Raffles at November 20 Expo – Exclusive Resorts

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Keiretsu Forum is thrilled to have Exclusive Resorts®, a carefully vetted collection of more than 300 privately managed multimillion-dollar residences, as a sponsor of the Angel Capital Expo. Available only to Club travelers, this portfolio of extraordinary two- to five-bedroom homes — each of which offers such luxe amenities as gourmet kitchens, private pools, soothing hot tubs and state-of-the-art media rooms — grants privileged access to the world’s most wonderful places both near to home and far. Drop your business card at the Exclusive Resorts booth for your chance to win a seven-night vacation at one of the Club’s 17 flagship destinations from the championship courses of Sea Island to the beaches of Los Cabos.  The raffle drawing will be at 2:55pm after the third block of presenters.  The winner must be present at the time of the raffle drawing to win. Restrictions apply*.

“Time and time again, the incredible team at Exclusive Resorts delivers the most precious thing in the world – perfect memories of incredible time spent with family and friends.” – Steve Case, majority owner and member of Exclusive Resorts since 2004.

Click here for more information on where you can travel on your seven-night Exclusive Resorts vacation. For special offers from Exclusive Resorts available to Keiretsu Forum members call 844.260.0338 or visit www.exclusiveresorts.com/keiretsu

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Angel Capital Expo
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
7:30am – 5:00pm at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida St Mountain View, CA 94043
Early bird of $95 ends on Apr 24; $295 thereafter
REGISTER HERE

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.

For more information, contact Olivia Diamond, Director of Marketing & Communications at (415) 573-0755 or olivia@keiretsuforum.com.

 

* Information current as of 10.03.2014. Vacation is not transferable. Vacation will consist of one consecutive seven-night stay in an eligible Exclusive Resorts residence for an individual (23 years of age or older) and his/her guests. Vacation is subject to terms and conditions of the Exclusive Resorts Gateway Escape Usage Agreement, including without limitation maximum occupancy restrictions. Vacation must be reserved directly through Exclusive Resorts and may only be reserved within 75 days of the desired check-out date (with exception of Chicago and San Francisco which must be booked 30-days or less prior to check-out). Travel will be forfeited if not completed by December 31, 2015. Reservations for specific dates, residences and destinations are subject to availability. Travel not available to all Exclusive Resorts destinations and subject to black-out periods (including but not limited to the seven-day periods surrounding holiday weeks). Eligible destinations and black-out periods subject to change from time to time. Vacation includes accommodations only. Air and ground transportation to and from destination and all other expenses, including but not limited to meals and drinks, phone calls, government fees, transfers, insurance, and any taxes and optional activities such as spa treatments, golf and private chef experience are the sole responsibility of traveler. Certain services, amenities and other services may require additional fees, may have limited availability and are subject to additional terms and conditions. See www.exclusiveresorts.com for more information about Exclusive Resorts and Club membership. Exclusive Resorts and the Exclusive Resorts flower logo are registered trademarks of Exclusive Resorts, LLC. ©2014, Exclusive Resorts, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Raffles at November 20 Expo – Maserati Silicon Valley

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We are excited to have Maserati Silicon Valley as a sponsor of the Angel Capital Expo. Drop your business card and win the opportunity to drive in style as you take the wheel of a Maserati Ghibli for a complimentary weekend. The raffle drawing will be at 1:25pm after lunch. The winner must be present at the time of the raffle drawing to win. Restrictions apply. Certificate is not transferable. Borrower must sign a Vehicle Loan Agreement and present a valid driver license. Borrower must be over 25 years of age. Vehicle loan is based on availability. 3 week notice is required. Pick up and drop off of the vehicle will be at Ferrari Maserati Silicon Valley. Weekend loan begins on Friday and concludes on Monday and is limited to 300 miles. Not redeemable for cash. Valid through August 31st, 2014.

Contact Person:
Jeffrey Schuessler
Marketing and Events Manager & Sales
Maserati Silicon Valley
2750 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061
T: (650) 261-6000 | (888) 875-8963 |

Angel Capital Expo
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
7:30am – 5:00pm at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida St Mountain View, CA 94043
Early bird of $95 ends on Apr 24; $295 thereafter
REGISTER HERE

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.

