Global Innovation Summit + Week in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, Calif. (PRWEB) February 14, 2014

The Global Innovation Summit +Week is the world’s leading event focused on fostering systemic innovation in startup communities and across companies, cities and countries. The main event, Global Innovation Summit, seeks to grow innovation ecosystems that can stimulate the creation of breakthrough products, design new solutions to big challenges, and catalyze sustainable economic growth and wealth. Last year, the event brought together 400 participants from 49 countries. Sponsors include Bing (Microsoft), United Nations Foundation, City of San Jose, USAID, DLA Piper, Kaufman Fellows and SVForum. The Summit is to be held on Feb 17-19 at the San Jose Marriott.

The Global Innovation Summit presents the greatest-ever gathering of rock stars of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology. Our lineup crosses cross multiple sectors: startups, social impact, academia, and the creative arts. Steve Blank, startup guru with a remarkable career in 8 high-tech companies; AnnaLee Saxenian, pioneering Berkeley scholar on innovation networks; Wayne Silby, the “godfather” of impact investing; Danae Ringelmann, Founder & Chief Customer Officer at Indiegogo; Brad Feld, TechStars, Author of Startup Communities; David Tennenhouse, Corporate VP Technology Policy of Microsoft; Nancy Pfund, among the most successful impact investors ever; Eric Ball, SVP of Finance at Oracle; plus many more speakers.

The Global Innovation Summit offers the newest insights, cutting-edge tools and “Design Labs”. The attendees will learn why designing ecosystems can enhance the future of business, innovation, and human potential. The Design Labs will teach attendees on how to create and prototype solutions by applying design thinking to the hardest systemic challenges. Our facilitation team also runs the design lab at Davos’s World Economic Forum.

The Global Innovation Week is a consortium of 20+ leading groups in the region that are co-hosting affiliated activities related to innovation ecosystems. The gathering is a week-long festival to be held throughout the Bay Area, February 17-21. Events include: women & innovation, indoor street festival, int’l tech transfer panel, bike tour, Estonian technology, Brazilian creativity, software platforms, life science incubation, a play about Buckminster Fuller, and many more.

The Art of Innovation is an indoor street festival sponsored by the City of San Jose. The creative spirit will be on display for an eclectic evening of arts & culture, performances & exhibition, music & media. Our partner Anno Domini Gallery is organizing an event with 40+ artists and performers, exploring a range of innovative styles. It happens on the evening of Wednesday, February 19 at San Jose Convention Center. FREE to attend.

The Global Innovation Week events include:

The Art of Innovation sponsored by the City of San Jose and by Anno Domini Gallery
Apps to Platforms: The Hows & Whys by SVForum
The Women & Innovation Lab by Cascadance
Bike Tour of Stanford University Campus by STLGip Law Firm
Technology Transfer Models and Impact on Innovation: An International Discussion by STLGip Law Firm
Kauffman Fellows: U.S. Launch of New Journal on Venture Capital Formation by Kauffman Fellows
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibition at The Tech Museum of Innovation
Estonia Demo Showcase by e-Estonia
Corporate Innovation Outposts – Research Update by German Silicon Valley Accelerators
Case Studies in the Silicon Valley Innovation System & Tour of TechShop by TechShop
Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe by San Jose Repertory Theatre
Innovate with Women & Realize Higher ROI by Women’s Startup Lab and Banducci Consulting
SOURCE: Solutions from Our Country’s Entrepreneurs by The Hitachi Foundation, Investors’ Circle and Village Capital
Innovative Life Science Incubator Experience by BayBio and The Bay Area BioEconomy Initiative
Creativity & Innovation in Brazil by BayBrazil
Convening the Conveners by Opportunity Collaboration
Franchise for Humanity
Driving Disruption: An Evening with Women Entrepreneurs by The Center for Women’s    Entrepreneurial Leadership and Silicon Vikings
Startup Showcase by T2 Venture Creation

T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley firm that grows startup companies and helps communities design innovative ecosystems, is organizing the event. According to CEO Victor W. Hwang, “Silicon Valley is rolling out the red carpet to the world. This is the first time that so many key organizations in the Valley have joined together to share ideas and practices on how to build innovative communities. Our vision is to create the biggest ever gathering of the world’s ecosystem builders. We want this to be a global conversation among innovators from all walks of life, from all corners of the planet.”

