Ideas — Strategies

Capital – Early Stage: Series "A" and Angel Investment

New firms are financed in a series of venture capital rounds that reflect the advancement of an idea from an initial concept to creating a publicly traded firm. The earliest stage provides seed capital and may involve an "angel" investor. Investments are typically in the $500,000 to $1 million range. The next round is often labeled "Series A" and typically involves investments in the $1 million to $10 million range.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th
Ranked
Metro
10th Ranked Value Ranking
Trend
Level  2016 $24.7 21 San Jose $4,340 Portland $101  21st
(no change)
2015 $23.4 21 San Jose $4,470 Minneapolis $79
Growth* Percent Change 2015-16 3.1% 18 Charlotte 102.7% San Jose 11.7% 18th
(down from 14th)
Percent Change 2014-15 24.6% 14 Jacksonville 309.8% Denver 31.1%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: CB Insights
Excel data: Capital – Early Stage: Series "A" and Angel Investment

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - 2016


Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - 2015



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - Percent Change 2015-16


Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - Percent Change 2014-15