For more information, contact Olivia Diamond, Director of Marketing & Communications at (415) 573-0755 or olivia@keiretsuforum.com.

Speaker Announced for November 20 Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo

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Keiretsu Forum is looking forward to having Dr. Jeffrey Sohl as our guest speaker at the November 20th Angel Capital Expo. Dr. Sohl is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Decision Sciences and the Director at the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.  His Field of Specialization is early stage equity financing of high growth ventures, trends in the angel market, and entrepreneurship.  The Center for Venture Research’s principal area of expertise is in the study of early stage equity for high grown ventures.  He will discuss recent trends, future trends, and activity in the angel market.

 

Angel Capital Expo
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
7:30am – 5:00pm at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida St Mountain View, CA 94043
Early bird of $95 ends on Apr 24; $295 thereafter
REGISTER HERE

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.

Application Deadline is October 27th to Present at November 20th Angel Capital Expo in Silicon Valley

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Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest private equity angel investment network, will hold its 19th bi-annual Angel Capital Expo on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street in Mountain View, California.

Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses. On November 20th more than 300 of the Bay Area’s most active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo.

“Our Angel Capital Expo provides a unique opportunity for collective collaboration in the world of angel investing,” said Randy Williams, Founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum. “We are proud to play a seminal role in the growth of start-up businesses and job creation at a local, national and international level.”

Angel Capital Expo will feature 20 presentations from early stage companies in technology, life sciences, consumer products, real estate, financial services, social ventures, and other segments with high growth potential. All presenters will be pre-screened by a select committee of Keiretsu Forum members. Each entrepreneur will make a 15-minute presentation and will be available for additional discussion and due diligence at their exhibitor booth throughout the day. Following the presentations, the attendees will vote and award the top three presenting companies the “Most Valued Company” award, sponsored by Exclusive Resorts.

Apply to Present
Companies interested in presenting at the November 20th, 2014 Angel Capital Expo should contact Jenny Pater, Entrepreneur Director, at jpater@keiretsuforum.com or call +1 (415) 573-0752 or Olivia Diamond, Marketing & Communications Director, at olivia@keiretsuforum.com or call +1 (415) 573-0755. On-line application is available at http://bit.ly/Apply-To-Present-K4.

Application deadline is October 27th.

Register to Attend
Hosted by Keiretsu Forum, the Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community. Invitation to attend is extended only to accredited investors. On-line registration is available at https://nov20expo.eventbrite.com. Early bird until November 13th is $95; $295 thereafter. For more information, contact Carla Silva, Membership & Finance Director, at carla@keiretsuforum.com or call +1 (415) 573-0753.

Sponsorship
If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship and partner opportunities at the November 20th Angel Capital Expo, please contact Olivia Diamond, Marketing & Communications Director, at olivia@keiretsuforum.com or call +1 (415) 573-0755.

Angel Capital Expo Sponsors

Perkville Secures Series A funding with participation from Keiretsu Forum, Fifth Era, Sand Hill Angels, and others

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Perkville, a software as a service (SaaS) platform that enables any business to create a customer rewards program, today announced the close of a $2.4 million Series A financing. The company will use the funds to sustain its rapid growth in the fitness and gym vertical, and to accelerate expansion into retail, salons, spas, and more. Perkville is used by businesses worldwide and has over 1 million users.

New investor Moneta Ventures led the Series A round with participation from MDO Holdings, Keiretsu Forum, Sand Hill Angels, Xandex Ventures, Fifth Era, and members of Berkeley Angel Network.

“Perkville is already leading in fitness,” said Lokesh Sikaria, Managing Partner of Moneta Ventures. “With more and more point-of-sale integrations coming online, a greater swath of businesses will be able to simply flip a switch and have a rewards program.”

“The world is moving to the cloud,” said David Koehn of Sand Hill Angels, “and increasingly users are relying on a single device—the phone—for everything. This bodes well for Perkville’s platform, which requires no special hardware or membership cards.”

“We’ve been very product focused,” said Perkville CEO and co-founder Sunil Saha. “This new capital allows us to invest in sales and marketing to accelerate revenue growth.”

