OUR STORY – First Investment Partners was formed to help match prospective investors to exciting new investment opportunities. Prior to the passing of the new state legislation we had spent many decades as both investors and operators within start ups and rapid growth business opportunities. Our seasoned team, with their outstanding track record of success in building and delivering value to accredited investors, had always felt that the rules were a bit unfair – smaller or newer investors were not given the same opportunities as larger, accredited investors.
MISSION – First Investment Partners helps all investors, regardless of their experience or size of investment, source and invest in dynamic new businesses . Additionally, we help new businesses seeking investments find investors using our investment crowdfunding portal.
MANAGEMENT – Sam Ashkar, a lifelong Minnesota resident and graduate of the University of St. Thomas, considers himself as a “broker” from a variety of perspectives. He spent the first part of his career as a real estate broker (working the local market for over 20 years). He expanded the skillset he mastered handling successful real estate transactions and bringing two parties together for their mutual benefit, into the broader arena of financial, strategic, supplier and a variety of other types of business relationships to help provide companies the resources they needed to fuel rapid growth. He has personally launched and helped launch numerous successful businesses. Mr. Ashkar has also been extremely active in a number of community based initiatives. His commitment to the First Investment Partners portal is an extension of this outreach into the local business community.