Seattle, WA – September 8th, 2016 – Keiretsu Forum Northwest, a fast growing region of the world’s largest angel investing group, hosted its Angel Capital Expo last August the 18th at Microsoft. The Expo hosted over 350 Angel Investors, 34 community partners, and featured presentations from 18 start-up companies who came from all over the United States and Canada. Keiretsu has announced that the companies, varied from funds to new technologies, received a total of 822 explicit expressions of interest from potential investors, 38% higher than past year.
“This is another astounding year for our Portfolio Companies that are just shooting to the top” said Northwest Region Chairman, Nathan McDonald. McDonald is also the CEO of Keiretsu Capital, LLC, which manages a series of Co-Investment & Opportunity Funds affiliated with Keiretsu Forum that have already backed seven of the companies that presented at last month’s Expo. The fund announced the Launch of its Real Estate Access Fund with a first closing of $1.6 million. The fund invests in Real Estate Income Funds and Opportunities that are being backed by Keiretsu Forum and other leading investing groups around the world.
At the Expo, the winner of the “Most Valued Company” award, given to the company that received the most imaginary “funds” by Expo attendees, was Woven Orthopedic Technologies, which designs and develops specialized orthopedic solutions for the aging population (Orthogeriatric patients), and whose premiere product is a bio-textile device, for use in fracture repair surgery, to directly address the risk of losing implant fixation in patients with compromised bone.
Keiretsu’s northwest region is also celebrating its eleven year anniversary this month. The region announced funding of $232 million for 381 companies by northwest members since it began in 2005. McDonald announced that the region has totaled 59 individual investments totaling in $24.0 million in funding for companies through June so far this year.
Keiretsu Forum is the largest global investment network with 46 chapters and over 2,500 accredited private equity investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. The community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.
Contact: Sherry Zins Calvert, President, Keiretsu Forum Northwest / firstname.lastname@example.org