A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Keiretsu Forum Summit that was held on Monday, April 16th and was followed by an Open House at their new headquarters in Costa Mesa. One of the things I like about Keiretsu is the variety of deals that come looking for funding. Most places you see technology or life science companies, but, I guess because of the LA and Westlake Village Chapters, we see more consumer and entertainment companies.
On the consumer side, there were companies with home products like window coverings and new roofing materials along with food products like new ways of delivering ice cream and new snacks that taste freeze dried. There was also one company looking for funding for a new series of animated movies and associated books and other paraphernalia along with a consortium raising a fund to fund independent movies.
I must admit, I have a lot better chance of understanding consumer plays than entertainment. I just don’t have any idea about how to judge whether a particular movie or animated feature has the potential to deliver the results the producer is anticipating.
If you haven’t attended one of their monthly meetings and are an investor or entrepreneur, then you should find the time and attend one. It might be what you are looking for.