Poplar Ventures Promotes Christian Miller to Principal

LOUISVILLE, KY – August 23, 2021 – Poplar Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in recurring revenue cloud-based software companies in middle America, announced today the promotion of Christian Miller to Principal.

“Christian came to us with a solid understanding of the investing process and we liked the fact that he has roots in this area”, said John Willmoth, Founder and Managing Partner at Poplar Ventures.  “He has very quickly established himself as an excellent thought partner in our efforts to identify and build great technology companies here in middle America.”

Christian currently leads Poplar’s deal sourcing, due diligence, and market outreach initiatives.  He also plays a key role in investor reporting and supporting Poplar’s portfolio companies.  Christian currently serves as a board observer for Poplar’s investment in Dvinci, Inc.  As part of the promotion, Christian will take a more active role in deal leadership and overall portfolio management.

“I’ve truly enjoyed working and learning alongside John as we establish Poplar as one of the leading venture capital firms in the region,” said Christian Miller, Principal at Poplar Ventures.  “There is a lot of momentum behind Poplar right now.  I am excited to further create value for our investors, entrepreneurs, and partners in my new role as Principal.”

Prior to joining Poplar, Christian worked in private equity at TRP Capital Partners and venture capital at Purdue Ventures.  Christian received his B.A. in Economics and Business from Bellarmine University and his MBA from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.


About Poplar Ventures
Poplar Ventures, based in Louisville, KY, invests in early growth stage companies in middle America delivering recurring revenue cloud-based software services.  Poplar supports its portfolio companies by leveraging the real world operating experience of its team and advisors.  For additional information, visit www.poplarventures.com.  For inquiries, please contact info@poplarventures.com.