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Meet Neill Occhiogrosso, Partner at Costanoa Venture Capital
Prior to his career in venture capital, Occhiogrosso worked in various capacities at two enterprise software startups, starting as an engineer and more recently as a Product Manager at InnaPhase, a laboratory information management system vendor that ...


EQ - Entrepreneur Quarterly (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Cultivation Capital Named The Most Active Tech Venture Capital Firm In Missouri By CBInsights
EQ - Entrepreneur Quarterly (press release) (subscription) (blog)
CB Insights just released a report on the most active venture capital firms in each state by the number of investments into tech startups from 2011 to 2016 year-to-date (through May 9, 2016). St. Louis' own Cultivation Capital was named the most active ...



Intel won't sell its venture capital portfolio and doubles down on Internet of Things investments
The world's biggest chip maker won't sell its Intel Capital strategic venture capital investments arm, as previously rumored. Intel was reportedly seeking $1 billion or more for its portfolio, but now it isn't selling. Wendell Brooks, the new president ...
Intel Capital Restructuring, Won't Sell PortfolioWall Street Journal
Intel Capital Says It's Not Planning Major Changes to PortfolioBloomberg

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The New Yorker

Inside the Venture-Capital Arm of “Sesame Street”
The New Yorker
In February, the Sesame Workshop launched Sesame Ventures, a fund that will work with established venture-capital firms to invest in what the company refers to as “mission-aligned” education-technology startups. (That mission is to make kids “smarter, ...


State by state: The most active venture capital firms
St. Louis Business Journal (blog)
Last year, Cultivation invested more than $11.3 million in 23 companies in 2015 — both single-year highs for the venture capital firm that has its office in the Downtown T-REX incubator at 911 Washington Ave. When broken down by fund, Cultivation ...


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