Elise is a Principal at Cultivation Capital. Managing the firm’s Life Sciences Funds I and II, her responsibilities include fund strategy, deal sourcing, due diligence, portfolio management, fundraising, financial reporting, and investor relations. Elise’s board service includes serving as a Board Observer at portfolio companies NarrativeDx and ImageMoverMD, and as a Director of the Holekamp Seed Fund at Washington University.
Prior to Cultivation Capital, Elise consulted for startups and early-stage investment organizations and served as Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Washington University in St. Louis, where she created a recruitment program designed to increase the racial and socioeconomic diversity on campus.
Elise has been active in politics throughout her professional career and has served as President of the St. Louis Young Democrats and National Mentorship Director of New Leaders Council, a nationwide civic leadership program. She holds a BA in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.