Serra Ventures, LLC, along with Serra Capital I and Serra Capital II, work closely to provide professional advisory services and entrepreneurial capital to emerging enterprises in the Central Illinois area and other selected geographies.
The Serra entities are playing a vital role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by focusing specifically on early-stage technology enterprises, helping them to bridge the gap from formation to successful commercialization of their products and services. Deploying an “efficient capital”model and embracing lean start up practices, Serra Capital invests strategically in the sectors of Information Technology, Devices & Instrumentation and Materials & Ag Tech. Serra Capital I has invested 24 companies, while Serra Capital II launched in late 2013 and has invested in 18 high technology companies.
Perhaps most importantly, Serra Ventures functions in a hands-on role, working intimately with entrepreneurs via a mentor-consultative model. We enjoy “rolling up our sleeves” to come alongside young companies and the professionals running them. Going beyond the traditional approach of venture investing, Serra strongly believes that this approach yields better results – for entrepreneurs and for investors alike.