About Open Prairie

Drawing upon decades of operational experience in his family’s industrial, banking and agriculture businesses, Jim Schultz founded Open Prairie in 1997 to address the lack of innovation-focused private equity in the Midwest. Since then, Open Prairie and its highly experienced team has managed over $100 million in fund commitments and provided private equity services to clients focusing on specialty industries including agricultural, life science, medical device, software, information technology, energy, manufacturing, and real estate.