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Capital Match

Capital Match: A New Tool to Match Investors with Entrepreneurs

Capital MatchInterested in investing in early-stage companies? Interested in finding investors who are interested in investing in early-stage companies?

Let us introduce you to a new tool: Capital Match.

Last summer, KCSourceLink published a 72-page report and accompanying crib notes on the state of capital in Kansas City. (You can download WeCreate Capital here.)

Our impetus: to investigate the assumptions that: a) there aren’t any investors in Kansas City, and b) there aren’t any ideas worth investing in. We found both assumptions faulty. There are investors and there are great ideas. The problem? They had trouble finding each other.

So with key stakeholders and our Resource Partners, we developed the action plan published in WeCreate Capital. And as a result of that action plan and KCSourceLink’s core mission to connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need right now, we launched Capital Match, conveniently located on our home page. (Look for the buttons below the slider on our home page.)

Capital Match

The idea is simple. If you are an accredited investor and you’re interested in investing, click the green button let us know what kind of deals appeal to you. If you’re looking for capital, click the yellow button and let us know what kind of investment you’re looking for.

By signing up with Capital Match, you become part of an informal, private marketplace for learning about and sharing early-stage deals. Accredited investors receive alerts about early-stage investment opportunities that fit their criteria as they become available. They’ll also be invited to demo days and pitch events as appropriate.

Industries include:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal healthcare
  • Consumer products
  • Finance/Finance technology
  • Healthcare IT
  • Human healthcare/pharmaceuticals
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical devices
  • Mobile apps
  • Services
  • Wearable technology

Investment levels include:

  • < $100,000 (Preseed)
  • $150,000-$1 million (Seed)
  • $1 million-$3 million (Series A)
  • $3 million-$7.5 million (Series B)
  • $7.5 million (Series C, Mezzanine)

Have questions? Let us know at info@kcsourcelink.com.

Disclaimer: KCSourceLink CapitalMatch is not a venture fund, investment bank, broker/dealer, investment clearinghouse, or investment advisor, but rather a forum in which investors may be educated on aspects of investment and business, as well as introduced to companies for possible investment. KCSourceLink is not registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission or any state securities commission. Each person involved with KCSourceLink CapitalMatch is responsible for his/her own investment decision, and KCSourceLink CapitalMatch is not recommending any particular company for investment. All investments in entrepreneurial companies involve a high degree of risk, and investors should be able to bear the risk of complete financial loss. The choice to use and manner of utilization of information and knowledge gained through KCSourceLink CapitalMatch is each person’s individual and personal choice. No guidance shall be given, nor shall any person affiliated with KCSourceLink CaptialMatch (nor KCSourceLink CapitalMatch itself) be responsible for an individual person’s use of the information, investment decision or the results of any investment. Hence, KCSourceLink CapitalMatch makes no representations or warranties regarding these companies. Investors must conduct their own due diligence and negotiate the terms of any investment they elect to make.

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