Mike Farmer’s high-tech startup, Leap.It, caught the attention of AOL founder Steve Case in October 2014 because Farmer’s company was built in the first house hooked up with Google Fiber.
Case loved the irony of the David of Kansas City taking on the Goliath of Google.
“You’re undermining Google right here in the Start-Up Village in Kansas City,” Case said at the time. “On Google Fiber! That’s pretty cheeky!”
Farmer doesn’t remember the cheeky line, but the Google angle is “an interesting story line,” he said.