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Welborn Publishes Q2 Agtech Report

The AgTech sector saw increased venture investment last quarter, mirroring the overall trend in venture capital. AgTech maintained a steady 2% share of the $79B of venture dollars invested globally. According to a recent Axios article using Pitchbook data, early-stage startups accounted for over 70% of all M&A activity in the first half of this year, meaning most acquisitions are occurring before a startup company raises a Series B round…

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Plastomics Delivers Milestone in Plant Genomics

Plastomics’ most significant accomplishment in the past year is the successful demonstration of our core scientific concept. Through soybean chloroplast engineering, we have successfully expressed insect resistance traits that were previously unattainable using conventional nuclear transformation methods…

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FinLocker Increases Business Clients by 150%

FinLocker has created what it calls a “financial fitness app” that collects users’ financial data to help them prepare to purchase a home. The app helps with building credit, budgeting and storing financial documents. FinLocker offers its app to mortgage lenders, banks and credit unions, which white-label the software and provide it to their customers…

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Geneoscopy Wins Fire Award

Geneoscopy in May received U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval for ColoSense, its at-home stool-based screening test for colon cancer. It plans to commercially launch ColoSense later this year or in early 2025. Geneoscopy has raised more than $100 million in financing as it’s sought to bring its colorectal cancer screening test to market. Geneoscopy has 55 employees, with more than half of its workers based in St. Louis…

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Capacity Acquires CereProc and SmartAction

Capacity, the St. Louis-based artificial intelligence software company led by serial entrepreneur and former Answers CEO David Karandish, has acquired two businesses that it says expands it capabilities to serve contact centers. The company said Wednesday that it has acquired CereProc and SmartAction, which will help the company grow its voice and virtual agent solutions…

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FinLocker, Geneoscopy, and Plastomics are Finalists for Fire Awards

The Fire Awards are St. Louis Inno’s premier recognition program, honoring the companies and organizations setting the local innovation economy ablaze. This will mark the third year in which St. Louis Inno has staged its Fire Awards. The 2024 program honors 11 startups, companies and organizations that reached key milestones in the last year…

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DataPlant Featured on Podcast

In this episode, Samuel J Cummings III from DataPlant joins the Dev Different podcast to discuss building a startup in the age of AI. Sam shares his journey and highlights the developments in AI over the past decade. He emphasizes the importance of integrating AI tools into business processes to provide better customer experiences and drive value…

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Matic Wins Inman award

A celebration of the achievements and successes of the real estate community’s best and brightest in the mortgage and finance space. The Inman Best of Finance Award honors those pushing the envelope and reshaping the homebuying space…

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Iconic Announces Collaboration with Museum of Art + Light

The Museum of Art + Light, a new contemporary art museum is set to open its doors in November 2024. This partnership ushers in a new era for digital artists, offering them a sprawling 18,000+ sq. ft. wing to host dynamic, year-round exhibitions that celebrate the boundless possibilities of digital artistry…

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