SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

October 11, 2007 13:00 ET

Keiretsu Forum Announces Silicon Valley Angel Capital Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community, will hold its second Northern California Angel Capital Expo on Friday, November 16 from 7:30am to 3:30pm at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, CA.

Angel Capital Expo is a premiere gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses. At the Silicon Valley Angel Capital Expo on November 16 more than 300 of the Bay Area's most active and respected angel investors will attend. In addition to Keiretsu Forum's Bay Area members, members from many of the Bay Area's other angel groups, including Sacramento Angels, the Sand Hill Angels, and the Sierra Angels, will attend the all-day event.

"The incredible quality and number of both presenting entrepreneurs and attending investors will make this an exceptional event for the Bay Area angel investing community," said Randy Williams, CEO and founder of Keiretsu Forum.

Angel Capital Expo will feature twelve presentations from early stage companies in technology, life sciences, consumer products, real estate, financial services, social ventures and other segments with high growth potential. All presenters will be pre-screened by a select committee of Keiretsu Forum members. Each entrepreneur will make a 15-minute presentation and will be available for additional discussion and due diligence at their executive booth throughout the day. Following the presentations, the attendees will vote and award the top three presenting companies the "Most Valued Company" award.

"The Angel Capital Expo offers a great opportunity to connect great start ups with motivated investors and provides a perfect platform to jumpstart a start up company's fundraising efforts," said Sam Reich-Dagnen, CEO of Braincandy, one of the "Most Valued Company" award winners at the inaugural Angel Capital Expo, which took place in San Francisco in April. "Participating in the Keiretsu Forum's Angel Capital Expo was a fantastic experience for Braincandy. We had the opportunity to tell our story to over 400 qualified, savvy investors in an environment that was designed to offer the best chance for success -- both for us and the investors."

About Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 in the East Bay. With 15 chapters and over 650 accredited investor members throughout the world, Keiretsu Forum (www.keiretsuforum.com) is the world's largest angel investment network. Keiretsu Forum members provide early-stage capital in the range of $250K-$2MM to high-quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in the due diligence, but make individual investment decisions.

About the Angel Capital Expo

Hosted by the Silicon Valley chapter of Keiretsu Forum, the Angel Capital Expo provides a unique opportunity for open access and collective collaboration to the world of angel investing. Early stage companies from all industries, as well as real estate projects and funds are welcome to apply. Companies interested in presenting should email jason@keiretsuforum.com or call (925) 283-8829. Deadline for submissions is October 19th. Accredited investors wishing to attend the Angel Capital Expo may register at http://ace-guest.eventbrite.com/

For more information, please visit www.keiretsuforum.com.

Disclaimer:

KEIRETSU FORUM IS A FACILITATOR BRINGING TOGETHER INVESTORS AND EARLY STAGE COMPANIES OFFERING GENERALLY HIGH-RISK INVESTMENTS. KEIRETSU FORUM IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE PRESENTING COMPANIES AND DOES NOT ENDORSE, INVEST IN, ASSIST WITH INVESTMENT IN OR RECOMMEND ANY OF THE COMPANIES (OR THE SECURITIES OF SUCH COMPANIES) THAT MAY SEEK FUNDING THROUGH KEIRETSU FORUM MEMBERS, AND RECEIVES NO SUCCESS FEES OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR ANY FUNDING THAT MAY OCCUR (ALTHOUGH KEIRETSU MEMBERS AND/OR VOLUNTEERS MAY HAVE AN ECONOMIC INTEREST OR AFFILIATION WITH PRESENTING COMPANIES WHICH KEIRETSU REQUIRES THEY DISCLOSE). ACCORDINGLY, ANY INFORMATION OR REPRESENTATIONS GIVEN OR MADE BY ANY PRESENTING COMPANIES MUST NOT BE RELIED UPON AS HAVING BEEN REVIEWED FOR ACCURACY OR AUTHORIZED BY KEIRETSU FORUM. ANY OFFERS TO, OR INVESTMENTS MADE, BY A MEMBER OF KEIRETSU FORUM WILL BE TO OR IN HIS, HER OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT ON BEHALF OF KEIRETSU FORUM. CONSEQUENTLY, INVESTORS MUST CONDUCT THEIR OWN DUE DILIGENCE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INVESTMENT IN COMPANIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LEGAL, TAX AND INVESTMENT ADVICE.

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