About Perkville, Inc.
Perkville is a leader in SaaS loyalty and retention programs. Through readymade integrations with POS systems, Perkville automatically rewards customer visits, tracks referrals, drives social media, and more. The Perkville platform empowers any business to create a customized loyalty and rewards program. Perkville is free for users, and offers monthly subscriptions for businesses of all sizes. Learn more at http://www.perkville.com/learn

Original Article can be found here.

 

GPI Announces Launch of First “RegMed Capital Conference”

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RMCC to Showcase Top Companies to Global Regenerative Medicine Investment Community

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 2, 2014 – The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) announced that the first annual RegMed Capital Conference (RMCC) will be hosted as a co-located meeting at the 10th annual World Stem Cell Summit #WSCS14, December 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.

The RegMed Capital Conference will be fully integrated into the Summit platform, providing attendees a complete 360-degree view of the Regenerative Medicine industry, stem cell science, clinical trials and regulation. This singular event brings together all facets of the financial industry: from investment banks, venture funds, law firms and other well-established stakeholders to individuals that desire to learn and invest more in this emerging market.

The RegMed Capital Conference will provide company presentations to the investment community, discussions related to funding sources, case studies, reimbursement strategies, intellectual property issues, start-up advice and critical information needed to take a company public. Also included are sessions presenting industry forecasts, investor advice, non-dilutive funding solutions, economic development incentives and public and private funding opportunities.

The conference includes a sophisticated on-site partnering forum powered by JuJama. This custom event platform and mobile app allows attendees to identify people they want to meet, ask for a meeting and have it automatically fit into their schedules.

Bernard Siegel, Executive Director of GPI, founder of the World Stem Cell Summit and the RMCC said, “The goal of the RegMed Capital Conference is to attract new investment into regenerative medicine companies. The event is a natural extension of the World Stem Cell Summit, a meeting and partnering platform that is advancing the field by facilitating global collaborations and public awareness. More than a decade of fostering basic research has resulted in a myriad of innovative companies and revolutionary technologies that are transforming global health and will become the ‘silver bullet’ to reversing crippling healthcare costs.”

Siegel continued, “There is a huge unmet need to attract capital investment to this emerging field and a world of opportunity for investors. Proportionately, there is a great need within the financial industry to learn more about the entire and intricate regenerative medicine ecosystem. Creating a co-located meeting, as an integral part of the World Stem Cell Summit, will open up the industry to an array of new investors and funding opportunities. WSCS14 is an established event in its 10th year, heavily covered by the media, making it a premier showcase for advanced technologies and perfect environment for fostering success.”

Serving as sponsoring partner of the RegMed Capital Conference is Keiretsu Forum Southern California, a regional group within the world’s largest network of accredited investor members. Randy Williams founded Keiretsu Forum in 2000, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now with 33 chapters on three continents and over 1,100 accredited investor members, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest by-invitation angel investor network. More than $465 million has been invested into technology, consumer products, Internet, healthcare, life sciences and real estate companies in the Keiretsu Forum Network. Keiretsu Forum’s community is strengthened through education on angel investing, as well as charitable giving.

Connie Koch Harrell, President of Keiretsu Forum Southern California, LLC stated that, “Life Sciences is an important area of interest to our investment community. We are so pleased to be part of the RegMed Capital Conference at the World Stem Cell Summit. The RMCC will provide the necessary context for Keiretsu Forum members to take advantage of the immense opportunities offered by this emerging field. The event will surely be a transformative gathering for information exchange and investment.”

Scott Gottlieb, M.D. is Managing Director of T.R. Winston & Company, a merchant and investment banking firm. He previously served as Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Gottlieb said, “RegMed Capital Conference is an excellent opportunity for the investment community to interact with regenerative medicine industry leaders. We believe in the clinical and investment potential of regenerative medicine. The RegMed Capital Conference at the 2014 World Stem Cell Summit will provide for a superlative networking venue that will foster numerous partnering and investment opportunities.”

Gregory Bonfiglio, the Managing Partner of Proteus Venture Partners and Chairman of the Board of Centre for Commercialization for Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) expressed support for RegMed Capital Conference. “As a regular program participant at the World Stem Cell Summit, I believe that the addition of the RMCC will add a welcome new dimension, attracting an expanded audience of capital investors. Proteus is delighted to sponsor and I am personally pleased to be part of this valuable program.”

