Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic's Fred Gumbinner to Speak at East Coast VentureCON

Fred Gumbinner, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Metro DC Chapter President will address a panel at the 2nd Annual East Coast VentureCOM. The event will be attended by over 400 active investors and entrepreneurs.

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Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic’s Metro DC Chapter President, Fred Gumbinner will speak on a panel discussing the role of angel investors and business accelerators in today’s fast-paced startup ecosystem. The panel will be moderated by Esther Lee, former Secretary of Trade and Commerce for the Commonwealth of Virginia and currently President and CEO of Refraction. Fred will be joined by Jeff Cherry, CEO SHIFT Ventures, Jeff Mund, Founder of MCVC Partners, and Ryan Ross, Chief Innovation Officer of Halycon.

The 2nd Annual East Coast VentureCON is presented today by CONNECTpreneur, a partner of Keiretsu Forum, and the Maryland Tech Council. The conference program is a celebration of venture capitalists, angel investors, and entrepreneurs. Over 400 professionals are expected to attend to hear 30+ speakers, eight education session, and engage with 24 early stage companies that will present in a rocket-pitch format.

Fred Gumbinner has served the region’s angel investment community for several decades. He has worked hands-on with hundreds of startups and early-stage companies. Fred has extensive experience in capital-raising ranging from angel and seed funding through IPOs and other forms of exit. Fred is Chapter President of Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic’s Metro DC Chapter. Keiretsu Forum is a global network of accredited angel investors. As recently reported in Pitchbook, in 2018 Keiretsu Forum was the #1 most active investment firm in early-stage deals. Also, Keiretsu Forum ranked #10 most active for late-stage deals. 

Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic and CONNECTpreneur “hopes to create greater exposure and discussion on startup companies and investment opportunities. An increase in exposure and better communication will benefit the whole business community,” says Fred Gumbinber. The East Coast VentureCON is the first in a season of presenting promising investment opportunities. For more information, visit

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Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is part of Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest and most active investment community of early-stage angel investors. Founded in California in 2000, Keiretsu Forum now includes 53 chapters on 4 continents.  Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is known for thorough due diligence and excellent deal flow.  For more information about Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic visit

Source: Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic

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