A  Midwest Venture Alliance


     Office Locations:

7829 E. Rockhill Rd., Suite 307
Wichita, KS 67206
Phone: 316-651-5900
Fax: 866-810-6671



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology



    Founded in 2005, Midwest Venture Alliance (MVA), including its affiliate, the Southeast Kansas Venture Alliance (SEKVA), is a network of accredited investors committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage technology companies in Kansas and surrounding states. MVA members provide seed and early-stage capital in the range of $250K-$2M. The MVA is looking for technology companies with the potential to rapidly scale into market leadership resulting in a sustainable competitive advantage. Typical criteria includes: a market opportunity large enough to create a business with at least $30 million in annual revenue; disruptive or new-market innovation; a compelling, well articulated strategy for capturing and defending a significant market share; proprietary technology or other strong barrier to entry; and an exit strategy for investors. Most investments will be located in Kansas, however, the group will leverage its dollars with similar networks in Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, and Texas. MVA has invested over $5 million in capital in 8 companies through 18 rounds of funding. These companies have collectively raised over $60 million in total funding.

    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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    Dick West Founding Member
    Eric Ferrell Founding Member
    Gene Bicknell Founding Member
    Stan G. Brannan Founding Member
    Trish Brasted Founding Member


    Portfolio companies include:

      Bulu Box
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      Matrix Electronic Measuring
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