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Startup Exit Awards: Exits of the Year – Benson Hill and Nerdy

August 1, 2022

Benson Hill and Nerdy didn’t begin with ambitions of becoming public companies. They started in hopes of providing solutions.

Chuck Cohn founded Nerdy (NYSE: NRDY) in 2007 as an in-home tutoring business after struggling to find a tutor for help while studying at Washington University. Benson Hill (NYSE: BHIL) began in 2012 to commercialize research out of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center focused on improving crop yields.