Cliff Holekamp

Cofounder & General Partner

Cliff Holekamp is a Cofounder, Managing Director and General Partner at Cultivation Capital. Cliff’s board service in the Cultivation portfolio currently includes LockerDome, TopOPPS, Hathchbuck/Benchmark, TrackBill, Avail, FinLocker and Clever.

Cliff was the Founder and President of Foot Healers (sold to private equity in 2007). He was also the Professor of Practice and Academic Director for Entrepreneurship at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis (retired in 2019) where he was named one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurship Professors in the World and where he led the entrepreneurship program from startup to ranked first in the world (Inc. Magazine, 2019).

His nonprofit board service includes the Yield Lab Institute, the Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri Development Finance Board, and the Board of Trustees of Washington & Lee University. Cliff holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He worked as an account executive for IBM before beginning his entrepreneurial career.

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