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Portfolio Rockstars of the Month: Immunophotonics

For the month of September, we are excited to feature not one, but two Portfolio Rockstars of the Month. We shine the spotlight on Immunophotonics employees, Joe Raker, Chief Drug Development Officer and Samuel Lam, VP of Research and Science. Immunophotonics is a St. Louis-based biotechnology company that has developed an in situ therapeutic cancer vaccine (inCVAX) for solid tumor cancers. Check out our interviews...

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Cultivation Capital leads $1.66M Financing Round in BlueStrata

Cultivation Capital leads $1.66M Financing Round in BlueStrata BlueStrata EHR, SaaS model electronic health record system designed and tailored specifically for the needs of the long-term care market  ST. LOUIS, MO (August 20, 2015) – Cultivation Capital leads a $1.66M financing round by making a $500,000 investment in BlueStrata, a SaaS model electronic health record system designed and tailored specifically for the needs of the long-term care...

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Rockstar of the Month: Ryan Allen

Drumroll….This month’s rockstar is Ryan Allen, Director of Publisher Development and Activation at LockerDome. Check out our interview with Ryan below! Name: Ryan Allen University: University of Pennsylvania Class of: 2013 What did you study in college? Economics. How long have you been working at LockerDome? More than 2 years. What are you currently working on? I currently oversee all of LockerDome’s media partnerships. My teams...

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Cultivation Capital Expands Team With New Hire

Cultivation Capital Expands Team With New Hire St. Louis, MO – July 30, 2015 Cultivation Capital is pleased to announce their newest hire, Allison Carmen. Allison is joining Cultivation Capital as the newest Principal of Tech Fund II. Allison moved to St. Louis in 2009 from San Diego, and earned her MBA in 2011 from St. Louis University, with an emphasis in sustainability and entrepreneurship....

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A Quick Guide to Startup Spaces in St. Louis

A Quick Guide to Startup Spaces in St. Louis By many accounts, the last few years have seen St. Louis rapidly transform into one of the most robust start-up scenes in the country. However, some of the terminology can be confusing for newcomers to the startup scene, especially the locations of where many early-stage companies are located. T-Rex, Cortex, TechArtista: what are people referring to...

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Not All Venture Capital Firms Are EViL

Not All Venture Capital Firms Are EViL Written By: Colton Callandrella In a resounding testimony to the burgeoning startup scene in St. Louis, more than 50 venture capital professionals gathered downtown last week for the Emerging Venture Leaders Summit (EVL). Organized by Active Capital and Cultivation Capital, the two-day conference featured keynote speakers, expert panels on specific trends in the Venture Capital (VC) industry, and...

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Rockstar of the Month: Chisom Uche

Rockstar of the Month: Chisom Uche This month’s spotlight is on Chisom Uche, Marketing and Sales Specialist at TopOpps and a member of the winning team at Global Hack IV. Check out our interview with him! Name: Chisom Uche University: Washington University in St. Louis Class of: 2014 Major: Psychology Minors: Legal Studies & Entrepreneurship What was your experience like as a Venture for America Fellow? What advice...

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4 Life Lessons Learned from Interning in Venture Capital

Written By: Colton Calandrella, Cultivation Capital – Strategy Intern 4 Life Lessons Learned from Interning in Venture Capital “We may be a VC firm, but we’re as scrappy as a startup”. Colleen Liebig, my boss at St. Louis venture capital firm Cultivation Capital, told me this on the first day of my internship. In the whirlwind two weeks that I have worked at Cultivation Capital,...

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Why we invested in PromisePay?

Written By: Kasey Grelle We are excited to announce the close of our latest investment in PromisePay! We had a chance to get to know the PromisePay team over the last year, as the company took part in the SixThirty Fintech accelerator, which operates out of T-Rex (and happens to be our neighbors). PromisePay’s Simon Lee, Darren McMurtrie, and Simon Jones are from Australia and...

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Newest Addition to the Portfolio: PromisePay

PromisePay raises USD$2M, rolls out managed payments platform and expands US presence Investment from Cultivation Capital, Mark Harbottle, rampersand and Reinventure to drive continued growth across Australia and US June 24, 2015 – PromisePay, the full stack payments platform that helps marketplaces, merchants, and their customers transact simply and securely online, today announced it has raised USD$2M in funding from major fintech and startup investors...

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