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The Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic & South-East chapters are unique in the K4 chapter family.  Just like the rest of the K4 chapters, they offer robust angel funding, private equity investors and business acceleration guidance to A & B round companies.  But the Philadelphia, New York, Metro Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, and Miami chapters go a step further, offering their services to startup entities that are ready to engage outside mentors, supporters, and angel investors.

The private equity landscape of the Keiretsu Forum East-Coasrt Regions are heavily populated with early stage and startup companies.  The K4 MA & SE chapters make it a point to seek out partners who specialize in early stage deals — ensuring that our members have access to an exceptional mix of early stage investment opportunities from presenting companies.

Who are we looking for to join our impressive and innovative team of entrepreneurs?


We are not looking for business plans scribbled on napkins, nor are we interested in engaging with an individual who is barely out of the idea phase.  To clarify what we’re looking for, we like to reference a fundamental concept from one of the K4 Mid-Atlantic’s core businesses, SafeHatch:

  • Based on more than 20 years of technical due diligence on thousands of business plans and companies looking for funding, Mr. Lubert, the founder and managing partner of SafeHatch and Area President of the Mid-Atlantic Region, developed the SafeHatch Due Diligence Model.  It provides a simple analogy for what you need in a successful business plan.
  • The analogy relates your business concept and plan with a three-legged stool.  The three legs of the stool, in order of importance, are People, Plan and Technology.  These legs need not be the same length or girth, but they do need to be individually strong enough to hold up the stool.  The only way this is possible is if the legs are joined and supported by the seat on top, which represents the marketplace.

It is impossible for a business venture to succeed if all of these areas are not addressed.  Is your concept bolstered by strong people, a strong plan and strong technology?  Is it supported by the current marketplace?  If so, you’re the type of entrepreneur we welcome into our angel investment network.  Please consider applying to present your business concept to Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic!

Additional Details

Keiretsu members understand that searching for funding can be a daunting process to even the most experienced entrepreneur.  To get a better understanding of the process, we encourage companies interested in presenting to attend a Forum Meeting at a local chapter prior to applying.

Companies that apply to Keiretsu Forum are typically looking for their A or B rounds in the $250k – $3m range, usually with $500k to $1.5m friends’ and family investments already in place.

Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities in a wealth of industries, including automation & instrumentation, consumer products, energy, financing, food & beverage, health care/life sciences, Internet-related, real estate, services, social ventures, software, telecommunications and any segment with high growth potential.

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