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33 Best & Most Active Kansas Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Kansas Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Kansas Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Marcelo Claure

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Marcelo Claure is President, Chairman & CEO of Brightstar Corporation, the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading pr…


Chase Koch

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chase Koch is the President of Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), a subsidiary of Koch Industries (Koch) established in 2017. KDT’s role is…


John Fein

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

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John’s experience is centered on healthcare, IT and startups. Prior to Techstars, John served as Senior Project Manager for the OptumRx unit…


Fred Coulson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Fred Coulson


Lisa Feria

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Lisa Feria is a seasoned business manager with over 15 years of experience running organizations and businesses. She has worked with blue ch…


Brendan Fallis

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brendan Fallis is the Founder, General Partner, and Investment Committee Member at Leawood Venture Capital. He is the former President of a …


Victor W. Hwang

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Victor W. Hwang


Kathy Walker

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kathy is considered one of the top mobile network experts in the United States, and is a sought-after technology strategist and respected te…


Karl Gemperli

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Founding Partner at Leawood Venture Capital, Karl Gemperli is a seasoned public company CEO and Board Member who has generated significant l…


Kevin Lockett

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin brings nearly 20 years of experience in financing, managing, growing and investing in early-stage companies. Kevin brought his operat…


Maria Flynn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Maria Flynn is the Managing Director at Techstars. Under Maria’s direction, Orbis partners with companies to utilize the technology. She dra…


Byron Knight

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Byron Knight


Chad Koehn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chad Koehn is the President and Founder of United Capital Management.


Darcy Howe

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Darcy Howe – Managing Director @ KCRise Fund


Scott Ford

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Scott Ford is a Managing Director of OPENAIR Ventures, a venture capital and private equity firm focused on the explosive growth of mobility…


Lesa Mitchell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Lesa Mitchell – General Manager @ Techstars Kansas City Accelerator


Navin Maharaj

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Navin Maharaj is a Director at Koch Disruptive Technologies.


Marty Bicknell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Marty Bicknell – General Partner @ Flyover Capital


Tim Dunn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Responsible for evaluating and overseeing investment, treasury, and all real estate-related activities and new development initiatives for J…


Keith Molzer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Keith has been an entrepreneur more than 25 years and started a variety of companies in the Kansas City region. For the last nine years, Kei…


Stephanie Schneider

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Stephanie Schneider Principal at Five Elms Capital.


Johnny Ream

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Johnny Ream is a partner with Stray Dog Capital.


Lance LeMay

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lance is a seasoned and respected investor in the technology and innovation space. He is the founder of October Capital, a privately funded …


Michael Jordan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Life has come full circle for Michael Jordan, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of tech services giant EDS. After college, t…


Edward Frindt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ed is a Principal at KCRise, and brings over twelve years of experience in the venture capital, private equity and alternative investment sp…


Dennis Odell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dennis Odell is Senior Director at GXP Investments, where he is responsible for leading the strategic capital investing, portfolio managemen…


Jared Sprole

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jared Sprole Executive Director at Capital7, LLC


Phillip Linville

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Phillip Linville is a Principal at Cobalt Ventures.


Mariner Kemper

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mariner Kemper is a chairman, president and CEO, UMB Financial Corporation.


Chuck Caisely

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chuck Caisely


Brett Chugg

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brett Chugg is a Senior Managing Director at Koch Disruptive Technologies.


Thomas Krol

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Thomas Krol – Managing Director @ Kansas Bioscience Authority


Kenneth Wabel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kenneth Wabel is a Director, Strategic Planning at Koch Ag & Energy Solutions.

Written by Mark Kendall

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