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MVF serves entrepreneurs — those leading the growth of earlier stage businesses — through peer networking, topical education and access to capital resources. We attract members and resources whose mission is to support entrepreneurs and grow new businesses. Our community of entrepreneurs, investors, inventors and service providers eagerly share their knowledge and resources to help build a strong regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Entrepreneurial News

The following news and notes were presented at the MVF Breakfast Builders Event on Nov. 3. News and notes are provided by Brian Feldt of the St. Louis Business Journal.

-Through three quarters, St. Louis startups have raised $196.5 million, up about 14 percent from the same period last year and putting 2017 on pace to be one of the best years for venture capital funding in the last decade.
-The St. Louis Arch Angels are on track to invest approximately $11 million in the startup ecosystem this year, about on par with what it invested last year, which was a banner year for the network.
-Cultivation Capital reported raising another $30 million toward its $100 million fintech fund.
-Varsity Tutors made its first international acquisition when it bought First Tutors of the United Kingdom.
-Gainsight, a startup founded by St. Louis entrepreneur Jim Eberlin in 2009 (then known as JBara), was named the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s fastest-growing private company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
-TruQC raised $2 million from investors.
-In accelerator news, Capital Innovators brought in six new startups to its portfolio while Stadia Ventures invested in four new sports startups.
-Cultivation Capital raised about $30 million for its fintech startup investment fund. The fund now has $50 million in investable capital.

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more Calendar

March 2, 2018 (Speaker: Thad Simons, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Yield Lab)

April 6, 2018 (Speaker: Emily Brady Koplar, Wai Ming)

May 9, 2018 (MVF Power Pitch 2018)

June 1, 2018 (Speaker: Public/Private Partnerships for Funding Startup)

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