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  2017 $15.5 23 San Jose $4,420 Portland $67  23rd
(down from 21st)
2016 $24.7 21 San Jose $4,340 Portland $101
Growth* Percent Change 2016-17 -4.9% 19 Jacksonville 43.9% Orlando 10.4% 19th
(down from 18th)
Percent Change 2015-16 3.1% 18 Charlotte 102.7% San Jose 11.7%

* 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
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) - 2017


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



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

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


Early Stage Equity Investment in Local Companies: Series A and Angel (millions of current dollars) - Percent Change 2015-16