Cliff Holekamp is Cofounder & Managing Director of Cultivation Capital, one of the most active early-stage venture capital firms in the United States.
Previously, Cliff was the Founder and President of Foot Healers (sold to private equity in 2007). He was also the Professor of Practice and Academic Director for Entrepreneurship at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis (retired in 2019) where he was named one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurship Professors in the World and where he led the entrepreneurship program from startup to ranked #1 in the world (Inc. Magazine, 2019).
Cliff has been active at the intersection of entrepreneurship and economic development with previous board service at the Arch Grants Global Startup Competition, T-REX technology incubator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Venture for America, and a gubernatorial appointment to the Missouri Development Finance Board.
Cliff holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis where he currently serves on the National Council for entrepreneurship.