There are a number of ways to participate in the entrepreneurial community of innovation.
Growing businesses need care and feeding, especially early-stage funding. The Kansas City region has several angel groups and developing funds to support high-growth businesses. Find out more about being an angel investor by contacting the following:
Show Me Angels is a membership organization of accredited private investors committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage companies in the Kansas City region; with a focus on economic development in Eastern Jackson County Mo.
Women’s Capital Connection (WCC) is a regional network of accredited angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising start-up business opportunities in the region.
Mid-America Private Equity Fund I, L.P. ($10 million fund)
c/o Rick Vaughn
Enterprise Center of Johnson County
8527 Bluejacket St
Lenexa, KS 66214
Think Big Ventures ($35 million fund)
Think Big Partners
Kansas City, MO 64110
Larger funds are also under development in the Kansas City region. These funds will provide early stage and follow-on funding for high-growth companies. Please contact them to invest.