A more in-depth look at how to cultivate entire ecosystems to support innovation will be held at the beginning of the week with the Global Innovation Summit on February 17-19, 2014. This event will engage attendees as they build their own ecosystem in a dynamic breakout, listen to innovation leaders from throughout the world and network with entrepreneurs, executives, scientists, inventors, venture capitalists, journalists, investors, policy makers, social entrepreneurs, and innovation thought leaders from more than 50 countries who strive to make a difference.

Hwang enforces that mission by adding, “Our vision is to make geography irrelevant to innovation. Every innovator deserves a fighting chance to pursue a dream, wherever they happen to be.”

Attendance to the Global Innovation Summit is by invitation only, but interested candidates can apply for an invitation at and click on the registration link.


The Global Innovation Summit ( on February 17-19, 2014 is a conference in Silicon Valley on how to foster the growth of innovation ecosystems to drive entrepreneurship, technology, and economic impact. The first Summit in 2012 brought together over 400 innovators from 49 countries, representing governments, corporations, venture capital, NGOs, startups, and academia. The Global Innovation Summit is the centerpiece of Global Innovation Week, which features multiple events and activities throughout the region. The weeklong affair was organized by T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley venture firm and ecosystem design studio.


The Global Innovation Week ( on February 17-21, 2014 is a consortium of 20+ leading groups throughout the Bay Area that have agreed to co-host affiliated activities related to innovation ecosystems. The weeklong affair was organized by T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley venture firm and ecosystem design studio.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Wu, Director of Marketing, T2 Venture Creation, christina(at)t2vc(dot)com 213-952-6534

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HATCH Pitch Startup Competition Announces SXSW Finalists

Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 14, 2014

A handful of startups now have four minutes to win it. HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced today the finalists for its upcoming March 10 event at SXSW Interactive Startup Village.

Applications were received from early stage tech startups in 14 countries and 17 US states. Finalists were selected based on a range of criteria including how revolutionary the idea is, how the company is making life better, what’s great about the startup founders and team, and how scalable and sustainable their product is. Each participant will present their business plan to a panel of corporate, angel, and venture investor judges in front of a well-connected audience at SXSW Interactive on March 10, 2014.

“We are overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of the startups who applied,” said Greg Wright, HATCH pitch founder. “I am excited to see the impact these young companies will have on their respective industries.”

The 2014 HATCH pitch SXSW finalists are:

Bit6 – With just a few lines of code, Bit6 lets developers add communication capabilities to any app. – Creates a home for every song on the internet and lets you easily share it with anyone.

BRCK – It’s the easiest, most reliable way to connect to the Internet, for people and things.

ePatientFinder – Empowers physicians to connect patients with tomorrow’s treatments today.

idealAsset – The for innovation and intellectual property.

Neural Analytics – Simplifying brain injury diagnosis using healthcare informatics.

Ranku – Search engine for 100% online degrees from traditional universities. Kayak 4 degrees.

Seratis – Makes team transparency and healthcare coordination easy. Find out who else is looking after your patient and send secure messages.

SmartestK12 – Make your classwork and homework assignments smarter with SmartestK12.

SupaPass – Musician’s subscription fanclub: SupaFans fund new music for special access to favorite bands.

Virtuix – Virtuix Omni Fully Immersive Gaming Platform.

YouEarnedIt – A simple, fun, and flexible way to recognize your people and foster happiness at work.

The selected companies will each have four minutes to pitch their revolutionary startup before fielding questions from the judges, including Nicole Glaros (Managing Director Techstars NY), Rahul Sood (General Manager, Microsoft Ventures), John Frankel (Partner, ff Venture Capital), Kerry Rupp (CEO, DreamIt Ventures), Blair Garrou (Co-founder and Managing Director, Mercury Fund), Balaji Gopinath (VP of Emerging Technology, Turner Broadcasting/Media Camp), Rick Pleczko (Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Austin Ventures), Unity Stoakes (President and co-founder, StartUp Health), Neal Murthy (Managing Director, Indalo Solutions), Rami Essaid (CEO and Co-Founder, Distil Networks and HATCH pitch 2012 winner), and MC Missy Krasner (Exec in Residence at Canvas Venture Fund).

