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Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest network of angel investors, i.e. capital and financial resources, with 50 chapters on 3 continents. The Keiretsu Forum investment community includes private investors providing start-up and venture capital.

Keiretsu Forum CEE covers Central and Eastern Europe, currently the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Belarus, and is the only company of its kind in the Czech market.

Keiretsu Forum aims to serve as an ideal platform that brings together a syndicate of angel investors and the best investment opportunities, giving consideration to the individual needs of each member.

Upcoming Keiretsu events

Angel Academy - Jak ocenit startup

Impact HUB Praha, Drtinova 557/10, 150 00 Praha 5

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Keiretsu v Prague Business Club

Prague Business Club, Juárezova 2, 160 00 Praha 6

Keiretsu Forum Membership

Get a regular overview of selected investment opportunities not only from the CEE region but from around the world. Keiretsu operates in 23 countries around the globe.

All investment meetings and other events organized by Keiretsu in the Czech Republic and abroad are free for members.

Read more about membership benefits.

What investment opportunities we present

  • We are introducing opportunities from technology start-ups to manufacturing or renewable energy.
  • We cooperate with leading Czech co-working centres, accelerators, incubators, universities, corporations and institutions.
  • Each project is carefully analysed with the participation of our experts.
  • Members have the opportunity to participate in the project selection process already in the evaluation phase.
  • The minimum investment amount is € 10,000 per investment.

Keiretsu globally

North America

  • East Bay
  • Boise
  • Kirkland-Eastside
  • London (Canada)
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York
  • North Bay
  • Orange County
  • Pebble Beach
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Rockies/Denver
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Silicon Valley
  • Spokane-Inland
  • Tacoma-South
  • Puget Sound
  • Toronto
  • Tri State
  • Vancouver
  • Vaughan
  • Ventura County
  • Victoria-Vancouver
  • Island/BC
  • Washington D.C.
  • Waterloo-Wellington

Europe

  • Andalucía
  • Barcelona
  • Donostia/San Sebastián
  • Istanbul
  • London (England)
  • Madrid
  • Nordics
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Tel Aviv
  • Dubai

Asia

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Jakarta
  • Mumbai
  • Shenzhen
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Seoul

Why Keiretsu Forum?

    Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest network of private angel investors with 17 years of expertise.

    We are a strong brand combining U.S. know-how with a local approach.

    We reduce investment risks through a careful selection of projects, syndication with other investors and co-investment opportunities.

    Membership in Keiretsu Forum is by invitation only – we select our members as carefully as investment opportunities.

    We have a global presence. Are you planning to expand to new markets? Do you want to invest in foreign projects? Keiretsu offers a unique opportunity. We operate globally, from China, India and Israel to the UK, Canada and the U.S.A. 

    We help projects grow further. With our contacts, we open new business opportunities for them both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

    We cooperate with the best in business, start-up community, investment and law to identify, develop and help build the best projects.

    The Keiretsu Forum Academy helps our members broaden their horizons about venture investment, legal matters, portfolio management, etc. We show real stories.

    Our Code of Ethics and clear project and membership conditions help us be a transparent, proud and honest company. 

Keiretsu Forum Prague General Partners

  • BHS
  • Startu Yard
  • Angel Academy
  • CVCA
  • CzechInvest

Keiretsu Forum Prague Partners

  • Clifford Chance
  • JIC
  • Microsoft
  • Node5
  • ABC Accelerator Slovenia
  • wexelerate
  • Česká inovace
  • Crowdberry

I want to be a member

Keiretsu Forum

Join our network of more than 3,000 angel investors on three continents. We offer a unique international deal flow, carefully selected projects, individual approach and syndication with other investors. Please complete your contact details and we will get in touch.

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I want to apply for an investment

Do you have an attractive project and want to find a high-quality investor? Do you need support to expand to the markets where Keiretsu operates? Are you looking for new distribution channels or contacts? 

Keiretsu Forum is open to both start-up founders and entrepreneurs from traditional industries, i.e. to almost any business project that needs financing to grow.

Please make sure to provide as much information as possible. The application form must be completed in English. We will contact you soon with more details.

The registration takes place in three steps:

  1. Read our Code of Ethics Link
  2. Learn about the registration process Link
  3. Fill out the investment application Link

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Contact

Keiretsu Forum CEE

  • Malá Štupartská 634/7
  • 110 00 Prague 1
  • Czech Republic

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Investment application process

Every entrepreneur or start-up founder can apply for investment or for the ability to present to the Keiretsu Forum. The application form is in English and must be completed in English. Keiretsu Forum is an international network, and using a single language makes it accessible to investors from all over the world.

Application Submission

Companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs seeking investment complete a free online application.

Committee Pre-Screening of Applications

Your application will be pre-screened by Forum members with relevant industry knowledge (e.g. software, hardware, life sciences, real estate, telecommunications, media, food industry, clean technology, etc.). Based on the pre-screening team’s recommendation, 7 to 10 companies are selected for a deal screening where they will present their plans to investors.

Deal Screening

Presentations are limited to 15 minutes and no more than 10 PowerPoint slides. Keiretsu Forum recommends a 7-minute presentation followed by an 8-minute Q&A session.

Deal screening is a democratic process where 15 to 20 investors discuss each presentation, expressing their interest and voting anonymously. At the end of each deal screening, 4 to 5 companies are selected to present at a Keiretsu Forum meeting.

The screening committee may recommend that a company must achieve certain milestones and goals or answer additional questions before it is invited before the Forum.

Keiretsu Forum Meeting

Companies selected through the deal screening present to the full Forum. The presentation slots are 20 minutes long. We recommend a 10-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. After each presentation, interested investors complete an interest form (Gold Sheet). After the completion of all presentations, entrepreneurs are excused and Forum members discuss the investment opportunities.

Due Diligence

The companies selected by investors (Gold Sheet) enter into a due diligence phase. It is common for one or two investors to lead the entire due diligence process. While investors may collaborate, each of them makes their individual investment decisions.

Global investing (Multi-Chapter Investing)

Each company has the opportunity to secure investment from any part of the Keiretsu Forum global network and to present to any chapter of the Keiretsu Forum.