Paul Riat is just this guy, trying to figure things out. A fan of Max Weber, he generally gets a kick out of the triangle between economy, society and liberty. His focus on technology startups and venture capital fits because early stage tech startups are the most dynamic and impactful to local economies: improving liberty and society like a rising tide. Paul publishers 4thEst8 (pronounced β€˜fourth estate’) is an independent news publication covering early stage tech startups in and around Missouri. These startups are a dynamic, high-growth economic engine that can supercharge economies, yet only the most mature ones get regular coverage from traditional media.

St. Louis Startup Scene: Balto Opens Office, Brain-Computer Interface Cleared to Sell

St. Louis Startup Scene: Guerilla Marketing, R&D money and a Beta

St. Louis Startup Scene: Big Sale, Distribution and $6M in VC

St. Louis Startup Scene: Funded, Partnered and Proof of Concept

1ST50K Grant Competition Finalists Head to Cape Girardeau

No STL Startups Join Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator in 2021

Stealth-Mode MedTech Startup Holds $2M in SBIR Grants

Heavy Equipment Sharing Economy Startup Closes $230M Series D

Dashh MVP Aims to Connect Car Detailing Services with Customers

Plastomics Hires “Corn Transformation Expert”