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BREAKING: FoodEssentials Raises $1.5M ; Opens Chicago Office

October 15, 2014- Today the SEC database published St. Louis startup (and Arch Grant recipient) FoodEssentials is raising a Series A investment round and just closed a little over $1.5 million from the Mercury Fund out of...

StartUp Connection 2014 Names Top Startups for Venture Showcase

  ST. LOUIS, October 14, 2014 – StartUp Connection ‘14, St. Louis’ largest celebration of entrepreneurship, today announced the lineup for its Venture Showcase, a select group of 70 startups and emerging companies that will have the opportunity...  [Read More]

SixThirty Accelerator Announces New Cohort

St. Louis-based Financial Technology Accelerator SixThirty announced its new class of startups at T-Rex Monday evening, with the class each receiving a $100,000 equity investment. These were the four startups: Davo Technologies (Based in Montclair, NJ): Company’s patented...  [Read More]

8 Things Your Enterprise Startup Must Have Before Approaching Investors

If your startup makes software for corporations, you’re in good company. Last year, 70 percent of the largest VC deals made in the first half of 2013 went to enterprise tech companies. And in the...  [Read More]

Rithmio Scores Funding To Advance Gesture-Recognition Platform

“The night before the Cozad Competition Finals, my partner, Prashant Mehta, and I talked about our next steps,” said Rithmio’s co-founder Adam Tilton. “My lease was ending; I didn’t know if I should re-sign. You...  [Read More]

Prattle Analytics Closes $250K Funding

    Bill MacMillan and Evan Schindman are the cofounders of Prattle Analytics and just closed a $250K seed round following their win of an Arch Grant earlier this year. Prattle Analytics core data products...  [Read More]

Final Three “Most Promising” Startups To Pitch At Startup Voodo...

After nearly three months of nominations and voting by members of the startups entrepreneurial communities on, the three finalists for the first annual Startup Voodoo “Most Promising” early-stage startup were unveiled today. With a four-pronged...  [Read More]

CEO Sundays: 12 Tips From A Freshman CEO In #STL Startup Scene

  Since incorporating our company almost exactly one year ago, a few short months after completing our Kickstarter campaign, it feels a lot like we’ve just gone through startup boot camp. (Techli covered PixelPress HERE)...  [Read More]

Is Equity-Based Crowdfunding Right For Your Startup?

We all know how important it is to have funding for your startup. But, how do you go about finding it? Sometimes it’s about raising capital, maybe you’re focused on customer acquisition, or maybe you’re...  [Read More]

Immunophotonics Raises $1.8M; BioGenerator & Cultivation Capital Lead

  ST. LOUIS – September 3, 2014 – BioGenerator, an entrepreneurial support and investment organization, and venture capital firm Cultivation Capital announce the funding of Immunophotonics, an international biotech company redefining advanced cancer therapy and increasing global accessibility...  [Read More]

BioGenerator Funds Woman-led EDIS Solutions

  BioSTL announced its investment arm, BioGenerator, has provided capital from its Concept Fund to a second woman-led business – EDIS Solutions, a healthcare IT startup focused on integrating pharmaceutical drug data in an easy-to-use...  [Read More]

Social Good Startup Gladitood Raises $350K

  Ryan Brennell was studying abroad in New Zealand and the trajectory of his life changed when he went to Somoa on spring break. “You know, I was in college and went to Somoa to...  [Read More]

GlobalHack II: The $50,000 Winner Is ‘United Hackers’

Aug 24th, 2014 - Today at the Cortex Innovation District in St. Louis, GlobalHack II  awarded the $50,000 cash prize to the team, ‘United Hackers’ (Prize money courtesy of OGSystems). United Hackers was made up of, Sean Kooyman,...  [Read More]