Voyager Pacific Capital Completes Keiretsu’s Rigorous Due Diligence Process

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VANCOUVER, Wash., April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Voyager Pacific Capital Management CEO Stephen Seal announced today that Voyager Fund I completed a rigorous due diligence process through Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investor network.

In the statement of findings, Keiretsu wrote, “Voyager and its management team have a long, successful track record, a solid business strategy, and appear to be executing it well. All of the legal and Fund documents are well structured and in place, and the management team has the requisite skills to execute the strategy.”

The goal of Keiretsu’s due diligence process is to provide members with the information needed to make intelligent decisions about investing in a given opportunity. According to Keiretsu, early-stage investing carries a high degree of risk. To help minimize that risk, the Keiretsu Forum members have developed a thorough and comprehensive due diligence process that is applied to all companies prior to member investment.

Voyager Fund I, which launched in Summer 2014, invests in relatively low-risk tax liens for its investors. Voyager’s Fund I presentation to Keiretsu was followed by a rigorous and extensive due diligence process by Keiretsu members, which included an independent review of Voyager’s operational procedures, financial model and projections. The final due diligence report has been completed and is available upon request to prospective, accredited investors.

“Our clients are savvy, accredited investors looking to diversify,” Seal said. “Tax lien certificates are a desirable investment because of their high return, which is about 15-16 percent. There is a lot of security in our model, as the amount invested compared to the value of the asset is pennies on the dollar. These investments typically are very safe.”
After reviewing Voyager Pacific’s underwriting, Kenn Dickinson, an experienced startup, turnaround and Fortune 500 arena Kieretsu coach, appraised Voyager’s management team for Keiretsu: “Stephen Seal’s vision for Voyager Pacific is to deliver high returns on tax lien acquisitions, and the management of those assets that outperform the market,” Dickinson wrote. “The management team has been structured with key individuals, each possessing special knowledge and experience in the real estate market.”

Seal has built an extensive, profitable track record in real estate investing. In 1997, he founded LandCentral, which has become a national leader in owner-financed, vacant land purchases. It has sold over 35,000 acres of land across the United States.
About Voyager Pacific Capital Management 

Voyager Pacific provides investors with the opportunity to obtain significantly higher returns while investing in relatively low-risk tax lien certificates. Leveraging its nearly two decades of experience in real estate, Voyager Pacific manages niche investment funds with a focus on tax lien certificates. For more information, visit http://www.voyagerpacific.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 the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams. They are a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with [36] chapters on three continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities.

For more information, visit http://www.keiretsuforum.com.
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Matt Valzania, (360) 448-4000

 

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Emerging Entrepreneurs Pitch Contest – Application Deadline April 6

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Emerging Entrepreneurs (E2) Pitch Contest – Application Deadline April 6

Have you launched a business within the last three years? JFK University’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership, in cooperation with the Keiretsu Forum and Chevron, has launched a new competition for entrepreneurs in the Bay Area: The E2 Pitch Contest. This event will connect emerging entrepreneurs with resources, feedback and mentoring from angel investors and community leaders. Participants pre-selected by the IEL will have 3 minutes to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges.

Bay Area entrepreneurs interested in applying should complete the Gust online application on this link. Application deadline is April 6, 2015. The criteria to apply is: (1) the company is 3 years or less in business and (2) applicant must be a principal in the company.

For more information about the event, contact the IEL Office: iel@jfku.edu or call 925-969-3525.

E2 Pitch Contest
Monday, April 20; 5:30pm – 8:30pm
JFK University: Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership
2151 Salvio Street, Suite 350, Concord, CA 94520

Keiretsu Forum Central Canada Angel Capital Expo

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TORONTO, ON. – (March 23, 2015) – Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest private equity angel investment network, announced its first ever Canadian Global Capital Expo in partnership with the OCE Discovery conference on April 27th & 28th of 2015.

