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Label Insight Co-Founders Listed in Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50

“We’re thrilled our co-founders are recognized in the Crain’s Chicago Tech 50 2016! Crain’s Tech 50 is the guide to Chicago’s sweeping technology ecosystem: founders, CEOs, technologists, risk takers, investors and up-and-comers whose names you should know.” “The internet of things, Big Data, machine learning, the cloud and artificial intelligence: These are the areas attracting money and talent in Chicago.” Read the full Label Insight...

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The Yield Lab Announces Launch Of The Yield Lab Galway

“The Yield Lab announced the launch of the Yield Lab Galway, a food and agriculture technology venture fund and business accelerator Friday from Galway, Ireland. An early-stage venture fund and business accelerator, The Yield Lab invests $100,000 in early-stage food and agricultural technology (AgTech) startups as well as provides one-on-one mentorship, free workspace and networking opportunities supported by agriculture focused organizations and businesses in the...

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Label Insight Continues Strong Growth Trajectory With Three Key Executive Hires

“Earlier this year, the company embraced its status as an emerging market leader for the SmartLabel transparency initiative by bolstering its C-Suite. The most recent additions to Label Insight’s executive team reflect the company’s continued focus on scaling up as the CPG industry rallies around a unified transparency initiative — SmartLabel. Label Insight’s newest hires bring a wealth of experience and firsthand insights to the...

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SixThirty’s Spring 2016 Cohort and Their International Influence

“What do an Argentinian, Israeli, Canadian, Guatemalan and Hoosier have in common? For one thing, they each head up a growing FinTech company. For another, they all came together to grow those companies this spring here in St. Louis. SixThirty, St. Louis’ resident FinTech experts and business development accelerator welcomed its most diverse class yet this spring: S4 from Argentina, BondIT from Israel, Just Cash...

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Cultivation Capital Participates in $3.14M Financing Round in Cloudbeds

ST. LOUIS (MO) July 13, 2016 – Cultivation Capital, a St. Louis-based venture capital firm, is pleased to announce an investment in Cloudbeds, an all-in-one browser-based hospitality management software system for booking and operation that simplifies the working life of hoteliers. Cloudbeds has completed a $3.14 million round of financing to accelerate growth in sales and marketing. EON Capital, Moore Venture Partners, Seed San Diego...

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BlueStrata EHR: The Unique Realities Of Late-Stage Entrepreneurial Success

“Tony Coco, President BlueStrata EHR, an electronic health records software provider, has entrepreneurship and success in his genes as his family has owned many small businesses throughout the years. He also worked as the leading sales executive taking a $3-4 million company to $120 million before it was sold. We sat down to speak with him about the beginning of BlueStrata, where the company is...

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Downtown STL, Inc Partners With SafeTrek To Sponsor Safety At The Touch Of A Button

SafeTrek, a mobile platform company committed to keeping people safe, has just partnered with Downtown STL, Inc and relocated operations from San Diego to St. Louis. With over 800,000 downloads, its flagship offering, the SafeTrek app, is simple-to-use, connects SafeTrekkers to its friendly dispatch centers 24/7/365, and immediately alerts and dispatches police in the event of an emergency with the push and release of a...

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit of St. Louis: Taking GES Home

“In the days leading up to a big event like the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, life is pretty busy with planning meetings, conference calls and details, details, details. I didn’t let that stop me from taking the time to join one of our Road to GES events, this time in St. Louis. The St. Louis I grew up in was a metropolis of global headquarters for...

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Cliff Holekamp: Startup Founder, Educator, Connector, Evangelist

“As co-founder and general partner at Cultivation Capital, director of the Entrepreneurship Platform at Olin Business School and senior lecturer in and academic director for Entrepreneurship at Washington University, Cliff Holekamp has a mission: ensure that by every metric, St. Louis is on the short list of technology entrepreneurship hubs. A thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurship requires talent, capital and density, he says. “Everything I do...

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PromisePay Raises $10M

PromisePay, the world’s most sophisticated, end to end payments engine built for online and mobile platforms, raises $10M. “We wrote about the company when it landed $2 million nearly a year ago, and this latest round is comprised of a number of strategic investors. Australia’s Carsales led the financing, with participation from Australian VC funds Rampersand and Reinventure, and existing backers U.S.-based Cultivation Capital and...

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