Keiretsu Forum, a global community of private equity angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporate/institutional investors, has launched a North Jersey chapter. The organization, founded in San Francisco in 2000, now has 53 chapters on four continents.
The new chapter will be hosted at the Carnegie Center offices of the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and led by chapter president Harvey Homan. Its first official meeting takes place Wednesday, January 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is known for its work with growing technology and life sciences companies and counsel of angel and venture capital investors in those businesses.
Homan has experience as both a leader of and investor in biotech, medical device, and other technology companies and holds an MBA New York University and a PhD in neuropharmacology from the University of Georgia.
“I look forward to building a vibrant chapter where New Jersey investors and entrepreneurs are able to collaborate while in pursuit of much-needed late seed and Series A funding and beyond,” Homan said in a statement.
“Keiretsu,” a Japanese term, refers to a group of companies that work together for mutual benefit. On its website, www.keiretsuforum.com, the organization describes itself as “a conglomeration of individuals or small companies that are organized around private equity funding for mutual benefit. Keiretsu Forum believes that through a holistic approach that includes interlocking relationships with partners and key resources, they can offer an association that produces the highest quality deal-flow and investment opportunities.”