BioSTL Made Israeli Agri-tech Set Office St. Louis, Missouri

BioSTL, a nonprofit that supports the life-sciences industry in St. Louis.
August 8, 2016
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When a group of St. Louisans visited Israel in 2014 to build ties with that country’s entrepreneurs, they expected to wait years for the effort to bear fruit.

 

Instead, it took five days. Kaiima, an Israeli agricultural technology startup, had raised $100 million in venture capital and was looking to establish a U.S. presence. After meeting the BioSTL delegation and doing some followup research, it decided to open an office in St. Louis.

 

Kaiima now has five employees at the Helix Center in Creve Coeur, and three other Israeli companies have followed it here. After its success with agriculture-related firms, BioSTL has expanded its recruiting efforts to other industries and other countries, including Ireland.

 

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