Team

Mark Aardsma is founding investor and Managing Partner of First Leaf Capital. He previously founded three startups, and led them to success as CEO. He is an advisor to companies and their leaders, and his investments have consistently outperformed the market by wide margins. In 2016 his book Investing With Purpose was published.

Caroline Biedscheid joins the team as Business Analyst, with a background in math and economics. She analyzes potential investments, and assists with financial modeling, deal execution, legal, and compliance.

Luke Scharf is an experienced software engineer and IT systems architect. He builds and maintains proprietary software systems used by First Leaf Capital and our wholly-owned businesses. As Technical Analyst he helps evaluate the software and computing aspects of potential investments.

Venus Walker handles accounting and administrative functions.