Tool Kit - Funding
Angel and Venture Capital

Product and Company Pivot

Presentation from Jeff Gamble.


Telling Your Financial Story to Banks and Investors

Best viewed in conjunction with PowerPoint presentation from Jack Sciatizzi.


Investor Expectations Panel

Presented by: Christine Karslake, Scott Levine, and Craig McBride.


Tomasz Tunguz Blog

Tomasz is a partner at Redpoint. He invests in Series A and Series B SaaS companies. He writes daily, data-driven blog posts about key questions facing startups including how to fund raise, startup benchmarks, management best practices and team building.

St. Louis Arch Angels

The mission of the St. Louis Arch Angels is to provide opportunities for our members to obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage companies with high growth potential in the St. Louis Region and accelerating them to market leadership.

The Arch Angels is a part of the region’s seed to later stage equity capital continuum and are targeting an investment range that is generally underserved by institutional venture capital firms. The Arch Angel network is an important component of the region’s capacity to finance innovation emerging from our universities and research institutes, companies, and technology incubators.

Capital Innovators – Searching for Investors

The search for investors

Paul Graham – Y Combinator

Startup Funding

Paul Graham – Y Combinator

Startup Fundraising


Our mission is to attract the most innovative and promising FinTech ideas, and work with like-minded corporate partners to mentor and grow them into great businesses.

  • SixThirty is a FinTech venture fund and accelerator.
  • Partnership between the St. Louis Financial Forum (Regional Chamber) and Cultivation Capital.
  • Our focus is business development, targeting late-seed stage FinTech startups that have a product, market traction, and are starting to earn revenue.

iSelect Fund

Investors in iSelect Fund leverage the combined diligence efforts of our internal team, a 3rd party FINRA broker dealer, and our Selection Committee composed of “been-there, done-that” entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. When added together, iSelect Fund spends between 80-120 man-hours per deal on diligence. Our investors can be assured that each management team within our portfolio has a legitimate chance of successfully executing their business plan.