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Glint acquired by LinkedIn for $400 million

14 November, 2018

Glint is a California-based company that provides employment information to employers that sets off multiple workflows based on AI. For example, this information, pulled from a survey regarding their employees’ job satisfaction, allows employers to identify and target engagement with teams and groups that may be struggling. The company has more that 300 customers worldwide...

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Lightgliders aims to inspire hope and purpose through fun and games

13 November, 2018

Zach Fay and his sister Julie McWilliams are the startup founders of Kingdom Scene, which launched Lightgliders in 2014. Their idea was to utilize digital games and activities as a way to engage kids and impart biblical principles. The St. Louis-based company has created a digital game world and online community for kids that is...

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Startup Connection draws companies and crowds in its 10th year

9 November, 2018

Startup Connection, the St. Louis regional celebration of entrepreneurship, marked its 10th year on November 7 at the Globe Building in downtown St. Louis. The event pulled together 66 startup companies under one roof, ballooning from 200 attendees its first year, to over 1,100 on Wednesday night. On the roster this year were companies such...

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Pivoting your startup is a sign you’re evolving, not failing

2 November, 2018

There have been several famous pivots in American business over the last twenty or so years. YouTube began as a dating app before pivoting to redefine entertainment and television as we know it. Instagram began as a location-based check-in app before pivoting to become the platform of choice for every celebrity and celebrity-obsessed teenager on...

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Nutrien acquires startup Agrible, Inc. for $63 million

31 October, 2018

Nutrien, a publicly traded Canadian fertilizer company and the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, acquired Champaign, Illinois based startup Agrible for $63 million on August 1. The deal marks an important gain for Nutrien toward growing its retail business, and delivering customers the best products, services, and agronomy advice. The acquisition helps...

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