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Websitejkbcapital.com
Phone312.946.1200
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Founded1996

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Chicago, USA
Two Prudential Plaza
180 N. Stetson Avenue, Suite 4500
Chicago, IL, 60601
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JK&B Capital

JK&B Capital is a venture capital firm focused in the software, IT and commu- nications markets with over $1.1 billion of capital under management.

Track Record

Founded in 1996, JK&B has built a track record of generating exceptional returns for investors by identifying and investing in companies with technologies which have been critical to the growth of the world’s information economy.

A key to JK&B’s success has been its ability to leverage its substantial technology domain expertise to identify, analyze and access the most promising emerging technologies and the companies behind them. JK&B then provide these companies with financial support, strategic guidance and most importantly technical guidance to help them grow and prosper.

JK&B has distinguished itself in the venture capital industry through the level of “hands-on” technology expertise resident among its team of eight investment professionals and through the rigorous research, analysis and investment discipline it applies to each of its investments.

Strong Leadership

JK&B’s Partners have come from senior management positions at some of the most successful firms in the technology industry. JK&B Partners are recognized in the industry as thought leaders, industry visionaries and highly sought after value-added Partners within their areas of expertise. The firm’s Partners through their previous executive positions have established an extensive network of industry contacts and proprietary relationships extending JK&B’s intellectual reach and offering its portfolio companies high level access to potential customers, strategic partners and financing sources.

Direct Access

JK&B’s flat organizational structure and team-based approach allows the firm to respond very quickly to investment needs and market changes. JK&B believes that as technology becomes more sophisticated, venture capitalists must increasingly draw on specialized skills with a heavy focus on distinct technology expertise. The firm also takes a team-based approach to analysis and investment decision-making.

JK&B believes that there is a changing definition of success in the VC industry. JK&B believes the firms that will flourish will be leaner, technically astute, and highly focused.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Vormetric 6/2013Venture Round$15M4
EarlySense 11/2012Series E$15M5
Pharma Two B 10/2012Series B$8M2
Viewfinity 9/2012Series C$8.5M3
Polatis 2/2012Venture Round$2.7M5
S.E.A. Medical Systems 1/2012Series B$3M1
Vantrix 5/2010Venture Round$8.71M6
Viewfinity 2/2010Series B$9M3
VMIX Media 10/2009Series B$2M4
Polatis 6/2009Venture Round$8M7
Kazeon 4/2009Series F$10M4
Verimatrix 9/2008Series D$20M3
Aperto Networks 4/2008Series F$20M8
Chumby 3/2008Series B$12.5M4
NextIO 2/2008Series C$18.8M5
Nanochip 1/2008Venture Round$14M2
Treemo Labs 10/2007Series A$2.55M1
VMIX Media 10/2007Series B$16.5M4
Vantrix 9/2007Series B$12M5
Actiance 9/2007Venture Round$15.6M4
Fraudwall Technologies 9/2007Series B$4.5M1
Anchor Intelligence 9/2007Series B$4M1
Splunk 9/2007Series C$25M4
Novarra 7/2007Venture Round$50M4
SnapTell 6/2007Series A$4M4
nCircle Network Security 5/2007Venture Round$5M4
Baynote 4/2007Series B$10.8M3
Aperto Networks 1/2007Series E$19M8
Scalent Systems 1/2007Series C$15M4
SiCortex 10/2006Series B$21M6
Cranite Systems 6/2006Series C$11.5M7
Intacct 5/2006Series B$7M3
Instantis 5/2006Series D$8.8M3
Nanochip 4/2006Series C$14.8M4
Aperto Networks 4/2006Series E$26M7
Atrica 4/2006Series F$22.2M9
Vormetric 4/2006Series D$5M4
CITTIO 3/2006Series B$8M2
Reactivity 2/2006Venture Round$8.55M3
ColdSpark 1/2006Venture Round$6.5M1
Splunk 1/2006Series B$10M1
ClearPoint Metrics 12/2005Venture Round$3.5M2
CounterStorm 12/2005Series B$9.5M3
Aperto Networks 9/2005Series E$17M7
Cenzic 7/2005Series C$15M4
Baynote 3/2005Series A$4M3
AlterPoint 1/2005Series C$12M3
Aperto Networks 3/2004Series D$20M7

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  1. Vormetric Raises $15M In Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. EarlySense snaps up $15M for patient-monitoring tech (masshightech.com) [edit]
  3. Pharma Two B Completes $8M Second Financing Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  4. Viewfinity Raises $8.5M in Series C Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. Polatis Investors Bring $2.7M in New Funding for Company Growth (polatis.com) [edit]
  6. S.E.A. Medical Secures $3 Million in Series B Financing from JK&B Capital (businesswire.com) [edit]
  7. Vantrix Closes US$14 Million in Series C Financing (vantrix.com) [edit]
  8. Viewfinity Secures $9M in Series B Funding; Expands Advisory Board (freshnews.com) [edit]
  9. VMIX Raises Another $2 Million For White Label Video Service (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  10. Polatis Raises $8M (polatis.com) [edit]
  11. Kazeon captures $10M for advanced search and discovery (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  12. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  13. Aperto Bags Another $20M (lightreading.com) [edit]
  14. businesswire.com [edit]
  15. NextIO Raises $ 18.8 Million In Series C Funding For Virtualizing Server Communicatio (virtualization.com) [edit]
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  18. VMIX Secures $16.5 Million in Venture Funding (vmix.com) [edit]
  19. Vantrix, helps publishers deliver video to fragramented mobile market, raises $12M more (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  20. FaceTime, provider of messaging control software, raises $15.6M. (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  21. FraudWall raises $3.25M more for anti-clickfraud (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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  23. venturebeat.com [edit]
  24. Novarra raises $50M from Qualcomm, others (fiercewireless.com) [edit]
  25. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  26. EDGAR [edit]
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  28. APERTO NETWORKS RAISES $19 MILLION IN FOLLOW-ON SERIES E FINANCING (apertonet.com) [edit]
  29. Scalent raises $15M for data center virtualization (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  30. SiCortex Announces $21 Million Series B Funding Round Led By Strategic Investment Group (sicortex.com) [edit]
  31. EDGAR [edit]
  32. Intacct raises $7 million; promises guerrilla campaign against SAP/Oracle (siliconbeat.com) [edit]
  33. Top Venture Investors Endorse Instantis with $8.8 Million in Financing (instantis.com) [edit]
  34. EDGAR [edit]
  35. Aperto (apertonet.com) [edit]
  36. EDGAR [edit]
  37. EDGAR [edit]
  38. $8 Million from JK&B Capital and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Fuels CITTIO's Explosive Growth; 30-year Industry Veteran Marc Sokol Joins CITTIO Board of Directors. (thefreelibrary.com) [edit]
  39. EDGAR [edit]
  40. ColdSpark raised $6.5m in venture capital funding in 2006 (theregister.co.uk) [edit]
  41. venturebeat.com [edit]
  42. ClearPoint raises $3.5M (boston.bizjournals.com) [edit]
  43. CounterStorm receives $9.5 million in Series B funding (homelandsecuritynewswire.net) [edit]
  44. Aperto (apertonet.com) [edit]
  45. Cenzic Completes a Strong $15 Million in Series C Funding (marketwire.com) [edit]
  46. Citation Needed [add]
  47. AlterPoint Raises Additional $12 Million; Expands To European and Asia Pacific Markets (alterpoint.com) [edit]
  48. Aperto (apertonet.com) [edit]
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