SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum

October 06, 2011 21:03 ET

Call for Applications: Keiretsu Forum Announces San Francisco Angel Capital Expo

World's Largest Angel Group to Hold Its Biannual Event Showcasing Start-Ups to Investors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community will hold its upcoming Angel Capital Expo on November 17, 2011 from 7:30am to 3:00pm at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.

Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses. On November 17, 2011, more than 300 of the Bay Area's most active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo.

"Angel Capital Expo provides a unique opportunity for open access and collective collaboration to the world of angel investing," said Randy Williams, CEO and founder of Keiretsu Forum. "We are proud to play a seminal role in the growth of start-up businesses at a local, national, and international level."

Wolfgang Daum, President and CEO of Castlewood Surgical, said, "I am a serial entrepreneur in medical and raised for my last company Boston Heart Lab and my current company Castlewood Surgical in various rounds an aggregate of over $1.8M. As the due diligence process with Keiretsu was very professionally conducted, I decided to eventually join Keiretsu as an investor myself. I enjoy the international view of the group."

Angel Capital Expo will feature a dozen 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 exhibitor booth throughout the day. Following the presentations, the attendees will vote and award the top three presenting companies the "Most Valued Company" award. Companies interested in learning more about the application process should email Keiretsu Forum's Entrepreneur Director Gene Chien at gene@keiretsuforum.com or call +1 (415) 493-9875.

Register to Attend
Hosted by Keiretsu Forum, the Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community. Invitation to attend is extended only to accredited investors. See definition of accredited investor at http://www.sec.gov/answers/accred.htm. Accredited investors wishing to attend the Angel Capital Expo may register at http://angelcapitalexposf.eventbrite.com/. For more information please contact Nina Quasebarth, Associate, Investor/Member Services, at nina@keiretsuforum.com or call +1 (415) 573-0753.

About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum was founded by Randy Williams in 2000 and has 21 chapters on three continents, with over 850 accredited investor members. Keiretsu Forum is the world's largest angel investment network. Keiretsu Forum members provide early stage capital in the range of $250k-2 million in high quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in the due-diligence, but make their own individual investment decisions.

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.