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Why These Two Startups Applied To SixThirty—And Why They’re Glad They Did

“Why should startups apply to accelerator programs? Access to funding is an easy answer, but it’s not always the most important reason.  SixThirty is a venture capital fund and a business development accelerator program that focuses on financial-based technology; its cohort members participate in a 12-week program based in St. Louis, with each company selected receiving an investment of up to $100,000 as well as hands-on...

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Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund Finds Sweet Spot

“Since its inception in 2013, Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund’s portfolio of 14 companies and one accelerator have raised $321M in total funding–with a $10.3M total dollar investment from the firm–while creating 180 jobs in St. Louis. The Life Sciences Fund I invested in six sectors: Therapeutics, Medical Devices, Research Tools, Agriculture Technology, Diagnostics and Healthcare IT. By leveraging deep operational expertise in life sciences...

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Kindful Announces Series A Funding with Cultivation Capital

Kindful Announces Series A Funding with Cultivation Capital Tech Company Seeks to Accelerate Growth of Fundraising Automation Platform for Nonprofits NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2016) – Kindful, a Nashville-based software company that integrates fundraising and donor management for nonprofits, has raised $3.5 million Series A, led by Cultivation Capital, to grow its innovative software platform. Kindful Founder & CEO Jeremy L. Bolls says the three-year-old tech start-up, which...

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A St. Louis Connection Spurs Interest In Irish Ag Startups

“It’s hard to overstate how big of a deal the National Ploughing Championships are in Ireland. Prime Minister Enda Kenny attended the annual event last month near Tullamore, along with about 300,000 people for what is considered the largest ag showcase in Europe. The U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, was also there, wearing a business suit, green tie, and wellies, the rubber boots everyone...

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The Yield Lab Awarded The 2016 Global Ambassadors Award

“The Yield Lab, the world’s first food and agriculture technology business accelerator, was presented the World Trade Center St. Louis’ Global Ambassador Award on Friday at the annual Growing Global event. The luncheon, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton, Mo., attracted more than 600 guests. The award acknowledges a person or organization that has enhanced the image of St. Louis as a global center and whose...

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Thomson Reuters Offers Investment Research Solutions Through Agreement with New Constructs

“NEW YORK – Thomson Reuters has signed an agreement with independent research firm New Constructs to offer innovative investment research to Thomson ONE North American Wealth Management clients. New Constructs offers forensic-accounting reports to help investors, traders, and advisors make informed decisions. The company leverages proprietary technology to analyze SEC filings, especially footnotes, to create unique investment insights. It also offers a suite of portfolio-management tools...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Cybersecurity

“Cybersecurity is scary. It’s utterly necessary yet nearly impossible to comprehensively understand. The reason for this is simple: Nearly every piece of information in the modern world is exposed to risk. In addition to federal infrastructure and national security, cyber attacks target financial information, aerospace technology, intellectual property, healthcare records and almost every aspect of a citizen’s life. Anything can be a target, because increasingly, thanks...

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St. Louis Startup Accelerator Guide

“St. Louis is a hotbed for startup accelerator programs right now, each with features that stand out—from a focus on a specific sector to an emphasis on inclusion. Here’s your guide to find which works best for your startup. BioGenerator is the investment arm of BioSTL, which was formed to create, grow and invest in bioscience startups in the St. Louis region. Established: 2003″ Read...

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