Board Member 2022 – Present
Karen Pritzker is an accomplished businesswoman, investor, philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and film producer. Having learned the ropes at a young age as the daughter of a business legend, she has been the force behind a diverse array of ventures in market-leading technologies and companies for more than 25 years, seeing through the success of at least 100 entities, including Alopexx, Valerion, Gelesis and Pico Trading. Along with husband Michael Vlock and Elon Boms, she co-founded LaunchCapital, a premiere seed-stage investment firm with a portfolio of over 200 technology, consumer, medical device, and biotech companies. In addition, she is the Chairman of the Board of the Colson Associates, a medical device conglomerate that generates approximately $500M in revenue annually and employs over 1,000 people.
As president of the Seedlings Foundation, Karen’s investments extend beyond corporations and technologies and into social and community good works. A devoted philanthropist, her positive impact can be felt in the fields of education, mental health, and healthcare.