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Torch.AI Announces Cybersecurity Operations in KC

by Angela Kennedy | May 07, 2021
Congratulations to our partners in Leawood on the announcement that Torch.AI will create nearly 500 new jobs as it expands its operations.

The Kansas City region competed with Southern California, Washington D.C., and New York City to secure Torch.AI’s continued growth in Leawood, and the announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recent $30 million raise in Series A funding.

The company will hire more than 100 new professionals this year with an average salary of more than $100,000, and open positions will range from early-career associate engineers and junior data scientists to experienced hires such as top engineering and sales positions.

“Demand for our advanced AI and data services continues to grow as the intelligence and security communities attempt to organize and analyze unprecedented levels of data. We’ve long known there is untapped talent here in the region that can help the government and commercial sectors solve significant challenges,” said Brian Weaver, founder, chairman and CEO of Torch.AI. “This agreement represents our commitment to harness the wealth of experience and skill sets in the Kansas City region and develop new talent to expand our capabilities and customer impact.”

The Kansas City Area Development Council was proud to partner with the following organizations to support Torch.AI’s growth in the KC region:

  • Kansas Department of Commerce
  • State of Kansas
  • City of Leawood
  • Leawood Chamber & Economic Development Council
  • Evergy
  • Kansas Gas Service
  • JLL
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas State University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Wichita State University
  • STEM4US!
  • Kansas City Veteran Coalition
  • KS/MO National Security Crossroads
  • KC Tech Council
  • Initiatives, Inc.
  • EnterpriseKC
  • TeamKC: Life + Talent
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The announcement made both local and national headlines, see the media hits here.

About Torch.AI
Torch.AI’s Nexus™ platform changes the paradigm of data and digital workflows, forever solving core impediments caused by the ever-increasing volume and complexity of information. Customers enjoy a single unifying solution which begins by instantly deconstructing and describing any data, in real-time.

Purpose built for massively scaled, ultra high-speed data processing, the platform comes equipped with security features, flexible data workloads, compliance capabilities, and drag and drop functionality that is unrivaled in today’s technology landscape. The company’s solutions have helped to fight fraud, secure information, make better decisions of trust, evolve operational capabilities, and create better customer experiences. To learn more about the company’s vision for unifying AI, visit Torch.AI.

About Greater Kansas City
Home to 2.5 million people, Kansas City is a vibrant metro in the heart of the U.S., known as "KC Heartland.” KC is a center for technology, entrepreneurship and artistry, ranking first in the nation for its startup growth rate. Visit KC.org or follow @KCHeartland for more details.

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