Kyle Welburn

Co-Founder / Cultivation Capital

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Kyle is a co-founder and Partner at Cultivation Capital. He leads the operations team of nine staff members which manages three venture funds and three accelerator programs. Last year they oversaw 53 transactions and $13.1M in investments. He also serves on the board of Label Insight, and is a Venture Partner at the Yield Lab AgTech Accelerator. Prior to Cultivation, Kyle founded a St. Louis-based angel investment group that focused on financial services technology start-ups called FinServe Tech Angels. He recruited accredited investors to join as members, and reviewed companies seeking to present before the group for funding. FinServe made a $250,000 investment in a St. Louis-based company, and ultimately merged into the St. Louis Arch Angels in September 2012. Prior to FinServe, Kyle spent four years working at the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center helping companies with fundraising. From 2007 – 2008, Kyle served as an analyst at the I2A Fund, a $10 million venture capital fund focused on making seed stage investments in the Midwest. Kyle graduated from Loyola University Chicago where he studied political science.