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Eric Paley of Founder Collective recently argued in TechCrunch that “VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt and co-founder infighting—combined.” His argument is essentially that VCs, lured by the sirens’ song of hyper-growth, back numerous companies with business models that aren’t ready to...

Lewis & Clark Ventures, the St. Louis venture capital firm with several local portfolio companies, has participated in a $5.5 million Series B financing for Ohio-based Beam Dental, which provides dental benefits for small- and medium-sized businesses. Drive Capital, a venture firm from Columbus, Ohio, that...

For Indianapolis-based Springbuk Inc., growth has come quickly—especially in the past 12 months. The health-analytics-software firm, founded in January 2015, sells an HR tool for employers to track health care spending and outcomes. Since August 2016, its customer base has nearly tripled—from 310 clients in 35...