What We Do

We partner with founders for their journey ahead, investing with flexibility and scale to build companies that stand the test of time.

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Our Network

We connect founders to a vast ecosystem of seasoned business builders, operators, and potential customers.

53 Stations is supported by The Pritzker Organization, which brings over 60 years of business building experience and a range of enduring portfolio companies including Hyatt, Steward Partners, Lithko, STV, Epic Staffing Group, KBP Foods, and more. By partnering with us, founders gain access to prospective clients and a global community of operators and investors committed to making their journey more successful.

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Our Approach

We are flexible, committed partners dedicated to supporting founders with a service provider “whatever-it-takes” mindset.

Our single limited partner structure allows us to be more flexible than many venture investors, tailoring our terms and timelines to each company’s unique needs. We’re here to help founders lay the foundations for long-term responsible growth and profitability.

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Our Focus

We invest early from seed to series B in tech-forward companies across industries.

Our generalist approach is driven by a commitment to and conviction in exceptional founders and operators, who are building across all sectors. We partner with driven, visionary leaders with the discipline and tenacity required to build enduring businesses.

Our Portfolio

Building The Next Generation of Enduring Businesses

Altana

An AI-driven platform that navigates the complexities of global trade compliance

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Black Buffalo

Producer of smokeless tobacco alternatives

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Collective

An all-in-one financial solution, including a back-office platform that handles taxes and bookkeeping, tailored to the unique needs of freelancers and independent contractors

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Emergence Software

Operator and acquirer of third-party enterprise software applications

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Floating Point

Boston-based early-stage VC firm investing in healthcare, logistics, technology and insurance.

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Flux

A developer of a modern, browser-based software platform to make hardware design easy

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HomeCloud

The tech-enabled home inspection that gives each homeowner a customized plan for their home and connects them with trusted service providers

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Whisper Aero

A developer of advanced propulsion technologies that create cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions for flight and air movement applications

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53 Stations doesn’t just follow the crowd. They build conviction around people and ideas based on their own judgment and experiences. Their intense curiosity drives them to go both far and fast in developing a deep understanding and appreciation for what we are building.”

George Kirkland
HomeCloud

53 Stations’ extensive network is a game-changer – they facilitated a direct connection to the C-suite of one of the largest publicly traded companies in our industry, accelerating an important strategic relationship for our team.”

Matthias Wagner
Flux

They go deep. They invest in building relationships, and want to grow their investment alongside our growth as a company.”

Hooman Radfar
Collective

There’s a big world outside Silicon Valley, and it’s not easy to build connections to other industries. 53 Stations’ network feels different. It creates a huge advantage as I grow.”

Henry Zhang
Emergence

They take a long-term vision, and they know there are no shortcuts to get there. It’s about doing things the right way.”

Matt Hanson
Black Buffalo
Our Team

Embracing the journey

We are inspired by founders who get us excited for the future, the conversations that challenge our assumptions, the legacy that informs how we invest, and the journeys that we have the chance to be part of. Our team’s decades of global experience span the startup and investment ecosystems. We’ve been founders, early employees of VC-backed startups, firm builders, and seasoned multi-stage investors.

Our commitment is not just to invest, but to become integral partners in growth, leveraging our experiences, networks, and resources to foster the next generation of companies that stand the test of time.

Jason Pritzker

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
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Kevin King

Co-Founder and General Partner
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Kelly Goldstein

Partner and Head of Platform
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53 Stations Fellows

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Gillen Heisler

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Ben Sack

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