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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/24/07 -- Visicon Inspection Technologies will be presenting at the Keiretsu Forum's Angel Capital Expo (ACE) on Wednesday, April 25th at the Mission Bay Conference Center located at 1675 Owens Street in San Francisco. Keiretsu Forum is the largest North American Angel investment network with 12 chapters and more than 500 accredited investor members. Visicon was selected out of hundreds of companies to present. Founded in 1999 as a manufacturer of Optical Inspection systems, Visicon now has 101 inspection systems in the field, occupies 10,000 square feet and employs 17 individuals in Napa, CA with a separate software development office in India. Daniel Freifeld, president and founder of Visicon, will be making the presentation. "Our business model is providing a solution platform that is ready to do most general visual inspect... (more)

Keiretsu Forum Angel Investors and Naxuri Capital Successfully Launch "Ahead of the Fashion" Technology and Fashion Accelerator

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/12 -- Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment network, and Naxuri Capital, an investment firm, successfully launched "Ahead of the Fashion" at a sold-out event with 280 angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, models, photographers, bloggers, and fashionistas on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at The City Club in San Francisco, California. Ahead of the Fashion is an accelerating growth program for early stage technology ventures in the consumer, retail, and fashion industries. It aims to create an environment that allows a new generation of upcoming and promising technology and fashion start-ups and designers to grow and thrive, as well as to transform San Francisco as the Fashion Technology Capital of the World. "Keiretsu Forum is our core focus over the past twelve years. We are alw... (more)

Keiretsu Forum Announces Formation of Cleantech Committee

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/18/07 -- Keiretsu Forum, North America's largest angel investment network, announced today the formation of its Cleantech Investment Committee, making it the 15th Keiretsu Forum Committee and one of the first in the angel world chartered specifically to source and evaluate Cleantech deals. "The formation of the Cleantech Committee couldn't have come at a better time," said Randy Williams, founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum."We are proud that our members are always quick to organize and spearhead movements that better our community." Cleantech companies focus on recycling, environmental clean up, renewable energy production, energy storage, and energy efficiency techniques. Companies such as Agricultural Waste Solutions, Modius, Porous Power Technologies, and Propel Bio Fuels will showcase their specialized technologies at th... (more)

Innovative Crop of Companies Round Out the DEMO 09 Conference

DEMO 09 marks the first multidimensional conference experience to leverage Facebook(R) Live Feed to provide content, community and connections around the world PALM DESERT, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DEMO 09 concluded today with 15 companies giving 6-minute live presentations; new Co-Executive Producer, Matt Marshall hosting three DEMObeat panels; and Chris Shipley, DEMO's Executive Producer closing the day by presenting this year's DEMOgod and People's Choice Awards. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090218/DEMOLOGO) Over 500 people enjoyed the three day conference in the California desert while another 200,000 views were logged throughout the proceedings through BitGravity's BG Live(TM) video stream--reaching a worldwide audience of viewers representing every continent (except Antarctica). The audiences attending DEMO and watching the live broa... (more)

Keiretsu Forum Announces Northern California Angel Capital Expo

LAFAYETTE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/02/11 -- Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community, will hold its annual Northern California Angel Capital Expo on Thursday, March 24th from 8:00am to 3:30pm at Microsoft in Mountain View, California. The Northern California Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking capital to grow their businesses. Bringing together Northern California's most active and respected angel investors to review presentations by early-stage entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses at the annual Northern California Angel Capital Expo held by Keiretsu Forum The Expo will feature presentations from early stage companies in technology, consumer products, real estate, social ventures and other segments with high growth potential. Attendees will also have the opportunity... (more)

