Ideas — Strategies

Culture: Local Investor Share of $1 Million+ Deals

Investing in early stage companies involves high risk, something to which local investors have been traditionally averse. As KC Rising initiatives roll out, that conservative culture should begin to change and more deals should be financed by investors residing in the Kansas City area. This data measures the percentage of local investors in local companies for deals valued at over $1 million.

  2014 2015 2016 2017
Funding KC Area Outside Total KC Area Outside Total KC Area Outside Total KC Area Outside Total
<$100K 15 2 17 45 - 45 31 6 37 24 16 40
$100K-$1M 2 11 13 7 9 16 5 15 20 13 11 24
$1M-$3M 5 11 16 5 8 13 11 17 28 8 9 17
$3M-$7.5M 4 4 8 4 3 7 8 12 20 9 2 11
$7.5M-$10M - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 7 15 22
$10M+ 1 7 8 1 5 6 1 5 6 5 8 13
Total 27 35 62 62 25 87 56 55 111 66 61 127

Source: CB Insights and KCSourcelink
Excel data: Local Investor Share of $1 Million+ Deals

 

 

Local Investor Share of Equity Deals Over $1 Million

Total Equity Investment Deals Over $1 Million - 2014-2017


Source: CB Insights and KCSourcelink