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Kansas City-based PayIt raises $100 million plus from Insight Partners

By SPN Team / April 10, 2019

On March 28, Kansas City-based PayIt announced that they had reached terms to infuse $100 million of new capital into their company. This round was led by Ryan Hinkle of Insight Partners’ New York City office. PayIt uses a proprietary, patent-pending payment platform to simplify paying government entities. The goal of the platform is to…

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nbkc announces first class of Fountain City Fintech accelerator

By Christine McGuigan / October 4, 2018

Kansas City-based nbkc bank announced last week the six companies that comprise the first class of their fintech accelerator program Fountain City Fintech. Fountain City Fintech is the first accelerator program run by a community bank that specifically focuses on partnerships with innovative startups looking to solve real-world problems and pain points. For example, addressing…

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Kansas City-based PatientsVoices receives $150K innovation grant from Nashville’s Jumpstart Foundry

By Christine McGuigan / July 12, 2018

Kansas City-based healthcare technology company, PatientsVoices, was recently awarded an innovation grant totaling $150,000 from Nashville’s Jumpstart Foundry. Jumpstart Foundry’s seed-stage healthcare innovation fund offers capital investments as well as access to customers, follow-on capital and an advisory community of like-minded professionals. “We are thrilled to join the Jumpstart Foundry community,” says Mary Kay O’Connor,…

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$15,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs at Kansas City’s Hack Midwest

By SPN Team / June 25, 2018

The total cash and prizes to be awarded at next month’s Hack Midwest is up to $15,000 including a $5,000 grand prize offered by LaunchKC. Participants will bring their ideas to life at the fast-paced 24 hour ‘hackathon’, happening July 21st-22nd, and hosted by iWerx, an Entrepreneurial and Enterprise Development Center located in North Kansas…

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Kansas City’s nbkc bank announces Fountain City Fintech accelerator

By Christine McGuigan / June 20, 2018

nbkc bank announced on Wednesday the launch of Fountain City Fintech, an accelerator program for early-stage financial technology startups from around the world. Five companies will be chosen from a pool of international applicants to receive a minimum $50,000 investment and join the initial program this fall. Fountain City Fintech will provide capital, mentorship and…

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iDentalSoft moves from Bay Area to Kansas City with new HQ

By Christine McGuigan / June 15, 2018

iDentalSoft, a cloud-based dental practice management platform, was formed in the Bay Area but established business headquarters in Kansas City earlier this year. The tech startup also announced on Wednesday that it has received a new round of funding led by FCA Venture Partners in Nashville. Bay Area Roots iDentalSoft was born in California when…

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Kansas City’s Firebrand Ventures closes fund at $17.7M

By Christine McGuigan / April 5, 2018

Firebrand Ventures announced the close of its seed fund on Wednesday, with an oversubscribed total of $17.7 million, nearly 250% over their initial goal of $7M. In a time when roughly 75-80% of venture capital raised in the U.S. still goes to California, Massachusetts and New York, Firebrand’s Kansas City-based fund is proving there’s VC interest…

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Kansas City community organizer chosen as international startup mentor

By Christine McGuigan / March 27, 2018

A Kansas City, Missouri resident and startup ecosystem expert has been selected to serve as a mentor to international startup community organizers at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Congress next month in Istanbul. The Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers and support organizations from more than 170 countries. Kyle Smith, Communications Coordinator…

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Kansas City’s Homebase gets ready to pitch and launch at SXSW

By Christine McGuigan / March 7, 2018

South By Southwest, possibly the world’s largest gathering featuring music, film, comedy and interactive media, kicks off this week in Austin, Texas. Started in 1987 with 700 attendees, SXSW has grown over the years into a cultural event that spans 10 days and boasts of over 400,000 direct participants. This year, the SXSW Conference features…

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