SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

September 26, 2007 13:00 ET

Keiretsu Forum International Chapter Expansion Continues

Newest Angel Investment Chapter to Launch in London

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 26, 2007) - Keiretsu Forum, the nation's largest investment community of private equity (angel) investors, VCs and corporate investors, will launch its fourteenth chapter in London on October 3.

Keiretsu Forum's third international chapter opens days after the Barcelona chapter launch and months after new Keiretsu Forum chapters opened in Denver and Beijing. It also coincides with the opening of Keiretsu Forum's fourth Bay Area chapter, which launches in the North Bay on October 24.

Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000, and in just seven years, has grown into a worldwide network of 15 chapters.

"The growth of the Keiretsu Forum community has been explosive. We are proud to be the world's largest angel investing community with more than 650 members," said Randy Williams, founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum. "Our expanding global network is being built to the benefit of entrepreneurs and investors worldwide."

Sir Maxwell William Humphrey Aitken, 3rd Baron Beaverbrook will lead Keiretsu Forum's London chapter. Lord Beaverbrook was educated at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, and Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Beaverbrook on 30 April 1985. He held the office of Government Whip of the House of Lords between 1986 and 1988, and was Chairman of Ventech Healthcare Corp between 1988 and 1992. He was Treasurer of the Conservative Party between 1990 and 1992, and was the Treasurer of the European Democratic Union between 1990 and 1992.

"I am delighted to introduce the Keiretsu Forum process to the UK," said Lord Beaverbrook. "This provides an unprecedented international opportunity for reciprocal deal flow between Europe and North America. I look forward to welcoming the first UK members into the Keiretsu Forum international investment community."

At the London launch, two US Keiretsu Forum portfolio companies, Les Concierges and Earth Class Mail, will present to potential investors. The Seattle-based Earth Class Mail delivers ordinary postal mail online, so customers, who include residential customers to large enterprises and even entire national post offices, can access their snail mail from anywhere in the world at any time. Les Concierges, based in San Francisco, delivers integrated lifestyle services to two primary segments, consumers of companies that provide luxury products and to personnel of companies who recognize the powerful benefits of personal assistance services.

Admission to the London meeting is by invitation only and all attendees will be limited to knowledgeable investors.

New companies wanting to be considered for investment, or potential angel investors interested in joining one of the 15 Keiretsu Forum chapters worldwide should visit

About Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 15 chapters and over 650 accredited investor members throughout the world, Keiretsu Forum ( is the largest North American 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.

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