Keiretsu Forum’s Istanbul Members Invest in U.S. Based AnyMeeting
December 24, 2012, Istanbul
Angel investor members of the world’s largest organized angel investment network Keiretsu Forum’s Istanbul Chapter, launched in September 2012, have completed another high profile angel investment transaction. Together with some of the other chapters of Keiretsu Forum’s international network, members of the Istanbul Chapter have invested in AnyMeeting, which has been chosen by critics as among websites that will change the world. $250K of the $1 million total investment round was taken by Keiretsu Forum Istanbul members. Due to its close-knit chapter structure, Keiretsu Forum Istanbul has unique advantages in positioning Turkish start-ups to access international investors and making it possible for its members to invest in cross border opportunities.
AnyMeeting, is a service provider which requires no additional applications other than a web browser in the web conferencing sector. AnyMeeting has been consistently reviewed and ranked highly alongside all of the major players in the web conferencing market. The U.S. based development team is continually releasing new features – including many tailored for small business and driving quality and reliability improvements. The company has developed a robust and scalable proprietary technology platform designed for flexibility, stability and ease of use.
Randy Williams, Founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum which was founded with the mission of “Great Association with Quality Deal Flow” in 2000, said that in the launch of the Istanbul chapter: ‘’ I founded Keiretsu Forum twelve years ago to provide a structured approach to private equity investing. While giving high quality diverse investment opportunities to our chapter members, we also provide international capital resources to entrepreneurs.’’
Asli Isinak Gozoren, Managing Director of Keiretsu Forum Istanbul said: ‘’Keiretsu Forum is located in three continents, with 26 chapters and more than 1000 accredited investors. Members of Keiretsu Forum have invested more than $400 million in over 365 companies in technology, internet, healthcare, life sciences, real estate and sectors with high growth potential. We are excited to be a part of the global investment opportunities in which Keiretsu Forum offers.’’