Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Pritzker Group Venture Capital

A Chicago-based company founded in 1996 focusing on early-stage technology companies

Pritzker Group Venture Capital is a venture capital firm that provides funding for seed, early and late stage ventures. Founded in 1996 by J.B. Pritzker and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States, it focuses on early stage technology companies. Since its start, the company has supported more than 100 businesses with its proprietary capital structure that offers tremendous flexibility. The company also offers operational support and business advisory services.

Their portfolio companies include Fleetmatics (NYSE: FLTX), SinglePlatform (acquired by Constant Contact), Zinch (acquired by Chegg), Playdom (acquired by Disney), LeftHand Networks (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster).

The company has over 20 years of success in the venture business. It also has a wide array of resources to help startups in consumer, enterprise, digital health and emerging tech industries.

Timeline

1996

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Buzz Digital is a Chicago-based company founded by Jonathan Kelley.

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Chirag Chotalia

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Kasey Lundquist

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Kevin Willer

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Peter Liu

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Timothy Kim

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