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Show Me the Money: KC Startups That Received Funding in December

Each month, we highlight the businesses in Kansas City that are receiving funding and making the right moves to grow from a startup to a second-stage business. Here are the companies that landed investments in December 2018:

  • Mylo raises $28M from undisclosed investors
  • BacklotCars secures $8M in Series A funding
  • Mobility+Designed raises $1.6M from undisclosed investors
  • Onward lands a $1M grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • HylaPharm secures $750K in angel tax credits
  • Transportant brings in $530K from undisclosed investors
  • RiskGenius secures $510K from undisclosed investors

  • Funding information is gathered from CB Insights, the media and public announcements from our Resource Partners.

    Not sure what kind of funding you should seek?

    Check out our funding chart, which is chock-full of definitions and descriptions to help you determine what stage of funding to pursue.

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    See other Kansas City companies that received funding and get updates on how KC is making progress toward becoming America's most entrepreneurial city on our Entrepreneur Dashboard.

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