Keiretsu Forum does not invest like a venture fund with the benefit of a management fee and profit on investments made. Rather, we are a facilitation service that creates a very structured environment where entrepreneurs have a high quality and well-organized interaction with our investor members who make their own investment decisions on an individual basis following the presentations. Only those entrepreneurs who make it past our intensive pre-screening filters and present to our members at our Forum meet are required to pay the administrative fee.
On average, over 75% of our presenting companies receive funding which is a very high ratio. For successful entrepreneurs who receive capital from our members, this flat fee is a nominal charge (especially when compared to investment banking fees which represent a percentage of funds sourced.) Our organization provides an objective and unbiased Forum for our members and presenters and does not take any stock, warrants or other commissions in connection with fundings or new business that occur at our meetings that benefit our presenters.
For entrepreneurs who don't receive funding from our members, we provide a great deal of valuable resources, relationships, feedback and coaching along the way (see below).