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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 August 4. News and notes are provided by Brian Feldt of the St. Louis Business Journal.

 

-Venture capital flowing into St. Louis companies during the first half of 2017 increased more than 142 percent when compared with the same time period in 2016, from $54.86 million to $132.78 million. Deal flow remained steady at 24.

-Benson Hill Biosystems’ $25 million financing in March— a deal led by local venture capital firm Lewis & Clark Ventures along with Silicon Valley-based Prelude Ventures — was the largest venture deal of the first six months.

-Biotech startup Cofactor Genomics raised $10.68 million from investors including Silicon Valley-based Menlo Ventures.

-Cultivation Capital helped a San Diego-based startup called Cloudbeds raise a $9 million. It also helped Charlotte-based DealCloud raise $4.5 million.

-Tech giant Cisco agreed to acquire Clayton-based startup Observable Networks, a provider of network security services. Several local investors will come out winners in the deal.

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10/6/2017
MVF Breakfast Meeting October 6, 2017 (Speaker: Lori Coulter, Summersalt)

11/3/2017
MVF Breakfast Meeting November 3, 2017 (Speaker: Bryan Witherbee, Adarza BioSystems)

12/5/2017
MVF Funding Forum, December 5, 2017 (Panel discusses funding options)

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