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Who made the 2021 KC Watch List?

These Kansas City companies are turning ideas, passions and dreams into great businesses ... and on top of all that, they're innovating during the pandemic.

Companies on the KC Watch List of Startups and Scaling Businesses received equity funding or grants in 2019 and 2020, or two investments or grants in 2020.

See who's making the right moves to grow and making waves during a year where innovation was needed more than ever.
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