ED/I  Kansas Bioscience Authority


     Office Locations:

10900 S. Clay Blair Blvd.
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 913-397-8300



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Food & Agriculture
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Kansas Bioscience Authority was established by the state legislature in 2004 to help grow the bioscience sector into a pillar of the Kansas economy. The Kansas Bioscience Authority is looking to selectively partner with bioscience companies, inventors, entrepreneurs and investment professionals to substantially advance the state's vibrant bioscience industry. To be eligible, a company's primary business must be providing a bioscience process, product or service and the company owns, has filed for, or has a license to use protected, proprietary intellectual property, and the management or working founders must have at least $25,000 cash investment in the company. The Venture Accelerator is a 39,000-square-foot, Gold LEED-certified facility custom designed to serve emerging bioscience organizations looking to successfully take their discoveries to market. Situated in the KC Animal Health Corridor and in the 92-acre Kansas Bioscience Park in Olathe, the incubator has convenient access to interstate highways.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Duane Cantrell President & CEO
    Keith Harrington Managing Director
    Kevin Lockett CFO & COO
    Tom Krol Managing Director
    Tony Simpson Managing Director


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