Cultivation Capital

Cultivation Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, St Louis


Cultivation Capital was established in 2012, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in St Louis. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified SaaS, Financial Services. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 12 more industries for this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 1 other location. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. Gainsight, Host Analytics, Tioma Therapeutics are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Aside from Cultivation Capital, start-ups are often funded by St. Louis Arch Angels, SixThirty, Cliff Holekamp and 54 other funds. The fund often co-invests with iSELECT FUND, SixThirty, Serra Ventures, overall with 62 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by iSELECT FUND, Cliff Holekamp, St. Louis Arch Angels, as well as 35 other investors.

This fund was the most active in 2015. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Cultivation Capital participates, on average, in 23 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. When Cultivation Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 1-5 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. In real terms, this VC performs 32 percentage points more exits than other funds. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year.

The fund was established by Brian Matthews, Cliff Holekamp, Jim McKelvey, Kyle Welborn, Peter Esparrago, Rick Holton, Jr.. Besides the listed founders, we have found 22 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

98.2% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

37.3% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.7 years

Funds Investing in Previous

St. Louis Arch Angels, SixThirty

Funds Investing Together

iSELECT FUND, SixThirty, Serra Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

iSELECT FUND, St. Louis Arch Angels

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