Little Engine Ventures


Transforming small business ownership

2019 Annual Meeting Opening Video

Partnership is Best

Go to Acquire


LEV acquires numerous small businesses (<$10M EV) per year.

Go to Innovate


LEV applies technology, processes and business model innovations to better serve customers.

Little Engine Ventures is a partnership of business owners.
Think Big, Act Small

We help small businesses accelerate growth and become more valuable to all stakeholders. This means taking a long term approach to compounding while implementing the most impactful next step.

  • We are business owners with significant portions of our net worth aligned with you.


Proudly Midwestern

Daryl Starr

A serial entrepreneur committed to helping founders and CEOs realize their dreams, Starr oversees capital allocation and working really hard.

Mikel Berger

A proven small business leader with a technology bent. Berger works the top of the funnels.

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