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$1 million at stake: Chaifetz Group taps election software firm for investment at Shark Tank-like pitch event

Jan 29, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
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ST. LOUIS - Scott Leiendecker has grown his polling place technology business organically since founding it in 2011, making maybe one prior pitch to equity investors.

The one he made Monday evening, this time in front of a couple hundred people in the stands of Chaifetz Arena, paid off in a big way: $1 million for his election technology startup KNOWiNK.

"Not too bad," Leiendecker said afterward. "We've got a pretty good record."

It was the first of what Chaifetz Group Chairman...