Cultivation Capital

Cultivation Capital

A venture capital firm in Missouri that focuses on investing in early-stage technology, software, and life sciences companies.

Cultivation Capital is a venture capital firm in Missouri that focuses on investing in early-stage technology, software, and life sciences companies. Founded 2012 in St Louis, Missouri, United States by Brian Matthews, Cliff Holekamp, Jim McKelvey, Kyle Welborn, Peter Esparrago, and Rick Holton, Jr., it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series a, seed, series b, and corporate rounds. Its portfolio companies include Cloudbeds, Be my eyes, Adarza BioSystems, Noonlight, and Swell. As of March 2020, Cultivation Capital has made 126 investments. Their most recent investment was on March 11, 2020, when Cloudbeds raised $82M. Cultivation Capital has had 11 exits, the most notable of which include Solovis, DealCloud, and Planful. The company has raised six funds, their latest being Cultivation Capital Tech Fund III. This fund was announced on August 23, 2019 and raised a total of $74.2M.

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Funded Companies

Company
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Industry
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Location
S4

S4 is a Buenos Aires-based agricultural technology company providing risk management, data analytics, and growth prediction platforms.

LockerDome is an advertising platform founded in 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri, by CEO Gabe Lozano.

Label Insight is a SaaS company that provides insights on food label data to government, retailers, manufacturers and app developers.

Geneoscopy, Inc. is a St. Louis-based developer of medical diagnostics systems including non-invasive cancer diagnostics from biomarkers.

Reconstruct is a Champaign, Illinois-based company founded by Mani Golparvar-Fard, Derek Hoiem and Tim Bretl.

DealCloud is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based company founded by Ben Harrison.

A pharmaceutical manufacturer of products for ophthalmic applications

Summersalt is a St. Louis-based company.

Textel is a St. Louis-based telecommunications equipment company founded in 2014.

Geneoscopy is a St. Louis-based company founded in 2015.

SafeTrek is a St. Louis-based occupational safety and health company.

Kindful is a Nashville, Tennessee-based company.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Brian L. Matthews

Founder

Clifford Holekamp

Employee

Jim Mckelvey

Founder

Kasey Joyce

Employee

Kyle Welborn

Employee

Peter Esparrago

Founder

Ryan Rakestraw

Employee

Sebastian Mathalikunnel

Employee

Trey Goede

Advisor

Further reading

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Companies

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CEO
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Products/Services

Be my eyes

Cloudbeds

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