ED  ArchGrants


     Office Locations:

911 Washington Ave., Suite 420
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-489-5011



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Arch Grants offers startups funding in the form of grants and supports the startups as they remain or transition to downtown St. Louis, MO. Since 2012, the Arch Grants Business Plan Competition selects promising startups to receive $50,000, as well as legal, accounting, and marketing support. After receiving an initial Arch Grant, startups have the opportunity to secure a second round of up to $100,000 in funding along with direct access to St. Louis-based angel investors. In 2012 Arch Grants awarded $750,000 cash to 15 startups, in addition to two $100,000 follow on grants and in 2013, $100,000,000 was awarded through 20 grants.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ginger Imster Executive Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Adarza BioSystems
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      Candy Lab
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      Code Red
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      Focal Cast
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      Notal Vision
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      Sparo Labs
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