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Cardialen Receives NIH Grant

Cardialen Awarded $2.8 Million Federal Grant to Advance Therapy Designed to Treat Dangerous Heart Rhythms. National Institutes of Health grant will support Cardialen’s development of its implantable, low-energy therapy designed to treat atrial fibrillation, a cardiac arrhythmia associated with debilitating shortness of breath, fatigue, pain, and an increased risk of stroke…

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Jim Eberlin to Speak at Venture Cafe

Jim Eberlin is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO & Founder of TopOPPS, and previously the founder of Gainsight which recently sold for $1.1B to Vista Equity Partners. Jim shares his entrepreneurial journey and what this exit means for St Louis’ startup community. Join us for a private, live Q&A or subscribe to our Youtube channel to view later…

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Kyle Welborn Reflects on Agtech Funding in 2020

Last year was another record year for venture capitalists investing in AgTech startups. Based on our analysis using Crunchbase, we found that 420 AgTech startups raised $5.15B in venture capital last year. This represents a 35% increase in venture funding focused on AgTech startups from 2019, while the number of individual startups that received an investment dropped by 43%…

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Sevetri Wilson & Cliff Holekamp Speaking at BREW 10 Conference

Louisiana’s entrepreneurs are constantly building the future of our state. As we look back on the past ten years — and to the next ten years — we’ll be focusing on how we build the world around us, architecting the future we want to see. BREW 10 is about building the future of entrepreneurship in Louisiana…

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Xactly Forecasting Wins “Product of the Year”

Xactly, the leading innovator of cloud-based Sales Performance Management (SPM) software, today announced Xactly Forecasting is a Product of the Year in the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. The BIG Innovation Awards recognizes organizations, people and products that in the last year took an innovative approach resulting in market or customer disruption…

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Henry Cason Joins FinLocker as CEO

FinLocker, a financial technology startup, has hired a mortgage industry veteran as its new CEO. The startup said Tuesday it has hired Henry Cason to its CEO post. Cason most recently was senior vice president and head of digital products at federal mortgage loan company Fannie Mae. Cason joined Fannie Mae in 1993 and was its chief data officer prior to his most recent role. Cason will replace FinLocker co-founder Peter Esparrago as CEO. Esparrago will become FinLocker’s executive chairman and “continue to lead key strategic business relationships,” officials said…

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Label Insight Named a “Best Place to Work” in Chicago

Our purpose is to empower people with the knowledge to improve their lives through better product choices. We achieve this purpose by driving growth for our grocery retail and consumer packaged goods customers through unparalleled product transparency…

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Benchmark Email Targeting Acquisitions

The company said Thursday it has secured a $3 million credit facility from Texas Capital Bank, with plans to “aggressively” target acquisitions. Benchmark expects to complete two or three acquisitions in 2021, said CEO Jonathan Herrick. He said the company could announce the first of those deals by the end of this month…

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Benchmark Email Secures $3M in Financing

Benchmark Email, a leading software as a service provider of sales and marketing solutions for SMBs, today announces that it has secured a $3,000,000 credit facility from Texas Capital Bank. The credit facility is also designed to scale as the revenue of the company scales, giving Benchmark additional growth capital into 2021 and beyond…

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