CSA Partners, LLC is a venture fund investing in early stage, high growth, companies with particular focus in the Midwest. We partner with entrepreneurs to help them build and grow great innovative companies in our community.

We look for extraordinarily passionate entrepreneurs that exemplify and embody the Midwestern values of hard work, authenticity, honesty, integrity and a sense of community.

We invest in startups that have a well-defined vision and bring elegant solutions to clearly articulated problems. They utilize a lean, tenacious and responsible management style that is data driven and outcome focused. They are able to innovate and bring new business models to existing markets to achieve smarter solutions.


Chris Abele

Managing Director

Steve Mech

Managing Director