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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis to be sponsor of KEIRETSU FORUM MID-ATLANTIC 5th ANGEL CAPITAL EXPO

(October 06, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, PA , Oct. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For Immediate Release

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis (Schnader), a full service law firm which serves the complex transactional needs of angel investors, as well as long established and newly emerging businesses, including those doing business internationally and in cyberspace , has agreed to be a sponsor of Keiretsu Forum’s 5th Angel Capital Expo.  Schnader has been a supporter of Keiretsu Forum mid-Atlantic since inception, a supporter of the entrepreneurial community and the Angel investing community.

“Schnader is very happy to support the entrepreneurial community and the community of angel investors in the Mid-Atlantic region.” Said Elliot Dater, Partner in Schnader’s Pittsburgh office, co-chair of the Firm's Emerging Companies Practice Group, “and there is no better way that we can accomplish this objective than our sponsorship of Keiretsu Forum’s Pittsburgh Chapter and its Mid-Atlantic expo on October 19th, 2017.”

The Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Region (K4-MA) – with chapters in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, and New York, a part of the global Keiretsu Forum angel network, strives to foster collaboration among early stage companies, angel groups and the larger investment community.

The Angel Capital Expo will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 7:30am – 6:30pm at the Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.  The Angel Capital Expo (ACE) was initiated in San Francisco as the signature event of Keiretsu Forum, (K4).  

Attendees of the Angel Capital Expo will include approximately 150 accredited angel investors from the Mid-Atlantic Region and elsewhere in K4’s global network of 1500+ investors, accredited investors from other area angel groups, independent angel investors, VCs, and family wealth management professionals.

The featured presenters at the Angel Capital Expo will include 12 early stage companies in Internet-SaaS-cloud technology, healthcare-life sciences-medical devices, consumer products, cleantech/energy solutions, software-security-telecommunications technologies, and real estate.  

There will also be six early-stage “Fast Pitch” presenters from various K4-MA partner technology transfer offices, college and university business plan/idea competitions, and local seed-stage programs.

“Keiretsu Forum member investors have regular access to many quality angel investment opportunities” stated Howard Lubert, the Founder and Area President of Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic . “The Angel Capital Expo will provide access to enticing deal flow that should be of great interest to the angel investment community.  Many of these entrepreneurs have presented to other chapters in the network and have generated interest from Keiretsu Forum members across multiple chapters. ”

Those who are interested in registering for the Angel Capital Expo should go to here.  Details on the Expo can also be found on the K4-MA website at or you can email [email protected].net or call +1 (856)-371-3136.

About Schnader’s Emerging Companies Practice Group

Helping to turn your idea into a reality. That is what we are here to do. At Schnader, we focus on the legal needs of emerging and high growth companies across all stages of development – from startup to growth to exit – anywhere your business leads you. We represent clients in a wide range of industries including information and communications technology; consumer products and services; energy; EdTech; health care and life sciences. We advise on company formation, employment law compliance, corporate governance, financings, tax planning and intellectual property issues. In addition, we partner with incubators, accelerators, universities and academic/research institutions to host events that educate entrepreneurs and foster connections to potential investors and advisors.

Schnader also has substantial experience representing venture capital funds, private equity funds, investment banks, investment advisors, and corporate and institutional investors.  We counsel on formation, raising of investment capital, and structuring of investments in portfolio companies. We have represented bridge lenders and lead investors in syndicate groups. We also have experience representing angel investors who participate in seed and early-stage investments. For more information about Schnader’s Emerging Companies Group, see this link.

About Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network with more than 1500 accredited investor members throughout 52 chapters on four continents.  Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic ( consists of four chapters that function as a single entity – Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and New York.  Keiretsu is a Japanese term for a group of organizations with interlocking business relationships, and Keiretsu Forum is a group of accredited investors with interlocking investment interests.  Each chapter or region meets monthly to present rigorously screened candidates for investments. Keiretsu Forum’s mission is “Great Association with Quality Deal Flow.”

The Mid-Atlantic Region presents approximately five deals a month, 60 a year, to its members and accredited investor guests. In 2016 Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic funded about 25 entities that presented to the forum.   Approximately 36 funding applications are submitted each month to the K4-MA DealRoom website, and vetted by industry specialists. About 10 are then vetted by members at monthly screening meetings where they participate in a highly structured presentation-and-feedback-learning session.  Three to four of the screened companies are then invited to present at subsequent monthly Forum meetings.  Entrepreneurs invited to move forward to the Forum meetings must participate in mandatory professional coaching sessions to optimize the delivery of their presentations and also agree to participate in the road show to all four cities in the region, with exposure to approximately 100 investors. Subsequently, information about their companies is posted on the organization’s online global deal room for reference by all 1500+ members. For global information visit:

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Colleen Bevenour

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