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The following news and notes were presented at the MVF Breakfast Builders Event on Nov. 4. News and notes are provided by Brian Feldt of the St. Louis Business Journal.
-A new hotel, residential apartment building and tech office that could be anchored by Microsoft are part of Cortex’s new $170 million phase three. Construction is expected to start next year with the project being complete in 2018.
-In Missouri, VCs invested $68 million over six deals, most of which came from the St. Louis area, during the third quarter. Those # of deals is down from $44.8 million over nine deals in the second quarter and $107.6 million over 18 deals in the third quarter of 2015.
-Startups that have graduated from St. Louis’ seven business accelerators have gone on to raise approximately $370 million in follow-on capital, according to Business Journal research. That follows a trend nationwide.
-Cultivation Capital got started on raising money for two new funds: a $100 million fintech fund and a $40 million life sciences fund.
-Arch Grants announced 10 new startup grant winners this week. Since 2012, Arch Grants will have doled out non-dilutive grants totaling more than $5 million to 96 startups.
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