The Kansas Venture Capital Ecosystem Review:
Innosphere Ventures Releases New Report on VC Investment Trends
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 such as Kansas.
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.
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.
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.
“Innosphere has taken significant strides to position our organization for even more economic impact by purposefully expanding throughout the Mid-America Mountain Plains Region and by laying the groundwork to launch a second venture capital fund,” said Mike Freeman, Innosphere Ventures CEO. “One of Innosphere’s focus areas is ensuring that we have accessible capital to fuel new ventures that can fuel the future economy.”
About Innosphere Ventures Fund and Innosphere Ventures:
Innosphere Ventures Fund is a seed and series A venture capital fund leading investment rounds in B2B companies who are driving innovation in SaaS software, Cleantech and MedTech sectors.
Through active management, a proprietary deal flow, and a proven process for supporting early exit returns for limited partners, Innosphere Ventures Fund is positioned to invest in the most promising founders and high-tech companies in the Mid-America Mountain Plains Region.
Innosphere Ventures is a non-profit incubator that grows the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting science and technology startups with a customized commercialization program, a variety of incubation programs, specialized laboratory facilities, and venture capital.
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