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KC Animal Health Corridor Opens Applications for Investment Forum

KC Animal Health CorridorThe Kansas City Animal Health Corridor is now accepting applications from animal health companies worldwide for the eighth annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum August 30, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo.  Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2016.

The forum offers one of the only opportunities in the world for early-stage companies in the animal health and nutrition sectors to present their vision and business plan to potential investors.  The selection committee will consider companies that meet the following criteria:

  • Seeking $500,000 to $20 million in funding
  • Revenue projections of $20 million within five to seven years

Presenting companies are selected by a national committee of experts in agricultural and animal health investment opportunities. Forum attendees will include representatives from venture capital funds, investment firms, corporate R&D and business development professionals.

Companies presenting at the first seven KC Animal Health Investment Forums have raised more than $165 million. Several have also received licensing agreements or distribution contracts.  Recent success stories include Traverse Biosciences, Inc.; FitBark, Inc.; AGL; Prommune, Inc.; CK9; TVAX Animal Health; VetDC, Inc.; Jaguar Animal Health and Nexvet Biopharma. Companies wishing to apply for the 2016 forum may visit the application page.

Did you know? 

Companies with a strategic location in the KC Animal Health Corridor now represent 56 percent of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.

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