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How I Built It With Brian Matthews of Cultivation Capital

Thursday, February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Organized By Venture Cafe St. Louis
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This is the first event of the series with T-REX called How I Built It features Brian Matthews, founding principal of the venture capital firm, Cultivation Capital. Join the conversation and live Q&A.

Hosted by Patti Hagen, Executive Director of T-REX.


Brian Matthews, founding principal of Cultivation Capital
Brian Matthews is a cofounder and a General Partner at Cultivation Capital. Brian also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Perficient (PRFT).

Brian is an entrepreneur that cofounded and assisted in the sale of the following technology companies: Primary Network to Mpower Communications (MPWR) in 2000, Primary Webworks to Perficient (PRFT) in 2001, CDM Fantasy Sports to Liberty Media (LCAPA) in 2006, and IntraISP to Clearwire Communications (CLWR) in 2007.

Brian continues to focus on investments in early-stage companies and sits on the boards of LockerDome, SimpleRose, TopOpps, NoonLight, S4, Aisle411, Hatchbuck, Tunespeak, SixThirty, Hostirian, Givable,, and Friends of T-REX.


Cultivation Capital is a venture firm focused on investing in technology, life sciences, and agtech companies whose ideas have the potential to transform the way we live and work. We partner with entrepreneurs who have the potential to build some of the world’s most successful startups. We actively invest out of a variety of funds and support and invest in multiple business development programs focusing on areas like financial technology, agriculture technology, cybersecurity technology, and women-led companies.

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