Dr. Paul Castella, senior managing partner in the San Antonio-based Targeted Technology Fund stated, “Our fund is very pleased to serve as a sponsor to the RegMed Capital Conference. We have already invested in a promising new company commercializing stem cell advances and have our eye on other emerging companies. We recognize regenerative medicine as the future of medicine. The entire Texas investor community is keen to attend and support this stellar event.”

The 10th annual World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS14) will be held in conjunction with the RegMed Capital Conference at the Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas, December 3-5. Attendees of the Summit and RegMed Capital Conference pay the same registration fees and can freely attend all programs, exhibitions, poster forum and networking events at the co-located meeting.

About Genetics Policy Institute (GPI): The Genetics Policy Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports stem cell research to develop therapeutics and cures. GPI pursues its mission by producing the World Stem Cell Summit, honoring community leaders through the Stem Cell Action Awards, publishing the peer-reviewed World Stem Cell Report with Mary Ann Liebert Publishers, organizing educational initiatives and fostering strategic collaborations. GPI maintains offices in Florida, California and Washington, D.C. For more information about GPI, visit genpol.org.

About World Stem Cell Summit: The annual World Stem Cell Summit (#WSCS14) is the flagship meeting of the international stem cell community. The 10th Annual World Stem Cell Summit is organized by Genetics Policy Institute (GPI), The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Mayo Clinic, Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), BioBridge Global, Baylor College of Medicine and the Regenerative Medicine Foundation. The goal of the Summit is to accelerate the discovery and development of lifesaving cures and therapies, bringing global stakeholders together to solve global challenges. The Summit forges collaborations to advance cell therapies, while creating a supportive environment of regulation, legislation, financing, reimbursement and patient advocacy. Register and become a sponsor at worldstemcellsummit.com. For more information about the first annual RegMed Capital Conference at WSCS14, visit regmedcapital.com. Follow @WSCSummit on Twitter.

For information about presenting, sponsoring or attending the RegMed Capital Conference at the World Stem Cell Summit, contact Alan Fernandez at (650) 847-1640 or email alan@genpol.org.

Call for Applications: Keiretsu Forum Angel Investor Network Announces November 20 Angel Capital Expo in Silicon Valley

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Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest private equity angel investment network, announces its 19th bi-annual Northern California Angel Capital Expo on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street in Mountain View, California.

Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses. On November 20th more than 300 of the Bay Area’s most active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo. View video from the November 21st, 2013 Angel Capital Expo.

“Our Angel Capital Expo provides a unique opportunity for collective collaboration in the world of angel investing,” said Randy Williams, Founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum. “We are proud to play a seminal role in the growth of start-up businesses and job creation at a local, national and international level.”

Angel Capital Expo will feature 20 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. All presenters will be pre-screened by a select committee of Keiretsu Forum members. Presentation coaching will be provided to companies selected to present. Each entrepreneur will make an on-stage presentation and will be available for additional discussion and due diligence at their exhibitor booth throughout the day. Following the presentations, the attendees will vote and award the top three presenting companies the “Most Valued Company” award.

Apply to Present
Companies interested in presenting at the November 20th, 2014 Angel Capital Expo should complete the on-line application and contact Jenny Pater, Associate for Entrepreneur Relations, at jpater@keiretsuforum.com or call +1 (415) 573-0752.

Register to Attend
Hosted by Keiretsu Forum, the Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community. Invitation to attend is extended only to accredited investors. Register here. For more information, contact Carla Silva, Associate for Member Relations, at carla@keiretsuforum.com or call +1 (415) 573-0753.

Keiretsu Forum Northern California – 2013 Most Active Angel Group in Silicon Valley

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In 2013, the members of the Keiretsu Forum Northern California chapters (East Bay, North Bay, San Francisco and Silicon Valley) and investors that attended the two bi-annual Angel Capital Expos invested $8.66 million in 29 ventures. Investment distribution by number of deals per industry is: 69% in technology, 24% in life sciences and 7% in real estate. Investment distribution by amount invested per industry is: 41% in technology, 36% in real estate and 23% in life sciences.

 

Link to article: 2013 Most Active Angels – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Keiretsu Forum angel network opening Miami chapter

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In another sign of widening interest in Miami’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,  Keiretsu Forum, a large worldwide angel network, is opening a chapter in Miami.

