Gateway To Startup Success: Innovation Grows In Missouri

“We love the Cardinals, we love the Blues, and we love our startups.”

That is how Cliff Holekamp, co-founder and managing director of Missouri’s most active venture capital firm, Cultivation Capital, described St. Louis, aka the Gateway City.

Successful examples of St. Louis companies include Benson Hill (GV), with 10 funding rounds resulting in over $132 million in total funding and over $4 million in seed-stage funds raised for Balto Software. In fact, the greater St. Louis region’s VC investment for 2018 was $378 million.