"Our Kansas City location gives us an advantage. I think entrepreneurs like to work with investors, partners and board members that are local because personal interaction in solving problems (both good and bad) is just so much more effective and it's great to have partners who share the same values and mindset. We are fairly unique given the capital concentration on the coasts."
Fred Coulson, Managing Partner, Five Elms Capital
"Great entrepreneurs are everywhere, yet the vast majority of capital is in Silicon Valley. Many entrepreneurs prefer to work with investors with a similar mindset and approach. Our Kansas City roots are unique."