May 27, 2008

We’re expanding: Hello Northwest!

We are excited to finally announce that we officially have a presence in the Northwest.  Let’s be honest, we’ve had a web presence in the region for over 18 months, but we are now setting up events, meetings, partnerships, and networking opportunities throughout the region.

If you are reading this and are in the Northwest, I invite you to get a hold of Carolynn Duncan.  Carolynn has taken the lead on everything that is happening and has done an amazing job!  More news to come…

May 24, 2008

SpeedPitching: Another deal Funded

It’s been a while since I’ve written about one of our Speedpitching events.  Last week, when we sent out an email announcing our upcoming event on June 4th (in Utah), we received an email response from one of our previous participants:

The first Speedpitch event that I participated in was wonderful – a terrific experience. The Speedpitch put our company in front of a lot of different types of angels, got us about a dozen follow-up meetings, as well as several term sheets. It was a great position to be it having to choose between competing funding offers – and I am sure that the Speedpitch event allowed us to be in that position. We have since raised close to $1 million through equity and licensing deals and we will be looking to grow to the next level very soon.

Can I tell you how much fun it is to get emails like that?  :)