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.
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