Keiretsu Capital Announces Final Closing of $6.05 Million; Offering Concurrent Syndicate on AngelList
Seattle, WA – July 3, 2015 – Keiretsu Capital (www.keiretsucapital.com) announced the final closing of its first angel co-investment fund which invests in early stage technology companies that are being backed by the world’s leading angel groups, including Keiretsu Forum. The fund has already invested in 17 companies including Information Technology, Internet, and Life Sciences companies with lead investors being elite angel groups including Keiretsu Forum, Angels Forum, The Band of Angels, Sand Hill Angels, and Tech Coast Angels. The rest of the capital will be deployed over the next 12-18 months.
“As a leader of the angel investor movement we felt that it was appropriate to respond to our members and launch a fund vehicle that would allow them to meet their investment goals” said Randy Williams founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum and a Managing Partner of Keiretsu Capital. “We also allowed a few non angels to invest in the fund.”
“A powerful aspect of the fund is that it builds a highly diversified portfolio of investments each of which has been through the extensive due diligence processes and has commanded the backing and ongoing support of elite angel groups. This provides risk mitigation that is hard to accomplish when investing in early stage technology companies and access for investors who would normally not be able to co-invest with these member only organizations” said Matthew C. Le Merle Managing Partner of Keiretsu Capital.
In addition to allowing unheralded diversification and access to its limited partner investors, Keiretsu Capital also seeks to assist portfolio companies complete their funding rounds by connecting them with additional sources of capital including venture capital funds that Keiretsu Forum maintains relationships with and through equity crowd-funding platforms. “A unique aspect of the fund is that it will allocate a portion of every investment that requires additional capital to investors in our new Keiretsu Capital syndicate on AngelList. We believe that the fact that each investment has been scrutinized and invested in by elite angel groups will provide a strong signal that is greatly needed to realize the potential of crowd-funding” said Nathan McDonald who is CEO of Keiretsu Capital and Chairman of Keiretsu Forum Northwest region.
For access to the syndicated investments and to co-invest with the world’s leading angel groups follow Keiretsu Capital online at https://angel.co/keiretsu-capital .
About Keiretsu Capital, LLC
Keiretsu Capital, LLC is an affiliate of Keiretsu Forum, the world’s leading angel investor network with over 1,500 investors in 38 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum has invested more than $500 million into more than 700 companies since inception. Keiretsu Capital administers funds on behalf of its Limited Partners – the Co-Investment & Opportunities Fund creates a diversified portfolio of technology start-ups backed by top tier angel groups and pursues the high upside value potential in these dynamic investment opportunities while promoting the sharing of risk inherent in any early stage venture. The firm is based in Seattle and San Francisco and its principals are veteran Silicon Valley and technology investors Randy Williams, Matthew C. Le Merle and Nathan McDonald.