Venture First manages a family of funds providing companies with capital with the goal of driving asymmetric returns to investors.
Strike Ventures is a venture capital firm and is based in Louisville, Kentucky. The firm invests in technology companies.
Whiskey Capital is a distiller-focused lender working with craft and mid-sized whiskey brands to help plan for their inventory needs. By providing bespoke financing solutions based on new fill and aged barrel inventory, we help brands improve cash management, grow inventory, and fuel growth.
In recent years, the Self Storage industry has exploded and witnessed massive consolidation as a handful of large storage corporations are buying up existing storage complexes. In 2017, Venture First’s John Shumate and Mark Crane decided to form a partnership to purchase and develop storage real estate. Today, the fund owns one operating facility in Jefferson County and two parcels of land ready for development.