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:

3 Dragons Sauce

3 Dragons Sauce offers a very special line of premium Asian fusion sauces, crafted from over 40 years of successful restaurant experience. For over four generations, our founders operated the famous Jade Palace restaurant in Denver Colorado. The secret was in the special house-made sauces.

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.

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.

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.

Straight Arrow News

Straight Arrow News is dedicated to bridging the national divide in America. Issues like education, immigration, election security, and COVID-19 restrictions have split the nation as never before. Launched to chart a middle path between the wedge issues that divide us, Straight Arrow News respects differences in beliefs and opinion, celebrating the American values that unite us.

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.