kbs+ Ventures is the venture arm of the brand agency, kbs+, founded by Jon Bond and Richard Kirshenbaum. The group’s venture capital fund backs early-stage entrepreneurs with ideas related to advertising and marketing. The fund looks for companies with ideas focusing on big data, mobile marketing, and brand development.
Date founded: 2010
Josh Engroff, Managing partner
Current Investment Team Size: 3
Portfolio/Investments: 5+ (Adapt.ly, AdsNative, Cross Pixel, Crowd Twist, Place IQ, Social Flow, YieldBot)
Sector focus: Advertising and marketing
Current Investment Team Size: 2
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