Keiretsu Forum and Keiretsu Capital Partner with Online Investment Platform FrontFundr
SEATTLE / VANCOUVER, November 15th, 2017 – Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel network, and affiliate Keiretsu Capital are pleased to announce a partnership with FrontFundr, Canada’s leading online investment and funding platform. Keiretsu and FrontFundr will collaborate in the areas of deal syndication, due diligence and build out the investor community in Canada.
The partnership enables Keiretsu members and the wider Canadian investor community to invest in American and Canadian companies online.
Nathan McDonald, President of Keiretsu Forum Northwest and CEO of Keiretsu Capital: “Our collaboration with FrontFundr allows us to accomplish one of our key objectives to extend access to our Keiretsu global network and to open up co-investment opportunities to a wider investor community provide follow-on funding”.
Keiretsu members who may not have time to actively participate in Keiretsu pitch meetings or who are looking to invest in smaller amounts can now invest in the online FrontFundr platform. The platform also enables non-Keiretsu members to invest alongside Keiretsu investors.
“We are extremely excited about our partnership with Keiretsu”, says Peter- Paul Van Hoeken, Founder & CEO of FrontFundr. “This partnership helps us address the lack of access to capital for companies and provide access to the wider investor community to screened investment opportunities.”
Registered as an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD), equivalent to a Broker-Dealer in the U.S., FrontFundr can distribute securities online to both accredited and non-accredited investors in Canada. Keiretsu and FrontFundr also aim to open up investment opportunities in North America to accredited investors outside of Canada and the United States.
FrontFundr is Canada’s leading online investment platform providing investors access to investment opportunities in vetted companies. FrontFundr uses technology to assist companies in raising capital efficiently from both seasoned investors and the wider public through a streamlined online investment process.
About Keiretsu Forum and Keiretsu Capital
Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network supporting its portfolio companies with equity and resources worldwide. With chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia, Keiretsu Forum has invested more than $750 million in over 1,000 companies since inception and backed 170+ companies in 2016 alone. Keiretsu Capital is the exclusive worldwide fund partner of Keiretsu Forum and manages angel co- investment and real estate funds for its investors. Keiretsu Forum and Keiretsu Capital are ranked as the most active venture investors in the world by Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association. Below are the 2Q 2017 rankings tables.
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