We’re a boutique Venture Capital Firm With a Taste for Big Ideas

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We are a multi-strat fund enhancing the risk-adjusted returns of a diversified early stage venture investment portfolio 

Building investor wealth by investing in diversified venture capital-backed companies in the Seed to Series A stage with asymmetric growth potential.

Focusing on businesses with people who bring disruptive ideas to the market.

Empowering startup founders with capital and the power of our deep network.

Access to high impact-investments. Sector-agnostic approach identifying the most promising and innovative companies.

We focus on remarkable founders who are building companies to tackle meaningful problems.


Empower disruptive startups to create positive change.


To identify, invest in and support early-stage startups that have the potential to disrupt existing industries, and create new markets.


We provide more than just capital. Our support includes strategic guidance, operational support, and access to industry experts to help our portfolio companies succeed.

Our Track Record

Our Managing Partners are accomplished entrepreneurs, investors and versatile leaders with over 60 years of Management experience growing, managing and developing high-performing teams of talented professionals.

We’ve built over 10 companies from the ground up into best-in-class organizations generating as much as 30 million in annual revenue with over 100 employees.

Our partners have raised in excess of $60 million dollars combined leading numerous investment groups with a proven track record of successful ventures and profitable exits.

Our Team

New Leaf Ventures was founded in July 2022 by three established entrepreneurs, investors and longtime friends with reputations for disrupting the status quo. The partners have extensive backgrounds in investing in and creating successful businesses in various sectors.

Mike Schatzman
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Mike is an accomplished entrepreneur, investor, and versatile leader with over 20 years of management experience. He has led numerous investment groups and is a proven executive who has demonstrated the ability to grow, manage and develop high-performing teams of talented professionals....

Ken Fredrickson, MS
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Ken Fredrickson is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and accomplished business executive with over 20 years of experience. He has raised over 30 million leading numerous investment groups though extremely profitable exits...

Josh Yelen, CPA
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Josh Yelen is an established business executive, entrepreneur, and investor. He previously co-found two Biotech companies focused on drug and device discovery during which he raised angel and series A rounds of $3.1M and $15M, respectively...

Advisors and Investors

Our Advisory Board consists of subject matter experts with decades of experience in venture capital, private equity, and financial services.

Carl Toriello
Advisory Board

Carl is the retired President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and co-founder of Jefferies Finance, a company he founded in 2004....

Indira Gallo
Advisory Board

Indira Gallo is the Financial Reporting Manager of the Asset Management team, which provides investment advisory services to the Funds and Partnerships group of PSP Partners and its affiliates....

Tupa Gomes
Advisory Board

Tupa Gomes is a globally recognized and seasoned C-Level Executive in the Food and Service Industries, with over 30 years of senior-level leadership experience....

Dax Rodriguez
Advisory Board

Dax Rodriguez is an experienced entrepreneur with over two decades of leadership and operational expertise in high-tech data, Fintech, trading, brokerage, and exchange firms....

Cem Karsan
Advisory Board

Cem is the Founder and Senior Managing Partner of KAI Volatility Advisors. He is responsible for firm-wide management...

Andrew Harrison
Advisory Board

Andrew is an experienced operator, investor, and CPG marketer with over 15 years of experience....

We are more than investors

Subhashish Dutta
Founder & CEO

Since partnering with New Leaf, our team has developed a strong appreciation for the significant role the right investor plays in the overall success of a new venture.  In the months preceding their investment, New Leaf spent the necessary time to gain a deep understanding of our niche products and unconventional business structure. This group has proven to be more than simply a stakeholder; they have become a vital strategic partner, and key component, in our long-term strategy.

Miranda Wang
Co-Founder & CEO

I am grateful that I get to work with the New Leaf team. They have the ability to parse through the noise and develop intuitive conviction on quality ventures across diverse domains. The New Leaf team asks excellent questions and truly wants to make a positive impact on the world.

Hanes Singh
Founder & CEO

The New Leaf team has been a breath of fresh air from the first meeting.  They genuinely want to support companies over the long haul to make real change in needed industries.  Their assessment was both analytical and intuitive, involving industry experts as well as an assessment of our culture and intentions. We truly appreciated that approach.  I'm thankful to have the New Leaf team as a partner in this journey --- they truly are one text message away at any time.

Michael Klotsman, PhD
Founder & CEO

The team at New Leaf was very thorough in their due diligence, which included domain experts who asked thoughtful questions, yet they were able to move quickly and efficiently. As investors, New Leaf continues to ask thoughtful questions and is quick & responsive towards supporting our needs.

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