Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams to help investors make better decisions through “mind share” while providing entrepreneurs with value-added resources and access to capital. Keiretsu Forum (K4) Members are successful senior executives, business leaders, and serial entrepreneurs, all with outstanding score cards. The hallmark of Keiretsu Forum is its diverse membership and quality deal flow, as well as its extensive charitable activities. Keiretsu Forum is the fastest growing, largest, and most active angel community in the world. We strive to ensure that the experiences of our members and guests at Forum meetings are appropriate and positive.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is the largest global investment network with over 50 chapters and over 3,000 accredited private equity investors, venture capitalists, family offices and corporate/institutional investors. Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. The community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.
Our Core Values
Keiretsu Forum members are organized in their private investing activities. They have a clear plan for achieving their intended outcomes by actively engaging with their investments and our overall community for support. Optimizing our investment decision-making to build our portfolio, requires a thoughtful commitment to the capital, time, and resources we will allocate to achieve our individual and collective success. By focusing on the quality of our decision-making and the support we can provide to impact a positive outcome, we accept diversification plus the core values and code of conduct below are the keys to being a successful investor.
The Keiretsu Way. This is our GRIT:
Growth: We are continuous learners who bring creative solutions to ensure growth
Resiliency: We learn from our mistakes and keep moving forward.
Integrity: We exhibit honesty and authenticity founded on strong moral principles.
Transparency: We provide open and forthright communication to problem-solve and build strong relationships.
Our mission is “Great Association with Quality Deal Flow”.
Keiretsu Forum is comprised of serious investors, business leaders, venture capitalists, corporate/institutional investors and serial entrepreneurs. Membership is by invitation only. Keiretsu Forum enjoys synergy and close relationships with venture capital (VC) firms, universities, and investment banking institutions. These relationships facilitate the access to capital, talent, technology and resources needed to build a successful venture.
“…With Quality Deal Flow”
Our quality and diverse deal flow comes from our community of members, venture capitalists, sponsors, incubators and universities. Keiretsu Forum members invest in start-ups that focus on emerging technologies, real estate, life science/healthcare/biotech, but includes any segment with high growth opportunity. Through the meetings, the presenting entrepreneurs have exposure to 100+ potential investors, as well as resources, customers, board members, advisors, referrals, feedback.
Our Network of Chapters
Keiretsu Forum has over 50 chapters located on 4 continents. Each chapter is limited to 150 investor members. Our community of chapters enables:
- Support of our portfolio companies and presenting entrepreneurs with equity and resources in different capital markets
- Collaborative business and social relationships between chapters
- Contributions towards the economic growth and job creation of the chapter region
- Access to quality deal flow for our members throughout our local chapters and our international network