VC  OpenAir Equity Partners

     Office Locations:

4520 Main St., Suite 1400
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 913-362-1111



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Communications & Networking
  • Software & Internet



    Founded 2008, OpenAir Equity Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm solely focused on the wireless communications and mobile Internet sectors. The firm considers early venture, mid venture, and late stage investments.

    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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    Ashwin Shashindranath Associate
    Kathy Walker Managing Director
    Lance LeMay Managing Director
    Ron LeMay Managing Director
    Scott Ford Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Commerce Signals
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      Gift Card Impressions
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      GoGo In-Flight Internet
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      Redstone Logistics
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      Spectrum Five
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      Zave Networks
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