VC  Sherpa Partners

     Office Locations:

5759 Long Brake Circle
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: 612-803-6497



  • Early



  • Information Technology



    Sherpa Partners, LLC is a Minneapolis-based venture capital firm. Launched in January 2001, the firm's Trek I fund is dedicated to early stage, Minnesota-based information technology companies. This $17 million fund targets first-round, pre-money valuations under $10 million with initial equity investments ranging from $250,000 to $1 million. Trek I targets technology industries such as software, networking, infrastructure and telecommunications. Sherpa's Trek I fund is now fully invested and the Sherpa team is continuing to support its portfolio companies with follow-on investments and service as company Directors. The company is no longer reviewing business plans.

    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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    C. McKenzie (Mac) Lewis III Partner
    Richard A. Brimacomb Partner
    Steven J. Pederson Partner


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