SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

November 26, 2008 17:06 ET

iSeek Corp. Wins "Most Valued Company" Award at Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo

The Search Engine for Shape

LAFAYETTE, CA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2008) - Over 300 of the Bay Area's most active and respected angel investors attended the Keiretsu Forum Silicon Valley Angel Capital Expo at Microsoft in Mountain View, California last Friday. The all-day event featured 14 company presentations and discussion at the company exhibition booths, as well as the "Most Valued Company" competition, which capped off the day.

Following the presentations, attendees voted on their favorite company. Keiretsu Forum representatives tallied the results and presented iSeek Corp. with the "Most Valued Company" award.

Based in Ames, Iowa, iSeek Corp. has developed the premier shape-search product available today. Branded as CADSEEK in the area of product design and manufacturing it provides quick, efficient browsing, and the functionality to search for parts based on shape, text or a combination of the two. It helps customers in analyzing large, distributed databases for existing redundancies in parts design, and allows engineers to search for a specific assembly or parts for possible re-use in a new design project.

"Prior to the Expo, we presented to Keiretsu Forum Denver and Seattle/Northwest. The Keiretsu Forum network is exceptionally efficient and reflects the power of angel investing," said Abir Qamhiyah, Founder and CEO of iSeek Corp., the "Most Valued Company" winner. "We are honored to be distinguished among such a high caliber group of presenters and qualified investors."

The two runner-up finalists of the Angel Capital Expo "Most Valued Company" award were Zaavy and Phusion Projects. Zaavy is an on-demand, personalized-products, e-commerce business serving the wide-format signs and banners market. Phusion Projects is a beverage company that markets and sells high quality alcoholic caffeinated beverages in the premium flavored malt beverage category for the U.S. market.

In addition to helping entrepreneurs raise capital to grow their businesses, philanthropy is an essential part of the Keiretsu Forum culture. Since its inception in 2003, the Keiretsu Forum Charitable Foundation has raised over $1 million for 97 different non-profit organizations. At Friday's Angel Capital Expo, Christopher Crane, President/CEO of Opportunity International-U.S., was a guest speaker. Featured charities were WOW for Africa and Right to Play.

About Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 in the East Bay. With 17 chapters and over 750 accredited investor members on three continents 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-$2 million to high quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in the due diligence, but make their own individual investment decisions.

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