KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A member of Kansas City's Startup Village received a major boost Thursday. Owners at EyeVerify announced they've received $6 million in financial support from four major investors.
Company founder Toby Rush said the news marks a huge step for EyeVerify. The KCK based company creates security applications that use the human eye as a substitute for online passwords.
Rush can't divulge the source of the new money, but the Wall Street Journal can. That newspaper says Sprint, Samsung and Chinese security firm Qihoo are among those extending venture capital support.
“We have investors from Kansas City, California, Korea, and China. That's pretty significant. When you think about the global implications of what we're trying to do, that's pretty powerful,” Rush said.
Rush could not announce the fourth business partner included in today's news -- but he hinted that it's a major financial institution.