(St. Louis Business Journal) St. Louis agtech startup Pluton Biosciences raises $16.5 to add staff, advance product development efforts

St. Louis agriculture technology startup Pluton Biosciences has raised a $16.5 million funding round it says will help expand its team and advance its initial products toward commercialization.

Illumina Ventures, an independently operated venture capital firm affiliated with San Diego-based biotechnology firm Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN), and Boston-based RA Capital co-led the Series A funding round. Other investors in the deal include existing Pluton backers Fall Line Capital, the Grantham Foundation and First In Ventures, as well as new investors Wollemi, Radicle Growth and St. Louis-based venture investor iSelect Fund. Read more in this St. Louis Business Journal article!