For those who did not make it to the finals, HATCH pitch and Qukku have partnered to host the “Are you HATCH-worthy?” crowd-voted video contest. Winning videos will be played at the HATCH pitch event. In a one-minute video, contestants should present their company and vision in a fun and entertaining way. This contest is open to any early-stage startups. For more details and to apply, visit Qukku ( Contest submissions and voting end on March 3.

HATCH pitch is open to all SXSW Interactive, Gold, or Platinum badgeholders.

About HATCH pitch

HATCH pitch is the revolutionary pitch competition for tech startup companies making life better. Playing to capacity audiences at SXSW in Austin the past two years, HATCH pitch returns to SXSW Interactive on March 10, 2014. Previous winners Distil Networks, RideScout, and Realty Mogul have garnered phenomenal attention from the press and investment communities. Distil received a $ 1.8 million seed investment from a HATCH pitch judge after winning HATCH pitch 2012. To learn more go to or connect with us on twitter @HATCHPITCH and Facebook at

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SunDown RunDown Brings Events and Workshops to New Albany Business Incubator

New Albany, OH (PRWEB) February 13, 2014

The City of New Albany’s business incubator, Inc@8000, and New Albany based SunDown RunDown Group are collaborating to create new workshops, showcase events, and expand the New Albany Chapter of SunDown RunDown’s successful evening business idea pitch series to help attract and retain new ventures, connect entrepreneurs, and engage the community.

“It is exciting to begin working with Inc@8000 and New Albany to help entrepreneurs build their businesses and see them grow.” – Paul Proffitt, Founder

SunDown RunDown will be creating a series of monthly workshops, called Lunch & Launch, focused on relevant business issues facing startups and small businesses. Guest speakers from local industry and higher education will be sharing their most recent research and findings. Topics will range from finance and marketing to ideation and customer discovery. These workshops will occur during lunch and provide a great opportunity for professional development and networking.

SunDown RunDown will also host a quarterly open house / venture showcase at Inc@8000 to engage the community and show the talents of local entrepreneurs working to turn their idea into a reality. It will be a celebration of the hard work and innovation exhibited often in this entrepreneurial community.

SundownRundown was formed in March 2013 as a monthly event series designed to provide a venue for central Ohio entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to investors, mentors, and talent. Since then, the company has expanded to independent chapters in Akron and Mansfield Ohio; launched the Venture Resources Network to allow entrepreneurs to share and trade their skills or develop business relationships so that entrepreneurs can assist each other; and is in the process of raising a small venture capital fund for early stage ventures.

New Albany, Ohio, is a master planned community of 8,000 residents located fifteen miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio’s capital city, and ten miles from the Port Columbus International Airport. New Albany’s pastoral setting, timeless architecture, world-class amenities and attention to detail offer an exceptional quality of life for its residents. New Albany is also home to one of the largest master planned international business parks in the Midwest, featuring dual feed electric power and fiber optic capabilities for companies of all sizes.

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If you would like more information about the Lunch & Launch workshops, please contact Paul Proffitt at info(at)sundownrundown(dot)org.

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VictorOps Releases Platform to Address Needs of Modern DevOps Teams; Applies Social Media Principle of Continuous Partial Attention to DevOps

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

Coming into 2014 with momentum from a successful fourth quarter of 2013 and Series A funding, VictorOps is tackling the problems facing DevOps teams by taking a cue from social media. Today the company announced the general availability of its alerting and collaboration platform with nearly 200 companies coming out of beta.

This age of continuous software deployment means that larger and larger numbers of development and IT professionals have to be engaged around-the-clock to solve outages and performance issues. For example, a developer responsible for the most recent code change might need to collaborate with the on-call Operations person to resolve a middle-of-the-night problem.

