Chicago IT firm will move HQ to KC, raises $3.5M


A Chicago-area privacy solutions firm praised by Edward Snowden will move its corporate headquarters to Kansas City by the end of the year and plans to close on a $3.5 million Series A round on Friday.

“Kansas City has an up-and-coming tech scene … the tech industry in Kansas City is a lot healthier than it was 15 years ago,” said Mike McCamon, president of SpiderOak Inc.. “It’s a good place to do business in a lot of different sectors.”

SpiderOak already has a Kansas City presence and uses the Think Big Partners space weekly. Globally, the company employs about 30 and will use the funding to add 10 employees in product development and marketing in the coming months. Its current headquarters is in Northbook, Ill.

Kansas City Business Journal