$20 million in expected funding for participating companies. Sparrow, Orion Biotechnology Win Most Valued Company awards as voted on by investor attendees
SEATTLE, WA—More than 1,000 accredited investors attended the 2nd annual virtual Investor Capital Expo hosted by Keiretsu Forum. The Expo, which showcased 21 premier growth-stage companies and a robust lineup of keynote presenters at its East Coast and West Coast sessions, also had more than 50 angel groups, investors from 100+ Family Offices, corporate partners, and other investment professionals attending the event. Underscoring the industry shift from in-person, geographically-focused investing, coupled with the power of large angel networks like Keiretsu Forum, a total raise of $20 million is projected for Expo participating companies.
“The shift of Angel investing to a mainly virtual model has been a boon for accredited investors looking to diversify or catch that next unicorn no matter the geographic location of the investor or the company. It has also opened the floodgates for investors keen to help companies that are impactful, sustainable, and more diverse,” said Randy Williams, Keiretsu Forum chairman and founder.
Sparrow, developing AI-powered personalized feedback solutions that improve individual athletic performance, won the coveted “Most Valued Company” at the West Coast session. Orion Biotechnology, developing next-generation G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR)-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases, was named “Most Valued Company” at the East Coast session. Both companies were hand-picked by attending angel investors as a stand-out innovator amongst a group of highly touted, entrepreneurial companies from the U.S. and Canada.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams. Keiretsu Forum today is a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with over 50 chapters on three continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. To date, it has invested over $900 million in 2000+ companies.