Joe Ricketts invests with an entrepreneurial philosophy that combines a long-term outlook and a deep commitment to building enduring, valuable brands.  Focusing on companies where his capital and business know how can catalyze growth opportunities, Ricketts invests in businesses with compelling products and services, strong management teams, and large market opportunities.  Current portfolio companies include:

High Plains Bison

Founded on the belief that consumers shouldn’t have to choose between good eating and good health, High Plains Bison produces a line of delicious, all-natural bison products that are exceptionally low in fat and cholesterol. Tended by ranchers who understand the unique demands of bison, High Plains Bison’s herds are humanely raised on the high plains of North America.

Village Pie Maker

The Village PieMaker knows pie brings people together. Cooking in small batches, using the highest quality ingredients and hand-crafting goodness, The Village PieMaker makes the world’s best fruit pies. Ready-To-Bake, Right From Our Kitchen To Yours.

Best Bison

Featuring premium bison that’s absolutely delicious and has significantly fewer calories than beef, Best Bison’s classic American menu of mouthwatering bison burgers, soups, salads, and sandwiches offers something for everybody. Best Bison believes in simple, high-quality food served both quickly and fresh.

Jackson Fork Lodge

An intimate, 4-bedroom lodge featuring luxury-casual accommodations, The Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch provides a fun opportunity for vacationers to experience “getting away from it all” while enjoying gorgeous accommodations. Guests enjoy creature comforts ranging from a roaring fire to indulgent gourmet cuisine, all served up with gracious Western hospitality.

Hugo Specialty Foods

With its belief in premium, underdog brands, Hugo Specialty Foods provides a fully-integrated approach to sales, marketing, distribution and merchandising for food brands to grocery channels through a unique “Direct Store Performance” service model.

Cloisters Authentic Products

Cloisters Authentic Products produces unique artisanal foods with all profits supporting The Cloisters on the Platte. The company’s products are sourced from local merchants and manufacturers, assuring high quality, freshness, and a deep commitment to the local economy.