After investing nearly $1 million in the first quarter of 2015, regional investment network Mid-America Angels is on pace for its best year yet.
Mid-America Angels injected $870,000 of funding into two area companies during the first three months of 2015, which sets it on a pace to surpass $3 million in investments for the year. Mid-America Angels — whose investments include such companies as EyeVerify, Novita Therapeutics, RareWire and others — is managed by the Enterprise Center of Johnson County.
The investment group recently backed Olathe-based TVAX Animal Health with a $696,000 investment that will offer the company funds to kickstart clinical chemotherapy testing in dogs. TVAX Animal health is a subsidiary of Lenexa-based TVAX Biomedical.
Mid-America Angels also supplied $178,000 to Kansas City-based Rawxies, which makes raw, vegan snacks. The new funds will allow the company to build out its sales and marketing channels, as well as expand its product offerings.
“We’re proud to welcome two additional companies to our MAA portfolio, and look forward to working with the management teams of TVAX Animal Health and Rawxies to ensure both their continued growth and job growth in our region,” ECJC CEO George Hansen said in a release.