Tag: funding

Greetabl founders Zoë Scharf and Joe Fischer

Greetabl, the St. Louis-based e-commerce gifts and greetings startup, announced today it has oversubscribed its $1.5M Series Seed II fundraising to launch new platform features, hire key employees, and expand its marketing, including breaking into new markets.
STL Partnership Annual Meeting

The Whether, a platform powered by St. Louis startup Better Weekdays that helps employers more easily attract, engage and hire job seekers, will receive a $200,000 investment from the Helix Fund, it was announced today at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership's Annual Meeting.

As Managing Partner of the Life Sciences Fund at Cultivation Capital, Bill Schmidt is currently focused on the venture capital firm’s Life Sciences Fund II. He's dedicated to helping life sciences entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level–and the good news for founders is, he's done it himself. We sat down with Schmidt to hear how he got his start as a founder, and now investor, in St. Louis.
Chris Danforth

Chris Danforth has his hand in a wide variety Life Sciences investment and non-profit activity throughout the region. Meet the general partner in St. Louis-based venture firm Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund and Managing Director of The Yield Lab.
Dollar sign fundraising

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

Affigen, a biotechnology company based in the Cortex Innovation Community that develops therapeutics targeting cell lineage-specific tumor proteins, today announced the closing of a $17 million Series A financing round led by...
Arch Grants companies

It’s no secret that to get a business started, one needs cash and a superior support system. If you haven't already applied for an Arch Grants, here are five reasons you should.
Barry Sandweiss Cultivation Capital

If you’re looking to build a business, you want Barry Sandweiss on your side. We caught up with this successful entrepreneur and partner at Cultivation Capital.

Meet the four companies accepted into the third cohort of the AgTech accelerator.
Investments St Louis

Brian Matthews of Cultivation Capital looks at how much venture funding was raised by startups in the top 15 Midwestern regions.
Hatchbuck

The sales and marketing software company announced yesterday the completion of a $4 million Series A round of financing.
St Louis skyline

2016 was another very good year for St. Louis startups receiving venture capital. Brian Matthews of Cultivation Capital walks us through the numbers.
Investment Growth STL

2016 was the best year for launching new venture funds in St. Louis history. Read on for this and more highlights from the year from Cultivation Capital's Brian Matthews.
Karen Gheesling Mullis

Life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the closing of Archer Seed Fund, LP, at $15 million. Here's more about the firm's investment strategy.
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...
Brian Dixon Capital Innovators

Last month, Capital Innovators named its 2016 fall cohort and the program began. But that's not the only news coming out of the accelerator. This summer brought a lot of internal growth to...
Blair Garrou EVLS

Over the last two days, almost 80 individuals from 27 venture funds from around the US gathered at the T-REX Innovation Center Downtown for the Emerging Venture Leaders Summit (EVLS). With sessions covering topics like "The...

By Carter Williams, Managing Director of iSelect Fund The family office is changing. Rather than turn assets over to managers, today’s family offices increasingly prefer to invest directly, buying stakes in individual companies or...

By Carter Williams, managing director of iSelect Fund Most people think the key to job creation in their state or city is to attract relatively large, established companies. The facts say otherwise. Small businesses...

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announces that applications are open for its PWE Startup Accelerator Program, designed for women business leaders who want to take their company to the next level of...
Invest Midwest

The 17th annual InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum kicked off last night at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, concluding today with a full day of programming today. This year's event will...
STL Startup Funding

Million-dollar ideas need more than sweat equity to transform into a successful product or service. From accelerators supplying seed-level startup cash and mentorship to private equity firms offering hefty growth-stage investments,...

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...
Matt Badler

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...
Brian Matthews

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...
John Hamer

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...
Pete Reinecke

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...
Jay Schmelter

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...
Tom Hillman FTL Lewis & Clark

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...
Brian Clevinger EQ Prolog

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based venture and private equity firms to comment...

At a launch party at T-REX tonight, ITEN released its 2015 Startup Tech Report offering encouraging information for the region and the tech startup world. As a veteran organization of the St. Louis...

From a number of perspectives, 2015 was the best fundraising year for the St. Louis region since 2004. Notable numbers include: $258 million raised by 91 companies At least $1 million...

As the St. Louis startup community continues to grow, the voices and concerns of its founders, grass roots organizers and support organizations need to be heard, perhaps now more than ever....
Stadia Ventures Founders Tim Hayden (left) and Art Chou (right)

Several announcements were made tonight at St. Louis Regional Chamber's annual event No. 178, all speaking to the continued innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. One such announcement was the inaugural cohort...

Capital Innovators, the St. Louis-based accelerator program that ranks as the ninth best in the country, has invested in five new early-stage companies. In exchange for its $50,000 investment, Capital Innovators will take...
EQ Startup Advice

By Noah Rosenberg, Founder of Marco If you follow the “startup porn,” companies launch through a fixed life cycle, punctuated by funding. “How far along are you?” is meant to be answered in terms...
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...

By Jolijt Tamanaha My name is Jolijt Tamanaha, and I’m a recovering entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Champio, software that helps the 70% of Americans who hate their jobs. If only we could make...
Desk bootstrap startup

By Tyler King, CEO of Less Annoying CRM When my brother and I started Less Annoying CRM, we decided to bootstrap. If you’re not familiar with the term, that means that the...

Venture philanthropy might not be a household term, but it's taking place in our own backyard. Arch Grants, a non-profit organization providing $50,000 of equity-free funding, support and services to startups...
StadiaLaunch2

Stadia Ventures, St. Louis' new sports accelerator, announced 11 finalists for its inaugural fall 2015 cohort at a launch event last night at T-REX. Stadia Ventures Founders Tim Hayden (left) and Art Chou (right) Cofounded...

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

Across the US, startups are receiving more of what they need most—funding.

When the American City Business Journals publication Upstart put out the call for nominations for their inaugural Upstart 100, a list of the most creative and disruptive people in business, five St. Louisans made the nominations.

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