Keiretsu’s Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses. On April 27th and 28th, more than 200 angel investors from the Keiretsu global network will join over 3000 OCE Discovery attendees and 350+ companies in celebrating entrepreneurism and investing in Canada.

“This is a real global event. We have investing members from the US, China, India, Singapore, France, England, Turkey and Israel coming into Toronto and then travelling to the Bay Area to attend our Silicon Valley Deal Expo on May 1st.” said Ozan Isinak, President of Keiretsu Forum Central Canada. “Our partnership with the Ontario Centers of Excellence is a testament that Canadian companies are serious about international expansion.

“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.”

For more information, please contact Keiretsu Forum Central Canada:

Ozan Isinak

Region President

Keiretsu Forum Central Canada

+1 416 732-1346

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Kevin Sterling

Chapter President - Toronto

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+1 416 262-7773

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About Keiretsu Forum

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Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 in East Bay of San Francisco, CA. With 36 chapters and over 1,400 accredited investor members on three continents, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest invite-only angel investor network. Members provide capital in the range of USD500k-USD6m to high-quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in the due diligence, but make their own individual investment decisions. Keiretsu Forum members have allocated over $520 million to early stage companies.
For more information, please go to: www.keiretsuforum.ca

About Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

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Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario’s global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario’s industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and government ministries. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, OCE invests in sectors such as advanced health, information and communications technology, digital media, advanced materials and manufacturing, agri-food, aerospace, transportation, energy, and the environment including water and mining.

Fairway America and SBREfunds.com announces presenting fund managers at the Small Balance Real Estate (SBRE) Investment Summit

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) MARCH 19, 2015 - Fairway America, LLC (“Fairway”) announced today that it has confirmed an additional round of fund managers who will present information about their funds at the Small Balance Real Estate (SBRE) Investment Summit. The SBRE Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale on April 9, 10, and 11 of this year. Fairway and SBREfunds.com has designed this signature event for the unique and specialized capital raising and investment needs of the key constituents of small balance real estate, namely pooled investment fund managers and private investors who would like to learn more about the alternative investment opportunities in the small balance real estate space.

William “Billy” Procida of Procida Funding & Advisors, LLC, Paul Worcester of Worcester Investments, Robert Napolitano of DREAM Capital Management, and Scott Rerucha of Legacy Group Capital LLC have committed to participate as presenters at the SBRE Investment Summit.

“Since we participated at Fairway America’s SBRE Investment Summit in Seattle, we recognized the value that would come from attending once again in Scottsdale. The summit’s unique platform focuses exclusively on small balance real estate and provides education and networking between high-caliber fund managers and investors who are interested in this specialized space. We are excited to be part of this burgeoning SBRE community.”
–Billy Procida of Procida Funding & Advisors

“We at Worcester Investments, LLC are pleased to be presenting at Fairway America’s next SBRE Summit. We were part of their last event in Seattle and thoroughly enjoyed it. We feel it was the most valuable event we have attended for interacting with investors. We look forward to adding value and learning, while also making new friends.”
–Paul Worcester of Worcester Investments

“In the 20 years that I’ve been in real estate and banking, Fairway America is the first and only company to bring true leadership and expertise to the Small Balance Real Estate space. Matt Burk and his team are true visionaries and are taking the SBRE industry to the next level. We are honored to have our DISTRESSED REAL ESTATE AND MORTGAGE (DREAM) FUND I invited back to present at the Scottsdale SBRE Summit. For any investor looking for opportunities to generate passive income or growth, capital preservation or to just expand their portfolio with real estate, this event is a MUST ATTEND!”
–Robert Napolitano of DREAM Capital Management

“Everyone at Legacy Group Capital is deeply honored to be participating in the SBRE Investment Summit sponsored by Fairway America. We consider this to be the preeminent event for both talented fund managers and astute accredited investors in the SBRE market segment. Our recent collaboration with Fairway reinforced and validated that conviction. We are greatly pleased to have the opportunity to present Legacy Group Capital to the investor community at this premiere, industry leading forum. Thank you, Fairway, for the opportunity to present and to be part of this world-class event.”
–Scott Rerucha of Legacy Group Capital

