Tech startup LockerDome plans St. Louis expansion, 300 jobs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — LockerDome is launching a multi-million dollar expansion at its St. Louis headquarters. The interest-based social media platform will also create up to 300 new jobs in St. Louis over the next five years.

“Cultivating the next generation of great innovators and entrepreneurs has been a top priority from Day One, so it’s exciting to see companies like LockerDome continuing to grow here in the Show-Me State,” said Gov. Jay Nixon. “This significant expansion by a homegrown startup is proof positive that the investments we’ve made through the Missouri Technology Corporation are creating jobs and accelerating growth all across our state.”

Launched in 2008 by St. Louis native Gabe Lozano, LockerDome bills itself as a platform to help you personalize the web. The company builds interactive widgets, which are embedded across thousands of partner websites, delivering engaging, interest-based content to more than 100 million people each month. In 2015, LockerDome launched its native advertising platform, allowing brands to also deliver interactive content across its platform, as a more effective means to reach customers than traditional digital advertising channels.

“Missouri has really embraced entrepreneurs and technology — offering a number of resources to help companies like LockerDome grow and create jobs,” said Gabe Lozano, CEO and Co-founder of LockerDome. “And when you couple the strong support from the state with the St. Louis region’s emerging tech ecosystem and skilled workforce, there is no better place for us to locate and expand than right here in St. Louis, Missouri. I thank Governor Nixon for his support of Missouri’s entrepreneurial economy, and everyone who has helped make LockerDome a success.”

Source: Missouri Department of Economic Development 

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