Founded by Darcy Howe, KCRise Fund I launched in October of 2016 as an initiative of KC Rising, a long term vision for the greater Kansas City region to build capacity, bring existing businesses to scale, and fully realize the KC region’s potential. KCRise Fund is a co-investment fund which invests side-by-side with other institutional venture capital investors in early stage companies based in Kansas and western half of Missouri. The Fund targets high growth companies in this region seeking at least $1 million in capital. Our investors include corporations, family offices, and prominent business leaders in the region. In 2019, KCRise Fund II was launched, bringing total committed capital to over $40 million under management.