KCRise Fund

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Darcy Howe

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Total investments 31
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 6.20
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits 2
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Big Data
  • Information Technology
  • Social Media
  • Enterprise Software
Summary

KCRise Fund is the famous VC, which was founded in 2016. The main department of described VC is located in the Kansas City. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the KCRise Fund, startups are often financed by OCA Ventures, Woodside O'Brien, Wintrust Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Royal Street Ventures, Woodside O'Brien, OCA Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Woodside O'Brien, Royal Street Ventures, OCA Ventures.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight AstrumU, Inc., SpiderOak, Pepper. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Automotive, Artificial Intelligence. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The fund was created by Darcy Howe. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from KCRise Fund is 10-50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this KCRise Fund performs on 23 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2017.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

QuickHire

Human Resources
$1M15 Nov 2021 Wichita, Kansas, United States

Daupler

CRM
GovTech
Information Technology
Robotics
Software
$4M08 Jul 2021 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Ox

Augmented Reality
Industrial Automation
Logistics
Retail
Retail Technology
Software
Supply Chain Management
Wearables
$3M02 Mar 2021 Arkansas, United States

TripleBlind

Big Data
Business Intelligence
Privacy
Security
$8M01 Mar 2021 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Kenzen

Analytics
Big Data
Bioinformatics
Health Care
Industrial
Internet of Things
Wearables
$1M20 Jan 2021 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

AstrumU, Inc.

Artificial Intelligence
Higher Education
Human Resources
$7M28 Jul 2020 Washington, United States

SquareOffs

Content
Digital Media
News
Publishing
Q&A
Social Media
Social Network
$2M17 Dec 2019 Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Spear Power Systems

Battery
Energy
Manufacturing
Oil and Gas
$14M24 Sep 2019 Grandview, Missouri, United States

Daupler

CRM
GovTech
Information Technology
Robotics
Software
$1M22 Aug 2019 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
News
TripleBlind secures $24M for a new approach to enterprise-level, privacy-preserving data sharing

– TripleBlind, a startup that has devised a way to encrypt data so that it can be shared without ever being decrypted or even leaving the data owner’s firewall, and keeping the whole process compliant with data protection regulations, raised $24m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by General Catalyst and the Mayo Clinic, with AVG Basecamp Fund, Accenture Ventures, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, Flyover Capital, KCRise Fund, NextGen Venture Partners and Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health also participating.
– The company estimates there are some 43 zetabytes of data stored by enterprises today globally that is not being used as it could be because of the limitations imposed both by these and other data protection rules, as well as general hesitancy over sharing IP and other issues around sharing data.

Daupler Raises $4M in Funding

– Daupler, a Kansas City-based provider of a software platform for cities, utilities, and other service providers to manage their operations, raised $4M in funding.
– The round was led by Burnt Island Ventures with participation from Revolution Fund, Runway Venture Partners, Knoll Ventures and KCRise Fund.
– The new investment will be used to further strengthen the company’s technical and commercial offering, and continue to expand operations and its business reach.

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