VictorOps platform addresses this challenge by applying the social media principle of Continuous Partial Attention – the process of paying simultaneous attention to a number of information sources but without being 100% committed. Using VictorOps platform, an extended team of developers and operations can stay engaged as needed, boosting collaboration and speeding time to resolution.

“It isn’t just about alert monitoring anymore. Around 70% of an average outage is spent on finding the person with the right knowledge and working together to solve the problem,” said Todd Vernon, CEO and co-founder of VictorOps. “VictorOps leverages the power of Continuous Partial Attention for good in DevOps – enabling Dev and Ops teams to stay connected and make being on-call suck less for everybody.”

General availability features of VictorOps platform include:

On-call schedule management – Users are alerted when and how they want by customizing personal notification policies. Manage teams, on-call rotations and notifications.

Alerting and escalation – When an alert becomes critical, VictorOps makes sure the right person knows about, and that the entire team is up-to-speed on the status.

Incident management – Users get alerted their way. Additional team members can be added through Twitter-like @ mentions to automatically have situational awareness of the incident and everything leading up to it. Swap on-call on the fly and everyone can see the change.

DevOps timeline – VictorOps digests all of the data from existing monitoring systems into a timeline feed so users know the health of their infrastructure at a glance. See what’s up with the team and what they’re talking about.

Team collaboration – By pulling in team members who know how to solve the problem faster, users reduce time-to-resolution and get back to their life.

Fault tolerance – VictorOps is engineered from the ground up for availability, from its redundant network switches to clustered application code. The company’s service is hosted in a state-of-the-art, Tier III Design Certified data center with industry-leading colocation service level agreements. Coming in Q1, VictorOps will run in multiple data centers for even greater reliability.

About VictorOps

VictorOps is the world’s first collaborative platform designed for DevOps teams that combines the power of people and data to solve IT problems in real-time. The VictorOps platform seamlessly orchestrates team situational awareness, incident creation, escalation, notification, and remediation with team members regardless of physical location or time of day. Privately held, VictorOps is backed by Costanoa Venture Capital and Foundry Group. For more information, visit and follow the company on Twitter @GoVictorOps.


Wellspring Announces $5 Million Capital Raise Led By MK Capital

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

Wellspring, the leader in enterprise software to manage research and innovation, today announced it has raised $ 5 million in capital led by MK Capital, a $ 250M venture capital firm focused on building category leading companies in the software and digital media industries. The capital will be used to strengthen Wellspring’s product and technology position within the R&D and product innovation markets and for expansion in the corporate R&D, clinical, and academic research markets.

The Chicago-based Open Innovation software company was founded in 2003 as a spin-out of Carnegie Mellon University, initially providing technology transfer software solutions to universities and hospitals. Today, Wellspring’s Sophia software platform is used in universities across the world, in hospitals such as University Hospitals/Case Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and by corporations such as Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products. With the closing of the capital round, Wellspring has already secured contracts with Education Development Center Inc, University of Illinois system, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Wellspring has the great fortune to work with companies and universities at the forefront of innovation. We are at an exciting time. We’re transforming how R&D is done across the innovation value chain.” said Dr. Robert Lowe, Chief Executive Officer. “We’re excited to tap MK Capital’s experience in enterprise software and phenomenal investment track record.”

“Wellspring addresses the most pressing strategic issue confronting corporations today—the need to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and velocity of innovation activities” noted Mark Koulogeorge, managing general partner of MK Capital. “Well run organizations will increasingly insist on having a software platform to manage innovation activities, just as they rely on sales or marketing automation software for those functional areas of the business. We are excited to be an investor in the leading company in this burgeoning sector.”

“We are excited to welcome Wellspring to Chicago, where it sees the city’s top technical and product talent plus headquarters to innovative multinationals as key to its continued growth,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Fueled by MK Capital’s investment, Wellspring’s move demonstrates the city’s ability to attract and support world-class technology firms.”

