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Keiretsu Forum Midwest August 2016

This morning was the Keiretsu Forum Midwest meeting in Cincinnati. Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network that syndicates venture investing in solid Series A rounds for emerging startups who have gained some traction.

Sotiris Pagdadis is the director of Keiretsu Forum Midwest. Aside from being one heck of a nice guy, he’s also wicked smart. Former Price Waterhouse Cooper guy, Ph.D., and a snappy dresser. He’s also got some really cute young kids who keep him busy (as if running a chapter of an angel network isn’t enough work already).

Keiretsu Forum’s format is to host four companies a month in a morning long session. Each company pitches, then has some Q&A. Accrediteds can then choose to contact further.

It’s an interesting network and a great format for startups looking to connect for that solid Series A round.

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