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St. Louis Chamber: $222 million in venture capital for area startups



St. Louis-based startups have raised about $222 million in venture capital in 2014, according to the St. Louis Regional Chamber. The current total represents a significant spike over the $19.1 million that had been raised by local startups through the first half of the year.

The $222 million figure is also — excluding a $200 million funding round for Answers.com in 2013 that inflated the region’s total venture capital haul for the year — a 24 percent increase over the total amount of VC funding raised by regional startups last year.

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