Flyover Capital's Focus: Creating the Next Generation of Successful Technology Companies in the Region

Seeking to address the gap for early stage technology financing in "flyover country," Flyover Capital begins to actively invest in opportunities in the Midwest.

Mar 31, 2015, 08:00 ET from Flyover Capital

LEAWOOD, Kan., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flyover Capital, a venture capital investment firm headquartered outside of Kansas City, today announced that it has begun deploying capital in early stage technology companies in the Midwest.

Flyover Capital's purpose is to create the next generation of successful technology companies in the region. It seeks to participate in the rapid growth of early stage technology companies in sectors such as mobile, health-tech, digital media, enterprise software, e-commerce and agricultural technology. Led by partners, Tom DeBacco, Thad Langford, Keith Molzer and Michael Peck, Flyover Capital aims to provide an organized and well-funded capital structure that develops and supports innovative entrepreneurial businesses. Flyover Capital has been active in assessing investment opportunities and has added two companies to its portfolio, which will be announced at a later date.

According to Thad Langford, general partner at Flyover Capital, "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to now be able to redirect our focus on what we do best – identifying and investing in opportunities within the growing entrepreneurial culture in the Midwest and beyond. We believe the burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem offers an unprecedented opportunity to provide a scalable, disciplined way for investors to participate in the rapid growth of technology companies in what we affectionately refer to as 'flyover country.'"

Flyover Capital is part of Montage Investments, a diverse group of institutional investment managers that together manage nearly $25 billion for a wide range of investors. Montage supports Flyover's distribution efforts through its team of 38 dedicated sales professionals. Montage's parent company, Mariner Holdings, provides additional support to the firm in the areas of finance, operations, human resources, information technology, compliance and legal – allowing the firm's professionals to focus on managing assets with few distractions.

According to Martin C. Bicknell, chief executive officer of Mariner Holdings, "With its focus on investing in the Midwest, Flyover presents a unique opportunity for clients who wish to participate in the growth of companies in the region. We are glad to be supporting Flyover as it develops what we believe to be attractive investment opportunities, and we look forward to what the future holds for investors and the resulting business impact Flyover can have in the region."

About Flyover Capital
Headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, Flyover Capital is a seed and early-stage venture capital company. Founded in 2014, Flyover Capital's goal is to create the next generation of technology success stories in 'flyover' region.   Flyover Capital initiates investment to accelerate commercialization and provides a broad national and global network that aims to advance portfolio company positions. Flyover's experienced team applies a unique combination of fund management and operational expertise to identify and develop early stage technology opportunities. The overarching philosophy can be summarized as active participation with driven entrepreneurs in flyover country working to achieve global exits.

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About Mariner Holdings
Mariner Holdings is a rapidly growing and award-winning independent financial services firm focusing on wealth and asset management through its two subsidiaries: Mariner Wealth Advisors and Montage Investments.

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About Montage Investments
Montage Investments supports financial professionals with a wide range of customized solutions with a goal of helping them grow their business, manage their practice and, most importantly, deliver for clients. Comprised of a diverse team of asset managers, practice management consultants and advisors, Montage's professionals have decades of experience developing institutional-caliber solutions to drive success.

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