The Keiretsu Forum South-East Region  opens for business on July 1 when its first forum meeting takes place in Miami.

Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now has 30 chapters and more than 1,100 accredited investor members. Keiretsu Forum members typically provide  capital in the  $250k – 2 million range in early-stage companies. Members collaborate in the due-diligence, but make their own investment decisions. Through the Keiretsu Forum, more than $400 million of capital has been invested into technology, consumer products, Internet, healthcare, life sciences and real estate companies, the forum said.

“Miami becomes the first Chapter in the K4-SE Region and the 31st Chapter in the K4 network,” said Howard Lubert, the South-East Region founder and area president, in a press release.  “Our success in running winter meetings on FisherIsland off the coast of Miami led to the invitation from our host sponsor, Holland & Knight, to explore a permanent home in the heart of the Miami downtown business sector.”

John Inman, a commercial real estate executive and investor, will lead the Miami chapter and plans to select 20 founding members before year’s end. “Miami is an untapped gold mine of resources and I plan on helping grow the new South-East Region into a powerhouse,” he said.

Holland & Knight is one of the largest law firms in the United States with more than 1,000 attorneys in 19 offices.  Its attorneys Chris Boyett, Rod Bell and Danielle Price were instrumental in bringing the new chapter here.

“We saw the potential for the Keiretsu Forum to be a success in South Florida and there  is a huge need for an organization like this,” said Bell, a partner who heads up the domestic corporate practice in South Florida. “The time is right for something like this to come along and help these companies get to the next level.”

Posted June 27, 2014

 

Keiretsu Forum Acquires Silicon Valley-Based Angel Investor Group Ankur2Angels

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Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investor network, and Ankur2Angels, an angel investment group with strong presence within the Indian community in Silicon Valley, announced today that Keiretsu Forum has acquired Ankur2Angels. This strategic acquisition will strengthen and diversify the Keiretsu Forum angel community in the San Francisco Bay Area with the addition of investors who are among the technology elite in Silicon Valley and will build a bridge to India for both investors and entrepreneurs.

Since 2011, Ankur2Angels has been nurturing entrepreneurs to become tomorrow’s industry leaders. Entrepreneurs will benefit from the opportunity to present to a larger group of angel investors and access global capital and resources. Ankur2Angels investors will benefit from Keiretsu Forum’s deal flow from 31 global chapters, disciplined and structured company screening and due diligence processes and participation in a community of like-minded seasoned angel investors.

“By acquiring Ankur2Angels, Keiretsu Forum gains talented investors, a valuable angel investment platform, enabling additional cross-border investment and expanding our presence in the Indian market,” said Randy Williams, Keiretsu Forum Founder and CEO.

“This deal will allow Ankur2Angels investors to have access to the extensive Keiretsu Forum network of investors and will facilitate high quality collaboration to provide angel funding to some of the most promising startup companies. We believe that combining the passionate Ankur2Angels’ community with the systems and resources of the Keiretsu Forum will create a unique WIN-WIN opportunity for both angel groups,” said Gajanan Bhat and Harish Goli, Ankur2Angels Founders and Managing Partners.

To inquire about Keiretsu Forum membership and register for an upcoming Keiretsu Forum meeting as an investor, contact Carla Silva, Keiretsu Forum Associate for Member Relations, at carla@keiretsuforum.com and +1 (415) 573-0753. For an entrepreneur online application at Keiretsu Forum, contact Olivia Diamond, Keiretsu Forum Associate for Entrepreneur Relations, at olivia@keiretsuforum.com and +1 (415) 573-0755.

About Keiretsu Forum 
Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now with 31 chapters and over 1,100 accredited investor members, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest by-invitation angel investor network. Keiretsu Forum members provide early stage capital in the range of $250k – $3 million in high quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in due-diligence process, but make individual investment decisions. Through the Keiretsu Forum, more than $465 million has been invested into technology, consumer products, Internet, healthcare, life sciences and real estate companies. For more information about Keiretsu Forum, visit www.keiretsuforum.com.

Contact
Sonja Markova
Managing Director
Keiretsu Forum
(415) 573-0751
sonja@keiretsuforum.com