|[September 16, 2010]
Investorfest Media Announces Finalists for MobiTechFest Americas 2010
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Media announced today that it has received a record number of
submissions for its MobiTechFest
Americas conference on September 21, 2010 in San Francisco, CA (News - Alert). Leading
investors and executives with active focus on the mobile and wireless
sector will hear directly from 12 innovators with a broad range of
offerings in mobile entertainment, mobile payments, content, mobile
enterprise applications and platforms and wireless health.
Attendees will also be privileged to hear a panel of top-tier investors
discuss fund-raising strategies over lunch, moderated by Eric K Ferraro,
Partner with Bullivant|Houser|Bailey. The panel will include Sanjay
Subhedar from Storm Ventures (News - Alert), Ajay Chopra from Trinity Ventures and
Bruce Taragin of Blumberg Capital.
received a record number of submissions this year, proving there's no
recession for innovation, and perhaps even that challenging economic
times actually fuel innovation," said Gopan Madathil, founder and
president of Investorfest Media, the producer of MobiTechFest Americas
and MobiTechFest Europe. "The unique setting provided by MobiTechFest
gives the entrepreneur a chance to meet, network and interact with
qualified investors throughout the day at the conference."
unique approach foregoes the large numbers format of many investment
conferences for quality presentation time and healthy Q&A sessions, with
advanced coaching, preparatin and practice opportunities. The event
provides an unfettered opportunity for networking between key investors,
start-up executives, wireless service provider executives seeking new
innovation, and mobile/wireless industry professionals and industry
analysts over breakfast, breaks and during a post-conference
wine-tasting, sponsored this year by Landmark Winery.
The 12 companies selected to present at MobiTechFest seek a range of
funding-seed, first institutional round, additional funding, Series-A
and B rounds-from $1.0 to 10.0 million for development, manufacturing,
launch, acceleration or expansion. The winner of the conference will be
selected by the investor judges and the winner will receive an exhibit
package valued at $25,000 from CTIA (News - Alert) and Bullivant|Houser|Bailey.
Companies presenting at next week's MobiTechFest venture conference are:
AFK Interactive, based in Raleigh, NC, develops a platform for easily
building mobile apps for in-game, real-time connections to MMOGs,
virtual worlds and other online social communities and is seeking $2M
in Series-A round.
aisle411 allows consumers to find and map products in retail stores
and then rewards users through social gaming and digital offers, is
seeking $800K in a $2.5MM round.
Ciqual, based in Edinburgh, Scotland is a mobile customer care company
seeking $5M in series B funding.
Footfeed, based in Silicon Valley, is a white label location-based
multi check-in platform for brands and enterprise customers and is
seeking $500k in a seed round.
Netdimension, based in Japan is a high-end authoring application for
mobile 3D consumers and manufacturers, and is seeking $8M to for their
Twicketer, based in Washington D.C., is the only mobile ticketing and
coupon solution that does not require scanning hardware and is seeking
$2.0M in seed funding.
Phonehalo, based in San Diego, CA is an "Onstar" for belongings and is
seeking seed funding of $500,000.
POldo, based in Moscow, Russia is a Location based advertizing
platform and is seeking an institutional round of up to $2M to launch
its platform globally.
SeePort, based in San Francisco, Ca is a mobile to home video
solutions company and is seeking $750,000 in Seed Funding.
Wildcard Network, based in San Diego, CA is a smart phone based
instant e-gifting solution provider and is seeking $3M (News - Alert) in Series-A
WiHai, based in Fremont CA, has a patent-pending technology for mobile
health monitoring and is seeking $7M in series-A funding.
Vyycore, located in Santa Clara, CA / R&D Center based in Israel ,a
fables design startup for Predistorter and Power Amplifier Solutions
for handset market,seeking $3M in Series-B round.
Entrepreneurs and technology executives are encouraged to attend this
conference, even if they are not presenting. Over 25 investors from
leading venture firms will be in attendance at MobiTechFest 2010.
Participating investors have the "high-touch" setting provides the
perfect to make that critical connection to help you accelerate your
2010's major sponsors include the law firm of Bullivant|Houser|Bailey,
Armanino McKenna LLP, Business Wire, Pride Industries and Microsoft (News - Alert).
events have raised more than US$250 million for 64 entrepreneurs out of
the 80+ that have presented at conferences organized by Investorfest
About MobiTechFest Americas and Investorfest Media
is a part of the Investorfest™ series of events produced by Investorfest
Media, a leading producer of early stage venture conferences focused on
the mobile/wireless and life sciences industries. Since the
organization's first conference in August, 2006, more than 80 companies
have been featured, 464 of which have received funding totaling US$250
million. For more information and to register for MobiTechFest 2010,
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