UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Five Elms Capital

Five Elms is a value added provider of expansion capital and shareholder liquidity to private companies and their stakeholders.

About

Five Elms is a value added provider of expansion capital and shareholder liquidity to private companies and their stakeholders. The firm manages $100 million in capital and typically invests $2 - 20 million (Series B, Series C, mezzanine) in companies with $2 - 20 million in revenue. In addition to providing capital, Five Elms is active in strategy, business development, recruiting key personnel, and positioning companies for an eventual sale. The company is based in Kansas City, providing a partner with local accountability and a deep national network to help solve the growing pains common to companies in high growth mode. Five Elms is largely focused on service-based businesses that use technology to lower cost infrastructures and accelerate growth. Broad sectors include business services, consumer services, information / internet, financial services, and software-as-a-service. Subsectors where we are active include home services, insurance, logistics, online marketing, outsourcing, and payments.

Services

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactAaron Handke
Address3500 West 75th St
Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone(913) 953-8960