I/VC  Kauffman Foundation


     Office Locations:

4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816-932-1000



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion. Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation was established as a teaching and training entity to accelerate the creation and success of new, scalable businesses. Other Foundation- run or -supported programs, including Kauffman FastTrac, Startup Weekend, entrepreneurship.org, 1 Million Cups, Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, and Global Scholars. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation makes grants in the areas of education and entrepreneurship, as well as other support.

    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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    Al Strain Chief Financial Officer
    Janice Kreamer Chairman of the Board
    Mary McLean Investments
    Thom Ruhe Entrepreneurship
    Thomas A. McDonnell President and CEO


    Portfolio companies include:

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