The nation’s largest angel investor group, Keiretsu Forum, is set to take wing in New York City on March 31 with the launch of a New York/Tri-state chapter. The new chapter’s inaugural meeting will take place March 31 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Midtown Manhattan office of law firm Duane Morris LLP (see also Keiretsu Forum).
Keiretsu Forum, founded in 2000, has 750 members in 17 chapters on three continents. Members invest in a broad range of opportunities including technology, life sciences, real estate, media, entertainment and other industry sectors with high growth potential. Individual members decide on their own which companies to back and provide early stage capital in the range of $250k to $2m.
“Membership in Keiretsu Forum offers investors the opportunity to qualify and invest in emerging businesses, high quality and diverse deal flow and a collaborative business and social experience. In addition, we devote attention to philanthropic endeavors,” says Keiretsu founder and CEO Randy Williams. “We look forward to welcoming the New York community with the launch of our Northeast Corridor chapters.”
Larry Chaityn, a senior partner at consulting firm, True North Global Partners will serve as co-president of the new chapter.
“By launching Keiretsu Forum in the New York/Tri-state area, we will support the expansion of East Coast entrepreneurs and new businesses, as well as provide the opportunity for area angel investors to see companies that have presented at other chapters worldwide,” said Chaityn.
The March 31 kick-off event will include: an overview of Keiretsu Forum; featured speaker Jack Devine, a 35-year veteran of the CIA; and presentations from the following entrepreneurs of early stage companies: Brian Ruby, CEO, Carbon Nanoprobes; John Younger, CEO, Accolo; Ed Alfke, CEO, Signalink; and David Light, CEO, PakSense.
Admission is by invitation only and all attendees must be accredited investors. Interested investors should contact Keiretsu Forum New York Co-President Membership Director Todd Foulks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keiretsu Forum welcomes inquiries from potential angel investors interested in joining any of the 17 chapters worldwide as well as from new companies who wish to be considered for investment. Details are at www.keiretsuforum.com
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This article was prepared by Science Letter editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2009, Science Letter via NewsRx.com.