To provide exceptional entrepreneurs hard-to-find funding when they need it the most and partner with them to accelerate their path to success.
What We Invest In
We focus on investing in passionate founding teams in verticals where the partnership has deep market and operational experience
When We Invest
We initiate investment at the seed stage and participate throughout the life of the investment
Where We Invest
We place a strong focus on the central U.S. (flyover) region with a broad national and global network that can advance portfolio company positions
We’re proud to partner with these innovative technology companies and their teams that aim to disrupt their respective markets.
Site 1001 is a next generation building management platform designed for the smart building revolution. Site 1001 combines a cloud-based, mobile-first facilities management platform with building automation and IoT technologies to provide the first “building intelligence” platform for facilities professionals, building owners, managers and operators.
ABODO is a hyper-local apartment search service based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company is driving the rental search experience by combining a vast inventory of available apartments with a simple and intuitive user experience.
Innara Health is a neonatal healthcare device company based in Olathe, KS. Innara Health is dedicated to developing a new generation of neonatal care technologies for preterm and full term infants and children with development needs. Innara’s products enhance the quality of life for infants, children and their families.
Inprentus designs, manufactures and sells ultra-high precision diffraction gratings manufactured using an innovative, dual-atomic microscope scribing technology. Products from Inprentus are used at national synchrotron radiation facilities around the world in a variety of spectrometer and monochromator applications. Broader applications include free electron lasers, optical data communication switching components, laser equipment used in manufacturing, and secure ID optical patterning as well as semiconductor manufacturing processes.
opendorse is an endorsement platform company based in Lincoln, Nebraska. opendorse is the endorsement platform for the modern marketer. With smarter research, better measurement, and faster activation, opendorse connects marketers with athletes to build powerful endorsement campaigns. The company uses big data analysis to match brands with the perfect endorser. Athletes deliver endorsements digitally providing real-time analysis to brands. Decision makers use standard endorsement agreements to quickly and painlessly approve deals.
BuluBox, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, provides a personalized sampling experience for consumers looking to discover new vitamin supplements and healthy snacks for a healthier lifestyle. This built-in focus group of users enables BuluBox to collect valuable insights and feedback on the sampled products which it then provides to the product manufacturers via their Bulu Insights platform. The company has worked with hundreds of national and international brands like Cliff Bars, Martha Stewart Essentials and Runa.
ClaimKit Inc. develops technology solutions for the insurance industry. ClaimKit’s suite of offerings includes RiskGenius, a software application that provides nearly instant policy analysis through machine learning. Visit www.riskgenius.com for more information.
Eyeprint ID transforms an ordinary selfie into a key that protects your digital life. This patented, software-only biometric solution is 99.99% accurate and extremely scalable. In less than one second, with no add-on hardware, employees and customers will experience password-free mobility and convenient, secure, private authentication.
Agrible takes the best data out there, combines it with the latest science and technology, and engineers innovative, easy-to-use products that farmers use to improve their bottom lines.
We are a team of technology entrepreneurs and fund managers with operational expertise. We lean on our own entrepreneurial journeys when making investment decisions and partnering with our portfolio companies to accelerate their timeline to success.
Keith Molzer – General Partner
As a native Nebraskan (Go Big Red), Keith has spent his entire life in the Midwest including the last 25 years in Kansas City. He has been an entrepreneur for more than 30 years and has started a variety of companies in the region. Prior to co-founding Flyover Capital, Keith founded and served as CEO of Balance Innovations for nine years. He was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 and has received the Kansas City Business Journal’s Champions of Business award three times. Keith currently sits on the Board of KCNext, opendorse, BuluBox, and Lending Standard and serves on the executive board of the Kansas City chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Keith attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earned his BA from Baker University and MBA from Rockhurst University. When not looking for the next great entrepreneurial venture, Keith spends his time on the golf course seeking the ever-illusive double eagle.
Thomas A. DeBacco – General Partner
When not taking in a Kansas Jayhawks basketball game at historic Allen Field House, Tom is one of the founding partners at Flyover Capital. Having been in the tech arena since 1981, Tom is a long-standing serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He has held national and international executive leadership positions at Innovative Software, Informix Software and Fox Software, and has successfully founded and built three other software companies: Visual Components (acquired by Sybase), Tidestone Technologies (acquired by Actuate), and iModules (acquired by Leeds Equity Partners). Most recently, Tom is co-founder of Essenza Software (mobile software).
As an active supporter of the Kansas City community, Tom serves on the Board of Cornerstone Bancshares, Rockhurst High School, Preferred Physicians Medical, Innara Health and Santa Marta Retirement Center. Tom lives in Leawood, KS and is a graduate of Rockhurst University with a BSBA in business management.
Michael Peck – General Partner
With nearly fifteen years of venture investing under his belt, Michael is a founding member of Flyover Capital. His diverse background includes engineering, operations, and investment experience with a focus on life science and technology. Most recently, Michael served as a general partner at Open Prairie Ventures helping build the firm’s second fund. Previously, he assisted with economic development legislation and managed a thirty-company portfolio as Vice President of Investments at the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC). He sat on the ‘other side of the table’ as an executive with two California-based startups after a strategic consulting position with Accenture. Michael is also CEO and President of Innara Health, a company that builds new medical innovations for neonatal care.
Michael received his Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Engineering Management, both from Northwestern University. He is also a recovering engineer with bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas. Most importantly, Michael is proudly married to Laurie with whom he has two young sons that are entrepreneurs-in-training (EIT).
Thad Langford – General Partner
After establishing his business chops in both Fortune 500 and early-stage environments, Thad is one of the founding partners at Flyover Capital. Before Flyover, Thad was President and CEO of Zave Networks (acquired by Google), a venture-backed digital advertising tech company. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Sprint leading several businesses during the formative years of mobile data and wireless wholesale services. One of his executive positions included managing Sprint’s Innovation program and co-founding Sprint Nextel Ventures.
Since moving to the Midwest after stints on both coasts, Thad is committed to bolstering the regional early-stage technology scene. As such, he co-founded BlackOps Development, a high-quality software development company, and serves on the Board of several rapidly developing companies. Thad graduated from the University of Arizona where he played on the Wildcat’s nationally ranked NCAA tennis team. He also earned his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Marty Bicknell – General Partner
As a recognized leader in the field of financial problem-solving for companies and their executives, Marty has been a valuable resource for other successful entrepreneurs. He has extensive personal and professional experience with closely held family businesses and the unique complexities within those types of organizations.
Marty has a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. He serves on the board of directors for the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas, the American Royal, the KU Advancement Board for the University of Kansas Medical Center, and on the MRIGlobal Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a board member for the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City. He is also involved in supporting several organizations through his sponsorship and committee participation, including Marillac, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), KU Med Cancer Care and Youth Entrepreneurs. When not overseeing Mariner’s family of companies, Marty can be found on the running trails or sinking putts on a golf course.
Tim Foote – Associate
Tim joined Flyover Capital in March of 2015, bringing with him his enthusiasm for working with early-stage technology startups. In his role as associate, Tim is highly involved throughout the various stages of evaluating investment opportunities. Tim has experience working in both the startup setting as well as at large corporations like Apple and Eli Lilly. Prior to Flyover, Tim developed his due diligence skills at Mid America Angels.
Tim graduated with honors from Ithaca College in Upstate New York and is currently pursuing his MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. When not reviewing pitch decks, Tim enjoys visiting new places with his wife Caitlyn and their daughter Azalea.