KC area education software maker Netchemia raises $6.5 million

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 12:00 am

Kansas City area tech company Netchemia recently closed a $6.5 million round of financing, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday.

Zach Spain, a marketing communications specialist with the 12-year-old company, declined to comment to Silicon Prairie News on the reason for the funding. The Kansas City Business Journal, however, speculated that the funds could be related to the company's expressed interest in Google Fiber's arrival in Kansas City.

Here's what the Business Journal's James Dornbrook said Thursday:

However, Netchemia has been heavily interested in the Google Fiber upgrade in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., and previously expressed its hope that Google Fiber would help the company attract investors and new talent and help it grow. The company has been hiring; its website has advertised for 15 positions in 2013 so far.

Netchemia offers tools that help schools with hiring and managing employee performance evaluations. Its TalentEd K-12 Strategic Management Suite is a customizable online platform that allows administrators to organize district-wide records.

Earlier this month, the company announced it's a finalist in the SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best K-12 Enterprise Solution. The winners will be announced May 6 during the Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco.


Credits: Screenshot from netchemia.com

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