Little Engine Ventures


We help small business move to the next level.


LEV acquires meaningful portions of traditional small businesses.


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


Little Engine Ventures is an evergreen investment partnership.
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.

  • 100% Small Business

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


Proudly Midwestern
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Daryl Starr

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

A MBA, CFA finance extraordinaire, Banwart is responsible for analysis, budgeting, banking and investor relations.
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Mikel Berger

A proven team leader for both technical and community. Berger oversees enabling technology and making sure innovations solve real problems.

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