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MVF — Where Entrepreneurs Go to Grow.

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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 displayed at the MVF Breakfast Builders Event on Feb. 3. News and notes are provided by Brian Feldt of the St. Louis Business Journal.

-Several high-profile investment funds that launched in late 2016 propelled St. Louis to one its best, if not the best, year on record for raising venture capital. Roughly half a billion dollars was invested in approximately 10 funds this year. In all, those funds are targeting over $700 million in total funds raised. Those raising the money include Ascension Ventures, RiverVest Venture Partners, Lewis & Clark Ventures, Cultivation Capital and Washington University.

-Nestlé USA plans to add 300 technology jobs in St. Louis as it moves its IT operations from California to St. Louis.

-Hatchbuck raised $4 million from investors including Cultivation Capital.

-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens earlier this month slashed $146 million in state spending to balance Missouri’s budget. Among the cuts was a $4.4 million reduction for the Missouri Technology Investment Fund, the fund used by the Missouri Technology Corp. to invest in startups around the state.

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MVF Breakfast Meeting March 3, 2017 (Speaker: Chuck Cohn, Varsity Tutors)

MVF Breakfast Meeting April 7, 2017 (Speaker: Mary Jo Gorman, Prosper Women Entrepreneurs)

MVF Breakfast Meeting June 2, 2017 (Speaker: Brian Kinman, St. Louis Arch Angels)

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