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.
Nathan has dedicated much of his career to stimulating growth-stage capital investment, beginning as lead organizer for the Northwest's most successful venture funding conference which delivered over $30 million in funding for 15 growth companies in 2000. As co-founder and managing director of the Investment Forum, he produced the highest-quality educational programs, social events, and investment forums in the region in collaboration with more than 35 industry groups and hundreds of different sponsors. Nathan co-founded an industry-leading showcase event and media piece which attracted over 500 of the region's most influential investors and CEOs to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.
Nathan co-founded the Northwest Region of the Keiretsu Forum global angel investment group. He wrote the business plan and designed the organizational structure, which led to the initial license agreement with global Keiretsu Forum. He recruited the team, implemented policies and procedures, and designed and coordinated multifaceted events. As part of his overall regional growth strategy, he created and implemented controlled expansion activities in Seattle, Bellevue, Boise, Portland and Vancouver, B.C. Nathan's leadership and personal networking skills combined to quickly build the region into the fastest-growing angel investment group in the nation, adding over 600 investor members and facilitating over $132 million in funding for 215+ companies.
Nathan is a graduate of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster Business School with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration & Finance with an emphasis in entrepreneurial leadership and venture finance. He has been a consistent supporter and volunteer for his alma mater, serving as a sponsor and judge for the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition for many years and currently serves as President of the UW Entrepreneur Alumni Network.