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Missouri Equity Funds

Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC)

Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) are venture capital firms that receive loans from the Small Business Administration to make equity investments in small businesses. Venture capital firms do not have to be regulated, but must submit to regulation if they want to be an SBIC.

Venture Capital

Venture capital firms tend to be specialized in specific industries and tend to only invest in those industries. VCs want to invest money in companies that can realistically expect high rates of growth, 20% or more, for at least several years. They take partial ownership in the business, and therefore expect to have a say in how the business is operated.

The following are located in Missouri:


Advantage Capital Partners

Advantage Capital Partners strives to invest in small businesses and grow local economies. Through a combination of public-private partnerships, Advantage Capital provides access to flexible capital to facilitate growth for businesses.

Ascension Health Ventures

Ascension Ventures is a strategic healthcare venture fund with more than $800 million in capital under management. Our limited partners are some of the most respected, values-driven nonprofit healthcare systems in the US.

Bush O'Donnell Capital

Bush O'Donnell Investment Advisors was founded in 1986 and is registered under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940. The firm offers two core products – a Low-Volatility Equity strategy and a Master Limited Partnership strategy.

Capital for Business, Inc.

Capital for business is a national private investment firm focused on providing capital to middle-market businesses with proven management teams and a high potential for growth.

Cultivation Capital

Cultivation capital is an early stage capital firm.

Lewis & Clark Ventures

Lewis & Clark Ventures is a St. Louis-based multi-sector venture capital firm.

Oakwood Medical Investors

Oakwood Medical Investors is a life sciences venture capital fund formed to invest in development stage medical device, biopharmaceutical and healthcare service companies. Target portfolio companies for Oakwood have an outstanding management team, industry disruptive technology, demonstrated proof of concept and have typically completed a first round of institutional venture financing.

Open Prairie Ventures

Open Prairie is a Midwest-based, private equity fund manager providing fund deployment, advisory and strategic planning services.

Prolog Ventures

Prolog provides venture capital for healthy living through backing companies that help all of us enjoy healthy lives in a healthy world.

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator

PWE Startup Accelerator was founded in 2014 as one of the first Female-Focused Accelerators in the country. We were started to empower and support female founders by female founders. Since our inception we have funded and worked with over 22 companies - across Tech, Healthcare IT and Consumer Products.

RiverVest Venture Partners

RiverVest Venture Partners® is a venture capital firm focused on identifying and shaping early-stage life science companies to create significant shareholder value. Because of its extensive operating expertise, RiverVest is able to help entrepreneurs achieve near-term objectives that position their companies for exit.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company Inc.

Stifel is a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm, established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities.

TGP Investments

TGP Capital Partners is a Kansas City based private equity investment fund formed to make middle-market investments in well-managed, profitable, and growing companies.

Thompson Street Capital Partners

Thompson Street Capital Partners is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. We have acquired more than 100 companies in the business services, healthcare services and engineered products sectors and have managed more than $1.5 billion in equity across our four funds.

Triathlon Medical Ventures

Triathlon Medical Ventures is a Midwest-based venture capital firm that invests exclusively in the life sciences. We provide equity capital to early and expansion stage companies with proprietary biomedical technology platforms or products addressing significant human healthcare needs.