KB Partners is a suburban Chicago based investment firm focused on early stage venture capital investments. We help build dominant new enterprises by working in partnership with talented entrepreneurs and experienced managers.
Our firm got its start in 1996 by making a series of angel investments in a variety of early stage companies. We then 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. After the two venture funds were invested and harvested, founder Keith Bank returned to angel investing in individual deals in combination with a variety of co-investors. We are now investing out of KB Partners Myriad Opportunity Fund, which is primarily focused on making early stage investments at the intersection of sports and technology.
“Experience is not taught, and those who have navigated through adversity know how valuable experience can be. Keith and the KB Partners team really know how to help you think through challenges and tackle obstacles. They are truly committed to being ‘value add’ partners via their actions, not just words.”
“KB Partners’ deep relationships and business strategy partnerships were ideal for us at a critical stage. With a commitment to a financial structure that is a win-win for the investors and entrepreneurs, KB Partners is able to ensure continued support for – and successful outcomes from – the companies they fund.”
“As an emerging company, we wanted more than just access to a VC’s pocketbook. Keith has not only contributed as an insightful member of our Board but also has rolled up his sleeves and assisted us wherever and whenever possible.”
“Keith is an entrepreneur who brings decades of in-the-trench experience to every deal he does. In good times, Keith has been a great supporter. In bad times, he has been even more helpful. His passion is contagious and is matched only by his boundless energy.”
“We wanted strategic minded, ‘hands on’ investors with unparalleled integrity and true grit, and in KB Partners that is exactly what we got. Keith Bank and his team have been trusted partners to us at Full Swing and the connections and insights they bring to the table are invaluable.”
We look for great teams who are building innovative companies at the intersection of sports and technology. Our angel investing approach and venture capital structure allow us to be flexible and opportunistic investors, while our operating experience allows us to provide hands-on support to entrepreneurs transforming their companies into market leaders.