Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis (Schnader), a full service law firm which serves the complex transactional needs of both long established and newly emerging businesses, including those doing business internationally and in cyberspace , has agreed to be a sponsor of Keiretsu Forum’s 3rd Angel Capital Expo. Schnader has been a supporter of Keiretsu Forum mid-Atlantic since inception, a supporter of the entrepreneurial community and the Angel investing community.
“Schnader could not be prouder to support the entrepreneurial community and the community of angel investors in the Mid-Atlantic region.” Said Elliot Dater, Partner in Schnader’s Pittsburgh office and co-chair of the Firm's Emerging Companies Practice Group, “and we can think of no easier way to accomplish this than our support of Keiretsu Forum and their Mid-Atlantic Angel Capital Expo on October 28th, 2015.”
The Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Region (K4-MA) – with chapters in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, and New York, a part of the global Keiretsu Forum angel network strives to foster collaboration among early stage companies, angel groups and the larger investment community.
The Angel Capital Expo will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 7:30am – 6:30pm at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. The Angel Capital Expo (ACE) was initiated in San Francisco as the signature event of Keiretsu Forum, (K4).
Keiretsu Forum will guarantee that the regular forum entry that 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 from ACE sponsors.
Attendees of the Angel Capital Expo will include approximately 150 accredited angel investors from the Mid-Atlantic Region and elsewhere in K4’s global network of 1500+ investors, accredited investors from other area angel groups, independent angel investors, VCs, and family wealth management professionals.
The featured presenters at the Angel Capital Expo will include 12 early stage companies in Internet-SaaS-cloud technology, healthcare-life sciences-medical devices, consumer products, cleantech/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” Lubert said. “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 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 Schnader’s Emerging Companies Practice Group
Helping to turn your idea into a reality. That is what we are here to do. At Schnader, we focus on the legal needs of emerging and high growth companies across all stages of development – from startup to growth to exit – anywhere your business leads you. We represent clients in a wide range of industries including information and communications technology; consumer products and services; energy; EdTech; and health care and life sciences. We advise on company formation, employment law compliance, corporate governance, financings, tax planning and intellectual property issues. In addition, we partner with incubators, accelerators, universities and academic/research institutions to host events that educate entrepreneurs and foster connections to potential investors and advisors.
Schnader also has substantial experience representing venture capital funds, private equity funds, investment banks, investment advisors, and corporate and institutional investors. We counsel on formation, raising of investment capital, and structuring of investments in portfolio companies. We have represented bridge lenders and lead investors in syndicate groups. We also have experience representing angel investors who participate in seed and early-stage investments. For more information about Schnader’s Emerging Companies Group, see schnader.com/emerging-companies.
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