VC  Serra Ventures

     Office Locations:

2021 South First Street, Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-819-5200
Fax: 217-819-5205



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 1998, Serra Ventures, LLC, along with Serra Capital I and Serra Capital II, provides professional advisory services and entrepreneurial capital to emerging enterprises in the Central Illinois area and other selected geographies. Serra Ventures provides Business Plan Development, Strategic Planning, Capital Formation, Organization Development, Merger/Acquisition Transaction Assistance, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Assistance. Deploying an 'efficient capital'model and embracing lean start up practices, Serra Capital typically invests in the sectors of Information Technology, Devices & Instrumentation and Materials & Ag Tech. Serra Capital I has invested 24 companies, closing at $5M, while Serra Capital II has just recently launched.



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    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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    Dennis Beard Managing Partner
    Robert Schultz Managing Partner
    Steve Beck Venture Partner
    Tim Hoerr CEO and Managing Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):












      Metactive Medical



      Series A





      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Innara Health
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      Metactive Medical
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      Ocean Comm
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      Phi Optics
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      The Product Manufactory
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