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How St. Louis Earned the Title of ‘Disruptor’ in Agtech in 2017

St. Louis continued to grow its agtech assets in 2017, attracting leaders in venture capitalism and research.

Here’s a glimpse at what happened in the local industry this year.

What money startups raised in 2017

NewLeaf Symbiotics, which has developed biotechnology that utilizes a type of bacteria to boost farmers’ yields, completed the second close of its $30 million Series C financing round.

It’ll use the money to launch its first commercialized products. Benson Hill Biosystems, a plant science firm trying to meld analytics technology with biology, raised $18.3 million in financing.

Lewis & Clark Ventures, the Clayton-based venture capital firm led by Tom Hillman, was part of an $18 million Series D funding for Boston-area agtech startup GreenLight Biosciences.

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