(SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 14, 2017) Keiretsu Forum reported global investment of $71.5 million in 168 ventures in 2016 across industries: 29% in Technology, 22% in Life Sciences, 19% in Real Estate, 10% in Consumer/Retail Products, 3% in Clean Tech and 17% in other.
“2016 was an incredible year for Keiretsu Forum. We opened 5 new chapters, had a record number of new members join our global community, and our members backed more companies than ever,” said Randy Williams, Founder & CEO of Keiretsu Forum. “The quality of our deal flow and global syndications created opportunities to expand into South Korea, Dubai, Mumbai, the Midwest, and Pebble Beach. Shenzhen China will start in 2017,” said Williams. “The investments our members made continue to give companies from all over the world the capital they need to succeed.”
Keiretsu Forum membership provides members access to global deal flow. Keiretsu members collectively screen companies and provide expertise in a group setting, but invest individually. Companies that receive investment traction in one Keiretsu Forum region have the opportunity to travel both nationally and internationally to other chapters and raise additional capital. 2016 funded companies that raised additional capital via the Keiretsu Forum global syndication process included Abom, Motito, OtoNexus Medical Technologies, Bouxtie, Fairway America, and more.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams in the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 2,500 investor members in 49 chapters on 3 continents, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest by invitation only angel investor network. Keiretsu Forum membership is comprised of angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate/institutional investors and serial entrepreneurs who provide early-stage capital in the range of $500,000 – $6 million to high-quality diverse investment opportunities. Keiretsu Forum members collaborate in the due diligence but make individual investment decisions.
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