Some of the benefits for entrepreneurs in engaging the Keiretsu Forum network are:
1. Road Show
An opportunity to present in front of a captive member audience in all four Southern California chapters (San Diego, Ventura Country, Los Angeles, San Diego) and therefore expand your reach.
• Leverage the 3000+ angel investors and raise larger capital
• Establish new distribution and sales channels
• Build new partnerships
• Global reach is the power of the Keiretsu network. Ask us how Southern California can facilitate your entry into other global Keiretsu Forum chapters.
3. Keiretsu Connect
In addition to local live presentations, your company information is entered into our proprietary global deal tracking platform (Keiretsu Connect) where members can explore deals across the Keiretsu global network. Searching active deals for a specific area of interest is simple, fast and informative for our members and provides additional exposure for your company.
Each month our chapter presidents distribute a hard copy version of the previous month’s global deal flow (Green Sheets). Your company will be profiled there the month following your presentation in Southern California.
4. Due Diligence Kick Starter
Diligence can slow a deal down. For those companies that receive adequate member interest, Keiretsu supplies a seasoned research resource (PhD graduate) to gather data and begin the fact checking exercise for an easier transition from pitch to member due diligence.
5. Due Diligence Platform
The DD platform is a set of online tools that standardizes the DD process and accelerates deal review.
6. Support from our Sponsors
Our sponsors understand the challenges that early stage businesses face and they are here to help. At Keiretsu we want to help entrepreneurs succeed in all aspects of their business. Starting a business is about much more than simply raising capital. We have many support services offered free of charge by our sponsors to companies that present at Keiretsu including the creation of your term sheet.
Keiretsu Forum Members invest in high-quality investment opportunities in the range of $250k - $3m. Member expertise is broad and investments are made in diverse industries, such as: emerging technologies, healthcare / life sciences, real estate, consumer products and other industries with high growth opportunity. Keiretsu Forum is not a fund and does not invest as a LLC. Members collaborate in due diligence, but make individual investment decisions.
Keiretsu does not take equity, success fees, warrants or other fees of any kind other than the one-time chapter administration fee. Keiretsu Forum charges an administrative fee for those companies that are selected and are willing to present in front of our members. This cost is to defray the operational expenses of the forum. This fee does NOT apply until the candidate passes the deal screening phase and agrees to present at the general Forum.
Keiretsu Forum does not sign any Non-Disclosure Agreements. Any executive summaries and other supporting documents submitted to Keiretsu Forum for consideration will not be treated as confidential, even if marked confidential. Please include only information that you are comfortable to share under these terms.