Keiretsu Forum's US-China Bridge Supports Portfolio Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/29/07 -- Keiretsu Forum, the nation's largest investment community of private equity (angel) investors, today announced its members' investment in Diamics Inc., a privately owned medical device and diagnostics company located in San Francisco that recently struck an unprecedented $22 million contract with the Bejing Jingmin Hospital Group in China. Last week, Diamics received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its CerCol Cervical Collector, which is used to collect cervical cytology material for Pap analysis. At the January meeting of Keiretsu Forum's Beijing chapter, Diamics, which specializes in cost effective cancer screening and diagnostics systems, presented to an audience of Chinese investors and business people. "This is the first of what we expect to be an increasing flow of companies... (more)

Call for Applications: Keiretsu Forum Announces May 24 San Francisco Angel Capital Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/03/12 -- Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community, will hold its biannual Angel Capital Expo on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 7:30am to 3:00pm at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, in San Francisco, California. Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses. On May 24 more than 300 of the Bay Area's most active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo. "Keiretsu Forum members are actively investing," said Randy Williams, Founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum. "Our Angel Capital Expo provides a unique opportunity for collective collaboration in the world of angel investing. We are proud to play a seminal role in the growth of start-up businesses and job creation at a local, national, and international leve... (more)

/C O R R E C T I O N -- DEMO Conferences/

In the news release, Industry Leading Entrepreneurs, Investors and Journalists Debate the Tech Industry's Future at DEMOfall 08, issued earlier today by DEMO Conferences over PR Newswire, the subheadline should read "DEMOfall 08 will be held on September 7 - 9 at the Sheraton San Diego." rather than "at the at the Sheraton San Diego." as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. Complete, corrected release follows: Industry Leading Entrepreneurs, Investors and Journalists Debate the Tech Industry's Future at DEMOfall 08 DEMOfall 08 will be held on September 7 - 9 at the Sheraton San Diego. SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DEMOfall 08 looks to be the biggest fall DEMO ever, with 72 companies launching their products on stage. To spice things up DEMOfall 08 will host three roundtables of industry thought leaders as they debate critical issues for entrepreneur... (more)

Keiretsu Forum Announces Call for Companies for San Francisco Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/10/09 -- Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community, is announcing a Call for Companies for its third annual Angel Capital Expo in San Francisco on Thursday, April 30 from 7:30am until 1:30pm at the PG&E Auditorium. Submissions are due Friday, April 3, 2009. Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs. More than 300 active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo in San Francisco on April 30. In addition to Keiretsu Forum's Bay Area members, members from Keiretsu Forum Barcelona, Beijing, Denver/Rockies, London, New York, Paris, Seattle/Northwest, and Southern California will attend the half-day event. Angel Capital Expo will feature a dozen presentations from early stage growth companies in technology, life sciences, consumer products, clean tech, real estat... (more)

Call for Applications: Keiretsu Forum Announces San Francisco Angel Capital Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/06/11 -- Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community will hold its upcoming Angel Capital Expo on November 17, 2011 from 7:30am to 3:00pm at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses. On November 17, 2011, more than 300 of the Bay Area's most active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo. "Angel Capital Expo provides a unique opportunity for open access and collective collaboration to the world of angel investing," said Randy Williams, CEO and founder of Keiretsu Forum. "We are proud to play a seminal role in the growth of start-up businesses at a local, national, and international level." Wolfgang Daum, President and CEO of Castlewood Surgical, said, "I am a serial... (more)

Keiretsu Forum Announces the Launch of Entrepreneur Academy

LAFAYETTE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/14/09 -- Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment network, today announces the launch of its Entrepreneur Academy -- providing first class course offerings for start-up entrepreneurs taught by seasoned and successful executives on the critical elements of a company's business plan. "One of the key components to raising money is having a solid business plan," said David Dembitz, Keiretsu Forum Silicon Valley member that is heading the initiative. "Unfortunately, many start-up companies lack in resources which are typically found and highlighted by shrewd investors." The Entrepreneur Academy will feature eight courses: (1) CEO's Roles and Responsibilities, (2) The Deal - Understanding Terms and Conditions and Financing Options, (3) Protecting Intellectual Property, (4) Human Resources - Employment Laws and Tax Issues, (5... (more)