The Arch Grants Impact

2017 Annual Report

We’re here to ignite innovation and ingenuity in St. Louis.

Our Recipients are scientists, artists, educators, evangelists, trendsetters, innovators, and disruptors. But they all share a common desire: to create something useful, memorable, and groundbreaking.

Our Impact

Meet the 2017 Recipients

Arch Grants brings our Recipients the connections they need to thrive in St. Louis.

For our Recipients, the right introduction or opportunity can spark exponential change and growth.

Arch Grants gives startups the resources they need to expand their teams, launch their products, and grow their domestic and international footprints.

As you can see, our initial investments have been quickly outpaced by our Recipients' revenue and capital raised. Soon, total revenue will overtake total capital.

Our Recipients have obtained patents in 14 sectors, a sign our region is generating significant innovation across industries

74% of our companies are owned or co-owned by women, veterans, immigrants, or people of color.

Thank you to our Donors and Contributors

  • Co-Founders ($200,000+)

    Centene Charitable Foundation

    Jerry & Judy Kent

    John & Anne McDonnell

    Missouri Technology Corporation

    Michael & Noémi Neidorff

    Jerry & Sue Schlichter

    Steward Family Foundation

    Dave & Thelma Steward

    World Wide Technology Foundation

    Angel Investors ($100,000.00 to $199,999.99)

    Emerson Charitable Trust

    Monsanto Company

    Keystone Partners ($50,000.00 to $99,999.99)

    Anonymous

    Matthew & Mary Badler

    Downtown STL, Inc.

    FSM

    Robert Guller & Kellie Hynes

    Pershing Charitable Trust

    Scottrade, Inc.

    Rodger & Paula Riney

    Rex & Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield

    TierPoint

    Twain Financial Partners

    William T. Kemper Foundation

    Commerce Bank, Trustee

    Accelerators ($25,000.00 to $49,999.99)

    The Das Family Fund

    John & Alison Ferring

    Reed & Sally Howlett

    St. Louis Development Corporation

    St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

    In Kind

    Brown Smith Wallace, LLC

    Brighton

    HEC-TV

    Richard Tao

  • Strategic Investors ($10,000.00 to $24,999.99)

    Ameren Corporation

    Anonymous

    Big River Communications

    Boeing Horizon X

    Jennifer & Tom Hillman

    Husch Blackwell

    Interco Charitable Trust

    Interior Investments

    Lewis & Clark Ventures

    Lewis Rice LLC

    Nature's Variety

    Nestle Purina PetCare

    Polsinelli, P.C.

    RubinBrown

    Saint Louis University

    Joe & Annie Schlafly

    Ulrike & Thomas Schlafly

    Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation of St. Louis

    Thompson Street Capital Partners

    Kathleen Youngerman

    In Kind

    Peter Diamandis

    Logic Systems

    Seed Funders ($5,000.00 to $9,999.99)

    Jack and Anne Bader

    Bruce Baebler

    BKD, LLC

    BMO Harris Bank

    Build-A-Bear Workshop

    Burger Law Firm

    Chase

    Claim Academy

    Commerce Bank

    Dan Creston

    Eckelkamp Manchester/270, L.L.C.

    Edward Jones

    In Honor of Jerry Kent

    Mrs. Fred Epstein

    Greensfelder

    Greenway Family Office

    HOK

    Kemco Aerospace Manufacturing

    Carol & Ward Klein

    David & Kerrin Kowach

    Nancy & Kenneth Kranzberg

    Less Annoying CRM

    Matter Family Office

    Susan Mulcahy

    John T. O'Connell

    NetEffects Inc.

    Pyramid Home Health Services

    St. Louis Arch Angels

    St. Louis Regional Chamber

  • RedBird Capital Partners, In Honor of Jerry Kent

    Rocio Romero & Cale Bradford

    Kenneth T. Schiciano, In Honor of Jerry Kent

    Jean Fidone-Schroer & Roy Schroer

    Mark & Flora Stallion

    Harry D. Taylor

    Thompson Coburn LLP

    UMB Bank, N.A.

