Gaining Access to Capital

Advantage Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in promising companies in connection with federal, state and local economic development initiatives. Since 1992 Advantage has raised more than $700 million in institutional capital and has invested in a wide variety of companies and real estate projects. Targeting its investment activities in geographic areas that are underserved by venture capital, Advantage seeks to generate exceptional returns for its investors as well as for the communities in which it operates.

The Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF) is a charitable organization devoted to education about angel investing and to collecting and disseminating data and information on angel investors and angel investing groups.

Cultivian Ventures (MidPoint Food & Ag) is a venture capital fund focused on high technology opportunities in the food and agricultural sectors. The firm operates from the US Midwest, which hosts the greatest concentration of public and private R&D spending for food and agriculture markets. Originally known as the Midpoint Food and Ag Fund LP, Cultivian works closely with the management of emerging technology companies to bring cutting edge technology solutions to market. The firm is one of eight participating in matching a $50 M KBA investment designed to attract venture capital to Kansas.

InvestMidwest is a program designed to annually showcase the best technology and high growth companies from throughout the Midwest. Companies that have presented at InvestMidwest over the last six years have successfully raised over $250 million dollars in equity investment.

The Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit Program is an initiative developed under the Kansas Economic Growth Act. The program is designed to bring together Kansas-based accredited angel investors with Kansas-based, Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC)-certified companies seeking seed and early stage investment. This program enables accredited angel investors to qualify for the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit, and allows companies to become certified under the guidelines of the program.

The Mid-America Angels network is comprised of accredited investors in the Kansas City area that make investments in promising, high-return business opportunities, largely in the technology arena.

The Midwest Venture Alliance (MVA) is a membership organization of accredited private investors committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage technology companies in Kansas and surrounding states.

MPM Capital – MPM Capital is one of the world’s largest life science-dedicated venture investors. With committed capital under management in excess of $2 billion, MPM Capital is uniquely structured to invest globally in healthcare innovation. The Kansas City Office is located in a former Ronald McDonald House near the KU Medical Center.

Open Prairie Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in promising growth technology companies.

Prolog is a venture capital firm with $100 million under management specializing in life sciences investing. Since its launch in 2001 Prolog has financed over 20 companies, most of them early-stage. The firm is managed by a team of professionals with extensive venture experience as both investors and principals. In addition to such established areas as pharmaceuticals and medical technology, Prolog actively invests in the healthy living sector.

RiverVest Venture Partners® is a venture capital firm investing nationwide in emerging medical device, biopharmaceutical and other healthcare opportunities.

The Southeast Kansas Venture Alliance (SEKVA) is a membership organization of accredited private investors committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage technology companies in Kansas and surrounding states.