Unlike other Open Innovation platforms, Wellspring’s Sophia software enables organizations to innovate faster by accessing knowledge quickly and optimizing investments in research and innovation, all by managing and harnessing the organization’s Knowledge Supply Chain. By managing their Knowledge Supply Chain, companies, universities, and hospitals optimize their research programs to effectively spur new innovations.

In addition to the Sophia platform, Wellspring also acquired Flintbox in 2010, an intellectual property exchange originally founded by the University of British Columbia. With this capital raise, Wellspring will be strengthening its existing products and providing new technologies in Open Innovation for all sectors of R&D.

Wellspring is the leading provider of software systems to unify the processes of open innovation, from technology scouting to corporate venturing to in/out-licensing to intellectual property management. The company’s Sophia Knowledge Supply Chain Software enables companies, foundations, government agencies, and universities to identify and capture value from knowledge assets and their network of collaborators. For more information, please contact Sara Kronenberg at (312) 643-5100 or visit

MK Capital invests in early and growth stage companies in the software and digital media industries. The firm’s partners, who average over fifteen years of venture capital experience, partner with entrepreneurial management teams to build leading companies in emerging markets. MK Capital has deep domain expertise in the marketing, education, and cloud infrastructure industries. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in Los Angeles and Ann Arbor. MK Capital manages over $ 250 million in capital and is actively seeking new investment opportunities. For more information, visit or call (312) 324-7700.


Lexington and Fayette County Parking Authority Integrates Scheidt & Bachmann Software and ParkMe Application to Improve Parking Experience with Real-Time Space Count

Lexington, KY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) for the City of Lexington, KY recently completed a full integration with parking solutions providers Scheidt & Bachmann, and parking information services provider ParkMe. The integration allows the LPA to offer real-time parking space count information to its visitors, which helps visitors find spaces more easily in LPA parking facilities. This is also an environmental improvement as emissions given off by vehicles circling downtown blocks looking for parking will be lowered.

The interface between S&B’s system installed at the LPA facilities and ParkMe allows live data to flow from the S&B system to the ParkMe application which is displayed on the web and in a mobile app so that customers can see in real-time the parking availability and eventually reserve or prebook parking spaces ahead of time.

“There is a general perception that there is not enough parking downtown and that it is a hassle to find available parking spaces,” says Gary A. Means, CAPP, the Executive Director of the Lexington Parking Authority. “This interface project eliminates the intimidation and helps make it easier for people to plan their trips ahead of time enabling them to view availability as well as pricing in each parking facility.”

The LPA currently uses Scheidt & Bachmann software and hardware to manage the parking access and revenue control systems for four parking facilities owned and managed by the LPA. The interface between the two firms for the LPA uses the Universal Interface module provided in Scheidt & Bachmann’s entervo V2R2 software package while utilizing ParkMe’s real-time availability software to reach its vast user-base. The integration was completed in January 2014 and is currently being tested live in Lexington specifically for purposes of space availability, reservations and prebooking.

In order to use the application, the customer simply logs into ParkMe’s mobile application or online through LPA’s website and views pricing rates and occupancy levels for all LPA parking in Lexington. Data regarding real-time space count for each LPA parking facility is communicated between Scheidt & Bachmann entervo software and ParkMe in a background systems information exchange.

“As Lexington grows and becomes denser with drivers, it’s exciting to see the city address its needs by adopting smart parking solutions,” says Sam Friedman, CEO of ParkMe. “There is a direct correlation between traffic congestion and parking, and ParkMe is eager to work with the LPA to help improve parking for their residents and visitors.

The LPA views the integration as taking parking for Lexington to new heights and pioneering an enhancement in parking technology. “The Parking Industry is shifting from us dictating prices, options and availability to now customers telling us what they want,” comments Means. “Technology is revolutionizing the definition of better parking experience by giving customers information and allowing them to make choices for themselves. It’s a win-win situation for all.”

The Lexington Parking Authority is looking into future plans to expand the space count integration for on-street parking.

