SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 25, 2014) – Keiretsu Forum announces the launch of Keiretsu Ventures, a premier business accelerator designed to radically accelerate the path to market and liquidity of participating companies.
As the world’s largest private equity angel investment network, Keiretsu Forum brings vetted investment opportunities to its global network of diverse and active angel investors. Keiretsu Ventures matches select, high-growth companies to a dedicated team of Keiretsu specialists who share their extraordinary expertise, mature foresight, and collective intelligence to guide and build these companies faster, smarter, and more profitably.
Randy Williams, Founder & CEO of Keiretsu Forum, announced the launch on November 20, 2014 in front of an audience of over 500 angel investors at Keiretsu Forum’s 19th bi-annual Angel Capital Expo. “After funding over $400 million into technology, consumer products, Internet, healthcare, life sciences and real estate companies during 14 years, we are now expanding our commitment to both investors and entrepreneurs. We are here to take high growth companies from ‘cradle to greatness’. Keiretsu Ventures’ dedicated experts will actively work ‘hands-on’ to help entrepreneurs take their companies from high potential to rapid growth, which, in turn, will create best of breed investment opportunities.”
Keiretsu Ventures is led by Michael Gralnick, who Chairs the Due Diligence Committee that developed Keiretsu Forum’s Due Diligence processes and also authored Keiretsu Forum’s Due Diligence Process Handbook. The Handbook outlines how investors should evaluate a company before making investment decisions.
“Keiretsu Ventures is unlike other ‘accelerators.’ Our specialists are committed, roll up their sleeves, and work actively together with entrepreneurs and executives at all stages of growth to solve the most pressing problems, prepare for future ones, and unleash each company’s full potential,” Gralnick said.
Seasoned executives and specialists include experts in: sales development, operational leadership and efficiency, marketing, PR and communications, branding, technology, law and legal structuring, and all other areas essential to scaling companies rapidly. Through a partnership with one of the Bay Area’s leading part-time CFO organizations, specialists also include CFOs from all industries. Partnerships with sales organizations also help participants successfully reach and complete transactions with a range of potential customers.
The core programs are open to all potential future Keiretsu Forum applicants, companies in due diligence, portfolio companies preparing to syndicate their investment opportunity, and other high-growth companies with no plans to seek capital from Keiretsu Forum. Keiretsu Ventures’ programs will be available starting in January.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 34 chapters and over 1,400 accredited investor members, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest invite-only angel investor network. Keiretsu Forum members provide early stage capital in the range of $250k – 2 million in high quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in due-diligence, but make their own individual investment decisions. For more information, visit www.keiretsuforum.com.
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