Rick Holton Jr.
Co-Founder & General Partner
Rick is a founding Partner at Cultivation Capital. Cultivation Capital is an early stage venture capital firm managed by successful entrepreneurs seeking to partner with the next generation of great founders. Cultivation Capital makes investments of up to $1 million to help them continue rapid growth and prepare for institutional financing.
Rick is also a founding partner at Holton Capital Group, a St. Louis based family office that invests in early stage technology and life science companies as well as later stage private equity buyouts and real estate.
In addition to his role at Cultivation and HCG, Rick serves on the boards of Anchor Packaging, an international food packaging company, Arch Design, aisle411, Arvegenix, DealCloud, Hatchbuck, Radialogica, Sequoia Vaccines, WealthAccess, the Olin Alumni Board, Danforth Leadership Council, the Academy of Science, and Great Rivers Habitat Alliance. He is on the board of the St. Louis chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization and also an active member of YPO St. Louis.
Rick also co-founded Classic Car Studio an online classic car dealership. Rick has a double major in Engineering and Economics from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.