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Keiretsu Forum Northwest Announces Record Attendance for August Angel Capital Expo; SageMedic Named the Winner of Its "Most Valued Company Award"


Bill Payne of the Angel Resource Institute was Presented with the
"Lifetime Achievement Award" and Seattle's James G. W. Reed, Sr.
Received "Most Active Investor Award"

April 16 & 17, 2019 Spring "Angel Capital Expo" is Open for

Forum's Northwest Region
announced today that the organization's
recent Angel Capital Expo event experienced record attendance. SageMedic
was named the recipient of the group's prestigious "Most Valued Company
Award," which was presented at last week's event. Healionics (
received second place and CleanFiber (
came in third place. The top three companies were selected by investor
members and guests and were among the hand-picked entrepreneurial
companies from all over the U.S. and Canada who presented their distinct
innovations at the Expo. Event attendees heard exclusive insights from
award-winning speakers and executives from such hot industries as
healthcare, blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI and software innovations.

The angel group bestowed two additional revered awards given by the
organization at the Expo: "Lifetime Achievement Award" was given to
keynote speaker, and Fellow and Lead Instructor at the Angel Resource
Institute, Bill Payne, for his four decades of successful investing and
mentoring. "Most Active Investor Award" was presented to Seattle member
James G. W. Reed, Sr.

During the course of two days, Keiretsu Capital (
and Keiretsu Forum Northwest jointly welcomed more than 750 guests to
its August Family Office Forum conference, prestigious evening event and
the Angel Capital Expo conference. "Keiretsu Forum Northwest is honored
to host such an impressive group of investors and ground-breaking
companies. We are thrilled to see the growing interest and exponential
growth in attendees at our Angel Capital Expo and its related events,"
said Brianna McDonald, President. "We continue to hear powerful feedback
about how these gatherings, insights and connections are propelling
growth and funding for the companies involved. An increasing number of
investors are recognizing that our mindshare and collaborative approach
is providing diversified investment opportunities."

The Keiretsu Forum Northwest Region also announced its spring "Angel
Capital Expo" will be held April 16th and 17th, 2019, from 7:30 am - 6
pm at Microsoft Building 33, in Redmond, Washington, and is now open for

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

About Keiretsu Forum Northwest (

Based in Seattle, Washington, the Keiretsu Forum 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. The Keiretsu Forum Northwest Region has funded 422 companies
since its launch in 2005.

For further inquiries regarding partnership or sponsorship
opportunities, please contact Xoe Heeney at (206) 529-3687 or via email
to or
Katherine Townsend at (206) 910-1214 or

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