SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum

March 28, 2011 17:30 ET

Keiretsu Forum Philadelphia, the 21st Keiretsu Forum Chapter, Opens March 30, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Keiretsu Forum announces the initial meeting of its newest chapter in Philadelphia on March 30, 2011 at the law offices of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell and Hippel LLP, One Penn Center, 19th Floor, 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19103-1895 from 7:45 am to 12:00 Noon.

The chapter will be led by Howard Lubert, a veteran Philadelphia business angel investor with more than two decades experience in the angel arena as an accredited investor with extensive experience incubating, advising, and raising capital for startup companies. Lubert will be joined by Vincent Leusner, a financial advisor who has worked with publicly traded and privately held entities of all sizes in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

"Vince and I are excited to develop the 21st Chapter of the Keiretsu Forum in Philadelphia and to bring the strength and resources of a global community of 850 plus accredited angel investors to Philly," said Lubert. "During the past decade, Keiretsu Forum members have invested more than $285MM in 265 emerging companies in the US and abroad. We anticipate that invited investors in Philadelphia will fund deal flow from our research and development community and from our sister chapters in the New York City area and Silicon Valley." 

"We're thrilled to have a presence in Philadelphia under the experienced leadership of Howard and Vincent," said Randy Williams, Keiretsu Forum Founder/CEO. "They have a history of working successfully with entrepreneurs and the key contacts needed to drive membership in the important Philadelphia market. We look forward to working with Howard and his team as they pursue their vision to develop a new East Coast community of angel investors."

Keiretsu Forum is the largest North American angel network with 21 chapters and over 850 accredited investor members. Since September 2000, Keiretsu Forum members have invested more than $285 million in 265 companies in technology, healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, real estate and other segments with high growth potential. Our community is strengthened through education on angel investing, as well as charitable and social activities.

For additional information about Keiretsu Forum or for an invitation to participate in the meeting March 30, please contact HLubert@KeiretsuForum-PHL.com