Ideas — Strategies

Culture: Number of Investors in KC Companies by Location

Investing in early stage companies involves high risk, something to which local investors have been traditionally averse. As KC Rising initiatives roll out, that conservative culture should begin to change. This data measures the number of investors in local companies by whether the investor resides inside or outside the Kansas City area.  As this data is only available for a single period of time and only for Kansas City, it provides a baseline against which future data can be measured.

KC Area Outside KC Area
Pre-Seed and Seed 69 21
Series A 20 36
Series B 12 36
Series C 5 13
Mezzanine 0 19
Total 106 125
Series A and above 37 104

Source: KCSourceLink

 

Number of Investors in Kansas City Area Companies - 2009-2014