Ideas — Strategies

Capital – Early Stage: Series "A" and Angel Investment (millions of current year dollars)

New firms are financed in a series of venture capital rounds that reflect the advancement of an idea from an initial concept to creating a publicly traded firm. The earliest stage provides seed capital and may involve an "angel" investor. Investments are typically in the $500,000 to $1 million range. The next round is often labeled "Series A" and typically involves investments in the $1 million to $10 million range.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th
Ranked
Metro
10th Ranked Value Ranking
Trend
Level  2018 $51.3 17 San Jose $6,520 Portland $127  17th
(up from 21st)
2017 $23.5 21 San Jose $5,170 Portland $80
Growth* Percent Change 2017-18 47.2% 4 Tampa 69.0% Baltimore 18.4% 4th
(up from 15th)
Percent Change 2016-17 7.6% 15 Jacksonville 149.0% Charlotte 12.5%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: CB Insights and KCSourcelink
Excel data: Capital – Early Stage: Series "A" and Angel Investment

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - 2018


Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - 2017



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - Percent Change 2017-18


Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - Percent Change 2016-17