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Investorfest Media Receives Record Number of Submissions for MobiTechFest Americas on Oct 27, 2009

Investorfest Media announced today that it has received a record number of submissions for its MobiTechFest Americas conference on October 27, 2009 in Santa Clara, CA. Leading investors and executives with active focus on the mobile and wireless sector will hear directly from 16 innovators with a broad range of offerings in mobile entertainment, mobile payments, content, mobile enterprise applications and platforms and wireless health.

Attendees will also be privileged to hear a panel of top-tier investors discuss fund-raising strategies over lunch, moderated by Priya Ganapati, Staff Writer for Wired Digital, the online arm of the Wired magazine. The panel will include Tim Chang from Norwest Ventures, Ken Elefant from Opus Capital, and Ryan Floyd from Storm Ventures.

MobiTechFest received a record number of submissions this year, proving there's no recession for innovation, and perhaps even that challenging economic times actually fuel innovation,” said Gopan Madathil, founder and president of Investorfest Media, the producer of MobiTechFest Americas and MobiTechFest Europe. “The unique setting provided by MobiTechFest gives the entrepreneur a chance to meet, network and interact with qualified investors throughout the day at the conference."

MobiTechFest’s unique approach foregoes the large numbers format of many investment conferences for quality presentation time and healthy Q&A sessions, with advanced coaching, preparation and practice opportunities. The event provides an unfettered opportunity for networking between key investors, start-up executives, wireless service provider executives seeking new innovation, and mobile/wireless industry professionals and industry analysts over breakfast, breaks and during a post-conference wine-tasting, sponsored this year by Big Fish Wines.

Entrepreneurs applying to present at MobiTechFest were also able to compete for a slot at Fund Fest, a preview platform jointly produced by MobiTechFest and CTIA.

Todd Sullivan, CEO of CrowdZone, the “Wireless Startup Champion” selected by the Fund Fest panel of judges, noted, “MobiTechFest is incredibly well organized and truly has the interests of the entrepreneur at heart. Their pre-presentation coaching was invaluable to our success.”

Jeff Fedor, Co-Founder of ParkVu another MobiTechFest finalist, notes, “We made more progress with our fundraising process within a day of working with MobiTechFest than we had in the past several months of activity, and had many positive responses to our Fund Fest presentation.”

The 16 companies selected to present at MobiTechFest seek a range of funding — seed, first institutional round, additional funding, Series-A and B rounds — from $1.0 to 10.0 million for development, manufacturing, launch, acceleration or expansion. The winner of the program will also receive an exhibit package valued at $25,000 from CTIA.

Presenting at next week’s MobiTechFest venture conference are:

  • 4DK Technologies, Inc., Herndon, VA, a mobile interoperability solutions provider;
  • aKos Technology Corporation, Des Plaines, IL, a mobile money transfer company targeting the unbanked;
  • AirCast Mobile, Inc. Chicago, IL, a mobile content-enabling company focusing on Mobile TV and Mobile Movies;
  • Billing Revolution, based in Seattle, WA, a leading mobile payments company;
  • CrowdZone, based in San Francisco, CA, is a B2B mobile application platform;
  • iPowerUp, Ojai, CA, developed a series of stylish hybrid rapid multi-charging holsters targeting the consumer accessory Smartphone market;
  • iVisit Mx, based in CA, a provider of mobile-based tele health services;
  • Motally, San Francisco, CA, is a mobile-analytics tracking and reporting service;
  • Ondeego, Berkeley CA, recently launched AppCentral, an Enterprise Mobile App Store;
  • ParkVu, Sunnyvale, CA, puts your iTunes and other media on your smartphone;
  • TelCare, Chevy Chase, MD, has developed a cellular-enabled glucose meter to transform diabetes care,
  • ThumbSpeak, Scottsdale, Arizona, is the first mobile community of survey takers for research data collection;
  • Urban Airship, Portland, OR, a mobile cloud infrastructure services provider;
  • Varaha Systems, Dallas, TX, a developer of fixed Mobile communications platform;
  • XSIGHTS Media, Netania, Israel, a mobile visual-search service-provider;
  • Vyycore, in Santa Clara, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel, - wireless predistorter power amplifier linearization products.

Participating investors have demonstrated a history and track record of mobile technology industry investments and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend even if not presenting. Early bird registration, offering $100 off the attendance cost, will be open until October 25 at www.mobitechfest.com.

MobiTechFest’s major sponsors include TriNet HR Services, Sun Startup Essentials, Mass Mutual and VisionArts Communications.

Prior Investorfest events have raised more than US$250 million for 43 entrepreneurs out of the 60 that have presented at conferences organized by Investorfest Media.

About MobiTechFest Americas and Investorfest Media

MobiTechFest™ is a part of the Investorfest™ series of events produced by Investorfest Media, a leading producer of early stage venture conferences focused on the mobile/wireless and life sciences industries. Since the organization’s first conference in August, 2006, more than 60 companies have been featured, 43 of which have received funding totaling US$250 million. For more information and to register for MobiTechFest 2009, visit http://www.investorfest.com.

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