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Hop on the Money Line. Get a clear picture of all the funding resources in Kansas City for early-stage companies.

So you want to invest in early-stage companies in Kansas City?

Here are some resources that might help you along the way.

KCInvestED blog provides up-to-date information about early-stage investing in Kansas City, including our Show Me the Money list of recently funded companies.

KCInvestED events highlights upcoming activities of interest to early-stage investors and entrepreneurial companies.

The Angel Capital Association is one of the education leaders in the field of early-stage investing. They offer a number of educational webinars, workshops, blogs and reports each year.

Read more (blog posts):

How to Become an Angel Investor

What Every Angel Should Know Before Writing Their First Check

How Much Due Diligence Does an Angel Really Need to Do?

Learn more (webinars):

Beginner’s Guide to Term Sheets

The Basics of Cap Tables

Valuation of Early Stage Companies

For more in-depth information and education about angel investing, go to the Angel Capital Association.

Interested in joining an angel group?  

Mid-America Angels

Jeff Shackelford

Women's Capital Conection

Kelly Sievers, 913.492.5922

Northland Angel Investor Network

Dave Palmstein, 816.468.4989


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.

Pitch Your Business to a Room Full of Investors


InvestMidwest is a venture capital conference that showcases 40-45 companies from throughout the Midwest. Apply now.

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

mark meyerdirk alternative investment forum

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.

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 where that money is headed.

How She Funded It: SBIR Funding Jumpstarts PatientsVoices™ to Improve Patient Satisfaction

PatientsVoices Advances with SBIR Grant

Mary Kay O’Connor founded PatientsVoices™ from both experience and instinct.

Pitches Gone Wild: What NOT to Do When You Pitch Your Startup to Investors

10 No-Nos for Startup Pitches

Here are 10 tips to undo before your next pitch to investors.

How They Funded It: Garden Thorn Uses Crowfunding to Save Water, Make Money


Garden Thorn teams with Handy Camel to create crowdfunding magic.

Preparing the Next Gen for Wealth

NextGen Wealth

NextGen Wealth found that Gen X and Y are overlooked and underappreciated by many financial firms out there today. They have a solution.

Rachael Qualls on KC Innovation


"Make it ridiculously easy." With her experience as an investor and entrepreneur, Rachael Qualls of Venture360 knows that it's not about the money. It's about finding the first customers.

What an Entrepreneur Says, What a Potential Investor Hears

Digital Sandbox KC

Jeff Shackelford, director of Digital Sandbox KC, translates what entrepreneurs say into what potential investors actually hear.