The Florida Venture Forum has selected 21 Florida companies to present at the 22nd annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, to be held at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Golf Club in Ponte Vedra Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2013. Conference registration is available at www.floridaventureforum.org.
The presenting companies, all considered strong candidates for investor funding, will make 8-minute presentations to an audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers, financial intermediaries, service providers and entrepreneurs.
Here are the seven companies from South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) selected to present and the descriptions provided by the Florida Venture Forum.
CityTwist, (http://www.citytwist.com), Boca Raton: CityTwist is a new customer acquisition email advertising company. By leveraging our proprietary email delivery system, CityTwist guarantees delivery of email advertisements to targeted consumers in identified Zip Codes derived from our 125 million opt in consumer database. We productize our unique ability to deliver to identified consumers both vertically and horizontally, including marketing for new/used car sales for auto dealers and local couponing for the SMB marketplace.
eRealEstate Holdings (http://www.condo.com; http://www.houses.com; http://www.property.com), Miami : owns and operates three category-defining real estate portals: Condo.com, Houses.com and Property.com. Revenue is generated from the sale of real estate leads and advertising products. During the past 12 months, 20 million people visited the websites, spent over 1.4M hours on the sites, generated 200K qualified leads and were served 570M ad impressions.
itMD (http://www.itmd.net), Miami: is focused on cloud-based sharing of medical images and supporting data. They connect healthcare organizations and enable them to seamlessly and securely receive, view and share critical medical data from within and outside their network. The company’s proprietary, HIPAA compliant solution is compatible with industry standards and is currently deployed with a number of high-profile customers. The itMD platform is a paradigm shift that provides instant access to imaging records over a standardized communications platform to patients, physicians and institutions.
PureFormulas.com (http://www.pureformulas.com), Miami:is a rapidly growing e-commerce retailer of natural wellness and beauty products with a significant emphasis on customer service. The company only sells top quality natural products, manufactured in the US using the highest quality ingredients. The Company has over 500,000 active clients and offers over 30,000 sku's. 65% of the company's orders are from repeat customers and the Company has maintained a fulfillment accuracy of 7 / 899.99%
The Fresh Diet (http://www.thefreshdiet.com), Miami: is the country's largest pure play competitor in the fresh diet delivered industry. The company serves over 3,500 customers per day with three meals and two snacks daily. Food is delivered six nights per week. The company operates five domestic kitchens with a sixth kitchen in Toronto. January 2013 will mark the beginning of the company's eighth year in business.
TissueTech (http://www.biotissue.com and www.amnioxmedical.com) Doral: is a recognized leader in scientific and clinical research of regenerative medicine therapies using amniotic membrane tissue. The company has received scientific and clinical research funding from the NIH, Therapeutic Discovery Grants and the Georgia Research Alliance in excess of $10M (16 grants) for its research into the field of regenerative medicine and has over 14 issued patents and 25 additional pending applications.
Truth Technologies (http://www.truthtechnologies.com), Relocation to Miami: specializes in risk management and compliance for financial transactions. It offers Sentinel, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application used by financial institutions and fortune 500 companies to identify and remediate potential risks associated with financial transactions with individuals and companies. Its software supports transaction screening, continuous risk monitoring, and entity screening. It also provide consulting services for risk management and compliance.