First Leaf Capital is an investment and venture capital firm based in Champaign, Illinois. We pursue a wide range of investment opportunities in Central Illinois and the Midwest. We do early-stage investments in startup companies, loans to new or established business owners, and acquisitions of entire businesses.
We have the flexibility to offer a range of investment structures including convertible notes, venture equity, venture debt, partnership interests, revenue-based financing, bridge notes, term loans, or business lines of credit.
We love hardworking entrepreneurs, products that solve substantive problems, hard-to-imitate advantages, lean market validation, and realistic goals. To the companies we back, we offer quick decisions, simple and fair terms, no fees, credible introductions to our favorite VC’s, strategic input from a winning founder, and all the encouragement we can send your way.