3 tips for pitching Midwest venture capitalists

25 Oct 2018

The Midwest is a great place to live, sure, but is it a great place to grow a startup?

The answer may surprise you: an unequivocal yes.

Here’s what you may not know about the American Midwest: Over the past three years, startup ecosystems all over the region — in places like Kansas City, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Detroit, and of course Chicago — have experienced tremendous growth. In Kansas City, for example, at least five new VC funds have launched in the last two years, and they’re now actively investing. All this activity has pulled individual investors off the sidelines, and they want in.

So how should you approach these investors?

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