Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Founded 1996
Founders J.B. Pritzker Tony Pritzker

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Total investments 159
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 107
Rounds per year 6.36
Lead investments 21
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.33
Exits 38
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
Summary

Pritzker Group Venture Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1996. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Food and Beverage. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Outcome Health, FleetMatics, Casper.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. When the investment is from Pritzker Group Venture Capital the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this Pritzker Group Venture Capital performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Pritzker Group Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs), I2A Fund, Lerer Hippeau. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Origin Ventures, MATH Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MATH Venture Partners, HPA, OCA Ventures.

This organization was formed by J.B. Pritzker. The overall number of key employees were 14.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Yay Lunch

EdTech
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$12M19 Nov 2021 Virginia, United States

Specright

AgTech
SaaS
Software
Supply Chain Management
$32M13 Jul 2021 Irvine, California, United States

Plus One Robotics

Industrial Automation
Robotics
Software
$33M27 Apr 2021 San Antonio, Texas, United States

Tovala

Cooking
Delivery
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$30M04 Feb 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

DroneBase

Construction
Drones
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Mapping Services
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Real Estate
$7M17 Jun 2020 Santa Monica, California, United States

Journera

Software
Travel
$11M10 Jun 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

HqO

Commercial Real Estate
Enterprise Software
Mobile Apps
Real Estate
$34M17 Dec 2019 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

RadSwan

Beauty
Consumer Goods
Cosmetics
Health Care
$2M15 Nov 2019 New York, United States

Reposite

B2B
Internet
Payments
Software
Travel
$3M12 Nov 2019 New York, New York, United States
News
Drone data analytics provider DroneBase nabs $20M

– DroneBase, a company providing drones as a service to capture high-resolution aerial photos, announced that it raised $20 million in a funding round led by Euclidean Capital with participation from Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Energy Transition Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, and Valor Equity Partners.
– The company says that the funds will be put toward expansion in the renewable energy industry and other segments with “high-value” infrastructure, like commercial real estate and insurance.
– Investments in drone startups are growing as the benefits of AI applied to aerial photography become clear. For example, algorithms analyze images from drones to monitor for corrosion, pests, and even livestock health. And insurers like State Farm leverage drones for claims inspections, assessing on-the-ground damage, and emergency resources following a disaster.

Specright Raises $30M in Series B Funding

– Specright from Tustin develops Specification Management software to manage and share supply chain data across suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers.
– Series B $30m round was led by Sageview Capital with participation from VMG Catalyst, Pritzker Venture Capital Group, Okapi Venture Capital, Fika Ventures, and Mucker Capital.
– The new investment will be used to double the company’s headcount by early 2022 and expand operations globally.

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