Mintz Equity Financing Guide

Public Resources for Southern California Entrepreneurs

Keiretsu Forum

Application Deadline: Open application

Funding Opportunity: Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors; the group defines itself as a conglomeration of individuals or small companies organized around private equity funding for mutual benefit. Keiretsu Forum Members invest in high-quality investment opportunities in the range of $250,000 - $3,000,000. Member expertise is broad and investments are made in diverse industries, such as: emerging technologies, healthcare / life sciences, real estate, consumer products and other industries with high growth opportunity.


  • Keiretsu Forum charges an administrative fee for those companies that are selected and are willing to present in front of its members. This fee does NOT apply until the candidate passes the deal screening phase and agrees to present at the general Forum.

Tech Coast Angels

Application Deadline: Open Application

Funding Opportunity: Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the largest angel investor group in the U.S., has been fueling the growth of innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Southern California since 1997 TCA identifies, mentors and funds early stage companies to help get their ideas to market, and where TCA members devote their time, expertise and capital to help companies grow and succeed. With no set funding amount, since 1997, TCA members have invested over $180,000,000 in more than 300 companies and have helped attract more than $1.6 billion in additional capital/follow-on rounds.