St. Louis Startup Scene: Early Stage Entrants

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  • Published on October 31, 2021
  • In News

OPO Startups Demo Day

Four early stage tech startups were selected for the upcoming OPO Startups Demo Day pitch competition on November 9, from 5pm to 7pm.

Those companies are:

  • Pronto, an RFID monitoring system and self-checkout app for retail.
  • Veeper, a Shopify app that applies discounts during checkout.
  • EDURain,  a platform for college student finances, including bridge loans for housing.
  • Todue, a task management platform for remote teams.

Software Startup Acquisitions

Aspire Software announced the acquisition of two landscape-related software firms. The Chesterfield, Mo. company provides business development software to the landscaping, snow removal and construction businesses. Acquired are Go iLawn, an online property measurement tool, and LandOne Software, a cloud-based digital measurement software firm for landscape and irrigation contractors. 

Aspire itself was acquired in June this year by ServiceTitan, then immediately acquired Manus Software.. the beginning of an apparent M&A frenzy. Founded in June 2014 the company raised $800K in two rounds. The most recent, a Series A, closed March, 2019 according to CrunchBase. The only identified investor is Mainsail Partners.

Advisory Board

Rezilient Health, a startup that proposes to build a network of primary care offices that they connect with cloud-based healthcare providers, just snagged some new blood for its advisory board. Gil Bashe of FINN Partners will help the startup with its communication and branding efforts.  

“We’re beyond thrilled,” said Rezilient communications chief Sar Ruddenklau in a statement she probably wrote herself. Bashe “offers us the experience and strategic thinking we need to amplify our message.” 

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