Florida Venture Forum Announces Presenting Companies for
2016 Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference
Tampa/St. Petersburg and Miami, FL – January 19, 2016 – The Florida Venture Forum (http://www.flventure.org) has selected 19 companies to present and exhibit at the annual 2016 Florida Venture Capital Conference, to be held at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on January 28-29, 2016.
The companies were selected from a pool of nearly 100 applicants by a committee comprised solely of active equity capital investors. The selection process, one of the most rigorous in the country, began in October, 2015, and included both written applications and interviews with presenter CEOs. The companies will present to more than 500 conference attendees, including over 100 investors from angel, venture capital, and private equity funds, family offices, and corporate venture groups, as well as investment bankers, financial intermediaries and entrepreneurs. Presenting companies are listed by region below:
Central/East Central Florida
Fracture, Inc., (www.fracture.me), Gainesville, creates and sells personalized photo decor to consumers worldwide.
NeXtGen Biologics, Gainesville, is developing a class II medical device for the repair of soft tissue.
Veritread, (www.veritread.com), Lakeland, is an online transportation marketplace where Shipping Customers connect with a reputable network of Transportation Service Providers.
Southwest/West Central Florida
Alakai Defense Systems, Inc., (www.alakaidefensesystems.com), Largo, is a technology company specializing in laser and electro-optical sensing of explosives, homemade explosives, and improvised explosive devices.
CareSync, Inc., (www.caresync.com), Wesley Chapel, is the leading provider of software and services for chronic disease management, combining technology with 24/7 nursing facilities to facilitate care coordination among patients, family and caregivers and all providers.
InformedDNA, (www.informedDNA.com), St. Petersburg, is the authority on the appropriate use of genetic testing. Home of the only independent national network of board-certified genetics specialists, they are uniquely qualified to help health plans solve the multi-billion dollar problems caused by inappropriate genetic testing.
Lung Institute, (www.lunginstitute.com), Tampa, they are the unique leader of regenerative medicine dedicated to providing cellular therapies and other forms of regenerative treatment for chronic lung disease.
Mad Mobile, (www.madmobile.com), Tampa, provides a Mobile Solutions Enablement Platform targeted at Line of Business leadership that addresses the massive demand exploding in the Enterprise Mobilization market.
Marxent, (www.marxent.com), St. Petersburg, is the leading provider of Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions for retailers and manufacturers, including leading brands such as Lowe’s Home Improvement.
Thuzi, (www.thuzi.com), Tampa, is the leader in experiential marketing technology used by many of the world’s largest brands, event owners and agencies.
TowerCloud, Inc. (www.towercloud.com), Tampa, designs, builds and operates fiber optic networks to serve the communications infrastructure of wireless carriers, other bandwidth intensive carriers, Government and Enterprise customers.
Delivery Dudes, (www.deliverydudes.com), Delray Beach, is a concierge order taking and delivery service with a focus on restaurant food delivery in local markets.
Strategic Planning Online LLC, (www.spol.com), Coral Springs, is a cloud based strategic planning software solution that helps align team members with strategic planning efforts to start producing results.
Xcovery LLC, (www.xcovery.com), Palm Beach Gardens, is a biopharmaceutical company working to improve the lives of patients with cancer by discovering medicine to fight advanced tumors.
iMobile 3, (www.imobile3.com), Jacksonville, is a software service (“SaaS”), provider and software development leader in the rapidly expanding mobile point of sale market projected to reach 54 million merchant units globally by 2019.
NLP Logix LLC, (www.nlplogix.com), Jacksonville, is an advanced analytics and machine learning data product and services company, which has grown from a vision in 2011 to one of the fastest growing teams of deep learning practitioners.
Priatek, (www.priatek.com), St. Petersburg, is breaking new ground by creating the world’s only performance-based digital signage. The company has created a revolutionary new platform for advertisers to interact, engage, and sell products in the marketplace.
Wildcard Payments, (www.wildcardpayments.com), Ft. Lauderdale, is an innovative real-time payment processor with a unique all-in-one Switch and Payments Suite that enables them to create customized solutions for a diverse set of customers, especially companies offering cutting edge payment experiences.
Ingo Money, Inc, (www.ingomoney.com), Roswell, GA, creates mobile, kiosk and POS technologies that take the delay and risk out of checks to enable instant deposit to almost any bank account, prepaid card or PayPal account, and to enable expedited payments to tens of thousands of credit card issuers and institutional billers.
The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest and most prestigious statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, helping emerging growth companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. The organization provides programs statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Early Stage Capital Conference. Register today to attend The Florida Venture Capital Conference. For more information, visit http://www.flventure.org #FVCC2016.