Keiretsu members understand that searching for funding can be a daunting process, even to the most experienced entrepreneur. The investors attending our meeting bring expertise from a large number of sectors and therefore, we invite entrepreneurs from diverse industries to present at our meetings.
Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality diverse investment opportunities in many different areas such as 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 potential.
Companies that apply to Keiretsu Forum are typically passed their seed round. Most of the applying companies have a proved business. They are seeking 1 to 15 million SEK in growth capital.
Keiretsu Forum follows a step-by-step filtering and investment process to ensure that our forum attract the right companies for our members.
The process of selecting companies that present to Keiretsu Forum is:
Interested companies send a company summary to Emma@keiretsuforum.com.
2. Phone Screening
Keiretsu reviews prospective companies for investment readiness. If your company qualifies, you will be contacted by phone for an initial review of your business model and company status in general. This step ensures that all companies cover the required material and positioning before presenting at the Deal Screening.
3. Deal Screening
If your company qualifies, you will be asked to give an 8-minute presentation followed by a 7-minute Q/A session to some of our members. After each presentation, the Keiretsu Forum members in attendance discuss the positive aspects and any concerns, and then vote anonymously.
4. Keiretsu Forum Meeting
If your company passes the screening phase, you are invited to present in front of the full Forum. The presentation is 20 minutes long, 10 min pitch + 10 min Q/A. After your presentation, all presenters are asked to leave the room and the investors will discuss the opportunities and challenges of your company. You are welcome to stay at the networking session after the meeting to speak with the investors.
5. Due Diligence
The company then enters into a due diligence phase with the Keiretsu Forum members that signed their interest. Members collaborate in the due diligence but make individual investment decisions.
After the company has presented at the chapter in the closest geography, the company then has the unique opportunity to apply to present to other chapters of their choice.