About Scheidt & Bachmann

Scheidt & Bachmann has been a leading international transportation solutions provider since 1872. The company’s Parking Division offers parking access and revenue control systems to various industry clients including airports, hospitals, universities and municipalities. The entervo software and hardware are made internally at the S&B factory either in the U.S. or Germany headquarters. Scheidt & Bachmann is one of the few PARCS providers who can offer clients the ability to universal interface with third parties. To learn more about entervo’s Universal Interface module, please visit or call 781-262-6667.

About ParkMe

Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading global provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers. Consumers can access ParkMe via GPS and in-car navigation systems,, online widgets, and the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe’s mission is to make parking easier, faster and cheaper. The company collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking, and has built the world’s most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 28,000 worldwide locations in more than 1,800 cities, 50 countries and seven continents. ParkMe can be found on the Web at, on Twitter @ParkMe and on Facebook,

ParkMe is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group. Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever, and Chris Thomas. IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $ 5 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. Founded in 2001, Angeleno Group is a leading growth equity firm dedicated to investing in next generation energy and natural resources companies globally.

About the Lexington and Fayette County Parking Authority

Created by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government in 2006, the goal of the Lexington Parking Authority is to provide, maintain and operate adequate, high-quality, Customer-focused public parking and encourage economic growth. For more information about the Lexington and Fayette County Parking Authority, please visit

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Peer-to-Peer Lending Fund Prime Meridian Income Fund Announces Positive Returns for 2013

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014

Prime Meridian Income Fund, a peer-to-peer lending fund, released its 2013 returns reporting a profit of 9.89% net of fees and expenses. Since its inception in May 2012, Prime Meridian Income Fund, which is managed by Prime Meridian Capital Management, has returned 20 consecutive months of profit without a single monthly loss—0.00% drawdowns.

Peer-to-peer lending (P2P lending) allows individuals, start-ups, and entrepreneurs to request loans for everything from financing home repairs to starting or expanding a business on peer-to-peer lending web sites such as and Lending Club. These web sites provide lending opportunities for those seeking a loan alternative to traditional banking and funding mechanisms such as venture capital and investors. They also provide investors an opportunity to generate potential returns equivalent to a bank or credit card lender while directly helping individual borrowers.

Prime Meridian’s primary focus is the peer-to-peer lending space and it has developed a process and computerized algorithm that is designed to identify opportunities quickly, assess risk, and then capture attractive opportunities — attempting to spread risk and thereby increase the possibility of returns as demonstrated by its nearly 10% return in 2013.

“Peer-to-peer lending funds are a way to invest in peer-to-peer lending without having to do the searching, research, and investing in each individual opportunity which can be time consuming and inefficient,” says Don Davis, manager of Prime Meridian Capital Management. “The Prime Meridian Income Fund offers a tested, convenient, and efficient vehicle for investors to take advantage of potential opportunities in the exciting and expanding P2P lending space.”

Currently peer-to-peer lending makes up just over $ 3 billion of the $ 850 billion available market in consumer credit. The growth in peer-to-peer lending is expected to explode in the coming years. The recent adoption of the JOBS Act should also increase awareness and popularity of the peer-to-peer lending industry.

To learn more about Prime Meridian Capital Management, Prime Meridian Income Fund, or for insight into the peer-to-peer lending market, visit or contact Don Davis at 925-362-8510.

This material is qualified in its entirety by the information included in the confidential offering documents and supplements (collectively, the “Memorandum”) of Prime Meridian Income Fund, LP (the “Fund”) described herein. Any offer or solicitation of an investment in the Fund may be made only by delivery of the Memorandum, which contains important information concerning risk factors, including a more comprehensive description of the risks and other material aspects of an investment in the Fund. The Fund is only open to investors fitting the definition of an “accredited investor” as that term is defined under Rule 501 of Regulation D of The Securities Act of 1933. The past performance is not indicative of future results. An investment in the Fund, like all investments, contains risk including the risk of total loss.

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Accucode Listed Among the Winners of Lead411s Tech200, 2013

Centennial, CO (PRWEB) February 05, 2014

Information services company, Lead411 released its third annual Tech200 list this week. The Tech200 list is based on revenue percentage growth of privately held businesses in the United States.

