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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 October 7. News and notes are provided by Brian Feldt of the St. Louis Business Journal.
-Bayer’s $66 billion deal to acquire Monsanto — a deal that is expected to close toward the end of 2017 — will have broad impact across the St. Louis community, including its life sciences corridor anchored by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The acquisition should also have a positive affect on local startups, who thanks to Bayer’s assumed presence on Monsanto’s Creve Coeur and Chesterfield campuses will have a better pipeline into the industry giant.
-Lewis & Clark Ventures closed on the first tranche of a planned $45 million investment fund that will invest in startups in the life sciences sector.  In a separate transaction, Lewis & Clark led a $6.5 million Series B financing round for Wisconsin-based health care startup called Catalyze.
-Cultivation Capital raised $20.5 million for its planned $100 million fintech fund. The fund builds on Cultivation Capital’s fintech portfolio, which includes a handful of startups, most of which were discovered through Cultivation’s fintech accelerator SixThirty.
-Veniti, a medical device startup based in St. Louis, raised $25 million from Boston Scientific, which stands as a likely buyer for Veniti down the road

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more Calendar

MVF Breakfast Meeting, November 4, 2016 (Speaker: Joe Shuchat, Winning Identity)

MVF Ask The Experts, Nov. 17

MVF Breakfast Meeting, December 2, 2016 (Speaker: Tonya Browning, Express Scripts)

MVF Breakfast Meeting February 3, 2017 (Speaker: Steve Young, SYNEK)

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