Tech Between The Coasts 066 | November 11, 2020

Your bi-weekly update on the latest tech news, deals, and events in the middle of the country, curated by the folks at Lewis & Clark Ventures

Lewis & Clark Ventures invests in technology companies between the coasts. Founded by former operators, we partner with early-stage companies to build the infrastructure and talent needed to scale their businesses into market leaders.

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What We’re Reading

500,000 surveys across 152 languages identified the 56 values that drive human behavior. Check out the results. Via Visual Capitalist

The team at Sequoia highlights the traits of enduring companies. Via Sequoia

9 tricks to experiment with your pricing strategy. Via Medium

When objects become extensions of you. Via MIT Press Reader

Got a best friend at the office? How to keep that relationship even after one of you leaves. Via Harvard Business Review

Deals

Benson Hill (St. Louis, MO) raised $150M to fuel development and commercialization of healthier and more sustainable food and ingredient options. Wheatsheaf Group and GV (formerly Google Ventures) led the round. Via Company Press Release

Shotcall (Atlanta, GA) raised $2M to build a platform to form gaming communities and marketplaces for fans. Initial Capital and New Stack led the round, with participation from Lerer Hippeau. Via Venture Beat

Kobiton (Atlanta, GA) raised $14M to expand its mobile testing platform. BIP Capital and Fulcrum Equity Partners participated in the round. Via TechCrunch

Shoulder Innovations (Holland, MI) raised $21M to expand development of its shoulder replacement systems. US Venture Partners and Lightstone Ventures led the round. Via Company Press Release

JumpCloud (Boulder, CO) raised $75M to fuel development of its cloud directory platform. BlackRock led the round, with participation by General Atlantic. Via TechCrunch

Spotlight

Big congratulations to Benson Hill (St. Louis, MO), a Lewis & Clark Ventures portfolio company, on its recent $150M fundraise!

Events

StitchCrew Demo Day (November 19, 2020) – Demo day for startups from the OKC-based StitchCrew accelerator.

Opportunities

SSM Partners (Memphis, TN) is hiring an Associate.

Ascension Ventures (Clayton, MO) is hiring an Associate.

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