Meet Our Startups

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Explore the early-stage startups funded by Arch Grants from 2012 – present.

12 Pentagons

Consumer ProductsMedia2023Woman-Founded

12 Pentagons makes handcrafted, heirloom-quality, limited edition balls. Each one is unique, experimental, and a story in itself. We’re really a public R&D lab. We create content by bringing you into the process of designing, prototyping, and creating each ball. Through a series of exclusive drops, 12 Pentagons will release single editions of balls straight from the research & development lab. In our first year of sharing football-making content, our videos gained over 100 million views, and we grew an audience of over 750,000 followers. 12 Pentagons aims to become a global luxury lifestyle brand that embraces its roots in the hardworking city of St. Louis, the first football (soccer) capital of America.

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Aegis Digital Health

Healthcare Technology2023Woman-Founded

Aegis Digital Health commercializes early-stage products and technologies in virtual care and remote patient monitoring, specifically focused on provider-centric solutions, where the inventors/founders do not have the experience or resources to do so on their own. Our first product is SweetSpot, a remote monitoring platform for providers who treat diabetes patients.

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Golden Gems

Consumer ProductsRetail2023Woman-Founded

Golden Gems is a lifestyle brand that designs and sells accessories, apparel, stationary goods, and home decor. All of their products exude their mission of inspiring and empowering you to live unapologetically, take up space and live life on your own terms.

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Top Tutors For Us

Education SoftwareSoftware2023BIPOC-FoundedWoman-Founded

By Black tutors, for Black students, Top Tutor for Us designs educational programs and curriculums for predominately Black public schools. These curricula work hand-in-hand with the company’s supplementary private tutoring services to provide the younger generation equal opportunity to succeed in the college admission process. Top Tutors has also developed a custom suite of resources including prep books, online videos, and practice problems so that students have access to everything they need to succeed. As an outside source, Top Tutors has the benefit of connecting students with a mentor who has had similar experiences, creating a network. This specialized connection is something many other generic tutoring services are unable to offer. We keep our students in the system so that after they graduate, they can become a Top Tutor, creating a community and cycle of teaching each other.

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