SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

July 01, 2008 16:06 ET

Keiretsu Forum Denver Announces First-Year Anniversary

Angel Group Supports the Investor and Entrepreneurial Community

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investor network, today announced the one-year anniversary of its Denver/Rockies inaugural chapter meeting. Since its inception, the members of Keiretsu Forum Denver/Rockies participated in funding over $2 million in eight promising early-stage companies and real-estate projects.

In its first year, Keiretsu Forum Denver/Rockies has achieved the following milestones:

--  Welcomed 30 active angel investors as members.
--  Facilitated monthly investment forums showcasing more than 40
    companies.
--  Completed monthly Keiretsu Forum Academies informing its members on
    subjects such as Pitfalls of Angel Investing, Clean-tech Investing 101,
    Company Valuation, Tax Considerations for Angel Investors, and Due
    Diligence Fundamentals.
--  Raised over $10,000 for charities and non-profit organizations in
    which its members are actively involved.
    

"From our very first meeting, we have been welcomed by the business community in Denver, with many business leaders becoming members," said Steve Murchie, chapter president of Keiretsu Forum Denver/Rockies. "We are looking forward to continuing to support early-stage entrepreneurs with both capital and resources."

Keiretsu Forum provides a structured approach to private equity investments, allowing like-minded business leaders to work together, assess investment opportunities, and then make individual investment decisions.

"The Keiretsu Forum got it right," said Lu Cordova, CEO of Almacen, who received funding from presenting to Keiretsu Forum Denver. "I founded CTEK Angels as a way to fund tech companies, but we had nothing to offer a growing demand for diverse investment options. The Keiretsu Forum understands that innovation and opportunity comes in all forms, from tech to consumer goods to real estate, and that diversity maps well to individual investors seeking a broader allocation of their risk portfolio."

The next investor forum meeting will be held on July 30 in Denver. Accredited investors who would like to learn more about Keiretsu Forum are invited to observe the meeting and should contact Steve Murchie at smurchie@keiretsuforum.com.

About Keiretsu Forum

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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