    US Bank

    Vector Communications

    Washington University in St. Louis

    In Kind

    Jim & Karen Castellano

    Chris Motley

    Bootstrappers ($1,000.00 to $4,999.99)

    Alastair Anderson

    Anchor Capital Advisors

    Anderson CPAs and Advisors

    Jessica & Benjamin Angelette

    Arcturis

    Gwen and Ben Arenberg

    Balke Brown Transwestern

    Larry Baumann & Dana Brehm

    BDO USA LLP

    Holly Benson

    Theresa & Henry Biggs

    The Catalyst Center

    Mr. & Mrs. Charles Claggett

    Thomas & Sally Cohn, Ellenwood Fund of the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation

    Mary Elizabeth & Christopher Coleman

    G.T. Cozad

    Dr. William H. Danforth

    Howard & Susan Elliott

    Enterprise Bank & Trust

    George F. Farrell & Wendy Knudsen Farrell

    In Memory of Richard F. Ford

    Randy Fusz

    Claudia & Ted Gast

    Scott Glover

    Sheila Greenbaum & Gary Wasserman

    Jim & Cabbane Howard

    Ginger & Harry Imster

    William Jacoby

    Janus Choice

    Mr. and Mrs. James L. Johnson III

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Atul Kamra

    Dr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Koshner

    Suzanne Langlois

    Lawrence Group

    Emily & Henning Lohse-Busch

    Charles & Rosalyn Lowenhaupt

    Maritz Inc.

    Taylor Matthews

    Mr. & Mrs. James S. McDonnell III

    Anne Jump & Edward Rossier

    Mary Meduski

    Nate Merrick

    Christine Nardini

  • Alan Pratzel & Mae Pratzel

    Wade Rakes

    Jacob & Leslie Reby

    RGAx

    Robert Half International

    RubinBrown Charitable Foundation

    Christy and Edward Schlafly, Jr.

    David & Susan Sherman

    Vijay Shroff

    Stephen & Barbara Archer Family Foundation

    St. Louis Trust Company

    Donald Streett

    Dr. Donald Suggs

    Doug & Jennifer Teasdale

    Carl & Karen Tisone

    Stephen Trampe

    T-REX

    Jonathan Vitiello

    Kelvin Westbrook & Valerie Bell

    Donna Wilkinson

    Norm Williams, In Honor of Jerry Kent

    Mary & Stephen Wolff

    Heather Wood, In Honor of Jerry Kent

    The Wonio Family Charitable Fund

    In Kind

    Matthew Glasson

    Bretten Gordeau

    Jeffrey Hillier

    Hosted Voice, LLC

    Christopher Mapes

    Microsoft

    Parker’s Table

    Meara Tao

    Crowdfunders ($1.00 to $999.99)

