SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

April 06, 2007 09:30 ET

Keiretsu Forum Announces Angel Capital Expo Sponsors and Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 6, 2007 -- Keiretsu Forum, the nation's largest angel investment community, is proud to announce partners and sponsors for its inaugural Angel Capital Expo, which will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 7:30am-7pm at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA.

More than 300 of the Bay Area's most active and respected angel investors will attend the all-day event. Many of the Bay Area's other angel groups are partnering with Keiretsu Forum, including the Euro Angels, the Golden Gate Angels, and the Sacramento Angels. Other partner organizations include: the French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, QB3, Red Herring, the SD Forum, Swissnex, the Women's Technology Cluster, and the Alumni Associations of Harvard and Yale, and press partners, the East Bay Business Times and San Francisco Business Journal. Keiretsu Forum's Sponsors include: Brazer Communications, Comerica, Fenwick & West LLP, Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP, Graham and Associates, Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos Rudy LLP, Managed Economics, MBV Law LLP, Miller Starr & Regalia, Reed Smith, and Swernofsky Law Group PC.

Additionally, Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to sponsor the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Entrepreneurs' Award, which will be voted on by attendees and awarded to the top three presenting companies at the end of the full-day event.

"We are excited at the quality and number of Sponsors and Partners for the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo. They will make this an exceptional event," said Matthew Le Merle, Co-president of the San Francisco Chapter.

About Keiretsu Forum

With 12 chapters and over 500 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 the Angel Capital Expo

Angel Capital Expo provides a unique opportunity for open access and collective collaboration to the world of angel investing. Some of the Bay Area's most active and respected angel investors will be in attendance. Sixteen of the Bay Area's hottest start-up companies will make brief, eight-minute presentations and be available for additional discussion and due diligence at their executive booths throughout the day.

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