Photo of Matt BurkMatt Burk is founder and CEO of Fairway America, LLC, and SBREfunds.com, and Chief Investment Officer of Fairway’s two proprietary nationwide small balance real estate (SBRE) asset based pooled investment funds, Fairway America Fund VI, LLC, and Fairway America Fund VII LP. He is also the Keiretsu Forum Chapter President in Portland. Fairway is the nation’s premier consulting, advisory, and investment firm in the SBRE private pooled investment fund space, providing a full spectrum of practical, real world products and services (including capital) needed for true success for SBRE entrepreneurs all over the U.S. Matt is a highly regarded adviser, consultant, and mentor to dozens of SBRE fund managers and author of a widely read blog followed by serious SBRE entrepreneurs and investors. For over 20 years, Matt has led Fairway’s deal underwriting as well as capital raising efforts in Fairway’s seven proprietary funds and individual trust deed investments, resulting in more than $250,000,000 in capital raised from accredited investors through more than 1,000 SBRE deals. He is currently working on multiple SBRE fund consulting engagements nationwide, authoring a book on how to raise capital for and effectively manage pooled investment funds, and dedicating his efforts to create greater awareness and drive more capital to the many high caliber and deserving SBRE entrepreneurs around the U.S.

Register today for the Scottsdale SBRE Summit.

Guest Speaker Announced for May 1 Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo

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Keiretsu Forum is looking forward to having Patrick Schwerdtfeger as our guest speaker at the May 1st Angel Capital Expo.  Patrick is an author and global business speaker, having spoken at hundreds of events in dozens of countries around the world.

Patrick has spoken at many events in North America and has also studied the domestic demographics extensively. The result is a unique understanding of the business landscape including the generations driving consumer spending (the Baby Boomers and the Millennial Generation) and also the competitive entrepreneurial mindset that defines American business culture. “We are shifting from a W-2 economy to a 1099 economy” and that increasing self-reliance is fueling a do-it-yourself culture within our economy.

On May 1st, Patrick will discuss “The Predictive Potential of Global Demographics.”

Watch Patrick’s Tedx Talk

Angel Capital Expo
Friday, May 1st, 2015
7:30am – 5:00pm at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida St Mountain View, CA 94043
Early bird of $115 ends on Apr 15; $295 thereafter

The Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel community. The Expo brings together angel investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Angel Capital Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum, the largest global angel investment network, and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach out to the larger investment community. The event hosts over 500 attendees (angel investors, VC’s, and CEO’s/entrepreneurs) and features 20 presenters from early stage companies. Companies selected are from a variety of industries ranging from technology, life sciences, consumer products, and real estate, to financial services, social ventures and other segments with high growth potential.

Keiretsu Forum Istanbul Members Travel to Tel Aviv

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One of the many benefits of being a Keiretsu Forum member is receiving access to high-quality international deal flow, with high-growth potential.

Keiretsu Forum Istanbul Chapter President, Asli Gozoren, and Keiretsu Istanbul members have taken the utmost advantage of the Keiretsu Global network by initiating global trips to screen new, international deals and to expose themselves to deals all over the world.

Istanbul members will first travel to Israel to join Keiretsu Forum Tel Aviv members, Tel Aviv Chapter President, Danny Arazi, and Keiretsu Forum President of International Chapters, Judi Igelhart, to evaluate three companies.  The three companies that will be presenting to the high-profile global investors will be Evolita, Fiix, and Profility.  These companies have been hand-picked and screened by the Keiretsu Forum Tel Aviv Chapter.

