Philadelphia, PA,Oct. 05, 2015(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
An avid supporter of the entrepreneurial and angel investing community, Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to sponsor Keiretsu Forum’s 3rd Angel Capital Expo.
“We are thrilled to be a part of such an important event that highlights and honors startup companies and angel investors,” stated Michael Harrington, a partner in the national law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP, who represents early- and growth-stage technology, life science, healthcare and clean tech companies as well as many of the Philadelphia region’s top venture capital firms. “Fox is committed to encouraging and working with companies and investors to keep the marketplace active and the ideas flowing.”
The Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Region (K4-MA) – with chapters in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, and New York – is part of the global Keiretsu Forum angel network and strives to foster collaboration among early-stage companies, angel groups and the larger investment community.
The Angel Capital Expo (ACE) will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 7:30am – 6:30pm at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. The Expo was initiated in San Francisco as the signature event of Keiretsu Forum (K4).
Keiretsu Forum will guarantee that the regular forum entry who obtains the highest level of votes (as the favorite presentation) from attendees will receive a check (representing investment from K4 stakeholders) of $100,000.
The top early-stage company will receive $50,000 in investment and services - $25,000 of investment from Howard Lubert and Vince Leusner, the co-founders of Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic, and $25,000 of services in kind.
Attendees will include approximately 150 accredited angel investors from the Mid-Atlantic Region and elsewhere in K4’s global network of 1,500+ investors, accredited investors from other area angel groups, independent angel investors, VCs, and family wealth management professionals.
The featured presenters will include 12 early-stage companies in three pillars including: Internet, SaaS and cloud technology; health care, life sciences, and medical devices; and consumer products, clean tech/energy solutions, software-security-telecommunications technologies, and real estate.
There will also be six early-stage “Fast Pitch” presenters from various K4-MA partner technology transfer offices, college and university business plan/idea competitions, and local seed-stage programs.
“Keiretsu Forum investors have regular access to a small number of quality investment opportunities,” said Lubert. “The Angel Capital Expo will provide access to a dozen investment opportunities that have been vetted by a trusted source, opportunities to invest across diverse sectors, and entrée to other investors with comparable interests.”
Those who are interested in registering may go to EventBrite for tickets by clicking here. Details on the Expo can also be found on the K4-MA website at www.KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com/Angel-Capital-Expo or you can email Info@KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com or call +1 (610) 971-4067.
About Fox Rothschild LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP (www.foxrothschild.com) is an Am Law 100 full-service law firm built to serve businesses of all sizes as well as individuals. Over the past 100 years, we have grown to more than 600 lawyers in 21 offices coast to coast. Fox’s team of emerging companies attorneys helps position companies – including seed, early and emerging growth – as well as their investors and business leaders for growth, expansion, commercialization, partnership and exit. We have extensive experience representing technology, life science, health care and clean technology companies and the investors who fund them. Combining legal knowledge, IP strategy and financial acumen, we leverage our in-depth industry experience to bring the right people and deals together.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network with more than 1500 accredited investor members throughout 39 chapters on four continents. Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic (http://www.KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com) consists of four chapters that function as a single entity – Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and New York. Keiretsu is a Japanese term for a group of organizations with interlocking business relationships, and Keiretsu Forum is a group of accredited investors with interlocking investment interests. Each chapter or region meets monthly to present rigorously screened candidates for investments. Keiretsu Forum’s mission is “Great Association with Quality Deal Flow.”
The Mid-Atlantic Region presents approximately five deals a month, 60 a year, to its members and accredited investor guests. Slightly more than 10 percent get funded, which is higher than the industry average. Approximately 36 funding applications are submitted each month to the K4-MA DealRoom website, www.K4-DealRoom.com and vetted by industry specialists. About 10 are then vetted by members at monthly screening meetings where they participate in a highly structured presentation-and-feedback-learning session. Three to four of the screened companies are then invited to present at subsequent monthly Forum meetings. Entrepreneurs invited to move forward to the Forum meetings must participate in mandatory professional coaching sessions to optimize the delivery of their presentations and also agree to participate in the road show to all four cities in the region, with exposure to approximately100 investors. Subsequently, information about their companies is posted on the organization’s online global deal room for reference by all 1500+ members. For global information visit: http://www.KeiretsuForum.com.
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Source: Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic