First Leaf Capital Forms Institutional Fund

To date, First Leaf Capital has been solely backed by funding from the Mark & Jenn Aardsma family office. We are excited to announce that we are bringing outside capital into our firm to increase the scale and impact of our investments.

We have launched First Leaf Capital Fund II, an institutional-backed fund. The fund’s capital raise is fully committed, and the fund is closed to new investors. We will begin making investments from the fund right away.

We will continue the same local, early-stage, simple, fair, and flexibly-structured investment program we have been following. (Ok not quite as simple as before, but we will do our best.) We look forward to continuing to search for and support the most promising entrepreneurs in Champaign-Urbana and beyond.