A brief history of Leader Ventures

The founders of Leader Ventures, Patrick Gordan and Bob Molke, began working together at Dominion Capital Management, a venture fund founded in 1985 that was one of the first to begin leasing equipment to start-ups, a business model that would later be known as Venture Lending. In 2005, Patrick and Bob spun out the Venture Lending side and founded Leader, continuing to manage the Dominion loan portfolio under the new fund. Brian Best, an 11-year veteran of Western Technology Investment, joined the firm in 2007 as the third partner.


The name

A leader joins fishing line to a hook and is made to withstand strong forces. We think it helps describe our patient, steadfast approach to investing. Also, we really like fishing.