March 20, 2024

Where is the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem Headed? Anders Startup Funding and Outlook Survey Report Reveals the Answers 

St. Louis startups and their funding sources are an integral part of the city’s revitalization as they bring jobs and innovation to the region. As the startup scene struggles with post-COVID recovery, rising inflation, high interest rates and other compounding economic factors, the Anders Startup and Entrepreneurial Services team surveyed area founders and funding sources to weigh in on the impacts. The survey results were analyzed and are available in the inaugural Anders Startup Funding and Outlook Survey Report, shedding light on the status of the St. Louis startup ecosystem and where improvements can be made.  

The report details the biggest pain points for startups in the region, including struggles to secure enough funding: 

Investors also shared the top characteristics they look for in both startups and their founders before making an investment decision: 

Download the report below to access these findings and the full results. 


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