FI  Keller Enterprises

     Office Locations:

6287 Old Baton Rouge Highway
Alexandria, LA 71302
Phone: 318-442-6398

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  • Middle Market



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Real Estate & Construction



    Keller Enterprises is a family company integrating venture investing, venture philanthropy and venture farming. The firm's operating business, Inglewood Farm, is located in central Louisiana. The firm's areas of focus for venture investing lie in energy, agriculture and real estate. Keller is a limited partner in VC/PE firms such as Sands Capital, Mangrove Equity Partners, and NextGen Venture Partners. In 1998, Caroline 'Polly' Keller Winter founded Keller Enterprises. The Kellers are a fifth-generation Arkansas family. Polly Murphy's father, C.H. Murphy, was a banker, farmer and oil producer with substantial holdings in South Arkansas and Louisiana. In 1940 Christoph Keller Jr. married Polly Murphy of El Dorado, whom he had courted as a college classmate at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. She is the daughter of Charles H. and Bertie W. Murphy. Polly joined with her brother Charles, and sisters Theodosia and Bertie, to found Murphy Oil Corporation, which with Charles Murphy Jr. at the head grew into a worldwide integrated oil and gas company, and which is also parent to Deltic Timber Corporation, a land, timber and real estate concern with holdings in Arkansas and Louisiana.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Caroline Davis President
    Elisabeth Keller Board Chair
    Jonathan Gilliland Principal and Chief Investment Officer
    Lee Weeks Operating Manager
    Robin Gilliland Principal and Chief Financial Officer


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