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Welcome back to the Adventure Capital podcast! We’re here today with Keith Harrington, the co-founder and managing director at Novel Growth Partners. They provide capital for early-stage software startups with potential, which is exactly the kind of spirit we love…

Novel Growth Partners successfully closed its oversubscribed first fund and is expanding its investing activities in the Midwest and beyond. View News Article

Novel Growth Partners Managing Directors Carlos Antequera and Keith Harrington sit down with the StartupHustle podcast team to discuss funding and equity challenges for early-start entrepreneurs and tech startups. View News Article

There is plenty of blame to go around for tech’s monoculture of thought and ideas: VC firms stacked with Ivy League-educated white male partners; a reluctance by investors to seed businesses outside a few major cities on the U.S. coasts; investors’ obsession with a…

Novel Growth Partners Managing Director Keith Harrington talks about the investment… View News Article

Keith Harrington, former managing director of Kansas Bioscience Authority, and Carlos Antequera, co-founder and former CEO of Netchemia, share why they launched the fund and how it’s filling a gap in the entrepreneurial ecosystem…

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DECEMBER 10, 2019: DISTINCT REVENUE-BASED FINANCING FIRM MEETING GREAT NEED IN TECH-STARTUP MARKET

Novel Growth Partners Raises $12M for New Fund; KC-based but Expanding to Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis. Kansas City, KS, December 10, 2019 –(PR.com)– Small high-tech businesses have been a noted high-octane engine for new jobs, income and economic growth. However, severely limited access to capital for early-stage companies has hindered that growth, as the existing venture capital market (VCs) primarily serves a fraction of the nation’s entrepreneurs. According to a 2018 CB Insights MoneyTree Report, only 5,536 out of over 500,000 new companies received VC institutional funding – with just 25 percent of those being early-stage investments. Offering its unique

OCTOBER 23, 2019: MIDWEST-BASED FINANCING AND VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS PARTNER TO PROVIDE STARTUPS WITH DIVERSE SOURCES OF CAPITAL

Collaborative VC duo provides financing to ABODO, a Madison, Wisconsin-based apartment-hunting startup KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Novel Growth Partners, a new revenue-based financing (RBF) firm recently partnered with Flyover Capital a well-respected midwest venture capital (VC) firm to provide financing to ABODO, a Madison, Wisconsin-based startup focused on making apartment hunting easier. ABODO is the most recent example of a startup utilizing the combination of revenue-based financing and venture capital. Novel Growth Partners and Flyover Capital, both Kansas City-based firms with Kauffman Fellows roots, partnered to provide funding that would enable ABODO’s next stage of growth. “While many entrepreneurs believe

AUGUST 8, 2018: NOVEL GROWTH PARTNERS ANNOUNCES FIRST INVESTMENT IN GROWING KANSAS CITY TECH COMPANY

Kansas City – August 8, 2018 —Novel Growth Partners, a new Kansas City investment firm dedicated to funding underserved tech companies throughout the Midwest, is pleased to announce their first major investment in DivvyHQ, a company specializing in software for content creation and management. “We are very excited to partner with DivvyHQ, they have built an excellent product and have a stable supply of reputable customers who love using it,” stated Carlos Antequera, co-founder and Managing Director of Novel Growth Partners. Launched in 2011, DivvyHQ was voted the #1 overall content marketing software platform last year at Content Marketing World, the world’s

FEBRUARY 1, 2018: NOVEL GROWTH PARTNERS LAUNCHES FUND TO INVEST IN UNDERSERVED TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES ​

Kansas City – February 1, 2018 – Novel Growth Partners, a revenue-based finance fund focused on small growing tech companies in the middle of the country, announced its official launch. Novel formed earlier this year to provide financing to companies that don’t fit the traditional venture-capital model, but can leverage targeted amounts of capital to drive stable growth. Novel is different from typical venture firms because it utilizes revenue-based finance, which operates much like a royalty, to invest in its portfolio companies. Instead of taking equity and requiring the company to sell at some future point to generate a large

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