Each Keiretsu Capital Angel Co-investment fund has an investment committee comprised of volunteers from the voting Limited Partners.

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Edwin Blewett (Fund 3)

Edwin has been a Micro-Economist since 1981, started with a small consulting firm, hired by the federal government in 1982, in private practice since 1987. He has 30+ years of applying the economic way of thinking to analysis in natural resources, health care, transportation, strategic planning, negotiations and litigation.

Specialties: Benefit-Cost Analysis, Economic Impacts, Investment Analysis (NPV, IRR, ROI), Expert Opinions for litigation, Strategic Planning, Methodology Development, Facilitation, Simulation Modeling, Econometric Forecasting, Decision Analysis.


Sean Kerr (Fund 1)

Sean is an active investor and entrepreneur in the Portland Area.  He is currently the Vice President of Operations for RS Medical, a medical equipment manufacturer in Vancouver Washington.  As a Partner with Accenture, Sean specialized in Customer Relationship Management and Business Transformation programs for Communications and High Tech industry clients globally for nearly 20 years.  Sean is a member of the Portland chapter of Keiretsu Forum.

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Jim Lussier (Fund 3)

Jim is Founder and Managing Partner of The Coast Ridge Group, an advisory and investment firm helping entrepreneurs, corporate and financial investors and executives in emerging technology to be more successful. The firm leverages Jim’s 30 year track record as corporate investment group leader, VC general partner, board member, entrepreneur, general manager, and strategy consulting practice leader.  Areas of expertise include: corporate governance and leadership, board of directors and advisors, innovation and venture capital program development and management, business strategy and planning, corporate development, business development and partnerships, fund raising strategy and execution, executive team development and general management.


Eli Moreno (fund 2)

Eli is a relentless entrepreneur. He serves as the CEO of Premier Residential. His experience also include roles of Founder, CEO, & Board Member of a number of technology startup companies. Eli is an active angel investor with the Seattle Chapter of Keiretsu Forum and the soon to be open Tacoma Chapter.



Steve's unique value add is the focused and collaborative way that he pushes himself and teams to find optimum and reliable solutions to challenging issues.  Steve has a broad knowledge of Networking industry products, services, standards, evolution and competition, including cloud models.  Steve is an active angel investor with the Silicon Valley Chapter of Keiretsu Forum.


MARY JO POTTER (fund 1, 2, 3, & 4)

Mary Jo is a Board Director of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a Senior Advisor at BDC. She combines decades of experience in company governance, strategy and business improvement. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mary Jo is an active angel investor with the San Francisco Chapter of Keiretsu Forum.



Bernard is Managing Partner of CapGenic Advisors, CFO of Atrin Pharmaceuticals and Chief Business Officer of NovoBioPharma.  He is an active angel investor with the Philadelphia Chapter of Keiretsu Forum as well as with Mid Atlantic Bio Angels and Minority Angel Investor Network.


Richard Samuelson (fund 1)

Richard is an independent investment banking professional following a fourteen year career as a Managing Director of UBS Investment bank. Richard is based in Seattle, and is an active angel investor with the Seattle Chapter of Keiretsu Forum.


Les Schmidt (fund 1)

Les is the improbable combination of collaborator and leader, entrepreneur and seasoned-advisor, open-communicator and trusted confidant, team player and individual contributor. Closely paralleling the lean business movement, he lives by the mantra: do, learn, evolve. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Les is an active angel investor with the East Bay Chapter of Keiretsu Forum and Executive Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership.


John Suryan (funds 1 & 3)

John is an entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in technology, commercial real estate, private equity, accounting and finance. Based in Seattle, John is an active angel investor with the Seattle Chapter of Keiretsu Forum



Matthias Loening has wide ranging experience in the health sector in the US and international environment. His professional experience spreads from over 50 countries across the globe. He has held Senior-level positions held across major international financial institutions such as the World Bank, IFC and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Since 2006, Matthias been the Senior Advisor for the Health Sector at the EBRD, where he has supported over 50 signed projects (debt, equity and mezzanine) totaling investments of over $1 bn across the various segments in health including health care services, med tech, pharma, biotech and infrastructure PPPs. Matthias has received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa, an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a PhD from the London School of Economics.