It is no wonder the first global trip will be to Israel, as Tel Aviv is one of the most dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems, and has been ranked one of the world’s most innovative cities, said to rival only Silicon Valley. “Ask any entrepreneur for a list of the most renowned cities in the world for starting-up in and you can be sure that Tel Aviv will be one of the first names to roll off their tongue,” says Virgin Entrepreneur.

Istanbul has also become a new startup hub, with innovative companies and growing network of angel investors and VC’s to back these deals.  Keiretsu Forum Istanbul members are a dynamic part of this ecosystem, and both Keiretsu Istanbul and Tel Aviv members will benefit greatly from this visit.

 

Read More on the Tel Aviv Startup Scene:

http://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/the-worlds-best-start-up-hubs-tel-aviv-israel

http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/07/israeli-startup-scene-thriving-despite-conflict/

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26071818

Read More on the Istanbul Startup Scene:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2014/07/09/turkey-is-becoming-a-new-kind-of-silicon-valley/

http://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/the-worlds-best-start-up-hubs-istanbul-turkey

Update: Keiretsu Forum Invests $58 Million Globally in 2014

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Update: Keiretsu Forum Spain and Keiretsu Forum Israel were not included in the numbers below.  The Keiretsu Spain chapters invested $2.8 million in 10 companies and Keiretsu Israel invested $9.9 million.  This raises the global funding statistics from $45.3 million to $58 million invested through the Keiretsu Forum network in 2014.

Keiretsu Forum Invests $45.3 Million Globally in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired – February 24, 2015) — Keiretsu Forum announced this week that its global network of private equity investors has confirmed investment of $45.3 million in 79 ventures in 2014, with the average investment amount being $573,114. Life Science companies received 35% of the funding, 31% was invested in Technology, 31% in Real Estate, and 3% in Consumer/Retail Products.  Out of the 79 companies, 9 were follow-on investments in companies that had previously presented and raised capital through Keiretsu Forum, while the other 70 companies were new investments for the Keiretsu community.

“Last year was an incredible year for Keiretsu Forum.  We opened 8 new chapters, we had a record number of new members join our global community, and our members made investments in 79 companies,” said Randy Williams, Founder & CEO of Keiretsu Forum.  ”We are living in exciting times with amazing new technology. Our global chapters and global syndication platform, powered by ProSeeder Technologies, gives us the capability to syndicate companies from all over the world and provide them with the capital that they need to succeed.”

Keiretsu Forum membership provides members with the unique ability to access global deal flow.  Keiretsu members collectively screen companies and provide their valuable expertise in a group setting, but ultimately invest individually.   Companies that receive investment traction in one Keiretsu Forum region have the ability to travel to other chapters and raise added capital, both nationally and internationally.  Many of the 2014 funded companies raised additional capital via the Keiretsu Forum global syndication process, including Savara, Viakoo, Fairway America, and Ninja Metrics, among others.

About Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 1,400 investor members throughout 36 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 who 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. For more information, please visit www.keiretsuforum.com.

Contact

Olivia Diamond
Marketing & Communications Director
olivia@keiretsuforum.com
(415) 573-0755

 

 

 

Valencia Technologies Implants its 48th Patient, Continues Equity Crowdfunding

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VALENCIA, Calif., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Valencia Technologies Corporation (“Valencia”) implanted its 48th patient with its radically small device for the treatment of high blood pressure on February 10, 2015. Valencia’s early results in this randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial are compelling and provide the Company with a high degree of confidence that it will succeed in a large U.S. trial for FDA approval.

With its early clinical results, Valencia has successfully raised more than 2.2 million dollars through individual investments starting at $25,000. It will renew the offering on a month-by-month basis to allow individual investment up to final negotiations with institutional investors expected to make up the larger portion of the offering. Such talks are to occur later this year.

Valencia is also entering due diligence with Keiretsu Forum, the largest angel investment group in the world, next week.  Valencia presented to Keiretsu Forum’s four Southern California chapters on February 18th and 19th.

