Virtual Investor Forum - Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thursday, Sep 16 / 2021 - Virtual Forum
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM PST
  • → Online here
  • Access will be granted upon approval

The forum will feature 20-minute presentations (including Q&A) from a curated selection of exciting start-up companies, all of whom have been carefully selected through our screening processes. You will also see a few updated presentations from past presenting companies. 

10:00 AM Welcome, Introductions, Keiretsu SoCal Presentation

  • Connie Harrell, President, Keiretsu Forum SoCal

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Entrepreneur Presentations:

10:30 AM Purotecs, Ken Stevens

Purotecs’ focus is delivering reliable, engineered, and proven ozone generators and ozone application equipment to replace ineffective competition and failing chemicals with an ECO-FRIENDLY strong and friendly sanitizer for proven food safety and extended shelf life. Purotecs needs to grow to fulfill our expanding relationships with Stemilt, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola, NestleWater, Nestle Foods, Tasteful Selections, Fogg Filler, Promach, Fresh Venture Foods, Grimmway Farms, Anthony Vineyards, and others.

10:50 AM Rejoy, Diego Belbussi

REJOY is an all-natural, plant-based functional drinks brand, aiming to solve two key problems for those who train or practice sports on a regular basis: 1) Rehydrate in a clean, natural, and convenient way and 2) Relieve pain and reduce inflammation from workouts without health risks. REJOY owns all product formulations, which are trade secrets, and outsources production to one of the main co-packers in the industry to guarantee product quality and scalability. REJOY sells its products both online and offline, either direct or through intermediaries (retail stores and/or distributors).

11:10 AM Trillion, Mike Brady

Trillion is a green fuel development & production company and is focused on delivering a total societal impact through their ESG fuels. They produce and sell low emission, high performance, water emulsified fuels that deliver a significant reduction of greenhouse gases and attractive margins. The company’s products are sustainable with a global opportunity for >1.3 Gigatonnes of CO2 reduction/yr. Trillion’s first fuel is HydroDiesel®, a high-performance fuel at a non-premium price; no engine modifications required ... just “Fill ’N Go”. Trillion's fuels are now sold in the Gulf Coast US and they are ready to scale.

11:30 AM Bright Lite Structures, Rick Holman

Bright Lite Structures’ patented sandwich composites revolutionizes production of aerospace, commercial vehicles, and automotive industries components replacing steel, aluminum & carbon fiber. BLS is currently manufacturing components that are strong, lightweight, have low BOM, and cost-competitive complex shapes. BLS raised over $11 million of equity and is seeking working capital. Multiple competitors are interested in BLS creating an attractive return for the BLS investors.

Entrepreneur Updates:
11:50 AM Private Packs, Suzanne Sinatra

Private Packs is a personal care brand that makes pain management solutions for private body parts. Since presenting with Keiretsu SoCal in July, Private Pack’s first retail pharmacy chain partnership with CVS has been such a hit, they are rolling out nationwide in a 550-store distribution deal starting in October and they also have a commitment from Andreessen Horowitz's TxO program. Private Packs have reopened their pre-seed round and will be closing the round on September 30th.

11:55 AM RecoverWell, Amee Gray

RecoverWell has identified a gap in the U.S. healthcare system, the lack of an effective marketplace for sourcing addiction treatment. The disconnect between hospitals and treatment centers results in the devastating loss of lives annually as 87% of the population suffering from addiction goes untreated. Meanwhile, the $42B treatment industry is underutilized by 75%. There is a huge opportunity to bring clarity to this unregulated market, save lives and make generous financial returns by doing so.

12:00 PM CorInnova, William Altman

$1M+ invested by Keiretsu Forum members! Last chance to invest before the 2022 venture round! CorInnova has developed a cardiac assist device for the treatment of acute heart failure. The device, initially for the fast-growing short-term cardiac assist market (< 7 days’ use), will expand the market by 50% to $6B+. Our leading investment bank will begin an institutional fund-raise in 45 days. This is the last chance to invest before the institutional round.

12:05 PM Lowell Therapeutics, James Wilkie

Lowell Therapeutics (LTX), a clinical-stage device company, has developed two products to address the needs of critically ill patients: Niyad (regulated as a device) is indicated for use as an anticoagulant for patients in the ICU undergoing CRRT (dialysis 24/7). FDA awarded us Breakthrough Designation, which allows for CMS reimbursement. The second product is LTX-608, which is indicated for use in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by sepsis, influenza, or COVID-19. Niyad is ready for phase 3 and LTX-608 will be ready for phase 2 study after we complete nonclinical work. Collectively, Lowell’s products have a $1.6 B market.

12:10 PM Introduction of Participating Entrepreneurs
12:30 PM Wrap-Up with Entrepreneurs, K4 SoCal Team, Investor Participants...