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Keiretsu Forum Acquires Silicon Valley-Based Angel Investor Group Ankur2Angels

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/14 -- Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investor network, and Ankur2Angels, an angel investment group with strong presence within the Indian community in Silicon Valley, announced today that Keiretsu Forum has acquired Ankur2Angels. This strategic acquisition will strengthen and diversify the Keiretsu Forum angel community in the San Francisco Bay Area with the addition of investors who are among the technology elite in Silicon Valley and will build a bridge to India for both investors and entrepreneurs.

Since 2011, Ankur2Angels has been nurturing entrepreneurs to become tomorrow's industry leaders. Entrepreneurs will benefit from the opportunity to present to a larger group of angel investors and access global capital and resources. Ankur2Angels investors will benefit from Keiretsu Forum's deal flow from 31 global chapters, disciplined and structured company screening and due diligence processes and participation in a community of like-minded seasoned angel investors.

"By acquiring Ankur2Angels, Keiretsu Forum gains talented investors, a valuable angel investment platform, enabling additional cross-border investment and expanding our presence in the Indian market," said Randy Williams, Keiretsu Forum Founder and CEO.

"This deal will allow Ankur2Angels investors to have access to the extensive Keiretsu Forum network of investors and will facilitate high quality collaboration to provide angel funding to some of the most promising startup companies. We believe that combining the passionate Ankur2Angels' community with the systems and resources of the Keiretsu Forum will create a unique WIN-WIN opportunity for both angel groups," said Gajanan Bhat and Harish Goli, Ankur2Angels Founders and Managing Partners.

To inquire about Keiretsu Forum membership and register for an upcoming Keiretsu Forum meeting as an investor, contact Carla Silva, Keiretsu Forum Associate for Member Relations, at [email protected] and +1 (415) 573-0753. For an entrepreneur online application at Keiretsu Forum, contact Olivia Diamond, Keiretsu Forum Associate for Entrepreneur Relations, at [email protected] and +1 (415) 573-0755.

About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now with 31 chapters and over 1,100 accredited investor members, Keiretsu Forum is the world's largest by-invitation angel investor network. Keiretsu Forum members provide early stage capital in the range of $250k - $3 million in high quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in due-diligence process, but make individual investment decisions. Through the Keiretsu Forum, more than $465 million has been invested into technology, consumer products, Internet, healthcare, life sciences and real estate companies. For more information about Keiretsu Forum, visit www.keiretsuforum.com.

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