Funds

Open Prairie has a proven track record in fund performance and taking its portfolio investments from start to profitable exit via syndication, acquisition and IPO.  The firm has managed multiple funds with combined assets of over $225 million.

  • The Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund is an $81 million private equtiy fund licensed by the US Department of Agriculture as a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC).  With a collaborative partnership comprised of investors from Farm Credit institutions, commercial and community banks, strategics, family offices and high net worth individuals committed to advancing rural America, the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund is focused on providing debt and equity capital of $2 - $8 million to growth companies in food and agriculture. 
  • Open Prairie Ventures II, L.P. is a $30 million (2008) fund that has invested in seven early-stage agricultural technology and medical device companies.  The fund achieved an exit in 2009 with Sony Corporation's acquisition of iCyt.   
  • Open Prairie Ventures I, L.P. was a $40 million (1999) fund that completed 15 investments in early-stage companies.  The fund was a top decile performer for vintage, highlighted by the IPO’s of TomoTherapy (Nasdaq:  TOMO) and InfoBlox (NYSE: BLOX) both with market caps exceeding $1 billion.