Keiretsu Forum

 

Benefits to Investor Members

Keiretsu Forum is the home of swarm intelligence, the result of a culmination of years of investing
experience woven among a myriad of business and entrepreneurial backgrounds. This is critical in the area of angel investing, where often there is no current validation of a company’s value proposition. Members from diverse business environments are able to immerse themselves in a pool of wisdom and resources in making investment decisions. Members enjoy mutual support and fellowship through monthly forums and social events, as well as an ongoing relationship with Keiretsu Forum staff, before and after investments have been made. More benefits include:


  • Well-screened, diverse, quality deal flow
  • “Swarm Intelligence” in evaluating deals at the forums
  • Collaboration in Due Diligence while making individual investment decisions
  • A disciplined, streamlined process to Angel Investing backed by powerful research
  • Educational events with high-caliber speakers addressing significant investment topics
  • Social opportunities
  • Philanthropic opportunities
  • Association in a powerful, influential group of professionals
  • Unlimited access to Keiretsu Members, expertise, and events throughout our 26 worldwide chapters

Keiretsu Forum provides entrepreneurs and investors with an active, credible marketplace for deals to get done.

Keiretsu Forum Member Profile

A Keiretsu Forum Member is:

  • An active accredited private equity investor
  • A trusted, honest, and respected member of the business community
  • A contributor of time, wisdom, and expertise to our funded and soon-to-be-funded companies
  • Enjoys building relationships with other members and presenting companies

 

Keiretsu Forum Membership is by invitation only. Keiretsu Forum members are accredited investors as defined in Regulation D under the 1933 Act and under other applicable securities laws and regulations. Keiretsu Forum is not a fund and does not invest as an LLC.

Join a Powerful Community

The Keiretsu Community is comprised of mostly successful serial entrepreneurs who are active private equity investors, C-level business leaders, and institutional partners, all with diverse and deep industry expertise in a variety of industries including software, telecom, life sciences, biotech, real estate, mobile applications, gaming and entertainment, consumer products, retail, and IT. We enjoy close relationships with VC firms, investment banking institutions, universities, and government institutions. The strong diversity in our membership and associations enable “swarm intelligence” in assessing deal flow and facilitating access to talent, technology, and resources to establish a successful venture.

 

Members understand the complexity, risks, and rewards associated with early stage funding and, when brought together during monthly forum and social activities, are able to strengthen ties of mutual interest, fellowship, and support.

A Mindset to Fund, Mentor, and Serve

Keiretsu Forum Northwest Members have invested over $110M into over 180 start-ups since 2005. While our Members take funding seriously, we additionally focus on providing invaluable contacts, serving on boards, and providing strategic alliances to our entrepreneurs, truly seeking to mentor and serve these early-stage companies. Often more than funding, an entrepreneur is in need of strong leadership and support to keep the company moving toward success. When looking at deals, members are encouraged to take initiative in sharing their experience with the entrepreneur within the forum and also during due diligence.

>> Becoming a Keiretsu Forum Member

If you are interested in learning more about Keiretsu Forum Membership, contact Sherry Zins at sherry@keiretsuforum.com. And feel free to download the Membership Application below as well!