Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) March 05, 2009 -- To: Early-Stage and Emerging-Growth Companies Seeking Capital,
As an Executive Sponsor of the Southeast Private Equity Conference (SPEC), Launch Funding Network is pleased to extend an invitation for companies to present at their upcoming event, "Where Innovative Companies Connect with Capital, Investors & Resources" being held on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 and Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in Atlanta, GA.
This exclusive gathering of active investors can provide a highly effective and prestigious setting for your company to deliver its vision to an audience of well-qualified capital sources. If you are not yet funded and want to accelerate the process, this could be an ideal opportunity. As only a limited number of Presenter slots are available, it is recommended that companies apply as soon as possible.
To get things in motion, complete your application at http://sePrivateEquity.org/apply_to_present.html or contact us at 1-888-569-0464. As this is a private event, not subsidized by government agencies or non-profits, companies are required to pay a presenter fee based upon a number of criteria and alternatives.
Companies will be considered for the event in the order that their information is received by the SPEC conference organizers. If you would like more information on the conference, please call us at 1-888-569-0464. We can review whether or not your company would be a good fit for the conference.
Principals from more than one-hundred active fund managers, corporate investments and early stage venture capital firms are expected to attend from throughout the country, representing more than $560 million in capital. In addition, many high net worth investors and a number of leading angel groups will be joining us. The investor venue created at this forum can significantly reduce your cost of finding capital as well as the time necessary to raise it, particularly in this current market with fewer active players and tougher investment criteria.
We've taken the guesswork out of it and help you to overcome the three most difficult challenges of the entrepreneur: 1)identifying qualified investors, 2)gaining credible entrÃ©e to them, and 3)meeting them under favorable circumstances.
Moreover, the event drives the single most important factor in getting funded quickly, that is ability to create contemporaneous interest among investors, which can also serve to significantly improve deal terms. To assist in evaluating the program, a list of several hundred current and prior attendees can be found at http://www.sePrivateEquity.org, where you can also view last year's event successes.
If your company is selected to present, Founding Sponsor, Kugarand Holdings, can provide you with introductions to any of the firms listed on the conference website, irrespective of their attendance at the upcoming event. (In many cases, companies are asked to pay investment bankers tens of thousands of dollars in front-end fees and retainers to gain access to these types of investment groups). Companies presenting at this forum gain the same entrÃ©e at only a fraction of the cost. Because this event draws from all over the country, it's cost-effective way for Presenters to meet investors from outside of their particular regions. You should also be aware that the majority of guests are partners, founders and managing directors of their respective firms; affording the featured companies a chance to reach senior people from the outset.
Event organizers estimate that more than $34 million has gone to past Presenters involved in the events affiliated with Headline Sponsor "The Network of Business Angels & Investors" over the last several years, much of which can be directly or indirectly attributed to the investor interest generated by our forums. Among the many companies showcased at our events which have obtained private capital are Magnus Health Technology, Chain Reaction eCommerce, P2P Cash, MTI eCommerce Solutions , I.D. Rank Security, Tego, Vystar Corporation, eLifeCare Solutions, Tricycle, Dais Analytics, Kidsmart., Rasta Pop, ATR, FreightPath, Everthere Carriers, and many others. Of course, there is no assurance that presenting at our upcoming forum will result in obtaining capital. This can be affected by many factors over which we have no control, such as the deal terms that would be acceptable as well as how well a company prepares for the event, follow-ups with investors and responses to due diligence questions. Accordingly, this information on prior fundings should be viewed as instructive, but not predictive.
With respect to the Presenter qualifications, the event sponsors favor companies with some revenues, but will also consider pre-revenue development-stage companies with new platform technology or some proof of concept. Revenues forecast by the third year following funding should approach $5 to $20 million. Preferred industry sectors are Information Management Systems, Enterprise Software, Business Process Management, Computer Technology, Wireless Technology, Telecommunications, Energy Technology, Network Hardware and Software, Healthcare Services, Education & Training, Medical Devices, Manufacturing Technology, New Media and Publishing, Internet-Based Business Solutions, Life Sciences, Distance Learning, Financial Services, Consumer Marketing, Specialty Retail, Outsourced Business Services and Supply Chain Management. Other sectors may also be considered with sufficient growth potential.
Please keep in mind that this event distinguishes itself from many other venues in several key respects including:
1) Nearly 100% of the guests (not connected with the presenting companies) are active investors who have PAID to attend.
2) Presenting companies reach a national audience of qualified funding sources focusing on early-stage and emerging growthopportunities.
3) A maximum of 22 companies are featured on the program which provides for high visibility to investors.
4) The events are not heavily populated with service providers.
5) There are no concurrent activities or competing presentations. All companies present to the entire audience.
6) Companies give a 2 minute Fast Pitch presentation to investors at the Capital Expo and a 6 minute presentation at the Innovative Company Showcase.
7) These are "deal-oriented" / "investor" events. Companies deliver their vision to a captive audience of well-qualified capital sources.
8) The majority of the attendees are principals of the active fund managers, private equity, angel investors, corporate investments and early stage venture capital firms who they represent.
9) Presenters can plan for the forums in advance as we provide confirmed guest information prior to the conference dates.
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Interested companies are encouraged to apply early. Companies are qualified for only a select amount of presentation slots. Complete your application at http://sePrivateEquity.org/apply_to_present.html or contact us at 1-888-569-0464.