Marvin Francois, CEO of oneKIN, has set out on a mission to empower small businesses through cutting-edge technology tools and data. The St. Louis-based fintech and retail tech company has launched an AI-powered live stream selling and shopping app that blends the personalization of in-person shopping with the reach and efficiency of e-commerce. To help address the high rate of small business closures due to lack of access to financing, oneKIN is developing a tailored revenue-based financing solution. The venture-backed tech company aims to become a successful unicorn while helping small businesses thrive and drive socio-economic change worldwide.
Sam Cummings, CEO of DataPlant, is revolutionizing the way companies collect and analyze their business data with AI-driven software. His experience as head of data science at Gainsight and enterprise teams at companies such as Indeed inspired him to create DataPlant, a tool that enables companies of all sizes to develop data architecture and produce valuable insights rapidly. By relying on automation and freeing up human energy, businesses can become more efficient and empathetic partners for their customers. Cummings anticipates rolling out Success GPT, which provides businesses with suggestions on how to reach their goals, in the near future.
David Karandish, CEO of Capacity and former founder of Answers.com, is leading the charge in the St. Louis tech startup scene. Capacity’s automated support platform is revolutionizing the way customer service works with AI-powered bots that can answer up to 90% of customer questions. Karandish’s vision for the future of St. Louis includes investing in startups and bridging the digital divide by providing computer science instruction to students from low-income backgrounds.
Benson Hill’s CropOS® technology platform is improving food quality, nutrition, and sustainability. With collaborations at home and abroad, they’re well-positioned to take advantage of a growing demand for plant-based proteins. Benson Hill utilizes data and AI to continuously improve crop varieties, eliminating wasteful processing steps in agri-food industries.
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