August 18th, 2016 | 8:30am-5:00pm
Microsoft Conference Center, Building 33
350 ANGEL INVESTORS | 15 PRESENTATIONS | EXHIBITION BOOTHS FOR DISCUSSION AND DUE DILIGENCE
Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community, bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Angel Capital Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach out to the larger investment community.
Attendees will include over 350 investors. If you would like to attend, please register online here or contact Meredith Raymond at Meredith@KeiretsuForum.com or call 1 (206) 529-3687. Invitation is extended toaccredited investors only. Member registration is free.
The Expo will feature fifteen high-quality, diverse investment opportunities in technology, healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, real estate, and funds. Companies that apply to Keiretsu Forum are typically in their A or B rounds having already secured initial funding of $500k to $1.5 million from founders, friends, family, and individual angels. Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investment network and welcomes applications from international companies. To apply to present, please contact Josh Lee, Entrepreneur Director, at Josh@KeiretsuForum.com or call 1 (206) 529-3687.
07:30am - 08:30am Breakfast and Regisration
08:30am - 09:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:00am - 10:20am Presenters - Block I
10:20am - 10:45am Coffee Break and Booth Exhibitors
10:45am - 11:00am Keynote Speaker - Hanan Lavv
11:00am - 12:20pm Presenters – Block II
12:20pm - 01:05pm Lunch Break and Booth Exhibitors
01:05pm - 01:20pm Raffle Drawings
01:20pm - 01:40pm Keynote Speaker - Mark Anderson
01:40pm - 03:00pm Presenters – Block III
03:00pm - 03:35pm Most Valued Company Award
03:35pm - 05:00pm Wine Reception, Networking and Adjourn
ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Hanan Lavy is a longtime tech executive and currently the Managing Director of the Microsoft Accelerator in Seattle, after establishing and managing the Tel-Aviv Accelerator for Microsoft. He started his career at the age of 10 writing code, selling his first product – teaching English to Hebrew speakers – at the age of 12. Since then he founded a couple of startups, served as a Dev Director in Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP for $4.5B), and was part of acquiring a startup in this position.
Mark Anderson is CEO of the Strategic News Service (SNS) and publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on technology and the global economy, read by technology executives and investors worldwide, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Vint Cerf, Michael Dell, Mark Hurd, Paul Allen, Paul Jacobs, Craig Venter, Bill Janeway, Robert Hormats, and Leroy Hood. SNS also publishes the tri-weekly SNS interactive News (iNews) for and about leaders in technology and finance. Mark is the founding chairman of: the Future in Review (FiRe) conference, now in its 13th year, named by The Economistas “the best technology conference in the world”.
ABOUT KEIRETSU FORUM
With over 2,500 investor members throughout 46 chapters on 3 continents, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest angel investor network. Keiretsu Forum membership is comprised of angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate/institutional investors and serial entrepreneurs that provide early-stage capital in the range of $250,000 - $2 million to high-quality diverse investment opportunities. Keiretsu Forum is not a fund and does not invest as an LLC. Keiretsu Forum members collaborate in the due diligence but make individual investment decisions.
A complete list of companies that raised funds via Keiretsu Forum Northwest in 2015 is below. (They are linked to their respective websites.)
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The word "Keiretsu" stands for a strong collaborative group, the culture in which our forum thrives. Founded in 2000, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest angel investor network with over 1,500 accredited investor members throughout 40 chapters on three continents. Keiretsu Forum Members collaborate in the due diligence of presenting companies, but make individual investment decisions with $500m invested in over 700 companies to date ($190+M in Northwest) in technology, consumer products, life sciences, real estate, and other high growth segments. Presenting entrepreneurs consistently find high value in our extensive resources, feedback, mentoring, and funding while Investor Members enjoy well-screened, quality deal flow, group mindshare in evaluating deals, and association in a powerful, intelligent group of professionals. Additionally, the Keiretsu Forum community is strengthened through angel investor education events, social opportunities, and charitable giving. Overall, Keiretsu Forum provides entrepreneurs and investors with an active, credible marketplace for deals to get done.
Our goal is to fund great companies. Each month, our seven Forums throughout the Northwest (Seattle, Kirkland, Portland, Victoria, Vancouver B.C., Spokane, and Boise) feature four carefully selected startup companies with 25-minute presentations plus 2-3 past presenting companies with shorter update presentations. Companies vary in industry, each company is usually seeking funding between $250K and $2 million, and Q & A sessions are part of each presentation. After all presentations, presenters leave the room and the remaining group of Keiretsu Investor Members spend 30 minutes discussing pro's and con's of each company as well as potential issues to address in the due diligence process. At the end, presenting companies return to the room for a final short round of questions. Often it is very interesting to be in a room with many successful, insightful investors from such diverse backgrounds interacting with truly unique startup companies and their CEO's.
Check out pics from a few of Keiretsu Forum's social events from this past year, including our recent Victory Party in recognition of our growth and accomplishments, winter holiday festivities, Mariners games, and our Annual Summer Family Picnic! A calendar of our upcoming events is available on our Events Page.