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Join Pipeline, Change Your Entrepreneurial Trajectory

By Tom Chapman / August 28, 2019

Today, August 28th, the Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship is opening its application for 2020 fellows. Pipeline is the premier networking, mentoring, and entrepreneurial encouragement program in the Midwest.  It has effectively helped build a network throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.  In so doing, Pipeline has helped, inspired, networked, and shaped individual entrepreneurs that have collectively created…

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C2FO raises another big round of capital

By Tom Chapman / August 16, 2019

Leawood, Kansas based C2FO raised $200 million last week from a variety of investors, including SoftBank. This fundraising caused the valuation of the company to move over $1B – making it a Silicon Prairie unicorn.[1] C2FO is a payment management platform that helps small businesses received payment on contracts on expedited terms. Essentially, small businesses…

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First fundings research report

By Tom Chapman / August 2, 2019

In talking to Jessica Straus, Dundee Venture Capital’s new Venture Partner, it occurred to me that we should write an update on first fundings in what Straus called the “mighty middle”. This paper describes first fundings.  First fundings are a recordation of companies that raise capital for the first time.  This paper uses Pitchbook data…

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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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