KB Partners, L.L.C. is a suburban Chicago based investment firm established by Keith Bank and Byron Denenberg in 1996 to make investments in a variety of angel funded and venture capital opportunities. KB's objective is to build dominant new enterprises by working in partnership with talented entrepreneurs and experienced managers.
KB Partners got its start in 1996 by making a series of angel investments in order to establish a track record and name for itself. It has since raised two early stage technology oriented traditional venture capital funds, KB Partners Venture Fund I and KB Partners Venture Fund II, from a group of high net worth individuals and institutional investors. Both funds have been fully invested and Bank and Denenberg are now investing personal capital in individual deals in combination with a variety of co-investors, in lieu of raising any additional institutional venture funds. They are both actively involved in Versatile Sports Partners, a Chicago based firm created to pursue select investment opportunities in the golf and sports industries, along with related real estate situations.