February 26, 2010

FundingUniverse News

Things are really heating up here at FundingUniverse and we’re excited about all this is going on.  We’re here to catch you up on the latest.

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As you can see from the blog post HERE, yesterday’s Baltimore CrowdPitch event was a huge success and ended in a tie!  FundingUniverse was featured in a Baltimore Business Journal article published today titled Wary banks, needy businesses flirt over still-scarce loans. The article said “On Feb. 25, five business owners from the mid-Atlantic region were scheduled to talk up their companies to an audience of venture capitalists and other potential investors in a ‘Crowd Pitch’ event at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore biotechnology park. The event was organized by Funding Universe, a Utah-based company that connects entrepreneurs with potential investors. It was the first time Funding Universe has held such an event in Baltimore. Could such events be the first sign of a thaw in relations between bankers and small-business owners?”  You can read the full article HERE.

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Our CEO Brock Blake was quoted in an article on AllBusiness.com titled Angel Investors – How to Find Them, and How to Prepare a Catching Plan. He said “it is key to pitch everyone. ‘This includes potential investors, friends, family members, neighbors, accountants, attorneys, consultants, government officials, strangers, and etc.’ People want to help, and you never know who may be listening or who may know someone who knows someone who might be interested.”  You can read the full article HERE

RedCross-Haiti

We also wanted to let you know that the event held on February 12th with Seth Godin was a huge success!  FundingUniverse was able to help deliver $6,500 to the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund though sponsorship of the event, and we want to thank all of you that helped make it a success.  “We are very grateful for the generosity of corporate sponsors and contributions raised through our event that made this donation to The Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund possible.,” said Kelly King Anderson, Startup Princess Founder.  You can read the entire press release HERE