SixThirty Launches New Accelerator, SixThirty CYBER

SixThirty, the global financial technology (fintech) venture fund and accelerator based in St. Louis, announced the launch of SixThirty CYBER. “SixThirty, the St. Louis-based global financial technology (FinTech) venture fund and accelerator, just announced the launch of SixThirty CYBER, a cybersecurity-focused fund and accelerator that plans to invest $10 million into cybersecurity startups over the next five years. SixThirty CYBER is based on the same...

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Employee Spotlight of the Month: Yvette Rodriquez

  Yvette Rodriguez, Associate at Cultivation Capital Name: Yvette Rodriguez University: Brown University Class of: 2015 What did you study in college? Economics & History You joined Cultivation Capital as a Venture For America fellow. How was your experience participating in VFA, and how did it prepare you for your role at a venture capital firm? Being part of VFA has been great because of the exposure you get...

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Distributed: Trade Blockchain Conference Speakers Announced: Ernst & Young, T0, Gem And Fluent

BTC Media and SixThirty announce key speakers for the Distributed: Trade conference, the first event of its kind to focus on innovative blockchain solutions for both financial services and trade networks, to be held June 14, 2016 in St. Louis. Executive leaders and tech entrepreneurs speaking at the event will include: Angus Champion de Crespigny, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office, where...

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What The Heck Actually Happened In US VC During The First Quarter?

Getting the pulse of venture capital in the United States can be tricky. When the first quarter ended, reports were issued by firms that track venture capital activity and, depending on who you ask, things were either terrible, or flat, or pretty good. Not all of those can be true at the same time. Given general confusion in the market, I took a look at...

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S4’s Tomas Pena Finds A Home Away From Home In St. Louis

“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 the country. That’s why, though the company started in Argentina, S4 (formerly Solapa4) set its U.S. headquarters in the Gateway City.” Read the full EQ article here.

Distributed: Trade Blockchain Conference to Be Hosted at Washington University

NASHVILLE, TN/ST. LOUIS, MO—BTC Media and SixThirty are proud to announce a group of the world’s leading blockchain innovators as initial sponsors of their Distributed: Trade conference to be hosted by Washington University in St. Louis on June 14, 2016. Blockchain solutions companies Gem and Fluent join as sponsors along with fintech leaders RGAx and Thomson Reuters at an event that promises to be the...

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5 New FinTech Startups Brought Into SixThirty Portfolio

SixThirty, the financial technology startup accelerator, has announced five new $100,000 investments into a handful of early-stage companies from across the globe. Led by Managing Director Atul Kamra, SixThirty has committed more than $2 million to 24 companies over the past few years. The startup is mostly backed by St. Louis venture capital firm Cultivation Capital. The accelerator also recently partnered with RGAx, a subsidiary...

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$25k in Prize Money at Distributed: Trade Conference Blockchain Hackathon

SixThirty and BTC Media have announced a 24-hour blockchain Hackathon to be held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 12-13, 2016, the day before the Distributed:Trade conference, a forum to address how blockchain technology will disrupt and optimize trade networks and financial services, which they have organized. A total of $25,000 in prize money will be awarded at the competition, which will focus on blockchain...

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SixThirty and St. Louis Recognized as Pioneering FinTech Community

SixThirty and St. Louis Recognized as Pioneering FinTech Community ST. LOUIS, MO (April 5, 2016) – SixThirty and St. Louis were recently recognized by Village Capital and VilCap Communities as a pioneering start-up community for our competitive advantage and work in FinTech. Launched across the U.S., VilCap Communities is a partnership between Village Capital, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Sorenson Impact Center and the...

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