Overland Park-based tech startup ClaimKit recently was dubbed 2015’s most “aspirational entrepreneur” by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Founded in 2011, Claimkit created a contract management platform for insurance companies, law firms and consulting groups to help them more efficiently collect and analyze documents. Now with five full time staff, the company in January raised a $940,000 Series A round and has managed $2 billion in claims and litigations to date.
The chamber’s commendation is awarded to companies less than three-years-old and that have been founded on “ideology, values, and the goal to make change through enrichment,” according to the chamber.
“(The award) is very cool because it validates what the ClaimKit team has been doing,”ClaimKit CEO Chris Cheatham said. “It’s one thing to have an idea. We are at the stage where we are implementing it, which is an unbelievable feeling. The ClaimKit team is doing an amazing job since they came on last year and I am happy this honor recognizes each person’s contributions.”
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce conferred the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award — or Mr. K Award — to architecture and design firm BNIM. Whitley Construction Company nabbed the Diverse Small Business of the Year award.
Cheatham also offered kudos to Kansas City’s community, and those that helped foster the company’s success.
“The Entrepreneur Award is absolutely a reflection of the amazing Kansas City and Midwest entrepreneurial community — ClaimKit wouldn’t exist without it,” ClaimKit CEO Chris Cheatham said. “From our first employees, to our investors —like the Mid-America Angels, Nelnet and our board — it’s a reflection of the Midwest investing time and money into innovation. Partners like the Kaufman Foundation, KC Chamber and Pipeline have all provided important resources. Thank you to everyone who helped us win this award.”