Keiretsu Capital's Managing Partners and extended team of advisors combined have centuries of experience in successfully backing growth seed and early stage technology companies and in investing in real estate. As a team, they have built the largest angel investor network in the world (Ranked the most active venture investor in the USA) and several have managed multi billion dollar investment funds and firms.
The senior advisor network provides valuable expertise before and during due diligence and then in support of portfolio companies once Keiretsu Capital has invested in them.
Randy Williams founded Keiretsu Forum in September 2000 to provide a disciplined and structured approach to angel investing. Mr. Williams’s passion for investing and bringing together like-minded community leaders has created a powerful and giving environment for entrepreneurs. Today Keiretsu Forum is the largest angel investment community in the World.
MATTHEW C. LE MERLE
Matthew Le Merle is a Managing Partner of Keiretsu Capital and Fifth Era (www.fifthera.com). Matthew was formerly the Co-President of Keiretsu Forum in San Francisco and is an expert on digitization having advised leading technology companies including eBay, Google, HP, Microsoft and PayPal on how to drive and benefit from emerging digital value propositions.
Nathan McDonald is a Managing Partner and CEO of Keiretsu Capital. Nathan brings a unique entrepreneurial business and organizational development background developed during many years of hands-on, active leadership and operational experience. As one of the Northwest's leading organizers of entrepreneurial and investor relations-focused media and funding events, he has facilitated scores of engagements and successfully promoted hundreds of privately financed high-growth companies.
ADDITIONAL FUND LEADERSHIP
Matt Burk (real Estate)
Matt Burk is the foremost authority in the U.S. in the specialized field of non-institutional sized, small balance real estate (SBRE) asset based 506 Regulation D pooled investment funds, a very large, fragmented, and misunderstood market segment. He is a widely respected and highly regarded adviser, consultant, and mentor to dozens of SBRE fund managers around the country. He has played the lead consulting role in the architecture and creation of dozens of SBRE funds tallying more than $2,000,000,000 in total offerings since 2012.
Darris Cassidy (REAL ESTATE)
Darris Cassidy joined Fairway America in 2012. Darris’ combination of natural gregariousness, financial acumen, and lifelong love of real estate have made him an extremely versatile and valuable member of Fairway’s team. As Managing Director of Fairway’s two proprietary pooled investment funds, Darris’ primary role at the company is working with high net worth investors and raising capital for the funds. Darris is a principal of Fairway America and sits on Fairway’s investment committee.
ERICA LILL (INVESTOR RELATIONS)
Erica is focused on Investor Relations. She comes with hands on startup experience with multiple companies that span across different areas of business ranging from adventure travel to hi-tech and is based in Seattle, Washington.
KATIE HAMBURG (OPERATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS)
Prior to joining the Keiretsu Capital team, Katie was Director of Operations and Research for the US Angel Capital Resource Institute where her responsibilities included HALO Report data collection, analysis, and project management; seminar implementation and customer service; strategic development and grants. Katie holds an MBA from Willamette University and is based in Seattle, Washington.
suzanne matulis (operations)
Suzanne's passion is impact investing, where investments are measured not only on their ability to earn a market based return, but also are measured on their environmental and social impact. She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainability from the Extension School at Harvard University, as well as an MBA and BS from Northeastern University. Suzanne is based in Seattle, WA.
Max Navas (INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO)
Max is focused on the investment decision making process that leads to Keiretsu Capital investment decisions, as well as ongoing portfolio tracking, valuation and commication. He has a deep interest in sustainable technologies and renewable energy and the early stage companies that are making a difference in these areas. Max holds a BS from the University of Washington and is based in Seattle.