|[February 28, 2013]
Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter Conference Premieres Early-Growth Companies
DENVER --(Business Wire)--
Mountain Venture Capital Association and KPMG
LLP are proud to name the 22 early stage and growth companies
presenting at the 30th Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter
Winter 2013). This year's companies embody the diverse innovation
taking place in the Rocky Mountain region, with an emphasis on mobile
and cloud computing technologies.
The VCIR Winter 2013 conference will be held at the Park
Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Colorado, March 5-7, 2013, showcasing
companies from Arizona, Colorado and Utah.
"We are excited to be celebrating the 30th year of the VCIR
Winter conference," said Michael Bearup, office managing partner, KPMG
LLP and conference co-chairman. "The conference continues to be the
single most important event in the region to connect innovative
companies with experienced investors and service providers."
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will issue this year's opening
address. As an entrepreneur himself, Hickenlooper will share his vision
of making Colorado relentlessly pro-business. In addition, Jeremy Bloom,
co-founder of Integrate,
an advertising technology and services provider, will give the keynote
"The selected companies represent the best and brightest in the Rocky
Mountain region," said Chris Marks, conference co-chairman and partner
Country Venture, a Boulder-based venture capital firm. "As we enter
a new era of mobile and cloud computing, these promising companies are
at the forefront of innovation and leadership."
works with brand marketers, agencies and publishing partners to
harness the power of social influencers through content-driven
campaigns that are meaningful and useful for consumers. Its Influencer
Marketing platform manages all aspects of high-impact social marketing
campaigns, helping brand marketers identify and activate influencers,
distribute content across all social networks, and measure campaign
is a blog writing service that provides small businesses with
relevant, quality blog posts each week from a crowd of hundreds of
qualified US writers.
Software is mobile commerce. BusyLife offers comprehensive
mobile software products such as QwikCart™, an integrated to
point-of-sale solution. QwikCart™ provides merchants with branded,
mobile commerce solutions that enable their consumers to purchase
goods and services from anywhere at any time for pickup, delivery or
secures sensitive and regulated content in web-based application
environments including premise-based collaboration platforms such as
Microsoft (News - Alert) SharePoint, cloud, and other web-based applications.
CipherPoint's transparent data encryption technology secures content
and data from the web tir, affording the highest level of threat
protection to sensitive and regulated content.
Elements provides pre-built integrations into leading cloud
services that help app developers eliminate weeks to months of
development time by automating the selection, provisioning, monitoring
and maintenance of connections into cloud platforms. "Elements"
include custom API integrations with: payments, subscription billing,
single sign on, messaging, social media, analytics, and customer
service & management applications.
offers LogMyCalls, a SaaS (News - Alert) marketing analytics and automation for the
phone. LogMyCalls pulls data from every customer interaction to score
leads, manage marketing ROI, provide real-time marketing data and even
automate instant CRM actions.
is the world's only manufacturer and distributor of lattice structure
carbon fiber towers. Using GeoStrut technology allows
telecommunication towers, masts and poles to weigh merely ten percent
the weight of similar towers made from steel.
is compressing the way the world communicates.
Security was founded to address the vacuum in the cloud data
security space with innovative and responsible solutions. Its premier
product, Laconic Vaults, delivers absolute data privacy to help
organizations maximize the potential of cloud storage savings.
Systems has designed a uniquely patented and decentralized
approach to cloud-based application delivery that allows for easily
combining multiple cloud vendors into a single platform, thus
providing higher availability than any single provider can achieve.
Pulse provides a SaaS-based solution that enterprises
and governments use to measure, compare, and diagnose mobile broadband
performance. Mobile Pulse (News - Alert) customers are using the service to evaluate
carrier and device choices while also using the data and reports to
negotiate better rates with their providers and hold them accountable
to specific performance criteria.
makes it easy to deploy, monitor and maintain Amazon Web Services (News - Alert)
and Heroku, helping companies spend less time on operations and more
time building their business.
a cloud-based, SaaS platform for managing and growing small
businesses. Available direct to small business and through its
large-scale partnership distribution, thousands of businesses are
using PaySimple's turnkey technology to automate billing, accept
electronic payments, improve cash flow, manage customers, view
real-time business performance, and operate anywhere on its mobile
has created a tablet-based platform for secure enterprise
communication. The platform provides a more efficient and secure
method of distributing large video files, secure documents, or
integrated messaging to tablets with an extremely intuitive yet
powerful set of end user and administrative tools.
will become the leading provider of casual social sports games. While
current sports games are built for the few, die hard fans, the company
is building social sports games for all fans.
allows companies to manage culture from the cloud. Its culture
platform features socially-enabled Web-apps that allow companies to
measure, manage and monitor their unique culture by pulling levers to
hire, develop and engage employees in alignment with the desired
delivers relevant offers and alerts based on a users location and
Integrated enables original equipment manufacturers to add
modern graphic/touch front panels to their products. The company's
proprietary software-on-hardware is complemented by breakthrough user
interface design tools, delivering a modern look and feel in
remarkably short time and minimal custom engineering.
Medical develops innovative infusion systems for the
interventional oncology market that are designed to precisely deliver
therapy through a unique microcatheter with an expandable tip that
collapses in forward flow and dynamically expands to the vessel wall
in reverse flow. A growing body of clinical evidence indicates that
Surefire Medical's infusion and specialty catheter systems increase
embolization efficiency, minimize reflux and reduce damage to healthy
makes shooting video as easy as taking photos and creates movies
that are ready to watch, and ready to share. Threadlife encourages the
creation of and collaboration on endless, ever-evolving stories.
provides a software as a service advertising technology suite to
advertisers and agencies to deliver, measure, manage and target their
Internet media activities: ad serving, data management and analytics.
TruEffect uses a First-Party customer data approach that enables
advertisers to improve targeting the right ad to the right person,
more accurately measure advertising effectiveness, and reduce waste in
the media buying process all to increase return on ad spend for their
Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) is the region's oldest and
best-attended venture capital conference and will hold its 30th
annual VCIR Winter edition in Beaver Creek, Colorado in 2013. Along with
the annual VCIR Fall conference, the two VCIR conferences encompass the
premier venture investing conferences in the Rocky Mountain region and
among the most respected venture conferences in the country. Creating a
dynamic marketplace for ideas and investment, each year both editions of
VCIR invite 35 to 40 companies seeking investment to present to panels
of venture investors, as well as an audience of other entrepreneurs,
CEOs and professionals servicing the venture community. More information
can be found at www.vcirwinter.com
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