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Nathan McDonald of Keiretsu Forum // a global community of angel investors with 53 chapters across four continents [CC064]

Nathan McDonald of Keiretsu Forum // a global community of angel investors with 53 chapters across four continents [CC064]

Update: 2020-09-30
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Interview begins: 8:37
Debrief: 58:58

Nathan McDonald is the CEO and Managing Partner of Keiretsu Capital as well as the Chairman of the Keiretsu Forum Northwest.
Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum is a worldwide network of capital, resources, and deal flow with 53 chapters on 4 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. Keiretsu Forum and Keiretsu Capital (the exclusive worldwide fund partner of Keiretsu Forum) are ranked as the most active venture investors in the USA. The Keiretsu community is also strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.
Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams.
Key points: 

  • Keiretsu Forum's beginning 12:34

  • There are no shortcuts to investing 14:26

  • Angel investors on Keiretsu 15:37

  • Due Diligence teams 19:04

  • Timeline for entrepreneurs 21:35

  • Competition for deal flow 23:36

  • How chapters work? 29:03

  • Downsides of an unengaged network 34:47

  • Misconceptions of angel investing 38:28

  • Angel groups in the time of COVID 47:43

Learn more about Keiretsu Forum:  https://www.keiretsuforum.com/Follow Nathan McDonald:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanmcdonald1/ Follow upside on Twitter: https://twitter.com/upsidefm


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Nathan McDonald of Keiretsu Forum // a global community of angel investors with 53 chapters across four continents [CC064]

Nathan McDonald of Keiretsu Forum // a global community of angel investors with 53 chapters across four continents [CC064]

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