-- Group’s innovative approach to investment cultivation and deal sharing is changing the face of private equity funding. --
Philadelphia, PA – June 18, 2012 – Keiretsu Forum (K4), the world’s largest private equity angel investment network, opened the doors of its Philadelphia chapter just fifteen short months ago. Since that day, membership has grown exponentially and helped to facilitate $3.5 million of investment in emerging companies. Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic now consists of three chapters, having expanded to Washington, D.C. in July 2011 and Pittsburgh in March 2012.
When asked about Keiretsu’s robust expansion, Area President Howard Lubert had this to say: “I think it all comes down to our unique angel funding formula. From our unique investment cultivation process to our Smart Money Due Diligence program, Keiretsu Forum members benefit from the widest possible selection of carefully screened and vetted opportunities. The result is an unprecedented rate of investment success.”
By way of example, Keiretsu Forum recently facilitated a $1 million investment in Plurogen, a company whose innovative wound treatment process promises to have a significant impact on the nation’s wounded warrior program.
K4 member and acting CFO of Immunomic Therapeutics Inc., Bernie Rudnick, whose company has received $2 million in angel funding from Keiretsu, notes “Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is unique in that their investors are particularly savvy and their due diligence process is extremely rigorous.”
In addition to being fully accredited investors, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic members are also successful business people who lend their specialized acumen and insight to angel funding opportunities within their areas of expertise. This localized knowledge and due diligence reporting is supported and enhanced by Keiretsu’s Global Investment Network.
“Unlike most isolated angel investment groups, Keiretsu Forum members across 25 chapters on three continents are connected through our website K4-DealRoom.com,” says Lubert. “This allows us to match our members with carefully vetted opportunities across the globe. More opportunities mean better deals and a higher rate of success.”
While Lubert isn’t about to divulge any more of his group’s angel investment secrets, he does offer one surefire way to get a better understanding of the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic funding formula: “We always welcome new investor members looking to make an impact in the local business community and benefit from the collaborative atmosphere Keiretsu offers.”
As part of the world’s largest private equity angel investment network, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic members provide early stage funding for high-quality, diverse investment opportunities throughout the region and beyond.
Howard Lubert, Area President