TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 23, 2013) - "The key to the future of Canada's economic significance lies not only in abundant natural resources but also in the ability to rapidly scale innovation focused companies from a diverse range of sectors into globally competitive leaders," says Ozan Isinak, President of Keiretsu Forum's newest chapter.
Scheduled to launch in March 2013, Keiretsu Forum Toronto connects local investors and entrepreneurs to the global marketplace with the launch of the second Canadian chapter. Members receive access to high quality deal flow from around the world by enjoying the benefits of collectively screening and syndicating those companies receiving the most interest from investors in each chapter.
Isinak says, "Whether we like it or not, we live in an increasingly competitive world and local investors absolutely must have access to a global flow of deals. When a Keiretsu member invests in an overseas deal, she or he has access to the due diligence and the terms that peers from other Keiretsu chapters have completed. This is where the true power of the Keiretsu network kicks in."
The Keiretsu Forum's invitation-only global community of 1000 plus accredited angel investor members throughout twenty six chapters on three continents have to date provided over USD400 million of capital into technology, consumer products, internet, healthcare, life sciences and real estate companies throughout the world.
Isinak says Keiretsu Forum Toronto is structured to address the issues facing local investors and entrepreneurs alike. "There is significant lack of access to global distribution channels, strategic partners, post-seed stage capital and leadership that inhibits high-growth potential companies to become competitive global players."
Keiretsu Forum Toronto fills a critical void within the angel and post-angel investment categories and provides a gateway for Canadian growth stage companies and investors into the international ecosystem.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 in East Bay of San Francisco, CA. With 26 chapters and over 1,000 accredited investor members on three continents, Keiretsu Forum is the world's largest angel investment network. Members provide capital in the range of USD250k-USD3m to high-quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in the due diligence, but make their own individual investment decisions. For more information, please go to: www.keiretsutoronto.ca.