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Keiretsu Forum Global Investor Network Achieved 314 Company Fundings in 2020

Cindi Sutera | Published on 2/5/2021

Deal activity increases 16%. Life Science, Medical Devices, Environmentally-Sensitive/Aware Materials/Devices, and solution-driven Technologies attract the most capital


SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investor network ranked #1 by Pitchbook as “Most active investors early stage” and “Most active investors late stage,” today announced it achieved a record 314 fundings into seed, early-stage and late-stage companies in 2020. Despite the pandemic, Keiretsu Forum saw deal activity increase 16% compared to 2019, with Life Science, Medical Devices, Environmentally-Sensitive/Aware, and solution-driven Technologies attracting the most capital.


“Keiretsu Forum continues to distinguish itself as the premier Angel investment group across North America and globally. Investors and entrepreneurs are benefiting from our scale and proven approach for originating quality deal flow and success syndicating early and late-stage investment opportunities,” said Randy Williams, Keiretsu Forum Founder and CEO. “We are also pleased to welcome expanded partnerships with increasingly active family offices who seek access to our syndicated deal flow to provide follow-on funding to late stage companies. We project substantial growth across-the-board in 2021,” continued Williams.


Investment by Keiretsu Forum was global, with North American companies taking 80% of total investment, followed by European companies at 15%, and APAC companies at 5%. 


2020 Keiretsu Forum members backed companies receiving significant funding included:

  • CleanFiber
  • Elevat Iot
  • Healionics
  • Inmedix
  • Joylux
  • KitoTech MedicalLaminar Pharma
  • Light Line Medical
  • LumiThera
  • Nanobebe
  • Orasis Pharmaceuticals
  • OtoNexus Medical Technologies
  • Seneca Therapeutics
  • Shieldox
  • Soteria Battery Innovation Group
  • Steelhead Composite
  • Turn Technologies


About Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams. Keiretsu Forum today is a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 53 chapters on three continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. To date it has invested $950 million in 1,500+ companies. The community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.