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Cultivation Capital

Founders Brian Matthews Cliff Holekamp Jim McKelvey Kyle Welborn Peter Esparrago Rick Holton Jr.

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Total investments 227
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 114
Rounds per year 18.92
Lead investments 42
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.49
Exits 21
Key employees 18
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Analytics
Summary

In 2012 was created Cultivation Capital, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the St Louis. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, Financial Services. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Gainsight, Host Analytics, Tioma Therapeutics

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Cultivation Capital, startups are often financed by St. Louis Arch Angels, SixThirty, Cliff Holekamp. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are iSELECT FUND, SixThirty, Serra Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by iSELECT FUND, Cliff Holekamp, St. Louis Arch Angels.

The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 32 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Cultivation Capital works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. When the investment is from Cultivation Capital the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars.

The current fund was established by Brian Matthews, Cliff Holekamp, Jim McKelvey, Kyle Welborn, Peter Esparrago, Rick Holton, Jr.. Besides them, we counted 22 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

OpsLab

$5M15 Nov 2023 Austin, Texas, United States

Matic Insurance

Finance
Insurance
InsurTech
Property Insurance
$20M11 Oct 2023 Columbus, Ohio, United States

SATIM

$2M07 Aug 2023 Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Hydrosat

Aerospace
AgTech
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Geospatial
Information Services
Machine Learning
$22M25 Apr 2023 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

SimpleRose

Information Technology
Software
$23M06 Apr 2023 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Dataplant

Software
$500K02 Mar 2023 St Louis, Missouri, United States

Atlas Digital Group

Digital Marketing
E-Commerce
Telecommunications
$2M28 Feb 2023 St Louis, Missouri, United States

Paytient

Employee Benefits
Enterprise Software
Health Care
Health Insurance
$33M10 Jan 2023 Columbia, Missouri, United States

Monitaur

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
$4M05 Jan 2023 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
News
Pass It Down Raises Nearly $2M in Funding

– Pass It Down is a digital storytelling company based in Baton Rouge.
– Company raised nearly $2m in funding.
– The round was led by VentureSouth, with participation from Cultivation Capital, Techstars, Red Stick Angels and Acadian Capital Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to create and launch Iconic Moments, an NFT marketplace exclusively for the world’s museums and cultural institutions, in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Balto Raises $37.5M; Pushes to Close Execution Gap for Contact Centers

– Balto announced the completion of a $37.5m Series B funding round.
– The funding was led by Stripes and joined by RingCentral Ventures.
– Existing investors that participated include Sierra Ventures, TIA Ventures, OCA Ventures, Stage Venture Partners, SaaS Venture Capital, Sandalphon Capital, Cultivation Capital, and Atreides Management.
– The funding comes on the heels of Balto’s two latest product releases and as Balto’s Real-Time Platform surpasses 75 million guided calls and 160 million Real-Time Recommendations.

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Total investments 227
Average round size 6M
Rounds per year 18.92
Peak activity year 2019
Lead investments 42
Follow on index 0.49
Exits 21
Group Appearance index 0.73

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

OpsLab

$5M15 Nov 2023 Austin, Texas, United States

Matic Insurance

Finance
Insurance
InsurTech
Property Insurance
$20M11 Oct 2023 Columbus, Ohio, United States

SATIM

$2M07 Aug 2023 Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Hydrosat

Aerospace
AgTech
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Geospatial
Information Services
Machine Learning
$22M25 Apr 2023 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

SimpleRose

Information Technology
Software
$23M06 Apr 2023 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Dataplant

Software
$500K02 Mar 2023 St Louis, Missouri, United States

Atlas Digital Group

Digital Marketing
E-Commerce
Telecommunications
$2M28 Feb 2023 St Louis, Missouri, United States

Paytient

Employee Benefits
Enterprise Software
Health Care
Health Insurance
$33M10 Jan 2023 Columbia, Missouri, United States

Monitaur

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
$4M05 Jan 2023 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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