UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center

Sage Capital LLC

Sage Capital is a private equity firm providing long-term capital and expertise for small and middle market businesses in North America. The firm aims to invest in excellent companies and partner with management teams or existing owners. We make both control and minority investments, and we provide capital for growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations alike.


Company Size.  We focus on companies with EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation & amortization) between $2MM and $7MM either in the current year or based upon a reasonable forecast for the coming year.  We will co-invest in larger companies where our Roundtable can be additive. We will also consider investments in smaller companies within our immediate region.

Investment Amount.  We look to invest between $2MM and $15MM per company.  Larger amounts are possible through co-investment with our Roundtable partners or other firms.

Start-Ups.  We do not invest in start-ups.  We are pleased to hear from entrepreneurs  pursuing excellent new ideas, and will sometimes look over their shoulders with a view to investing when the business approaches our size parameters.


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactWesley Jones
Address8000 Maryland Avenue
Suite 1200
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Phone(314) 754-1118