Cultivation Capital

Cultivation Capital is a venture firm focused on investing in technology and life sciences companies whose ideas have the potential to transform the way we live and work. The firm partners with entrepreneurs who “have the potential to build some of the world’s most successful startups,” actively invests out of a variety of funds and supports and invests in multiple accelerator programs focusing on areas like financial technology, agriculture technology, and women-led companies.

Impact
Currently there are more than 240 investors, 15 general partners, 10 additional accelerator managers, 9 operations team members, 15 analysts, over 36 companies in the portfolio, and over 1200 employees across the portfolio.

Office
T-REX
911 Washington Ave. #801
St. Louis, MO 63101

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Website: cultivationcapital.com

Cultivation Capital Stories on EQ

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Bill Schmidt, Managing Partner of Cultivation Capital's Life Science Fund, shares tips for BioTech companies focused on fundraising.
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Adarza BioSystems

On January 19, startup Adarza BioSystems, Inc, based in St. Louis and Rochester, New York, closed on $17 Million in Series C financing. Here's what the life science company is focused on next.
Peter Esparrago FinLocker

How FinLocker is looking to revolutionize the mortgage process.

Timothy Stern, a General Partner at Cultivation Capital, knows what it takes to build a company. He also believes that innovation and a focus on technology is what will keep St. Louis thriving. We sat down...
BioGenerator

Since its inception in 2013, Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund’s portfolio of 14 companies and one accelerator have raised $321M in total funding–with a $10.3M total dollar investment from the firm–while creating 180 jobs...

It’s what a lot of founders dream about—whether or not they say it out loud—and it’s the easy way to validate that a city’s startup ecosystem is growing and thriving. But according to Cultivation...

Tony Coco, President BlueStrata EHR, an electronic health records software provider, has entrepreneurship and success in his genes as his family has owned many small businesses throughout the years. He also worked as the...

Everyone can remember a moment they felt unsafe. Perhaps it was late and you were walking alone. Maybe you were waiting for a train or a bus and started feeling uneasy about the approaching...

St. Louis is in the heart of the Corn Belt. It’s a perfect seat for AgTech companies looking to serve the U.S. market, and provides affordable access to some of the best resources in...

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As of February 2016, Galera Therapeutics, Inc., a drug development company based in Greater Philadelphia,  had raised $42 million in Series B financing for the clinical testing of its drug that prevents the painful side...
Label Insight

Sponsored Content: What's this?  Startup founders quickly realize that the work can be exhausting. For every euphoric crest, there’s a demoralizing crater along the way. Dheeraj Patri got a taste of both long before Label Insight. “Nobody ever...

Customer success is a popular term these days. Companies are focusing heavily on not only acquiring customers, but maintaining their happiness and expanding the relationship. Gainsight is being hailed as the industry leader in that...
Tom Brutnell

As the global population increases, agricultural yields must increase to feed the world’s population. Compounding the explosive population growth is the decreasing available tillable land [as subdivisions and industrial parks expand into former farmland. One...

In 2009, Ryan Bell was looking for money. Working as an independent software consultant, he had built a social media scheduling and campaign management tool based off of Twitter’s API in 2008 called Twaitter,...

Pop culture tends to depict startup life as a glamorous career path. The high-energy entrepreneurial world of a venture-backed CEO is portrayed as world of high-stakes meetings, multi-million-dollar payouts and a retiree’s level of recreation...

Three years ago, Sam Sullivan was a high school student in Pennsylvania working a food service job while taking college classes on the side. He was preparing for the next step in life, which...

In the medical research and discovery industry, no foe is more varied or formidable than cancer. The fight against one of mankind’s deadliest diseases has innumerable fronts, from prevention to detection to treatment. St. Louis’...

In 1991, Bob Lozano stood in a Southwestern Bell boardroom presenting ideas to a table full of high-level executives. Lozano and his team, part of the research and development arm for SBC modeled after...

Agriculture Technology is a fast-expanding sector in the startup world, drawing more and more attention as funding increases and potential solutions to global problems begin to develop. The Midwest is uniquely positioned to be...

A diagnosis of cancer often brings shock, sadness and fear as patients prepare to confront one of the most pervasive and difficult diseases in the modern world. “Cancer is sneaky, in simple terms,” says Lu...
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In the world of work, company culture is one of the key selling points for those looking to attract top talent. In the startup space, it's arguably one of the most important points. And according to Hatchbuck,...
Promise Pay SixThirty

PromisePay, an electronic payment solutions firm out of Melbourne, recently became part of the St. Louis startup scene. With offices in Australia, San Francisco and now the Gateway City, the company has a unique...

According to Pulse Therapeutics CEO Sean Morris, a company needs two things to succeed in the startup environment.

Chisom Uche, TopOpps’ fiercely intelligent and civically-motivated marketing specialist, is a sterling representative of St. Louis’ entrepreneurial community.

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Melissa “Missy” Kelley, a longtime local business, marketing and communications leader and executive was promoted to...

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