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7 South Florida companies chosen to present at Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support group for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, announced today the partial listing of mid-to-later-stage, Florida-based companies slated to present before investors and venture capitalists at the 23rd annual Florida Venture Capital Conference. Jan. 28-29 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. To learn more and register, visit www.flventure.org.

The presenting companies will deliver presentations to an audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers, service providers and entrepreneurs.  Venture capitalists and private equity investors include Noro-Moseley Partners, Harbert Venture Partners, Frontier Capital, Ballast Point Ventures, MPM Capital, Intel Capital and General Motors Ventures.

To date, Florida Venture Forum presenting companies have raised more than $2.8 billion in investment funding, the FVF said. In addition to providing a forum for company pitches, the conference will feature workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Seven of the 16 companies selected are from South Florida. The following companies have been selected to present:

South Florida

Avionica, (www.avionica.com), Miami: An innovative aviation products and services manufacturer for airlines, engine and avionics manufacturers, maintenance facilities, regulatory agencies, safety boards, and militaries worldwide.

Deliver Lean, (www.deliverlean.com; www.onjuice.com), Boca Raton: A healthful, gourmet meal preparation and delivery service.

Guide, (http://gui.de), Miami: A technology services platform that automates the generation of online news videos.

Itopia, (www.itopia.us), Miami: A technology platform that enables independent software vendors (ISV) to quickly, easily and securely transform their MS Windows desktop applications to cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings. 

Kleo, (www.mykleo.com), Miami:  A technology company that brings cloud based, online-only banking to schools and classrooms with a suite of services.

Leapfactor, (www.leapfactor.com), Miami: A mobile SaaS engagement platform that combines the rich user experience of a consumer app with security, back-end integration, scalability and analytics requirements of the enterprise.

Mergenet Medical, (http://www.mergenetmedical.com/info/index.htm), Coconut Creek: A respiratory medical device company and a healthcare technology incubator launched to identify, develop, finance and manage innovative products for the medical market.

Central and East Central Florida

Azalea Health, (www.AzaleaHealth.com) Gainesville: A provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services.

AZZLY, (www.azzly.com), Vero Beach: A revenue cycle management (RCM) system for the healthcare industry.

CARESYNC, (www.caresync.com), Wesley Chapel: A technology services provider for the healthcare ecosystem so that payers and healthcare systems can interact with patients and their families as they coordinate care.

HRsoft, (www.hrsoft.com), Maitland: A Talent Management Software as a Service (SaaS) business that sells robust software to HR departments of mid-size employers in the U.S. and Canada. 

Mevesi, (www.mevesi.com), Orlando: A software technology company focused on business intelligence software for pharmacies.

Solicore, (www.solicore.com), Lakeland: An embedded power solutions company that develops advanced, polymer material technology that significantly enhances the capabilities of lithium polymer-based batteries, while reducing the cost of manufacturing.

SPLYT, (www.splyt.com), Orlando: A big data analytics platform that helps applications maximize user engagement.

Northern Florida and Panhandle

24/7 Pediatric Care Centers, Inc. (www.24hourkidcare.com ), Jacksonville: A 24-hour, affordable pediatric care center for non-life-threatening illnesses.

West and Southwest Florida

DVR Technology Developments (100% subsidiary of Teknatool International) (www.dvr-motor.com ; www.teknatool.com) St. Petersburg: A motor, driver and generator technologies manufacturer.

Posted Jan. 10, 2014