We Are A Collective Of Doers,
Passionate About The Growth Of Kansas City

We invest in entrepreneurs who are building high growth companies and the iconic brands of Kansas City

The Collective

Funds Seed Stage Enterprises

The Collective Funds is a Venture Capital Fund based in Kansas City,MO.

We invest in high potential opportunities in the seed stage that have developed a product, have found their first customer and potentially are generating revenue.

Over the next 2-4 years we expect to deploy $10 million into the Kansas City entrepreneurial ecosystem, building the next great enterprises in our region.

LP Information

Supporting

Homegrown Entrepreneurs

The Collective Funds is a new take on Venture Capital.

In addition to traditional accredited investors, our LP base is comprised of 35 individuals who are up and coming leaders and service providers with a wealth of social capital in the Kansas City community. These unaccredited investors will be the active boots on the ground, pushing our investments to new heights with their expertise and knowledge, while at the same time learning the ropes of venture capital, and transforming the investment culture of our city.

Kansas City has gone through a transformation but a large gap remains.

While there are numerous programs that support the start of a new company and plenty of money to grow an established business there isn’t a beacon for organized capital at the seed to series stage.

We invest in high growth companies and the iconic brands of tomorrow in a number of verticals including technology, hardware, goods and services.

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Meet The Collective

Alex Altomare

Alex Altomare

Managing Partner

Entrepreneur, investor, founding president of KC-based incubator The Lean Lab, and founding partner/CEO of BetaBlox accelerator. An advocate for early education policy as board president of Raise Your Hands For Kids.

Blake Miller

Blake Miller

Managing Partner

Partner at Think Big Partners and Director of the Think Big Accelerator. Smart City advocate/expert, startup mentor and named by the KC Business Journal as a Next Gen Leader.

Erik Wullshleger

Erik Wullshleger

Managing Partner

Director of LiveKC and co-founder of the Sprint Accelerator. Named as Kansas City’s “Best Fixer” by the Pitch.

Shane Spencer

Shane Spencer

Managing Partner

Independent fund manager (Green REIT, Angel Capital Group & Petro Royalty Partners) and a member of the Forbes 30 under 30.