Lewis & Clark Ventures

Lewis & Clark Ventures is a St. Louis-based venture capital firm focusing on high potential investment opportunities throughout the Midwest region. The mission of the fund is to deploy series A / B stage growth capital into companies operating within sectors that include agtech, digital healthcare and software, serving markets such as financial, agricultural, healthcare, and business enterprise solutions.

We believe there is an incredible number of gifted entrepreneurs and exciting companies operating in our own backyard, and we are here to solve their capital needs and allow them to focus on business growth.

120 S Central Ave #1000,
Clayton, MO 63105

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Lewis & Clark Ventures Leads $3.8M Series A for “Medical Ridesharing” Platform

Lewis & Clark Ventures announced its investment in Kaizen Health, Inc., a healthcare-logistics and NEMT (non-emergency medical transportation) technology platform. The Chicago-based company is led by founder and CEO Mindi Knebel. Kaizen Health works...

Startup Growth: Slow and Steady — Or Fast and Furious?

At Startup Connection 2017, EQ set up a live video studio at The Globe Building in Downtown St. Louis.The Globe Building is home to lightning-fast gigabit fiber running to the offices on every floor --...

Lewis & Clark Ventures On Investing $100M In Heartland Startups

Scott Bernstein is a Principal at Lewis & Clark Ventures, the first “$100,000,000+” tech venture fund in St. Louis.Before joining Lewis & Clark, Scott was the Director of Operations at Capital Innovators, where he...

Startup Resolutions: Here’s What You’re Chasing In 2018

What's Your Startup Resolution for the New Year and Why?We invited members of the St Louis Startup Ecosystem to respond to that question. Their answers are below.Got your own answer? We'd love to hear...
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Lewis & Clark Ventures’ Scott Bernstein Selected for Kauffman Fellows Program

The Kauffman Fellows Program announced its new class of 51 investors this week. Included in the group is Scott Bernstein, Principal at Lewis & Clark Ventures.

Lewis & Clark Ventures Raises $20 Million for Agriculture Technology

Lewis & Clark Ventures announced today $20 Million of new capital to drive agriculture innovation focusing on companies that improve plant yield, increase energy efficiency, boost farmers’ productivity or streamline the distribution chain from...

Applications Open for 2017 Pipeline Fellowship

Pipeline Entrepreneurs is now accepting applications for their 2017 fellowship from September 1-October 19.A unique and rigorous yearlong business leadership development program, Pipeline blends workshop modules, advice from national experts, and a deepening of...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Mar. 11

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com.Philanthropy in Tech Twitter founder and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey fulfilled classroom wishlists for nearly 300 Missouri schools...
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STL Startup Funding Guide

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, here’s a snapshot...
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Capital Ideas: Tom Hillman of Lewis & Clark Ventures

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 on the gaps...
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STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 5

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com.GrowthSt. Louis County has begun work to develop a 575-acre plant science innovation district in Creve Coeur. The...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Jan. 29

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com.Iconic InvestmentsThe CityArchRiver Foundation has met its campaign goal to raise $250 million in private funding to renovate the Gateway...

2015 St. Louis Capital Report: Brian Matthews Outlines Funding From Angels and Venture Capitalists

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 raised by 34...