Prairie Ventures is a private investment fund and a cooperative of entrepreneurs and investors. We provide industry experience and leadership with a mission of finding, growing and producing untapped business technology resources and concepts.

Established in July of 2000, we currently operate a dynamic portfolio of individual companies and investment positions. Our 80+ years of aggregate investment, technology and healthcare experience, as well as our successes in the industry, position us to help you have outstanding outcomes.

Leadership.

The Prairie Ventures leadership team provides guidance and focus as we strive to produce exceptional outcomes.

Greg Dynek, Fund Manager for Prairie Ventures

Greg Dynek

Fund Manager

402-934-1392

greg.dynek@prairieventures.net

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Greg has over 20 years of entrepreneurial portfolio management and investment analysis experience in a variety of high-growth industries. Prior to Prairie Ventures, Greg spent 12 years as a securities analyst, cofounder and partner in Rogge Capital Management LP, a long-short international equity hedge fund with more than $400 million in assets. Greg earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas and a B.A. from the University of Nebraska. Greg is a CFA® charterholder.

Craig Tuttle, President for Prairie Ventures

Craig Tuttle, M.S., MBA

President

402-398-2278

craig.tuttle@prairieventures.net

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Craig has deep experience in genomics, genomic laboratory operations, molecular diagnostics and diagnostic product commercialization. He has run four successful companies and completed several key acquisitions and technology licenses. He has consulted for venture capital and private equity firms for value assessments of new product design, commercialization risk and technology competitiveness across several disease disciplines. Craig received a B.S. in Biochemistry from UCLA, an M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College. In 2013 he received the Nebraska Governor's Bioscience Award. He is also a member of the BioNebraska Board.

Kathy Morrow, Director of Finance for Prairie Ventures

Kathy Morrow

Director of Finance

402-398-2284

kathy.morrow@prairieventures.net

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Kathy has over 15 years experience in corporate and public accounting and software implementation. Previously, she worked as an accounting manager, financial software consultant and controller. More recently, she was a corporate billing manager here in Omaha, managing billing for 35 country-wide operating facilities that encompassed $420 million in annual revenue. Kathy graduated from Mankato State University, magna cum laude, and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

Betsy Berentson, Director of Operations for Prairie Ventures

Betsy Berentson

Director of Operations

402-398-2262

betsy.berentson@prairieventures.net

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Betsy spent 10 years as a system engineer, packaging engineer, and sensory scientist at General Mills, Inc. in Chicago and Minneapolis. She also worked as an assistant high school teacher, working with assisted learning students. She spent two and a half years as a director of development for the University of Nebraska Medical Center at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Betsy earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Kristl Finnes, Director of Marketing for Prairie Ventures

Kristl Finnes

Director of Marketing

402-398-2281

kristl.finnes@prairieventures.net

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Kristl has over 20 years of experience in marketing strategy, branding, communications, and public and media relations across diverse industries. Previously Kristl owned and operated Barn Brands, a marketing consultancy in Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as served as the marketing manager for the Minneapolis Practice of Deloitte & Touche. Kristl earned a B.A. in Public Relations & Journalism from Creighton University.

Partners.

Mountain Summit Advisors

Prairie Ventures partners closely with Mountain Summit Advisors to ensure industry specific business valuation, consulting and advising services for buy and sell side mergers. Their expertise is derived from decades spent building, acquiring and divesting health care technology and service companies. Their hands-on perspective as operators has added value across the spectrum from evaluating start-up stage investments to negotiating transactions with S&P 500 acquirers.

Let’s work together.

If you are an Entrepreneur with the need to accelerate your developmental stage business and have a proprietary technology platform; a proven or promising leadership team; and the drive to succeed – we can help you grow.

If you are Investor who believes that people deserve better outcomes – partner with Prairie Ventures.