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Why I Invest in KC: Lesa Mitchell, TechStars Kansas City

Lesa Mitchell

Lesa Mitchell of TechStars Kansas City talks about supporting KC-based entrepreneurs.

Regional Investors Want Standardized Due Diligence for Venture Stage Investments


Finding capital for startups is certainly a challenge—and for investors, finding the right deals proves difficult, too. That's why, in a recent survey, the majority of regional investors responded that they'd like a better way to conduct due diligence on investment deals.

Terms Serious Startup Investors Know

terms you should know if you're going to talk to a serious investor

Investing in startups often requires learning a few new terms. For those new to early-stage investing, here are some terms to get you started.

What an Entrepreneur Says, What a Potential Investor Hears

Jeff Shackelford, Digital Sandbox KC

Jeff Shackelford, director of Digital Sandbox KC, translates what entrepreneurs commonly pitch to investors, and what those investors actually hear.

Why I Invest in KC: Laura Brady, Royal Street Ventures

Laura Brady, Royal Street Ventures

Royal Street Ventures opened their $25 million seed fund in Kansas City in early 2016. Here's why they invested in KC startups.

Why I (Help Others) Invest in Kansas City: Mark Meyerdirk, Alternative Investment Forum

Mark Meyerdirk

Mark Meyerdirk and Joe Kessinger started the Alternative Investment Forum, LLC, as an educational program to showcase high quality early stage companies for accredited investors.