Forum’s Northwest Region announced today the company will align with E8,
the mission-based cleantech angel group, to present innovative success
strategies and companies for cleantech and impact investing, at their 5th
Annual “Impact Investing Forum,” to be held May 23, 2018 at
Seattle’s Washington Athletic Club, from 2:30-7:00 pm. The event is the
first time the two investment groups have collaborated to bring an
educational forum focused on impact investing to regional investors who
want their dollars to make a positive difference in the world.
Attendees will receive unique access to presentations and insights from
experienced impact investors and money managers who will share
compelling examples of industry investments that have generated
outstanding returns, and their journey from investment analysis to exit.
Impact investment opportunities will also be introduced. Attendees will
hear from companies that offer investors the potential to experience
quadruple results: Enhanced profits; a healthier planet; helping people
in need; and increased sustainability in our everyday lives and
“The Impact Investing Forum is an excellent and rare venue for investors
who want to learn new ways their funding dollars can make a broader and
scalable impact, not only on market return, but also to our global
well-being,” said Brianna McDonald, President of the Keiretsu Forum
Northwest Region. “E8 is an outstanding, national leader in cleantech
and sustainability investing and performance. We are proud to partner
with an organization whose values, collaborative spirit and funding
philosophies mirror ours. Their involvement in this year’s forum
heightens the value for all involved.”
According to the company, the Impact Investing Forum is not only
valuable for current investors, but also active philanthropists, who
like to see their dollars bring value to important causes, when they
choose to invest in impact companies. For-profit companies are built
with the ability to scale; therefore, helping to expand the potential
positive impact an investor can have on the world.
“The first company I ever invested in was an impact company. I loved the
fact that my dollars went toward positively impacting the planet and
people around the globe. I was investing in alignment with my values. I
had the potential to do well financially, while contributing to a better
world,” added McDonald. “We want to bring this same multi-faceted reward
to Keiretsu Forum members and others in the local community who are
interested in making a positive difference with their investments.”
Impact Investing Forum is free to Keiretsu Forum and E8 members.
Nonmembers can purchase early-bird tickets for $50 prior to May 18;tickets
purchased after this date or at the door will cost $100. A networking
reception will be held at the conclusion of the event. Contact Xoe
Heeney to register at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (206) 529-3687.
About Keiretsu Forum Northwest (www.k4northwest.com):
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
community-based investing is gaining recognition and commitment from
investors who want to feel more empowered, hands on and have collective
investor experience and due diligence applied to their investments.
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 180+
companies. Keiretsu Forum’s Northwest Region has funded 422 companies
since its launch in 2005.
About E8 (www.e8angels.com):
E8 is the first angel investment group in North America to focus
exclusively on cleantech and continues to be a leading funder of
early-stage companies across the continent. E8 pairs with outstanding
entrepreneurs to help build successful companies that accelerate the
transition to a cleaner future and prosperous, sustainable world.
Originally formed in 2006 as the Northwest Energy Angels, E8 is
celebrating its 12th anniversary this year. Welcoming
early-stage cleantech deal flow from around the U.S. and Canada, E8
members meld the pursuit of profitable investments with the pursuit of a
higher purpose. To date, members have invested more than $30 million in
74 companies and capital funds across North America.
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