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November 30, 2023 | Tom Ballard

New venture fund launches with a focus on early stage companies

53 Stations is industry-agnostic and not restricted by investment mandates or fundraising demands.

53 Stations, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies across a range of industries, has launched its flagship $190 million Fund I that is supported by The Pritzker Organization.

“Our founding team has firsthand experience as founders, investors, and leaders of high growth teams; collectively, we favor collaborating with entrepreneurs in the earliest days to help identify market opportunities and the best paths to pursue them,” said Jason Pritzker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at 53 Stations that is based in Chicago. “Our investments to date share the potential to change how their industries operate and reflect a desire to channel the Pritzker legacy into cultivating a new era of lasting businesses.”

The Pritzker Family’s business interests, including the 53 Stations’ primary LP, has a broad portfolio that includes companies such as Hyatt, KBP Foods, Lithko, Epic Staffing, and Steward Partners. Similarly, 53 Stations is industry-agnostic and is not restricted by investment mandates or fundraising demands. 53 Stations both leads and co-invests, writing initial checks from seed to Series B stage.

To date, 53 Stations has invested in seven companies across five industries. Learn more here.


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