Digital Sandbox KC provided funding to four startups during the final quarter of the year, the organization announced Friday.
The four startups encompass a range of industries, from property management to personal finance. They include B!TLab Innovations, Destiny, Particle Space and TripleBlind.
Digital Sandbox KC is a program of the Innovation Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City that’s meant to enhance the creation of high-growth companies in the Kansas City area. The organization provides funding and “proof-of-concept” resources such as market validation, prototyping and beta-testing support designed to help young businesses develop digital technologies.
The program began in 2013 and has provided funding for 125 startups, according to a press release.
“Momentum in Kansas City’s startup ecosystem continues to grow, and we’re excited to contribute to that growth,” Jill Meyer, senior director of technology ventures at the UMKC Innovation Center, said in the release. “We’re geared up for 2020 and are ready to continue to create opportunities for entrepreneurs in our region.”
The program’s four newest startups are:
- B!TLab Innovations, which makes a “smart resume” tool designed to analyze a user’s resume and optimize it for a particular job posting
- Destiny, a debt management platform aimed at helping financial institutions market to young customers who have debt
- Particle Space, which is developing a property management platform to enable the use of pre-existing building sensors in capturing data, with the aim of cutting costs for building managers
- TripleBlind, a marketplace created to help organizations exchange sensitive data and algorithms in an encrypted environment