The Tech200 list shows, that despite the economic situation, there has been steady and significant growth among the small to mid-sized businesses in the tech industry. In fact, the average revenue growth this year was 250%. That’s over 10% higher than the past two years. Accucode ranked 189th in the list for revenue growth in the past year.

“Accucode expanded on Software-as-a-Service models by pioneering Hardware-as-a-Service. The reception has been tremendous. Companies with very basic technology requirements to those with large, complex, custom projects want to benefit from our holistic approach that frees up capital, mitigates productivity risks and improves overall organizational agility. We expect our rapid growth to continue,” says Accucode CMO, Darrell Waters.

In order for companies to be considered for the Tech200 list, they have to submit an application. In doing so, every company provides insights into their marketing efforts. This year’s survey results are similar to past results in ranking SEO, email marketing and trade shows are the top marketing strategies.

“Accucode is proud to be ranked amongst the 200 fastest growing companies in the United States. It’s proof that hard work pays off and we will continue to do so by providing our customers with the most innovative technology solutions,” says Kevin Price, Founder and CEO of Accucode.

About Accucode, Inc.

Accucode is a software developer and solutions integrator specializing in the application of mobile computing, wireless infrastructure, and automated data collection technologies. Accucode pioneered the Hardware-as-a-Service model under which fully managed tablets, software, and other technologies can be delivered at a fixed subscription rate, removing capital barriers and mitigating maintenance and other life-cycle risks for customers. Accucode provides cost-effective solutions for warehousing, retail, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and education, servicing high-profile customers such as Kroger, Discount Tire, MillerCoors, Johns Manville, Samsonite, DHL, British Airways, Frontier Airlines, The Sports Authority, and many more. Accucode has built a reputation of excellence by providing its clients with turnkey, best-of-breed solutions backed by the company’s proven expertise and world-class service.

Accucode was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US by being included in the Inc500. Additionally Accucode was included in the Inc5000 seven times and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 five times.

About Lead411:

Lead411 was founded in 2001 and has grown 40% yearly since inception without accepting venture capital financing. They are based in California, but have satellite offices in New York. In addition to their current subscriptions, Lead411 also offers corporate information, company news and awards for up-and-coming businesses. For more information visit


Clinovo Presents Next Generation Cloud-based eClinical System at Venture Capital Conference

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014

Clinovo is a technology focused Contract Research Organization (CRO) headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Clinovo is seeking funds to launch CloudClinica, a disruptive cloud-based platform for clinical trials. Ale Gicqueau, President & CEO at Clinovo, will present his vision and strategy for CloudClinica to venture capitalists at the 30th Annual Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference. The event will be held on Thursday, February 6th in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Annual Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference is organized by the Wayne Brown Institute (WBI). Venture capitalists from all over the United States will convene to learn about the best and brightest emerging IT and life science companies. In the last six years, technology start-ups that have gone through the Wayne Brown Institute (WBI) process have raised more than $ 632 million dollars in angel and venture capital. Clinovo will present CloudClinica among twenty innovative companies from the high-tech, life-science and clean-tech sectors.

CloudClinica is Clinovo’s next generation Cloud-based eClinical platform. CloudClinica is an easy-to-use, pay-as-you-go platform to build and manage clinical studies from the ground up without any programming skills. CloudClinica will remove IT dependency and allow small companies to access sophisticated eClinical systems. CloudClinica will bring an average 80% savings from existing solutions while meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Until today, the adoption of eClinical systems like EDC (Electronic Data Capture) has remained slow in some segments of clinical research. Only 40% of Phase I clinical trials had adopted EDC by the end of 2012. CloudClinica will broaden the use of eClinical systems and empower biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic companies.

Clinovo is a pioneer in the field of eClinical systems with its advanced open source Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system ClinCapture. ClinCapture has been deployed in phase I to phase IV clinical studies, for pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic companies, and CROs. ClinCapture already features an integrated eClinical suite of modules, including easy-to-use randomization, ePRO (Patient Reported Outcomes), CTMS (Clinical Trials Management System), and offline data entry. Clinovo recently unveiled its new medical coding module at the Outsourcing in Clinical Trials West Coast Conference in Burlingame, CA, greatly improving clinical data consistency and interoperability.

