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The term "Sherpa" refers to both an ethnic group and job description as porter, climber or trek leader found in the mountains of Eastern Tibet. From the first Mt. Everest expedition in 1921, Sherpas became an integral part of international Himalayan climbing as guides and partners.

Sherpa Partners, LLC is a Minneapolis-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology companies. We have decades of personal experience in the high-altitude, rarified air of new enterprises. As experienced operational managers, we are investing time, energy and money to help emerging technology companies create the strategies, systems, infrastructure and management teams to become leaders in their markets.

The Sherpa 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.