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82 Best & Most Active Missouri Investment Partners

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Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Missouri 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 Missouri Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Willy Schlacks

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Willy Schlacks – CEO & Co-Founder @ EquipmentShare


Jai Malik

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Jai Malik is the Founder & General Partner of Countdown Capital. Countdown Capital invests pre-seed / first checks in hard tech startups.


Craig Albrecht

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Craig Albrecht – Managing Director @ Thompson Street Capital Partners


Atul Kamra

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Atul Kamra is a managing partner at SixThirty, which is a seed fund based out of St. Louis.


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…


John Fein

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

John’s experience is centered on healthcare, IT and startups. Prior to Techstars, John served as Senior Project Manager for the OptumRx unit…


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…


Fred Coulson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Fred Coulson


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.


Ganesh Kishore

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Kishore is a Co-founder and Managing Partner at Spruce Capital Partners. He has a distinguished track record of accomplishments in biote…


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. …


Carter Williams

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Secondary Market, Seed

Carter Williams is the CEO if iSelect Fund.


Victor W. Hwang

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Victor W. Hwang


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…


Kathy Walker

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kathy is considered one of the top mobile network experts in the United States, and is a sought-after technology strategist and respected te…


Diego Pavía

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Diego Pavía – Chief Executive Officer @ InnoEnergy


Thomas Adamitis

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tom Adamitis formerly served as the Global Vice President of Raw Materials and Energy Procurement for Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the world…


Kevin Lockett

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin brings nearly 20 years of experience in financing, managing, growing and investing in early-stage companies. Kevin brought his operat…


Maria Flynn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Maria Flynn is the Managing Director at Techstars. Under Maria’s direction, Orbis partners with companies to utilize the technology. She dra…


John Kuelper

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Kuelper joined Ascension Ventures in 2014 as a Kauffman Fellow. John is Founder and President of Qualia Holdings LLC, a platform for sy…


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) …


Lawrence Page

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lawrence Page


Craig Herron

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Craig Herron – VP Ventures @ iSELECT FUND


Darcy Howe

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Darcy Howe – Managing Director @ KCRise Fund


Roger Wyse

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Roger Wyse is Managing Director and General Partner at Burrill & Company a leading Life Sciences company with $1.5 billion in venture ca…


Judy Sindecuse

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Judy is a visionary leader with a proven track record of starting companies and making them profitable, delivering the highest possible retu…


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


Ron Watson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ron Watson is a Partner at Dundee Venture Capital.


Steve Nordlund

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steve Nordlund – VP/GM Phantom Works @ The Boeing Company


David Smoller

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

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


Tim Stern

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim Stern, President and Co-Founder of Lenders One, had ten years of experience in the real estate industry before joining Lenders One. That…


Marty Bicknell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Marty Bicknell – General Partner @ Flyover Capital


Tim Hayden

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Stadia Ventures


Joel Brightfield

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joel Brightfield – Principal @ SixThirty


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…


Heather Wood

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Heather Wood – General Partner @ Cultivation Capital


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…


Barry Sandweiss

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Barry is a General Partner at Cultivation Capital. In 2000, he co-founded Lenders One, the largest mortgage-banking cooperative in the Unite…


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.


Paul Weber

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Paul Weber


Tim Dunn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Responsible for evaluating and overseeing investment, treasury, and all real estate-related activities and new development initiatives for J…


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…


Christian Müller

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Christian Müller studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and at the University of California, Berkley, United States. In…


Wendy Guillies

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wendy Guillies is acting president and chief executive officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she works closely with the Fou…


Stephanie Schneider

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Stephanie Schneider Principal at Five Elms Capital.


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…


Johnny Ream

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Johnny Ream is a partner with Stray Dog Capital.


Laura Brady

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Laura Brady – Partner @ Royal Street Ventures


Lance LeMay

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lance is a seasoned and respected investor in the technology and innovation space. He is the founder of October Capital, a privately funded …


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…


Michael Jordan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Life has come full circle for Michael Jordan, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of tech services giant EDS. After college, t…


Edward Frindt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ed is a Principal at KCRise, and brings over twelve years of experience in the venture capital, private equity and alternative investment sp…


Dennis Odell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dennis Odell is Senior Director at GXP Investments, where he is responsible for leading the strategic capital investing, portfolio managemen…


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


Therese Liechtenstein

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Therese Liechtenstein is a Principal at M Ventures.


Darren Streiler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Darren Streiler


Jesse Hunter

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jesse Hunter


Ralph Singleton

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ralph, a Maths graduate from the University of Bristol, has spent the last 30 years involved in UK and European equity markets working both …


Dan Cooper

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Dan Cooper


Phillip Linville

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Phillip Linville is a Principal at Cobalt Ventures.


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

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