Judy Sindecuse is a visionary leader with a proven track record of starting successful companies. She has an exemplary ability to identify and profit from niche and emerging markets. After obtaining a JD from Harvard Law School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Judy founded seven different businesses, each of them profitable within six months. As founder and CEO of Capital Innovators and the manager of three investment funds, Judy now helps companies and founders reach the next level in their business. Capital Innovators, founded in 2010, is an accelerator that has invested in more than 100 startups. Capital Innovators’ impact on the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem does not end with early-stage funding. Many of the entities that now comprise this robust ecosystem that has been ranked as high as #1 can trace their birth back to Capital Innovators. Additionally, the 111 companies in the Capital Innovators portfolio have gone on to raise over $330 million in additional funding and to create more than 1,000 jobs. These accomplishments and more have earned Capital Innovators many accolades, including being ranked as a top accelerator in the U.S.A. for all five years the rankings have existed.
Additionally, Judy serves as a strategic advisor in innovation for two fortune 500 companies, including a major utility. She serves on several private boards and on the advisory board of a public bank and a major university. Judy is also a director on the board for Cortex, the nonprofit organization that is responsible for the rapid real estate development of the innovation district in St. Louis City.