VC/FI  KB Partners

     Office Locations:

600 Central Avenue, Suite 390

Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-681-1270
Fax: 847-681-1370



  • Early



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet
  • Storage & Hardware



    KB Partners is a Chicago-based venture capital firm established in 1996 to make investments in early-stage technology companies in the Midwest. KB Partners manages three venture funds. KB Partners got its start 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. Additionally, KB Partners invests out of the Myriad Opportunity Fund. The Myriad Opportunity fund is an early stage venture capital fund newly formed by Keith Bank to invest in a range of companies across a variety of industries and stages that show potential for substantial medium and long-term capital appreciation. All are 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. The firm focuses its investment activities primarily in the following areas: Communications, Computer Hardware and Software, Indus-trial/Engineering Technology and Products, Information Technology, Internet Infrastructure, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, and Semiconductors. KB Partners targets equity investments in the $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 range.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Keith Bank Founder & CEO
    Steve Ahern Investment Professional


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Cognitive Concepts
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      Corona Optical Systems
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      Data TV Networks
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      Ethnic Grocer
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      Firefly Energy
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      Fusion Risk Management
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      iLink Global
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      Ischemia Technologies
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      MST Analytics
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      Orbit Commerce
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      Pixel Optics
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      RCT Analytics
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      Rubicon Technology
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      Silver Creek
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      SteadyMed Therapeutics
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      Verax Biomedical
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