Posted: February 4, 2022



Type of Program:



Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams. Keiretsu Forum is a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 52 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. The community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is between USD $500,000 and USD2 million. Companies that apply to Keiretsu Forum are typically in their A or B rounds, usually having already raised $500,000 to $1.5 million from the founders, friends, and family.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Already established startups that:

  • are seeking $500K to $2m in growth capital;
  • usually have already raised $500K to $1.5m from the founders, friends, and family (typically in their A or B rounds);
  • provide high-quality diverse investment opportunities in automation & instrumentation, consumer products, energy, financing, food & beverage, health care/life sciences, internet related, real estate, services, social ventures, software, telecommunications, and any other segment with high growth opportunity.

Applications Steps:


The application process starts by submitting the online application in order to make a presentation to the closest Keiretsu Forum chapter. After a company has presented to the chapter in the closest geography and has received investment interest traction from members of that chapter, the company then has the unique opportunity to present to other chapters in Keiretsu Forum's global network.

Other Things to Note:

Keiretsu Forum chapters in Canada can be found in: London and Toronto in Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.



About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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