Healionics Corporation wins the Most Valuable Company award at the Investor Capital Expo 2023 see more
Seattle, August 24, 2023 – Healionics Corporation, a pioneer in the field of advanced medical implants, has been awarded the prestigious title of "Most Valued Company" at the Investor Capital Expo 2023. The event, organized by Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies, brought together innovative startups, seasoned investors, and industry leaders for a showcase of cutting-edge technologies and investment opportunities.
The competition was fierce, with a plethora of highly promising startups vying for the top spot at the Expo. Healionics Corporation's exceptional advancements in the medical technology sector and its commitment to transforming patient care set it apart, capturing the attention and admiration of both investors and industry experts.
"It is an immense honor for Healionics to be recognized as the Most Valued Company at the Investor Capital Expo 2023," said Mike Connolly, CEO & Chairman of Healionics Corporation. "This award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team, as well as the potential impact of our advanced synthetic blood vessel and pipeline products on patient lives worldwide. We are grateful for the support and recognition from Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies."
Healionics’ STARgraft synthetic blood vessel is intended to provide a safer, more reliable way to access a patient’s bloodstream during dialysis (a process used to filter waste from the blood of patients with kidney failure). STARgraft leverages Healionics’ platform STAR® (Sphere Templated Angiogenic Regeneration) biomaterial scaffold which is a breakthrough in bio integration and tissue regeneration. The company has 36 patents issued or pending on its technology and is currently conducting human clinical trials of STARgraft.
"We are thrilled to recognize Healionics Corporation as the Most Valued Company at this year's Investor Capital Expo," said Brianna McDonald, President of Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies. "Their dedication to pushing the boundaries of medical implant technologies aligns perfectly with the spirit of innovation that we aim to foster through our platform."
Healionics Corporation's win at the Investor Capital Expo 2023 marks a significant milestone in the company's journey towards transforming the medical industry. With their innovative approach and commitment to improving patient outcomes, Healionics is poised to make a lasting impact on healthcare.
About Healionics Corporation:
Healionics is a clinical-stage company addressing the critical need for safer, more reliable means of bloodstream access to perform dialysis in patients with kidney failure. They have developed a novel vascular graft (synthetic blood vessel), based on a platform biomaterial, that in human studies has demonstrated superior resistance to the two primary causes of graft failure: occlusion and infection.
About Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies:
Keiretsu Forum Northwest & Rockies is the Pacific Northwest portion of Keiretsu Forum. It includes chapters in Vancouver (Canada), Denver/Boulder, Bellevue, Seattle, Salt Lake City/Boise, and Portland. Keiretsu Forum Northwest & Rockies has more than 400 members and has invested over $700 million since its founding in 2005. For more information, visit www.k4northwest.com
Investor Capital Expo 2023: A Resounding Success with 1000 Attendees and Over 1500 Investor Interests.Recap The Summer Edition Of The Investor Capital Expo 2023 see more
Seattle, WA, August 22, 2023 - The summer edition of Investor Capital Expo 2023, organized by Keiretsu Forum Northwest & Rockies, took center stage on August 16th and 17th at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. The extravagant two-day event, both in-person and virtually attended by over 1,000 investors, splendidly crafted a dynamic platform where the harmonious blend of innovation and investment took center stage. On Expo Day 1, the focus was on the Keiretsu Syndication Summit & Power Matching Exchange followed in the afternoon by the Family Office Forum. Expo Day 2 was exclusively dedicated to the Investor Capital Expo, rounding out the two-day event.
Twenty-Four emerging companies presented their cutting-edge innovations, engaging with investors, institutional investors, and family offices through several rounds of Q&A, resulting in an impressive tally of over 1,500 indications of investment interest on both days.
The Family Office Forum boasted an impressive lineup of esteemed speakers from all corners of the nation. The forum started with an enthralling keynote presentation by Ron Weissman, followed by Ron Diamond's exploration of recent trends in family offices and venture capital. Keshav Rao, Craig D’Cruze, Kathernie Hill Ritchie, Ken Goldman, Matt Salloway, and Ted Ackerley provided profound insights, expertise, and diverse perspectives on the dynamic landscape of family offices. Another captivating panel featured S. Chakra Chennubhotla, Melanie Salvador, Armando Viteri, and Adrian Mendoza, who shared exciting revelations on AI investments for family offices. This forum created a valuable opportunity for thought leaders to dive into the complex world of family offices and investments, including discussing how artificial intelligence plays a role in these financial considerations.
