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.
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.
MATTHEW C. LE MERLE
Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital.
Matthew grew up in England before living most of his life in Silicon Valley where he raised his five children with his wife Alison Davis. Today he splits his time between the US and UK. By day he is an investor in technology companies and a bestselling author and speaker on innovation, investing and the future having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing and photography. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and Stanford and is an adjunct professor at Singularity U..
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.
ADDITIONAL FUND LEADERSHIP
Adam Henderson (real estate access fund)
Adam has 30 years in commercial real estate Investing and Management, and has successfully closed over a billion dollars in real estate transactions and overseen hundreds of millions in construction and capital improvement projects from inception to completion.
He is proud to lead one of the most seasoned teams of commercial real estate professionals in the Bay Area. His team of asset/property managers have on average 20 years of experience in the industry, and can assist you at every level of your commercial office space needs.
He loves the challenge of developing new organizations and am proud to be a founding member and serve on the Board of Directors for the Keiretsu Forum, the Contra Costa Software Business Incubators (CCSBI) and Ag Bid.
Barry Heninger (Managing Partner, Real Estate Access Fund)
Barry Heninger is the Managing Partner of Keiretsu Capital Real Estate Access Fund. He has over 25 years in real estate related investment, including previous senior roles with companies investing in multifamily, golf & resort properties, hotel, retail and land development.
Prior to joining Keiretsu Capital Barry was Senior Vice President for 29th Street Capital, a national investor and operator of multifamily assets. He was also a partner in Global Capital Group, an Australia based direct investment and advisory firm. He led the international division for ClubCorp, the world’s largest operator of membership clubs and associated properties, responsible for acquiring and operating assets in Australia, China and Singapore. He also established the APAC footprint for American Golf by acquiring assets in Australia and Japan. He has a passion for global investing and lived and worked overseas for over 10 years.
Barry holds an MBA from Oregon State University and a BS degree in Finance from Utah State University’s Jon M Huntsman School of Business, where he has lectured extensively on Valuation topics. He’s an avid golfer and has played most of the great courses around the world. He and his wife Shirley have 5 children.
Peter Kuhn (real estate access fund)
Peter is a Principal at DG Retail Partners, the largest (non institutional) owner of Dollar General Stores in the country. He is an active real estate investor with interests in healthcare, multifamily, industrial and office projects. He has been a venture capital and private equity investor in the technology and healthcare fields.
Peter is the Founder and CEO of IBP Insurance Services an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm. Peter has a 30 year plus track record of successful business operation and management and has been recognized by his peers on numerous occasions as an industry and thought leader.
Peter’s prior work experience includes time at Price Waterhouse Coopers as a CPA (inactive) and CIGNA. Peter attended Santa Clara University and obtained a degree in accounting.
Peter has been involved at the board level with several organizations including founding and developing a nonprofit for the benefit or art and science programs at Silver Oak Elementary School, the Santa Clara University Board of Fellows and Good Samaritan Medical Group. Mr. Kuhn splits his time between San Jose, California and Scottsdale, Arizona
Max Navas (Senior portfolio manager)
Max is focused on the investment decision making process that leads to Keiretsu Capital investment decisions, as well as ongoing portfolio tracking, valuation and communication. 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.
BRIAN LAWRENCE (CHIEF OF STAFF - Blockchain)
Brian joined Keiretsu Capital as Chief of Staff for the Blockchain Fund of Funds, supporting strategic initiatives, investor relations, and fund management. Prior to joining Fifth Era, Brian co-founded Ai Control Technologies, a marine technology company developing autonomous buoyancy control systems. He also co-founded The California Camping Company, an inclusive outdoor recreation management company. Brian brings to Keiretsu Capital 10 years of experience in investment banking, asset management, and real estate experience with firms including Smith Barney, UBS and State Street Global Advisors. He was educated at Fort Lewis College and Boston University.
Daniel McConnell (portfolio manager)
Daniel is focused on the investment decision making process that leads to Keiretsu Capital investment decisions, as well as ongoing portfolio tracking, valuation and commication. Daniel spent 8 years as an infantryman in the Marine Corps before studying finance at Seattle Pacific University. He has a deep interest in entrepreneurship and unique business models. He also has experience with commercial lending, and financial analysis. Daniel is currently working on his MBA at Seattle University.
Maggie MONTENEGRO (Executive assistant to ceo)
Maggie is the Executive Assistant to CEO Nathan McDonald and the Keiretsu team. Maggie brings extensive experience in administrative leadership and human resources, having previously worked with Redlogic, an Oracle Gold Partner, Callyo, and Romar Accounting. Maggie is proficient in Spanish and holds an M.P.A. and B.A.Sc. from the University of South Florida. Reach out to Maggie if you need assistance with accessing any aspect of our operations and she will get you connected with the right member of our team to assist you.