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Keiretsu Forum Northwest Attracts Leading Blockchain, Investment and Business Speakers, Hundreds of Investors and Innovative Companies from around the U.S. for "Angel Capital Expo," August 23, 2018

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The Northwest Region of the Keiretsu Forum, the world's most active
global investment community, announced today that the organization will
host its "Angel Capital Expo," the premier gathering of the angel
capital community, on August 23, 2018 from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at
Microsoft, Building 33, in Redmond, Washington (https://www.k4northwest.com/events/angel-capital-expo-northwest-3).
The event will feature more than 350 angel investors and a select group
of (18) high-quality, diverse companies from some of the most exciting,
burgeoning segments in technology, blockchain, healthcare/life sciences,
consumer products, and real estate. Keiretsu Forum investors will also
elect the recipient for the "Most Valued Company Award" at the Expo.

Among the show's packed agenda of educational presentations, exhibits
and pitches, the group announced, today details about the top executives
and industry opinion leaders in the investment and technology innovation
worlds scheduled to speak to attendees:

"Keiretsu Forum Northwest continues to attract some of the nation's most
exciting entrepreneurial companies and high-caliber experts to join our
members at Angel Capital Expo," said Brianna McDonald, President of the Keiretsu
Forum's Northwest Region
. "The bi-annual event was created to foster
collaboration among angel groups and reach out to the larger investment
community. Momentum and interest is building around our Expos and we
look forward to seeing the powerful connections and funding
opportunities at the upcoming August event."

"Our involvement with Keiretsu Forum Northwest has had a profound impact
on our ability to raise $16 million and continue the trajectory of
interest in and success at Kineta," said Ken North, Senior Vice
President of Corporate Development at Seattle's biotechnology company,
Kineta, and past attendee of the Angel Capital Expo.

Registration is by private invitation only and can be requested by
contacting Katherine Townsend at ktownsend@keiretsuforum.com
or calling (206) 910-1214. The event is exclusive to Keiretsu Forum
members and their guests, together with our community partners and
family offices. Expo tickets include access to all presentations,
exhibits, breakfast, lunch and a closing networking reception with
appetizers.

Early Bird pricing of the "Angel Capital Expo" can be obtained for only
$129. (Registrants can include the August 22 "Family Office Forum" event
[https://www.k4northwest.com/events/keiretsu-family-office-academy-optimizing-your-angel-structure-1]
for a total of $200 until August 15.) Registration for both events is
free to Keiretsu Forum members.

Entrepreneurial companies interested in presenting, please contact Fonda
Fan at fonda@keiretsuforum.com
or call (206) 910-0322.

"The 'Angel Capital Expo' is a highly valued nexus of opportunity to
gather and build our entrepreneurial companies. It represents the
abundant and exclusive added value we bring to our partners and
constituents," added McDonald.

The six-chapter Keiretsu Forum Northwest Region is part of the world's
largest and most active investment community of early-stage "angel"
investors, Keiretsu Forum. The group's mindshare approach to
collaborative investing is growing globally and receiving commitment
from investors who want to feel more empowered, hands on and have
collective investor experience and due diligence applied to their
investments.

About Keiretsu Forum Northwest:

Based in Seattle, Washington, the Keiretsu Forum's Northwest Region is
part of the broader Keiretsu Forum angel investment network, the largest
and most active venture investor community globally. Keiretsu Forum is
comprised of 50+ chapters and invests $75 million annually in 200+
companies. Keiretsu Forum's Northwest Region has funded 422 companies
since its launch in 2005.

To learn more about becoming involved with Keiretsu Forum go to www.k4northwest.com
or www.keiretsuforum.com.

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