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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-08

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If you compare Keiretsu to other angels organizations they are probably ahead of the pack. The biggest problem with all the angels' organization is lack of active angels. They have wealthy people that either did 1 angel investment (for a cousin) years ago or are thinking about doing an angel investment "sometime". Keiretsu members seem to be more active as angels, many doing multiple investments per year. There is also the money issue, but if you are a startup you have to think that presenting to 30-60 active angels at once is worth hundreds of hours of pitching individual angels and VCs.

The downside of Keiretsu is that it isn't as transparent as it could be, with some companies getting a boost from puppet-masters before the official meeting. There is also the fact the biggest critics of your company will be the people that know the least about your industry, causing every other angel to question the value of the deal without knowing that person is taking nonsense.

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