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, Benchmark Email, Policy Engage, FinLocker, Clever Real Estate, Resilia, PlanGap, and Element451.

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 to being ranked #1 in the world (Inc. Magazine, 2019).

His nonprofit board service includes work for the South Carolina Research Authority, Clemson University Research Foundation, Venture for America, Saint Louis Zoo, 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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