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Arch Grants in the News

Bank of America backs Arch Grants with $1M grant

The totality of the four-year, $1 million commitment will be used to provide funding for Black and Latino-led startups.

Arch Grants provides first awards through new Growth Grants startup funding program

While the Growth Grants are nondilutive, Arch Grants said its funding needs to be matched at least 2 to 1 by outside funding sources. The nonprofit said Provider Pool and GiftAMeal will both use their Growth Grants as part of seed funding rounds each company is currently raising.

Arch Grants raises $21.5M, plans to use funding to back more startups annually

Arch Grants, the St. Louis nonprofit that awards $50,000 equity-free grants to startups, said that it has raised more than $20 million in a fundraising initiative that will expand the number of startups it supports each year.

Arch Grants Founders in the News

A major movie theater company is turning to a St. Louis-based startup as it expands it video gaming business segment.

CIaim Academy (2014 Founder)

Harris-Stowe State University is teaming up with St. Louis-based coding boot camp Claim Academy to launch a new technology training program.

When Nadia Shakoor began searching for a streamlined way to collect data on crop growth, the seed was planted for a revolutionary idea: to create a fully integrated smart farm system.

GiftAMeal (2019)

GiftAMeal targets geographic expansion with $500K raise.

Balto (2018)

Balto raises $37M to expand its tech for contact centers.

NielsenIQ has acquired Label Insight, the industry’s most trusted source of product attribute data and the largest product metadata platform globally.

St. Louis Ecosystem in the News

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A guide to St. Louis resources for underrepresented entrepreneurs

As St. Louis’ technology and entrepreneurial ecosystems have grown in recent years, so too have efforts to ensure the region provides an equitable and inclusive environment for entrepreneurs.

Spotlight on St. Louis’ growing Geospatial sector

St. Louis is predicted to become a leader in geospatial technology, but this rise did not happen overnight. 

Progress in St. Louis’ geospatial industry

Several milestones of the past year for GeoFutures have focused on its pillars of accelerating entrepreneurship and increasing St. Louis’ ability to drive innovation within the geospatial industry, as outlined in its initial report.

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