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Sep 21, 2021

Keith Bank is the Founder and CEO of KB Partners, a leading early-stage sports and technology venture capital firm. KB Partners have recorded successes, with many of the companies they back either having been acquired or gone public. 

Before founding KB Partners, Keith served as a Principal at Hiffman Shaffer Associates, Inc., a Chicago-based national real estate development, investment, management, and brokerage firm. He's been a highly successful entrepreneur, real estate developer, and angel investor. Keith is one of the Founders of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and was the recipient of their highly coveted fellows medal for leadership.

In this episode…

The venture capital space is as risky as it gets. Yes, they do a bunch of research to decide which companies to back, but they still have to rely on their guts and experience to choose one or more of the qualifying companies to fund. That alone does not increase the chances of success — getting hands-on does. 

What does getting hands-on mean for a venture capitalist, and how do limited partners potentially influence a startup’s success? And if you’re a startup owner who’s looking to sell, what are the mistakes to avoid? 

Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Keith Bank, Founder and CEO of KB Partners. They discuss the goings-on in the sports tech fund space, how Keith became a VC founder, what he looks for in an early-stage startup, how they get hands-on to help their companies succeed, and lots more.