Arch Grants awards $1 million to 20 startups

Arch Grants, the nonprofit that gives $50,000 grants to startups committed to operating their business from St. Louis for one year, announced Friday that it has awarded $1 million in new grants to 20 companies.

The latest group features 11 companies from the St. Louis area and nine from elsewhere. Those nine represent six states and two countries — Canada and England.

The startups are:

  • Balto Software, St. Louis
  • Big Heart Tea, St. Louis
  • CheckTheQ, St. Louis
  • Clever Real Estate, St. Louis
  • Digital Medical Arts, St. Louis County
  • Equine Smartbits, Clayton
  • Forefront Cultures, Lindenhurst, New York
  • Generation Mindful, St. Louis
  • GiftAMeal, St. Louis
  • Good Life Growing, St. Louis
  • HiHo Mobility, Waterloo, Ontario
  • IncentiLock, Chesterfield
  • Parlor, Boston
  • Obe, San Francisco
  • Podcast Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • SpenDebt, Houston
  • SwipeSum, St. Louis
  • ThermoAI, New York
  • T-var EdTech, Columbus, Ohio
  • WiFiPlug Leeds, England

Since its founding in 2012, Arch Grants has contributed more than $7 million to more than 130 early-stage companies. The organization says past grant recipients now have more than 1,400 employees and generate $135 million in revenue.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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