For more information on Valencia’s coin-sized device and its impact on patients, please visit the website at www.valenciatechnologies.com.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/valencia-technologies-implants-its-48th-patient-continues-equity-crowdfunding-300043113.html

Keiretsu Forum Recent Member Exits (Boston Heart Diagnostics and Telltale Games)

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Keiretsu Forum Northern California members that invested in Boston Heart Diagnostics (BHD) in 2009 and 2011 have received a 10x return this month.  BHD was recently acquired by Eurofins Scientific, a Luxembourg-based company, for $140 million.  This will also include an earn-out that they expect will yield another $60 million for its selling shareholders.

This is an exciting time for Keiretsu Forum members with company exits and major portfolio news. Within the last month, we have had two exits: Telltale Games provided a 45x return for very early Keiretsu investors and Boston Heart Diagnostics investors received a 10x return.  Another portfolio company, minuteKey (known as Key Tech LLC when they received funding from Keiretsu Forum in 2009), has now raised over $81 million.

Read more about Lionsgate’s recent investment in Telltale Games 

Read more about Boston Heart Diagnostics recent acquisition

Read more about minuteKey’s recent $30 million raise

Lionsgate Invests in Videogame Publisher Telltale Games as Company Expands Beyond Films, TV

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Originally Published on Variety.com.

Keiretsu Forum members invested in Telltale games in 2006, the original release can be viewed here.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Variety – February 25, 2015) — As it looks to expand beyond its core business of making movies and television shows, Lionsgate has invested in Telltale Games, the developer of games based on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Lionsgate declined to disclose the size of the investment other than to say it was “significant.” The figure is said to be around $40 million, according to sources familiar with the deal, Variety has learned.

The move by Lionsgate is certainly a significant one, and gives the company behind “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight” franchises, a major stake in a well-respected and successful gamemaker after having only just formed a games group in April 2014, under the leadership of Peter Levin, a digital entrepreneur who had sold Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries to Legendary Entertainment.

Since then, he’s moved Lionsgate primarily into the mobile games space, and scored with titles based on “Hunger Games” and “John Wick.”

But with Telltale, Lionsgate’s backing will enable the company to develop new games, and work with Lionsgate to co-develop titles that can be turned into movies and TV shows.

As part of the deal, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer will join Telltale’s board of directors.

“Our partnership with Kevin Bruner and his team at Telltale continues to accelerate our momentum in the game space,” said Levin, who serves as Lionsgate’s president of Lionsgate’s Interactive Ventures & Games. “The convergence between premium filmed entertainment brands and original game properties is a natural direction in which to continue diversifying our content business, and Telltale is the perfect partner with whom to explore this dynamic area of growth.”

Telltale’s “Walking Dead” game broke out as a hit selling 8.5 million copies, and introduced a unique episodic storytelling structure in its gameplay, rolling out as episodes, a format that’s now been used for the company’s sequels, but also a new game based on “Game of Thrones,” and other releases.

It’s also behind “The Wolf Among Us,” an episodic interactive graphic adventure based on Bill Willingham’s “Fables” comicbook, and “Tales from the Borderlands,” Telltale’s adaptation of Gearbox Software and 2K Games title.

“Telltale is one of the premier storytellers in the gaming world today,” Feltheimer said. “Their leadership in narrative-driven episodic games, together with our investment and the potential opportunities created by our premium content expertise, will continue to strengthen their ability to offer exciting new avenues of storytelling to their next generation audiences across a broad range of platforms.”

“Lionsgate is one of the most innovative, entrepreneurial and impressive content companies in the world today,” said Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner. “I’m delighted to welcome an experienced executive like Jon, a leader who shares our unique vision, to our board. Lionsgate has a great track record in developing and marketing feature films as well as platform-defining premium scripted television. This partnership will accelerate Telltale’s ability to create not only original games, but episodic television series based on our game properties – an area at the cutting edge of industry growth.”