class

Capital Innovators Spring class includes companies serving industries in Fitness Technology, Sports Technology, EdTech, Crowdfunding, and Consumer Packaged Goods. See who joined the program.
Focal Cast founders

FocalCast Now Integrates With Qumu, Leader in Enterprise Video

The St. Louis-based startup helps power leading enterprise video platform with recording and streaming of collaboration sessions.

The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio

Meet the four companies accepted into the third cohort of the AgTech accelerator.
Hatchbuck

Hatchbuck Secures $4 Million In Series A Funding

The sales and marketing software company announced yesterday the completion of a $4 million Series A round of financing.