Venture Capital Funds & Angel Investors to Elect the Top 50 Emerging Companies Nationwide
June 19, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsNEW YORK, NY – June 19, 2010 – This week FundingPost (www.FundingPost.com) announced the start of its seventh annual Pitching Across America(TM) competition today. FundingPost, which has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors for over 9 years, established the competition in 2004. In the past 6 years more than 500 Venture Capital Funds and Angel Investors have participated as judges, voting on over 1,000 business summaries from emerging companies nationwide. They have been the largest Venture Capital competitions ever organized. The Pitching Across America competition not only showcases emerging companies to investors, but helps Venture Capital and Angel Investors quickly identify worthwhile investment opportunities. Many of the judges request additional information and meetings with the participating companies. FundingPost expects to duplicate its success from previous Pitching Across America events again this year.
The emerging companies' executive summaries will be evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10. Judging criteria consist of several key points including: the professionalism of the written summary, current stage of development (customers, revenue), competitive advantage and need in the marketplace, feasibility for success, and whether the company is "VentureWorthy(TM)."
"We are excited to be running Pitching Across America again this year! In these tough times we have been seeing an increase in entrepreneurs looking to raise capital, and despite the economic climate there are still plenty of investors actively seeking deals," said Joe Rubin, Director, Fundingost. "Pitching Across America(TM) offers start-ups a great opportunity to get their business plan in front of the right people. The response from both entrepreneurs and the venture community regarding the value of the competition in past years has been tremendous. We look forward to another successful competition."
For more information and to register for the completion visit: http://www.FundingPost.com/pitch-america.asp
With over 9,500 CEOs and 650 Venture Capital Funds attending events in 19 cities nationwide; a Printed Dealflow Magazine; and a deal-exchange website with over 7,600 VC & Angel Investor members & over 120,000 companies, that has, on average, made an introduction of an Investor to an Entrepreneur every business day since its inception; FundingPost believes that it is important to reach investors in every medium possible - both online and offline. FundingPost has been responsible for Millions and Millions of dollars in Venture Capital Raised!
FundingPost has had the opportunity to work with thousands of Angel and Venture Capital Investors over the past 9 years representing over $106.8 Billion.