The Expo showcased an exceptional roster of keynote speakers, including Ronald Weissman, Vice Chair of the Angel Capital Association; Lili Cheng, Corporate Vice President for AI and Research at Microsoft; Professor Ed Lazowska from the University of Washington; Melanie Salvador representing Singularity Ecosystem Venture Funds; Jared Sandborn of Pure Technology; Bill Inman from edYou; Stacey Engle of Twin Protocol; and Barbara Bickham, of Trailyn VC.
From the 18 presenting companies at the Expo, Healionics Corporation secured the leading position as the Most Valued Company, as voted by investors using the the Votegrity platform. Followed closely by, Clics who claimed second place, while Light Line Medical achieved the third spot. Keiretsu Forum member Craig D’Cruze was honored as the Most Valued Member for his substantial contributions to the advancement of multiple startups.
“As we set forth on new journeys inspired by the insights gained, it's evident that the Investor Capital Expo 2023 has positioned the foundation for a future where innovation continues to thrive, nurtured by the unwavering dedication of investors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries alike”. Said Brianna McDonald, President of Keiretsu Forum Northwest & Rockies.
The EXPO wrapped up with a closed event VIP Yacht Cruise on Lake Washington that was organized to celebrate the Keiretsu Community on the afternoon of Friday, August 18th. Over 140+ Angel Investors came together to celebrate the success of the Investor Capital Expo and the community.
About Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies
Keiretsu Forum Northwest & Rockies is the Pacific Northwest portion of Keiretsu Forum. It includes chapters in Vancouver (Canada), Denver/Boulder, Bellevue, Seattle, Salt Lake City/Boise, and Portland. Keiretsu Forum Northwest & Rockies has more than 400 members and has invested over $500 million since its founding in 2005. For more information, visit www.k4northwest.com
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 55+ chapters on four continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. To date, it has invested over $1 billion in 2000+ companies. The community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities. www.keiretsuforum.com
Summer Investor Capital Expo is back and bigger than ever see more
Seattle, July 31, 2023 - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investor network, is excited to announce the return of the premier gathering of the investor capital community – The Investor Capital Expo at Microsoft. The event will take place over two exciting days, commencing with the Keiretsu Syndication Summit and the Family Office Forum & Power Matching Exchange on August 16, followed by the Investor Capital Expo on August 17, 2023. Building on past success, the Investor Capital Expo promises to be an unparalleled platform for investors and entrepreneurs alike. This summer’s event is expected to draw an even larger audience and feature a carefully curated lineup of some of the most promising growth companies in North America.
Day one of the expo (August 16) will feature the Keiretsu Syndication Summit, where over fifty angel groups will gather to access deal flow and discuss the latest trends, opportunities, and challenges in the investment landscape. The Family Office Forum & Power Matching Exchange will provide a unique opportunity for family offices and investors to connect and explore potential collaborations.
Day two of the event (August 17) is dedicated to the Investor Capital Expo. Eighteen companies in the US will showcase their groundbreaking ideas and disruptive technologies to the investor capital community. These startups represent diverse industries spanning technology, healthcare, robotics, cleantech and sustainability, and beyond.
The Expo will also feature distinguished keynote speakers to share their invaluable insights into the angel ecosystem and offer their expertise on industry-specific trends. Attendees will gain unique perspectives and valuable knowledge from these luminaries, empowering them to make informed investment decisions.
"We are thrilled to present the second edition of the 2023 Investor Capital Expo," said Brianna McDonald, President of Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies. "This event has become a pivotal platform for connecting visionary entrepreneurs with discerning investors, fostering meaningful collaborations, and driving innovation across industries. We're confident that this year's lineup of startups and keynote speakers will create an inspiring and impactful experience for all participants."
The Investor Capital Expo 2023 will be held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington. This state-of-the-art facility can accommodate a large gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.
For more information about the event, including registration details and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.investorcapitalexpo.com.
About Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies:
Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporate/institutional investors. Since its inception in 2000, Keiretsu Forum has expanded to become the largest angel investor network in the world, with more than 3,500 members in 60 chapters across 30 countries. Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies is one of the most active and influential chapters within this global network.