Thank you for your interest in the process of becoming an active contributing member of the Keiretsu Forum global investment community. We support each other to become better investors by working collaboratively, sharing our expertise and experiences (mindshare) and contributing to the mutual success of our portfolio company investments.
Please complete the New Member Candidate Application to answer the qualification questions above along with your background, experience and goals for your angel investing. Thank you very much for your time and interest, we look forward to expanding the early stage investment world together with you!
Beyond the superior networking there are numerous benefits to becoming a Keiretsu Member:
Members in Canada are “Accredited Investors” as defined in NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 45-106. A Keiretsu Forum member is:
80% accredited private equity (angel) investors and family offices, 10% venture capital firms, corporate investors, sponsors, and 10% resource members.
Keiretsu Forum Canada annual membership fee is CAD $2,000 + HST per member. This is a global access fee that allows members to attend all regular monthly meetings at any of our chapters and all member benefits listed above. Corporations, Entrepreneur in Residence, venture funds and family offices are subject to a different fee structure and should reach out to Keiretsu Forum Northwest to learn more.
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. A typical ‘ticket size’ per investment generally start at $25k.
All members invest on their own but collaborate on due diligence and setting terms for the investment. 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 may 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 managers consolidate all comments and interest levels to share with the entrepreneur. Members who 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) arrive at the region with a full due diligence report and term sheet in hand.
Companies that apply to Keiretsu Forum are typically in their Series A or B rounds. They usually have accomplished a $250K to $1.5M friends and family round before applying to keiretsu Forum.
Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities in Emerging Technologies, Life Science/Healthcare/Biotech, Clean Technology, Consumer Goods, Real Estate and any other segment with high growth opportunity.
Yes. Keiretsu Forum members will have access to “Keiretsu Connect”, a digital/mobile platform where you can review company documents from Keiretsu Forum Canada as well as from those deals across the global network.
Yes, members can invest into Keiretsu Capital. The Keiretsu Capital Co-Investment Funds aimsto provide significant capital appreciation primarily through investment in high quality emerging companies that have been funded by the world’s largest angel investor network, Keiretsu Forum, as well as other top tier angel groups. For more details visit www.keiretsucapital.com
Yes. All membership privileges extend to your immediate family members.