ORLANDO, Fla. & MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, announced today the partial listing of mid-to-later-stage, Florida-based companies slated to present before investors and venture capitalists at the 23rd annual Florida Venture Capital Conference. The conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (formerly the Peabody), 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. To learn more and register, visit www.flventure.org.
The presenting companies, some of Florida’s best prospects for equity financing, will deliver presentations to an audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers, service providers and entrepreneurs. Venture capitalists and private equity investors such as Noro-Moseley Partners, Harbert Venture Partners, Frontier Capital, Ballast Point Ventures, MPM Capital, Intel Capital, and General Motors Ventures will attend.
To date, Florida Venture Forum presenting companies have raised more than $2.8 billion in investment funding. In addition to providing a forum for company pitches, the conference will feature workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and access to industry thought-leaders and decision-makers with many of Florida’s top companies. More details are available in the conference schedule.
The following companies have been selected to present:
Central and East Central Florida
Azalea Health, (www.AzaleaHealth.com) Gainesville: A provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services.
AZZLY, (www.azzly.com), Vero Beach: A revenue cycle management (RCM) system for the healthcare industry.
CARESYNC, (www.caresync.com), Wesley Chapel: A technology services provider for the healthcare ecosystem so that payers and healthcare systems can interact with patients and their families as they coordinate care.
HRsoft, (www.hrsoft.com), Maitland: A Talent Management Software as a Service (SaaS) business that sells robust software to HR departments of mid-size employers in the U.S. and Canada.
Mevesi Inc., (www.mevesi.com), Orlando: A software technology company focused on business intelligence software for pharmacies.
Shadow Health Inc. (www.shadowhealth.com ), Gainesville: Develops educational environments to address the critical issue facing our national and global health care systems - maintaining quality-of-care in the face of increasing provider shortages.
Solicore Inc., (www.solicore.com), Lakeland: An embedded power services company that manufacturers ultra-thin flexible lithium polymer batteries.
SPLYT, (www.splyt.com), Orlando: A big data analytics platform that helps applications maximize user engagement.
XOS Digital, Inc., (www.xosdigital.com), Orlando: is a leading provider of advanced based team performance solutions and digital asset licensing technologies for sports teams and organizations.
Zentila, (www.zentila.com ) Orlando: Bliss is Zentila’s meeting booking platform, the most efficient way for meeting planners to source and book meetings with hotels.
Northern Florida and Panhandle
24/7 Pediatric Care Centers, Inc. (www.24hourkidcare.com ), Jacksonville: A 24-hour, affordable pediatric care center for non-life-threatening illnesses.
Avionica, (www.avionica.com), Miami: An innovative aviation products and services manufacturer for airlines, engine and avionics manufacturers, maintenance facilities, regulatory agencies, safety boards, and militaries worldwide.
Guide, (http://gui.de), Miami: A technology services platform that automates the generation of online news videos.
Itopia Inc., (www.itopia.us), Miami: A technology platform that enables independent software vendors (ISV) to quickly, easily and securely transform their MS Windows desktop applications to cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings.
Kleo Inc., (www.mykleo.com), Miami: A technology company that brings cloud based, online-only banking to schools and classrooms with a suite of services.
Leapfactor Inc., (www.leapfactor.com), Miami: A mobile SaaS engagement platform that combines the rich user experience of a consumer app with security, back-end integration, scalability and analytics requirements of the enterprise.
Mergenet Medical Inc., (http://www.mergenetmedical.com/info/index.htm), Coconut Creek: A respiratory medical device company and a healthcare technology incubator launched to identify, develop, finance and manage innovative products for the medical market.
West and Southwest Florida
Apollidon LLC, (www.apollidon.com), Oldsmar: Partners with prestigious not for profit colleges and universities to create successful growth oriented online programs.
Kimre, Inc., (www.kimre.com), Homestead: Kimre Products utilize Kimre's patented (expired) unique interlace "pyramid" structure of thermoplastic monofilaments. This unique structure achieves maximum droplet and droplet removal with low pluggage while liquids and gases flow through it. It thereby achieves "filtration" of extremely low diameter drops with an extremely low pressure drop across the Kimre product.
Vin-Ice, (www.vin-ice.com), Vin-Ice Inc. is the producer and marketer of VinIce, an innovative frozen wine drink targeting better quality bars and restaurants and casinos. It is also being produced in a consumer retail 12 ounce flex package for home use.
About the Florida Venture Forum
The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest and most prestigious statewide support group for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, helping emerging growth companies come together 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 Conference. For more information, visit http://www.flventure.org.
Editor’s Notes: Panelists and speakers are available for media interviews before, during and after the event. Event passes for qualified members of the media are available upon request.