    Peter Abel

    Jonathan Allen

    Nichole & Gabe Angieri

    Anonymous

    Angelo Arzano

    Liz & David Austin

    Bank of America Charitable Foundation

    Margaret Basic

    Peter and Carol Benoist

    Harley Blosser

    Jim & Lisa Borchers

    Chyna Bowen

    Eric Brunt

  • Ben Burford

    Katie & Ben Burke

    Katie Campbell

    Cathy Carney

    Andrew Carroll

    Barry Cervantes

    Andrew Chapin

    Gregory Christoffel, In Honor of Jerry Kent

    Jessica & Frank Ciccone

    Nicholas Clifford

    Abby Cohen

    Betsy & Bruce Cohen

    Tom Cohen

    Daniel Conner

    Carole Costas

    Anna Crosslin

    Daria Cullen

    Kirk Damman

    Dan Davis

    Louis DeSorbo

    Nicholas Diefenbach

    Anna Doyle

    Josephine Doyle

    Trisha Doyle

    Matt Eader

    Ray Edwards

    Steve & Ellen Edwards

    Will Edwards

    Michelle Faits

    Liza Farr

    Nick Farris

    Samantha Fechter

    Lauren & Dave Finklang

    Gretta Forrester

    Cheryl Foster

    Devin Fraley

    Neal Furlong

    Barbara Geisman

    Gilead Group, In Honor of Jerry Kent

    Givable St. Louis

    Cathy & Bob Goldsticker

    Kim Gorsek

    James C. Gould

    Marilyn Green

    Aaron Grimm

    Anju Gupta

    Walker Hamilton

    Briiana Hancock

    Beth Handrigan

    Christian Harding

    Ken Harrington

    Lauren Harris

    Christina Hawatmeh

    Richard M. Hennessey

    Bia Henriques

    Paul Higgins

    Patti Hill

    Ben Hillman

    Max Hillman

    Carlos Hirsch

  • Energizer Holdings

    Matthew Homann

    Michael Honigfort

    Brian Hopcraft

    Tim Hosler

    Bill Howard

    Kristin Tacony Humes

    Indigo Three Limited

    INSPIRE

    International Institute of St. Louis

    Lorie Jackson

    Neil Jaffe

    John Jennings

    Kimberley & Brendan Johnson

    Jerry Jost

    Alex Kauffman

    Olivia Kelvin

    Tyler King

    Thompson Knox

    Hannah Kohm

    Amit Kothari & Pravina Pindoria

    Justin Krachmalnick

    William Joseph Kraiberg

    Sarah Kramer

    L&T

    Autumn & Daniel Ladenberger

    Jacob Laktas

    Robert Leavitt

    Patricia Lee

    Ian Lever

    Mark Lewis

    Richard and Stacey Liekweg

    Kathryn & George Love

    Erik Lutenegger

    Kathleen Brittain Luther

    Tyler Mathews

    Stephen McConnell

    Margaret McDonald

    Timothy McFadden

    Jim McPherson

    Marcia B. Mellitz

    Bob Menendez

    Nichole Mercier

    Julie Meyer

    Robert Meyers

    Terese Mitchusson

    Ken Mocabee

    Todd Mockler

    Tracy Moore

    Corrine Mueller

    Brian Naber

    Keeley Nakamoto

    Nina Needleman

    Tran Nguyen

    Richard Nolan

    James Nouss Jr.

    Kwaku Owusu

    Cindy & Sandy Peters

    Mike Philip

    Brittany Phillips

  • Kim Plank

    Matt Plummer

    Mark Pratzel

    Wade Rakes

    Brian Randazzo

    Alexandra Ricci

    Nicci Roach

    Gregory Rodgers

    Chris Roetheli

    Von Rohr

    Ryan Roth

    Samantha Rudolph

    Jon Ryan

    Ravi & Kim Sahu

    Robert Samuelson

    Bryan Sapot

    Ed Schneider

    Toni Schneider

    Ted Schnuck

    Beth Schulte

    Mike Scott

    Hena Shakir

    Nadia Shakoor

    Lindsey Silva

    Betty & Thad Simons

    Daniel E. Singer

    Jim Kemp & Michael Slawin

    Elizabeth Smart

    Sparo Labs

    Thomas W. Spinner

    Spire Inc.

    Jaime Sprowls

    Howard V. Stephens

    John Sueme

    Scott Tauben

    Cindy Teasdale

    Kristin Thompson

    Devin Turner

    Nancy Tye-Murray

    Stephanie Uder

    Tom Ulmer

    U.S. Bank & Trust

    Greg Vatterott

    Veterans Business Resource Center

    Vincent Volpe

    Matt Wang

    Robert Ward

    Grant & Molly Weber

    Patricia Whitaker & Richard Miles

    Richard & Janet Wile

    Cari Wilber

    Joanne Wilken

    Patti Williams

    Zach Winkler

    Kelly Wittenbrink

    David Woll

    David Woltz

    Diana Zeng

    In Kind

    Jo Otey

  • Donors Since Inception

    Anonymous

    Downtown STL, Inc.

    Emerson Charitable Trust

    Robert Guller & Kellie Hynes

    Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt

    Missouri Technology Corporation

    Polsinelli, P.C.

    St. Louis Development Corporation

    Jerry & Sue Schlichter

    Thompson Coburn LLP

    Lifetime Donors (Over $250,000)

    Advantage Capital Partners

    Anonymous

    Centene Charitable Foundation

    Roger C. Denton

    Downtown STL, Inc.

    Emerson Charitable Trust

    Robert Guller & Kellie Hynes

    Jerry & Judy Kent

    Jerry & Sue Schlichter

    John & Anne McDonnell

    Missouri Technology Corporation

    Monsanto Company

    Steward Family Foundation

    Twain Financial Partners

    World Wide Technology Foundation

    Angel Vendors

    AAA Translation

    AEGIS

    Anders CPA

    Armstrong Teasdale

    BDO

    Brown Smith Wallace

    Bryan Cave

    Contegix

    Data Dynamics

    Evans & Dixon

    Extra Help

    Gateway VMS

    Greensfelder

    Husch Blackwell

    ITEN

    KW Law Firm

    Khazaeli Wyrsch

    Lathrop & Gage

    Meltzer Hellrung

    Mueller Prost

    Polsinelli

    Purk & Associates

    Rubin Brown

    Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

    Stinson Leonard Street

    Stock Legal

    Thompson Coburn

    UHY Advisors

Board-Led Companies & Board Members

Let’s write the next chapter in the history of St. Louis together.

Arch Grants will continue to build the economy in St. Louis by attracting talented founders and keeping them in the region. Join us.