Contact information

Sophie McCallum

Director of Operations, Clinovo



About Clinovo

Clinovo is a technology focused Contract Research Organization (CRO) headquartered in the Silicon Valley. Clinovo streamlines clinical trials for life science companies globally by developing validated, intuitive open source eClinical systems. Clients claim over 50% cost savings using Clinovo’s open source Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system ClinCapture, and CDISC Express, the first open source CDISC conversion tool. Services also include Biometrics Services, Staffing Solutions, and TechTrainings.


Chicago Cloud IT Services Company Announces $2.4 Million Series A Funding

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

ADAR IT, a Chicago-based cloud computing company has secured $ 2.4 million in Series A funding from MK Capital and engaged BOSI Global as an operating partner to build on 84% compounded annual growth and 97% customer retention.

ADAR IT is an innovative cloud IT services company bringing enterprise-level cloud solutions to small to medium-sized businesses. Each customer is set up with their own ADAR Private Cloud™ – so their entire IT infrastructure gets virtualized. Power outages and disasters affecting an office infrastructure no longer affect productivity or data security. Individuals can access their entire virtual desktop from anywhere with a high-speed connection – using even a tablet or smartphone. Customers pay a flat monthly fee to access this end-to-end technology on demand—from desktops, servers, and data storage—to unlimited technical support and IT consulting.

“We are a next-generation managed service provider that cares deeply about the customer experience,” says CEO and co-founder Vadim Vladimirskiy. “We bundle all of the IT services a business owner needs into a secure, sophisticated and reliable solution. One fixed monthly price covers all things IT.”

ADAR’s innovative delivery of IT services and fanatical customer service has led to rapid growth, customer churn of under 3%, and evangelist-like customers in the US, Europe and Asia.

“When I first met Vadim I was quite impressed with how he had built ADAR IT, with essentially no paid in capital, into a managed services provider with over 100 customers around the globe” says Bret Maxwell, General Partner at MK Capital, “and his vision for providing a state-of-the-art, cloud-based offering serving the small and medium-sized marketplace that was both cost effective and of high quality. As we learned more and conducted due diligence, we were even more impressed at the level of customer satisfaction – with many customers being almost evangelical in their praise for the solution. ADAR is offering a solution today for small and medium size enterprises that historically was only available to much larger entities at a significantly higher price point.”

“Vadim is a smart, driven entrepreneur,” says Charlie McClary, CEO of BOSI Global – ADAR’s operating partner. “In a world where entrepreneurs chase Series A funding with marginal revenues and no profits, it is refreshing to see someone like him build a thriving high-growth company with substantial profits first. We’re energized to partner with him to take ADAR IT to the forefront of the managed services space.”


ADAR IT provides cloud-based IT solutions for small and mid-size businesses. IT services include server hosting, desktop hosting, network design and implementation, software licensing, network security services, local and off-site backup, ongoing network maintenance and support, disaster recovery systems, and consulting services. In addition, ADAR IT provides customers with a fully managed network migration service from traditional in-house IT systems to the cloud-based platform, giving small to mid-size businesses the same IT advantages enjoyed by Fortune 500 enterprises. For more information, visit or call (877) 860-0700.

About MK Capital

MK Capital invests in early and growth stage companies in the software and digital media industries. The firm’s partners, who average over fifteen years of venture capital experience, partner with entrepreneurial management teams to build leading companies in emerging markets. MK Capital has deep domain expertise in the marketing, education and cloud infrastructure industries. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in Los Angeles and Ann Arbor. MK Capital manages over $ 250 million in capital and is actively seeking new investment opportunities. For more information, visit or call (312) 324-7700.

About BOSI Global

BOSI Global serves as Operating Partner to venture-backed and privately held companies. The company is made up of successful entrepreneurs and corporate leaders with strong pedigree in high-growth operations across all areas of business. BOSI Global has offices across the US as well as in Singapore, Europe and Canada. For more information, visit or call (877) 264-2674.

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