SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

September 07, 2007 13:00 ET

Keiretsu Forum and SDForum Cement Silicon Valley Partnership

Strategic Partnership to Strengthen Investment and Entrepreneur Mindshare

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - Keiretsu Forum, the nation's largest angel investment network, announced its official partnership with SDForum, the Bay Area's largest networking community of software developers and entrepreneurs.

The partnership will serve the needs of the Silicon Valley investor, entrepreneur, and business executive by providing an exchange of ideas and resources between the two dynamic communities of entrepreneurs and investors. As part of the new joint venture, the Keiretsu Forum Silicon Valley chapter will have an office in SDForum's San Jose headquarters.

"The Keiretsu Forum is one of the most significant angel groups today and is setting the pace for the future. SDForum is delighted to be a partner with Keiretsu Forum, and we look forward to connecting technology entrepreneurs and Keiretsu investors in the their role as mentors, coaches, and investors," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, SDForum CEO.

"The Keiretsu Forum is built upon the spirit of community, and we are thrilled to welcome SDForum into our Silicon Valley community that already includes Comerica, Fenwick & West LLP, Managed Economics, SKB and Swernofsky Law Group PC," said Keiretsu Forum founder and CEO Randy Williams. "With this partnership, I am confident that our Silicon Valley chapter will continue to grow and thrive."

About Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 in Lafayette, CA. With 15 chapters and over 650 accredited investor members throughout the world, Keiretsu Forum (www.keiretsuforum.com) 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.

About SDForum

For the past 23 years, SDForum, a Silicon Valley not-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to providing a venue for the sharing of unbiased information and insight among engineers, executives, researchers, technology leaders, and venture capitalists on emerging technologies.

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