Cultivation Capital

Thriving Enterprises, Vibrant Communities

Venture Capital
  • Program Type
    Venture Capital
  • Avg Funding Amount
    $100k – $3.5M
  • Industry Focus
    Life Sciences & Health Tech, Software & IT, Agriculture & Food Tech, Midwest Seed Stage, Geospatial Tech

Cultivation Capital is a venture capital firm that manages a family of funds focused on early-stage investing. Most of our initial investments are during a startup’s Seed or Series A phase, and our initial checks range from $100k – $3.5M. Our industries of focus include life sciences and health techsoftware and ITagriculture tech, and geospatial tech.

Founded in 2012, Cultivation Capital recognizes that promising companies are located all over the globe and that outstanding founders have a diversity of backgrounds. We are committed to building an inclusive portfolio and have invested in startups based in over 25 states or countries. Crunchbase News recently identified us as one of the 18 most active early-stage venture firms in North America. They have also ranked us one of the top five recently founded lead investors in the U.S. We lead about half of the investment rounds in which we participate.

We are committed to actively helping our portfolio companies with our operating experience and networks, usually taking on board responsibilities to do so.

Investment Overview

We invest across a variety of industries and stages.

Life Sciences & Health Technology

Therapeutics, diagnostics, research tools and reagents, medical devices, and healthcare information technology verticals.

Software & IT

Early stage technology companies that have achieved measurable milestones, and have product, revenue, and traction.

Agriculture & Food Technology

Companies with innovations in crops, animal health, precision agriculture, sustainability, logistics, and food ingredients.

Midwest Seed Stage

Financial technology (FinTech), healthcare, and agriculture technology (AgTech) that are active in St. Louis or in the greater Midwest.

Geospatial Technology

Early-stage tech companies that utilize location intelligence to delight customers and solve big problems.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.