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42 Best & Most Active St Louis Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top St Louis Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top St Louis Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Craig Albrecht

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Craig Albrecht – Managing Director @ Thompson Street Capital Partners


Jim Eberlin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jim Eberlin founded Gainsight by discovering a new opportunity to ensure customers were adopting products as well as using them to their ful…


Brian Matthews

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Brian Matthews is a Co-founder and a General Partner at Cultivation Capital. In addition, he is a General Partner and mentor at SixThirty Fi…


Rick Holton, Jr.

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rick is a General Partner at FINTOP Capital. He has served in venture capital as a General Partner in the Tech, Life Sciences, and FinTech s…


Andy Dearing

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Andy Dearing is the President of Spatial STL Advisors. He also serves as the lead for the GeoFutures Initiative, a regional initiative under…


John True

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John True is the General Partner of Cultivation Capital.


Jennifer Ehlen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jennifer Ehlen – Founder & CEO @ Brazen Global


Steve Wiggins

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steve Wiggins – Managing Director @ Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners


Tom Hillman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tom Hillman has been involved with private business enterprises over the course of his career, during which time he’s owned more than 50 com…


William Schmidt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Bill has over 20 years experience in the medical device, healthcare IT and pharmaceutical sectors, and is a founding Partner of LDM Group. L…


Ilya Nykin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

A Prolog co-founder and managing director, Ilya has more than 25 years of experience with new ventures as both an investor and entrepreneur….


Rick Kushel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rick Kushel, General Partner at FINTOP Capital, was most recently a strategic advisor to the Innovations portfolio at The Blackstone Group. …


Brian Belsky

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian Belsky


Tara Butler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tara Butler joined AHV in 2002 after completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis. She primaril…


Thad Simons

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Thad Simons is Founder and Managing Director, The Yield Lab, Board President of the International Food and Agribusiness Association (IFAMA) …


Craig Herron

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Craig Herron – VP Ventures @ iSELECT FUND


John McKearn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John McKearn joined RiverVest® in April 2008 as a venture partner and became a managing director in April 2011. He has 25 years experience …


Peter Esparrago

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Peter Esparrago co-founded Cultivation Capital. and Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of FinLocker in 2001


Dean VandeKamp

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dean VandeKamp – General Partner @ Cultivation Capital


David Smoller

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. David A. Smoller, General Partner of Cultivation Capital


Tim Hayden

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Stadia Ventures


Bobby Sandage

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Sandage most recently was President and CEO and member of the board for Coronado BioSciences, Inc. (CNDO) from March 2011 to April 2013….


Michael Kime

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Kime is responsible for assisting AEGIS Professional Services with complex corporate transactions as well as organizing and managing…


David Russell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Russell – Venture Partner @ Lewis & Clark Ventures


Chris Danforth

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris is a Limited Partner and Investment Committee member of the Cultivation Capital technology fund,


Scott Bernstein

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Scott Bernstein is Principal at Lewis & Clark Ventures and is responsible for managing all stages of the investment process from fund raisin…


Brian Hopcraft

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian Hopcraft is an entrepreneur and technology leader with more than 15 years of experience leading established technology companies as we…


Matt Plummer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt is the Principal at Cultivation Capital and the Yield Lab. He oversees the day to day program and investment operations for the Yield L…


Helen Ciesielski

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Helen Ciesielski currently works as the Principal for Lewis & Clark Ventures. He previously worked at Ascension Ventures as an Investment As…


Brian Clevinger

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

A Prolog co-founder and managing director, Brian has been involved in the commercialization of bioscience for more than 25 years. Prior to c…


Victor Kats

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Victor Kats joined Ascension Ventures in 2009 from Allscripts-Misys, a $3 billion healthcare information technology company, where he led co…


Rick Ryan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rick Ryan is the General Partner of Cultivation Capital Life Sciences.


David Poldoian

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Poldoian currently works as the Lewis and Clark Ventures for Operating Partner. He previously worked at FTL Capital as the Operating P…


Ryan Rakestraw

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ryan Rakestraw is a Venture Principal with Monsanto Growth Ventures, a corporate venture capital group investing in technology impacting foo…


Eric Gulve

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Eric Gulve is the Executive Vice President of BioSTL.


Jeff Peterson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeff Peterson is on the board of the Center for Emerging Technologies in St Louis as an Executive Team member. He previously worked for Mons…


Steve Welker

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steve Welker is an Operating Partner at Lewis & Clark AgriFood.


Alaina Macia

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Alaina Macia


Darren Streiler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Darren Streiler


Dan Cooper

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Dan Cooper


Anthony Billings

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Anthony Billings is the Vice President of Advantage Capital.


David Taiclet

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David Taiclet

Written by Mark Kendall

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