Beyond the superior networking there are numerous benefits to becoming a Keiretsu Member:
Keiretsu Forum Central Canada charges an annual membership fee of CAD 1500 + HST per member. This is a global access fee that allows members to attend all regular monthly meetings at any of the 50 chapters as well as access to Keiretsu special events (Keiretsu Deal Expo, Cleantech Forum, etc.) and all member benefits listed above. Corporations, venture funds and family offices are subject to a different fee structure and should reach out to Keiretsu Forum Central Canada to learn more.
Each month we follow structured review process to deliver the best quality deal flow to our members. Below is an infographic that outlines the steps leading up to a Forum meeting and those that follow.
No. Keiretsu does not take any equity, success fees, warrants or any other fees of any kind. Keiretsu is funded solely by membership fees, entrepreneur administrative fees and sponsors. Keiretsu is essentially a global investment network run by fellow investors.
Keiretsu has no annual minimum investment as we recognize that there are many components to an investing decision. The size of investment in any deal is completely up to the members’ discretion however a typical ‘ticket size’ per investment generally start at $25k per ticket.
All members invest on their own but collaborate on due diligence. Your investment or your decision to invest is not tied to other members of Keiretsu Forum. Because companies can seek investment across the Keiretsu network you can collaborate with members in other chapters to complete diligence and negotiate a common term sheet.
It is important to indicate your interest level in a particular deal on the Gold Sheets provided at each forum meeting. Keiretsu chapter mangers consolidate all comments and interest levels to share with the entrepreneur. Members that are interested in a particular deal are connected so they can collaborate on due diligence and term sheet negotiations.
Keiretsu members collaborate on deals in two ways:
All members invest on an individual basis and are not part of a collaborative fund or limited partnership. However, members generally invest into one term sheet. The term sheet is generally negotiated by the group of angels who are leading the due diligence process, along with input from the rest of the participants. Companies in syndication (multi chapter investment) often arrive at the Central Canada region with a full due diligence report and term sheet in hand.
Yes. We encourage your family to take advantage of the Keiretsu Forum local/regional/global community of investors and to this end, your Keiretsu Forum annual membership extends to your immediate family members.
Simply fill out the Membership Application by clicking here to start the process.
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Keiretsu Forum Central Canada
229 Yonge Street. Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario. M5B 1N9