|[February 23, 2012]
Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter Conference Debuts Early-Growth Companies
DENVER --(Business Wire)--
Mountain Venture Capital Association and KPMG
LLP today announced the presenting early stage and growth companies
for the 29th annual Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter conference (VCIR
Winter 2012). This year's conference features 24 promising companies
based in the Rocky Mountain region that will present in two tracks - one
for information technology and consumer Internet companies and the other
for clean technology companies.
The VCIR Winter 2012 conference will be held at the Park Hyatt in Beaver
Creek, Colorado, February 28-March 1. The selected companies come from
the clean technology, consumer technology, data/storage, financial,
telecommunications, and information technology industries, among others.
"As the longest running capital conference in the Rocky Mountain region,
the VCIR Winter conference serves as a testament that this region is a
great place to start and run companies," said David Eberly, partner,
KPMG LLP and conference co-chairman.
Jeff Evans, founder of MountainVision,
a company that provides motivational speaking events as well as
international trekking adventures, will give this year's opening keynote.
"The VCIR 2012 Winter conference is a premier event for both promising
companies and attendees," said Brian
Wallace, conference co-chairman and managing partner of Access
Venture Partners, a Denver-based venture capital firm. "This year's
presenting companies are both diverse in their stages of funding and the
industries they represent. They demonstrate the entrepreneurial talent
and depth found in the region."
Information Technology and Consumer Internet Track
CMDirect provides a patent-pending, electronic trading platform
for international physical commodities. With a focus on agricultural
markets, it has discretionary pricing mechanisms, counterpart
risk-management tools and liquidity building features that have
already won the approval of some of the world's largest trading
Codigital enables organizations to engage large numbers of
employees, customers or members in a powerful, dynamic, collaboration
process. The tool enables the entire group's creative ideas to emerge,
and its preferences to be revealed, rapidly and efficiently.
COGO Optronics enables Internet growth by providing critical
optoelectronics components that solve current and future Internet
overcapacity problems. They offer advanced ultrafast optoelectronics
component solutions for the rapidly emerging 40G/100G market.
Datavail provides industry-leading remote database
administration services and specializes in database support and
professional services for Oracle (News - Alert), Oracle E-Business, SQL Server, and
Dizion [dish-uh n] is bringing the power of cloud computing to
the desktop by enabling employees to securely access their
applications and data from any device, anytime, anywhere while
enjoying the same access, security and productivity as they do in
their office environment. Its proprietary managed desktop service is
built on enterprise technology that includes infrastructure, software
licensing, management, support and security for a monthly fee.
Envysion is the leader in an emerging SaaS (News - Alert) category, managed
video as a service (MVaaS). Envysion's next generation MVaaS solution
ties video to critical company data, providing operators with instant
and actionable insight and enabling them to increase profitability
10-15% through broad utilization of powerful video-driven business
FlixMaster offers a SaaS-model video technology that makes it
incredibly easy for content creators to build next-generation HTML5
interactive videos that drive deep engagement and increased viewing
time. They are fundamentally changing how video is structured and how
people interact with it.
LineRate Systems' software-defined networking services are
transforming the way cloud and web services providers scale their
network services to support growing web traffic by eliminating the
need for expensive proprietary hardware. The agility of pure software
and usage-based licensing makes it possible for providers to easily
scale their networks on demand and slash datacenter costs.
Mocavo is an online genealogy service that seeks to make
searchable all of the world's free genealogy information and to help
genealogists tell their stories.
NextGreatPlace is changing the way families and friends
orchestrate vacations. The company operates a private, members-only
club of like-minded travelers along with an exclusive,
expert-certified network of vacation villas and experiences in the
world's greatest places.
pureSilicon is redefining storage by designing and developing
proprietary, leading-edge solid-state drives that meet the demands of
the most discriminating cloud computing and virtualized environments.
Their product line offers a new class of storage technology that
offers unprecedented performance, storage density, scalability, and
efficiency to data centers and server manufacturers around the globe.
Rebit is a software company committed to delivering automatic
and complete backup for Windows, removing the burden of managing
backup from users. Their software delivers fully automatic and
continuous backup and recovery protection that makes recovering lost
files or folders as easy as dragging and dropping them back where they
Recondo software services connect patients, payers, and
providers, bringing efficiencies and cost savings to the US healthcare
revenue cycle. Recondo helps hospitals move revenue cycle operations
from the back office up front to scheduling and
registration, increasing POS collections, preventing insurance
denials, assisting with revenue recovery from payers, and managing the
status of every claim for every patient, every time.
Sestus provides the next generation in online security with
Virtual Token™ multi-factor authentication. Virtual Token™ MFA (News - Alert)
replaces expensive hardware tokens and unsupportable software tokens
with a user-friendly, cost-effective solution.
Tagwhat is the mobile encyclopedia of where you are. It's the
easy, beautiful way to learn all about the world around you through
interactive stories, videos, and photos.
Clean Technology Track
Ampulse is developing a crystalline-silicon thin-film solar
photovoltaic technology that combines the high efficiencies of
crystalline silicon solar with the ease-of-installation and total
system cost advantages of flexible thin-film technologies.
Clean Engines designs, commercializes and sells affordable
retrofit kits that make dirty engines clean. Their primary customers
are commercial transportation services in urban Asia.
Enerlyte helps engage and educate customers about energy
efficiency. Using its proprietary analytic process, the company
transforms energy use data into meaningful and actionable information
Lightning Hybrids is an automotive research and manufacturing
company that focuses on providing fuel-efficient hydraulic hybrid
systems and lightweight composite high pressure accumulators for
Simple Energy is changing how millions of people save energy by
changing how utilities engage their customers. They combine customized
energy insights with social game mechanics to engage customers and get
utilities the energy efficiency and peak-time reduction
results regulators demand.
Snugg Home provides software tools and resources to residential
contractors that allow them to simply and effectively sell energy
efficiency and renewables to their existing customers. We connect
their customers with municipal or utility programs, energy auditors,
financing, and quality assurance inspectors. With logins and
dashboards for each of these groups, Snugg Home ties it all together
in one convenient place.
Sunsonix is a company who has developed proprietary Green
chemistries that remove contamination from industrial and high-tech
processes for optimizing efficiencies and performance.
TerraLux designs and manufactures industry leading,
easy-to-integrate LED modules for light manufacturers, retailers,
designers and specifiers.
ZeaChem is a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of
renewable biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals. The company
has begun core facility operations at its integrated demonstration
biorefinery in Oregon and is now actively developing commercial-scale
biorefineries for the production of advanced biofuels and bio-based
Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) is the region's oldest and best
attended venture capital conference and will hold its 29th
annual VCIR Winter edition in Beaver Creek, Colorado in 2012. 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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