Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Matthew McCall is a Partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital and was formerly a founding partner with DFJ Portage. He is interested in venture as a platform for positive change, guiding Millennials and empowering woman/girl entrepreneurs. He has seen a lot across his 20+ years & three venture cycles in the business backing entrepreneurs such as Costolo, Zuckerberg, Pleasants and Kevin O’Connor. McCall has been involved with investments including: Facebook, DollarShaveClub, Honest Company, SMS-Assist, AwesomenessTV (acquired by DreamWorks), FindTheBest, Signal, Eved, EverDream (acquired by Dell), Feedburner (acquired by Google), Cognitive Concepts (acquired by Houghton Mifflin), Lefthand Networks (acquired by HP), Performics (acquired by Doubleclick/Google), Playdom (acquired by Disney), SimpleTV and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster). McCall has been honored on Crain’s annual "40 under 40”, Crain’s top Tech 25 list. He has been named to the Re/code top 30 tech power list, a Top 100 VC, a Media 100 and a Hollywood 100 Power Player. He has keynoted or been a panelist at over 125 conferences and events nationwide. He is the founder & trustee of the McCall Family Foundation, focused on encouraging social entrepreneurship and global human/girls’s rights. He has served on numerous regional high technology advisory boards. He is the author of a popular venture blog, www.VCConfidential.com. Previous to 1995, McCall worked in the Boston Consulting Group’s Chicago office, where he managed consulting and client teams on projects in the telecommunications, health-care and financial services industries. During and after college, McCall worked for Bankers Trust in Merchant Banking as well as at Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust. McCall holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Williams College and an MBA with honors from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also holds a Masters in Manufacturing Management from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.