SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

March 25, 2008 18:00 ET

Keiretsu Forum Announces San Francisco Angel Capital Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community, will hold an Angel Capital Expo on Friday, April 25 from 7:30am to 3:30pm at the PG&E Auditorium in downtown San Francisco.

Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs. More than 400 active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo on April 25. In addition to Keiretsu Forum's Bay Area members, members from Keiretsu Forum Seattle/Northwest, Denver/Rockies, Southern California, Barcelona, and London will attend the all-day event.

Angel Capital Expo will feature twelve presentations from early stage companies in technology, life sciences, consumer products, clean tech, 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.

"Since Keiretsu Forum members have expressed interest in clean technology, we expect several clean tech companies to be among the presenters, and we look forward to a keynote speech by Hal LaFlash, PG&E's Director of Emerging Clean Technology Policy," said Colin Wiel, Co-President of Keiretsu Forum San Francisco and North Bay.

Each entrepreneur will make a 15-minute presentation and will be available for additional discussion and due diligence at an executive booth throughout the day. Following the presentations, the attendees will vote and award the top three presenting companies the "Most Valued Company" award.

"I never understood the true power and benefit of an organized, institutional angel investment network until I came to Keiretsu Forum and presented at the Angel Capital Expo," said Chris Romine, the CEO of S.two, the "Most Valued Company" winner at the Silicon Valley Angel Capital Expo in November 2007. "Keiretsu Forum truly understands the value of an entrepreneur's time and has created the most efficient and effective way for an early stage start-up company to raise the capital necessary to take their company to the next level."

"Innovation is the lifeblood of the California economy, and the Angel Capital Expo will be a valuable opportunity for both entrepreneurs and investors to come together," said Matthew Le Merle, Co-President of Keiretsu Forum San Francisco and North Bay.

About Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 in the East Bay. With 16 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. Companies interested in learning more about application process to present should email Entrepreneur Director Maggie Jacobberger at maggie@keiretsuforum.com. Deadline for submissions is April 7. 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://sf-ace.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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