About Kansas Venture Capital
Kansas Venture Capital, founded in 1977 and based in Leawood, Kansas, is a private equity and mezzanine investment firm which primarily targets small, lower middle market, and mature companies. Kansas Venture Capital also operates an SBIC (small business investment company). Generally, KVC seek investments in later-stage expansion financings and also will participate in acquisitions, ownership transitions, MBOs (management buyouts), recapitalizations and company turnarounds. While sector and industry agnostic, the firm does prefer the manufacturing, wholesale or distribution, certain service, retail, and technology related industries and is geographically focused on the Midwest or central part of the United States. Initially, Kansas Venture Capital invests between $1 million to $2 million with plans to invest half a million dollars to $2.5 million in its portfolio companies. Generally, these companies have revenues between $10 million to $100 million and EBITDA margin of at least 10 percent. When requisite, the firm can provide larger equity needs by calling upon co-investment relationships with partners that it may syndicate a deal with. Generally, Kansas Venture capital prefers to lead alongside other middle market investment funds and target investment rounds between $2 million to $8 million. The firm will invest in the form of common or preferred stock, convertible preferred stock or notes, common stock warrant or options, and subordinated debentures, while the investments may consist of any combination of these securities. It targets minority stakes in its portfolio companies and prefers to have a seat on the board of directors. The firm's investment holding period preference is 5 to 7 years at which time it aims to exit its investment. prefers to exit its investment between five to seven years. Kansas Venture Capital, was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.
Kansas Venture Capital Headquarter Location
11300 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy #250
Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 66211-2726,
Latest Kansas Venture Capital News
Jul 29, 2021
Innosphere Ventures releases report on venture capital investment trends in Kansas July 29, 2021 12:12 ET Fort Collins, Colorado, UNITED STATES Kansas, July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The newly released Kansas Venture Capital Ecosystem Review covers investment trends shaping the state’s venture ecosystem, spotlights opportunities as the COVID-19 crisis gives way to recovery, and reveals challenges for up-and-coming hotspots for entrepreneurs and innovation such as Kansas. This Kansas report comes just weeks following the release of their VC reports which detailed the Nebraska and Colorado venture capital ecosystems. The investment data, collected from PitchBook, suggests that the Kansas startup ecosystem has rebounded since the pandemic year, with very strong activity in the first half of 2021. With 21 deals culminating $99 million in total deal volume in 2020, Kansas closed out the year with a lower than average venture capital investment. However, 2021 has nearly matched the total deal volume of the pandemic year as there is already $92 million in deal value -- and we’re only halfway through the year. This makes 2021 on pace to significantly accelerate the Kansas VC ecosystem. While early-stage activity in Kansas has been comparatively limited throughout the years, 7 of the 12 deals in 2021 have been from early-stage companies, proving that early-stage companies have had a strong showing in Kansas in the first half of this year. The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas is further accelerated by thier innovation-driven Universities: Wichita State University The Office of Tech Transfer and Commercialization (TTC) at Wichita State University has multiple resources for commercializing technologies and bringing ideas to life. TTC is solving real-world problems by meeting at the junction of academics and industry. Wichita State serves as Kansas' only urban-serving research university. The University of Kansas KU Center for Technology Commercialization is a campus affiliated organization designed to create economic development and job growth. It is designed to bring innovation into the marketplace through research, intellectual property protection, as well as business guidance. Kansas State University Kansas State University is a considerable supporter of innovation with multiple on campus organizations pushing these bounds. K-State Innovation Partners is an impressive organization with a goal to collaborate among universities, the community, and industry members to create economic development through the commercialization of various industries and technologies. The Kansas VC ecosystem has been incentivized in recent years with the creation of the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit Program that’s run through the Kansas Department of Commerce. The program aims to increase funding of startup companies by offering lucrative tax credits for those who apply to the program and is meant to bridge the gap between startup companies who are unable to find funding with individuals looking to invest in Kansas. ###
Kansas Venture Capital Team
10 Team Members
Kansas Venture Capital has 10 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Douglas Briggs.