PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegacyShield, a cloud-based legacy planning platform, is proud to announce that the Florida Venture Forum (FVF) has invited founders Michael Babikian and Dan Pierson to present at its 26th annual conference Jan. 20-31 in Fort Lauderdale. Babikian and Pierson are among only 21 companies to present out of more than 100 applicants.
“We’re honored to be able to pitch to some of the most well respected venture capitalists in the country,” Babikian says. “We’re excited to showcase the value our platform brings to the financial services industry.”
The FVF is a leading entrepreneurial and private investor networking group in Florida that provides education, guidance and preparation to small businesses. The businesses who are invited have an opportunity to meet and connect with equity investors.
In fact, those who have presented at the FVF Conferences over the years have raised billions. Since the FVF was founded in 1984, the more than 600 companies who have presented were able to raise a combined total of almost $3 billion in equity funding, according to the FVF site. Small businesses and investors aren’t the only winners in this equation. The entire state of Florida benefits. According to a study by The Washington Economics Group via the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the FVF had an $8.77 billion economic impact statewide between 2000 and 2016.
“The positive influence the Florida Venture Forum has had on Florida and its entrepreneurs is inspiring,” Babikian says. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to be part of it and to further our quest to empower even more families to plan for their financial futures.”