JK&B Capital is "stage-agnostic." The team invests in seed through late-stage rounds. Technology differentiation remains the key requirement.
JK&B's Venture Model has three primary components:
The Partners develop trend analyses based on their view of the expected evolution of the communications and information technology markets. This leads to the identification of a wide array of technologies that will likely be developed and find promising success in the short, medium and longer terms.
The Partners assess the technology implications resulting from the trend analyses to identify and prioritize potential investment opportunities that represent “must-have” technologies, which are critical in enabling new markets. In addition, JK&B seeks technologies that are demonstrably superior and address the following criteria — the best of breed, fit the needs of the largest buyers, are high priority, have compelling rationale for large enterprises, integrate with existing systems and technologies, and are both attractive for acquisition and as a standalone entity which can IPO.
The Partners proactively seek out companies, irrespective of stage, that can address these “must-have”technology needs and bring a best-in-class product or service to market effectively. In addition to its in-depth technology and market review JK&B evaluates potential investments on more conventional dimensions such as:
Depth and experience of the management team
Clear, well-defined and executable business strategy
Level of team experience with large-scale deployments
JK&B has distinguished itself in the venture capital industry through the level of “hands-on” technology expertise resident among its team of investment professionals and through the rigorous research, analysis and investment discipline it applies to each of its investments.
Paramount to everything JK&B does is an uncompromising commitment to integrity. JK&B is dedicated to serving its limited partners and portfolio companies with trust, transparency and open collaboration.
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