SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

November 13, 2008 12:00 ET

Keiretsu Forum Announces Angel Capital Expo Partners

LAFAYETTE, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community, announces the partners for its Angel Capital Expo, which will take place on Friday, November 21 from 7:30am to 3:30pm at Microsoft in Mountain View, California.

More than 300 active and respected angel investors will attend the all-day event, which will provide a unique opportunity for open access and collective collaboration to the world of angel investing. Fifteen start-up companies, pre-screened by a select committee of Keiretsu Forum members, will make 15-minute presentations and be available for additional discussion and due diligence at their exhibition booth throughout the day.

Angel Capital Expo partner organizations include: the Churchill Club, Chinese Information and Networking Association, eBig, French American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, FountainBlue, German American Business Association, Golden Capital Network, Investors' Circle, Licensing Executives Society - Silicon Valley Chapter, the Microsoft Emerging Business Team, Notre Dame de Namuir University, Stanford Club of Marin, Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs, ThinkLondon, TiE Silicon Valley, and media partner the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

"The Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo reflects the growth and power of angel investing and the strength of the Keiretsu Forum network," said Randy Williams, founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum. "With our partners and sponsors for this event, we are proud to play a seminal role in the growth of start-up businesses at a local, national, and international level."

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.

About the Angel Capital Expo

Hosted by Keiretsu Forum, the Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community. For more information, please visit www.angelcapitalexpo.com. 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://angel-expo.eventbrite.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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