Keiretsu members understand that searching for funding can be a daunting process to even the most experienced entrepreneur. To get a better understanding of the process, we encourage companies interested in presenting at Keiretsu Forum to review this information in detail and contact us directly to discuss prior to applying.
Our investor members bring an exceptional level of expertise in a wide range of sectors so we encourage entrepreneurs from diverse industries to apply to present at a forum meeting.
Some of the benefits for entrepreneurs in engaging the Keiretsu Forum network are:
Support from our Sponsors: Our sponsors understand the challenges that early stage businesses face and they are here to help. At Keiretsu we want to help entrepreneurs succeed in all aspects of their business. Starting a business is about much more than simply raising capital. We have many support services offered free of charge by our sponsors to companies that present at Keiretsu including the creation of your term sheet.
Companies that apply to Keiretsu Forum are typically in their A or B rounds. They usually have accomplished a meaningful funding round (anywhere between USD500,000 to USD2.5 million) from their own funds, government grants and/or family and friends before they reach us. Member investments vary in response to the requesting company’s genuine needs, but are typically in the range of USD500k USD6 million.
Entrepreneurs who are able to raise capital from one chapter can apply to present and potentially raise additional capital from other national and/or international chapter members.
Ask how we can assist in your deal syndication planning.
If you wish to apply to present at a Keiretsu Forum Central Canada meeting, please click here.
Keiretsu does not take equity, success fees, warrants or other fees of any kind other than the one-time chapter administration fee. Keiretsu Forum charges an administrative fee for those companies that are selected and are willing to present in front of our members. This cost is to defray some of the operational expenses of the forum. This fee does NOT apply until the candidate passes the deal screening phase and agrees to present at the general Forum.
Keiretsu Forum does not sign any Non-Disclosure Agreements. Any executive summaries and other supporting documents submitted to Keiretsu Forum for consideration will not be treated as confidential, even if marked confidential. Please include only information that you are comfortable to share under these terms.