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.
ScaleFactor is a smart finance and accounting platform that enables businesses to operate in real time. ScaleFactor integrates with existing cloud software to provide automation for bookkeeping, tax compliance and financial analysis so that executives, entrepreneurs and business owners can confidently control their operations and strategically grow their business.
Threatcare aims to simplify product evaluations, security controls monitoring, and training for security staff. Threatcare’s Violet platform was built to help security teams, incident responders, and network forensic practitioners reduce their attack surface by continuously monitoring their cybersecurity posture. Violet combines traditional Red Team and Blue Team activities, forming a “Purple Team,” which is where Violet’s name is derived.
Topbox’s customer touchpoint intelligence software reveals the source of friction points in the customer and buyer experience across every channel. With a cloud-based subscription model, Topbox delivers an elegant solution that aggregates and synthesizes conversations to make omnichannel friction point discovery fast and intuitive.
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
Keith has been an entrepreneur more than 25 years and started a variety of companies in the Kansas City region. For the last nine years, Keith served as Founder and CEO of Balance Innovations, a leading developer of cash office software solutions for the retail industry. Keith founded the company in 2004 and has led it through its growth from a staff of five and several hundred installs to a multi-product company with more than 75 team members and 8,500 contracted installations in North America. Prior to starting Balance Innovations, Keith founded a consulting practice, Entrepreneurial Consulting Corporation that advised start-ups, economic development agencies, non-profits and the federal government. Keith is active with many local startups as an angel investor and currently has eight active investments.
Keith was awarded the Central Midwest winner for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2010 for Technology and has received the Kansas City Champions of Business award three times for Balance Innovations LLC. Keith currently sits on the board of Balance Innovations and KCNext and serves as the Network and Communications chair for the Kansas City chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Keith was active in Kansas Pipeline and served as a mentor in 2010 and 2011. Keith attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earned his BA from Baker University and MBA from Rockhurst University.
Thomas A. DeBacco – General Partner
Tom has been in the technology market since 1981 both as serial entrepreneur and angel investor. In over 30 years in technology, Tom has not only been in executive leadership positions at Innovative Software, Informix Software and Fox Software, but has also founded and built three other software companies: Visual Components (acquired by Sybase), Tidestone Technologies (acquired by Actuate), and iModules which is currently a leader in SaaS constituent engagement solutions focused in the educational market. Most recently, Tom is co-founder of Essenza Software (mobile software) and eLuminate Health (healthcare transparency software). In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Tom spent three years living in London and was responsible for building the international operations for Innovative Software, Informix and Fox Software. Besides being an active investor in the technology market, Tom also serves on the Board of iModules Software, Cornerstone Bancshares, Rockhurst High School, Preferred Physicians Medial and Santa Mar a Retirement Center. Tom lives in Leawood, KS and is a 1981 graduate of Rockhurst University with a BSBA in business management.
Michael Peck – General Partner
Michael has a broad background that includes engineering, operational, and investment experience. As a Partner at Open Prairie Ventures, Michael focuses on life science and technology investments. During his tenure at Open Prairie Ventures, Michael served on the boards and committees of four portfolio companies, including Novita Therapeutics and is currently on the board Innara Health. In other prior experiences, Michael served as a Vice President of Investments at KTEC Ventures, where he managed a portfolio of over 30 early stage technology companies and assisted with economic development legislative matters. Michael has also served as a Vice President at two California startups targeting B2C eCommerce and web-based B2B transactions. As a prior manager at Accenture, Michael advised Fortune 500 PC and retail clients for the firm’s strategic management consulting practice. Michael has held numerous entrepreneurial advisory roles including serving as a judge for three years for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Michael received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, a Master’s in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas.
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
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.
Dan Kerr – Associate
Dan brings to the Flyover team more than 10 years of financial and operational experience. He has worked at both early stage technology companies and large financial institutions. Prior to joining Flyover, he worked for UMB Financial Corporation in corporate strategy and development. He played a key role in merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions for the company, including leading deal evaluation, financial modeling and due diligence efforts. His responsibilities also included consulting with lines of business on their M&A and growth strategies and assessing early-stage investments in the financial technology space.
Dan graduated from the University of Kansas and went to work for a local startup. Afterwards, Dan spent several years in Chicago where he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dan returned to Kansas City in 2012.