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Money Matters

What Kansas City Investors Want [Survey Results]

Investors in Kansas City are interested in early-stage companies, but want more due diligence, according to a recent survey. KCSourceLink partnered with the Alternative Investment Forum for a quick look at investor opinions.

The survey was sent to 500 high net worth individuals; 80 surveys were completed. Although the number of accredited investors responding was small, the responses were very consistent.

What we found:

  • Accredited investors in Kansas City have an interest in early-stage investment opportunities.
  • Most of those who had previously invested (65%) invested in the $11,000 to $500,000 range.
  • Those who have an interest in this market do not have the time or interest in doing the due diligence required to invest.
  • Those who have an interest would appreciate support with due diligence and by co-investing with other investors.
  • Investors are interested in a variety of industries, most notably technology, health care and real estate.
  • The responders would welcome support through news articles, online listings, angel groups and co-investing.

Download: 2016 Investor Survey.

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