Benson Hill

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Benson Hill is a crop improvement company. It develops the CropOS platform that combines machine learning and big data with genome editing and plant biology. The company uses its crop design platform with the aim of developing healthier and more sustainable crops.

HQSt. Louis, MO, US
Overall CultureB+

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)215(+10%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Benson Hill

Matt Crisp

Matt Crisp

CEO and Director
Deann Brunts

Deann Brunts

CFO and Director
Jason Bull

Jason Bull

Chief Technology Officer
Natalie Dinicola

Natalie Dinicola

Chief of Staff
Chris Wilkins

Chris Wilkins

Chief Operating Officer
Kelly Fischer

Kelly Fischer

Chief People Officer
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Benson Hill Office Locations

Benson Hill has offices in St. Louis and Durham
St. Louis, MO, US (HQ)
1001 N Warson Rd
Durham, NC, US
100 Capitola Dr #240
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Benson Hill Financials and Metrics

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Benson Hill total Funding

$242.8 m

Benson Hill latest funding size

$150 m

Time since last funding

9 months ago

Benson Hill investors

Benson Hill's latest funding round in October 2020 was reported to be $150 m. In total, Benson Hill has raised $242.8 m
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Benson Hill News and Updates

Benson Hill Builds a Home for the Future of Food

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Benson Hill, one of the fastest-growing food tech companies in the country, placed St. Louis, MO at the forefront of the future of food today with the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art headquarters located in the 39 North Innovation...

Benson Hill Biosystems and Brownseed Genetics Forge Partnership to Expand Corn Hybrid Choices

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural diversity of plants, has entered into a partnership with Brownseed Genetics, a Wisconsin-based seed breeder of new corn hybrids that are higher in both oil content and...

Benson Hill Biosystems levanta US $60 milhões para melhorar alimentos e ingredientes

ST. LOUIS, 10 de setembro de 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A Benson Hill Biosystems, uma empresa de melhoria de cultivos que libera a diversidade genética natural de plantas, anunciou hoje o primeiro fechamento de seu financiamento de US $ 60 milhões da Série C. A rodada é liderada pela GV, com a...

Benson Hill Biosystems Raises $60 Million to Improve Food and Ingredients

Investors back crop genomics and data platform to tap nature's genetic diversity ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, today announced the first close of its $60 million Series C...

Benson Hill Biosystems obtuvo financiamiento por u$s 60 Million para mejorar los alimentos y los ingredientes.

ST. LOUIS, Septiembre 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Benson Hill Biosystems, una empresa de mejoramiento de cultivos que desbloquea la diversidad genética natural de las plantas, anunció hoy el primer cierre de su financiamiento de la serie C por u$s 60 millones. La Ronda está dirigida por GV,...

Benson Hill Blogs

Benson Hill Names Jason Bull as Chief Technology Officer

ST. LOUIS, MO – June 18, 2020 – Benson Hill, a crop innovation company dedicated to unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, has named Jason Bull as Chief Technology Officer to oversee all platform and product development. Bull is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of industry ex…

(FarmTank) The Importance of Culture, Scaling Innovation, Landing Google Ventures, and Cutting-Edge Soybean Varieties

In this episode of FarmTank, Matt Crisp and Jordan Van Trump cover his appreciation for his staff, the importance of culture within a company, his introduction to the ag space, getting laid off at Intrexon, his passion for wanting to start Benson Hill, his secrets behind innovation, the best ways to…

(AgFunderNews) The top 20 Ag Biotech deals of 2019

Startups in the category raised $1.1 billion in funding, according to AgFunder’s Agri-FoodTech Investing Report. Ag Biotech is still one of the prevailing segments in seed stage activity and the most active upstream category indicating continued investor interest. Here are the top 20 Ag Biotech deal…

Benson Hill Contracts 30,000 Acres of Premium Soybean for 2020

Production for food and feed markets to deliver superior ingredient and meal benefits ST. LOUIS, MO – May 14, 2020 – Benson Hill, a crop improvement company dedicated to unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants to develop healthier, more sustainable food choices, today announced it has cont…

(Crunchbase News) Gateway To Startup Success: Innovation Grows In Missouri

St. Louis provides a popular launch for startups because of its access to funding, large academic research institutions and the support of innovation from nonprofits and innovation districts. An example of a successful St. Louis company includes Benson Hill, with 10 funding rounds resulting in over …

(AgFunder News) Benson Hill to grow, process, and sell ultra-high protein soy to meet demand for plant-based alternatives

Benson Hil is working to improve the sustainability credentials of the leading source of plant-based protein: soy. It has developed a variety of the bean with up to 50% more protein than current varieties in the hope of tapping into the plant-based alternatives market; plant-based meat alone is proj…
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Benson Hill Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Benson Hill founded?

    Benson Hill was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Benson Hill key executives?

    Benson Hill's key executives are Matt Crisp, Deann Brunts and Jason Bull.

  • How many employees does Benson Hill have?

    Benson Hill has 215 employees.

  • Who are Benson Hill competitors?

    Competitors of Benson Hill include Afyren, Protera and AMBER.

  • Where is Benson Hill headquarters?

    Benson Hill headquarters is located at 1001 N Warson Rd, St. Louis.

  • Where are Benson Hill offices?

    Benson Hill has offices in St. Louis and Durham.

  • How many offices does Benson Hill have?

    Benson Hill has 2 offices.