Let us know if you are interested in joining The Keiretsu Forum community of more than 2,500 accredited angel investor members dispersed throughout 52 chapters on three continents. Since Keiretsu Forum’s founding in 2000, its members have invested more than $750 million in over 1,000 different companies across multiple industries. The Rocky Mountain Region, which was launched in late 2016, raised $1.25 million in our first eight months.
The Keiretsu Denver chapter is now accepting applications for both our standard "Alpinist" memberships and for a limited number of "Summiteer" Founding memberships. The memberships are so named because Keiretsu Forum Rockies is all about the art of ascent and the conquering of summits, from an investment perspective.
Membership Benefits & Fees
Attend Denver and Vail Chapter Pitch Events, Pitch Events at partner chapters (including leading chapters in Silicon Valley and the Pacific Northwest, and any of our 52 global chapters), online Access to Keiretsu deals worldwide, extensive Deal Screening, direct involvement in due diligence, access to high-value members across industries and domains, mentorship opportunities, access to cross-chapter due diligence reports, charitable activities and social events.
- Keiretsu Rockies charges an annual membership fee.* For details, please complete a membership interest form.
- Special membership rates are available on a limited basis for investors who donate their time for chapter-building activities and leadership opportunities.
Please be advised that Keiretsu Forum members must be accredited investors as that term is defined in Regulation D under the 1933 Act and under other applicable securities laws and regulations. Additional information regarding the definition of an accredited investor is provided below.
*New members may inquire about quarterly payment programs
Accredited Investor Information
Please be advised that Keiretsu Forum members must be accredited investors as that term is defined in Regulation D under the 1933 Act and under other applicable securities laws and regulations.
Definition of Accredited Investor under Regulation D*
Under the Securities Act of 1933, a company that offers or sells its securities must register the securities with the SEC or find an exemption from the registration requirements. The Act provides companies with a number of exemptions. For some of the exemptions, such as rules 505 and 506 of Regulation D, a company may sell its securities to what are known as "accredited investors." The federal securities laws define the term accredited investor in Rule 501 of Regulation D as:
- A bank, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company;
- An employee benefit plan, within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, if a bank, insurance company, or registered investment adviser makes the investment decisions, or if the plan has total assets in excess of $5 million;
- A charitable organization, corporation, or partnership with assets exceeding $5 million;
- A director, executive officer, or general partner of the company selling the securities;
- A business in which all the equity owners are accredited investors;
- A natural person who has individual net worth, Any natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that person's spouse, at the time of his purchase exceeds $1,000,000, excluding the value of the primary residence of such natural person;
- A natural person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year; or
- A trust with assets in excess of $5 million, not formed to acquire the securities offered, whose purchases a sophisticated person makes.
For more information about the SEC’s registration requirements and common exemptions, read their brochure, Q&A: Small Business & the SEC.