Tesseract Ventures and Smart Cities

Tesseract Ventures envisions a Smart City Opportunity in Kansas and Missouri

City governments everywhere are aggregating data from existing data sets and IoT devices to improve operations and asset management, fuel smart city initiatives, enhance quality of life and save money.

But too often this data is not fully leveraged, leaving cities with massive volumes of information they can’t access or use to improve resident services.

That’s where Tesseract technology can help.

We have been working internally to create a series of useful, timely, and technology offerings to help locally here in our hometown in…

KC Future Builders Building the Future of Kansas City, Together
KC Future Builders Building the Future of Kansas City, Together

Position: An alliance of construction industry thought leaders working to make building in Kansas City smarter and safer through technology.

Quick link to get involved: https://www.tesseractventures.io/blog/2021/2/8/building-the-future-of-kansas-city-together

The construction industry in Kansas City is a microcosm of so many of the things that make our city great. It’s forward looking, innovative, always pushing for growth, and most of all, it’s a strong community. In this community, cooperation wins out over competition more often than not, because we know that by working together, we all come out stronger.

That’s why Tesseract Ventures is launching a new, invite-only forward thinking group called Kansas…

I spent some time considering the WHY for Kansas City

Tesseract Ventures isn’t a company that just happens to be in Kansas City. Its a company that is of Kansas City. Our business is made up of people who’ve worked in the worlds’ biggest tech hubs, and returned to KC to build the company of their dreams. We had a huge, innovative idea that would be hard to pull off. It would take years of work, room for radical experimentation, top talent, big investors willing to take a chance, and a supportive community around us. Kansas City is the only city where all those things would fall into place.


At Tesseract, we’re working to create a technology ecosystem that helps modern organizations become smarter and better connected through next-generation robotics, 21st-century software, and radically connected platforms. Each piece of this ecosystem has the ability to produce huge amounts of valuable, actionable data — data that can transform the companies that possess it, making them safer and more fulfilling for their workers, as well as more innovative and more efficient.

However, with great power comes great responsibility. Data is a precious commodity that must be protected from attackers, and each piece of an advanced technology ecosystem like Tesseract must be…

Adding Tesseract Prism RTLS to this warehouse can get it back up and running safely

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues with no end in sight, businesses of all types are looking for ways to get back to work while prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of their workers.

Some precautions are simple enough to implement, like improved sanitation and staggered schedules. Other approaches, like social distancing, bring challenges that most businesses have never had to contend with. Humans are not accustomed to keeping distance from one another and most workplaces aren’t set up for it. …

Real time proximity alerts with anchors and wearables

There is no question that the spaces in which we work are undergoing a massive shift. From adjusting to life with Covid-19, to the scaling up of remote work to the integration of powerful new technologies into our workflows, the offices and job sites we once knew are fundamentally changing.

As society reimagines how we work together, and how we can better connect our physical workspaces with our digital assets, organizations will need good data, and lots of it. …

What is it like to be a real Inventor?

Hug and inventor when you meet one


It’s a blazing hot Summers day in early June in New York City. My weather app tells me it’s 95 degrees, 5% humidity, and we can expect a full twelve hours of perfect sunshine.

It’s the best kind of day, the kind of day that kept me going through the dark dreary winter. …

John Boucard

John Boucard is a technology futurist / inventor specializing in high tech toys, robotics, and software.

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