Atlanta, Georgia (PressExposure) June 02, 2008 -- United States of America (Press Release) May 28, 2008 -- Atlanta, GA. The Southeast Private Equity Conference took place on April 28-29th, 2008. SPEC presented "one-of-a-kind" private investment opportunities and was an ideal setting for new business development, exchange of ideas, creation of deal flow, location of capital sources and ultra high-end networking. Business visionaries, angel investors, venture capitalists, investment professionals, money managers, early and emerging growth companies came together with the exhibition area, company presentations, featured speakers and top industry expert educational break-out sessions. View the success page at (http://sePrivateEquity.org/success.html)
â¢ SPEC showcased forty-four exhibitors and twenty-two of the most promising emerging growth companies providing these companies with unmatched exposure and education with the top national and regional venture capitalists, fund managers and private equity investors representing $560 million in investment capital. Many of the companies report that they have either received investment dollars already or are in active discussions with investors.
â¢ Over 20 industry experts participated and shared their insights during entrepreneurial and investor educational break-out sessions covering such topics as setting valuation on early stage companies and conducting due diligence. â¢ Wes Moss, famed âApprenticeâ finalist, best selling author, renowned speaker and host of âThe Wes Moss Show â Real Moneyâ radio show in Atlanta was the featured luncheon keynote speaker. â¢ Members of the capital community in attendance included Kinetic Ventures, Network of Business Angels & Investors (www.nbai.net), Jackson Capital, Blue Magnet Partners, Cross Country Capital, Starlight Capital, Skyrocket Financial, ArkRoyal Capital, Fulcrum Ventures, Charge Today, Stanford Financial Group, SunTrust, Noro Mosley, LightHouse Consulting, Horten CC, The Bolton Group, Bridge Bank, Rock Creek Equity Holdings, Project, Barbados SSC SaaS, Sustainable World Capital, Century Asset Holdings Inc, Advanced Equities, Protiviti, Jones Day, Beyond VIA, New Media Partners, Seat Oats Group and many more.
For more information about the results of SPEC - testimonials and pictures - visit http://www.seprivateequity.org/success.html
Quote, attributable to Karen Rands, SPEC Director
âThe Southeast is on the rebound for the early stage capital market. Many venture events target later stage companies leaving the gap to funding for those early stage companies. With the support of the local community we plan to continue this conference every year in Atlanta and expect to expand it to other markets in neighboring Southern cities.â
SPEC Radio continues to report on private equity news and information at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/karen-rands every Friday at Noon e.s.t. For SPEC 2009 inquiries, applications, registrations and sponsorship, contact (888)569-0464, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit (http://www.seprivateequity.org).
NBAI (www.nbai.net) and LAUNCHfn (www.launchfn.com ) have spearheaded the resurgence of companies connecting with capital in the Southeast. Seven Companies received angel investment last year from this very active angel investor group. Their next NBAI Private Equity Investor Forum (www.launchfn.com/id213.html) is on June 11th, 2008.