The Votes Are In: 100+ VCs and Angel Investors Have Chosen the Top 50 Emerging Companies

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 8, 2009

FundingPost ( proudly announced today the winning companies from its sixth annual Pitching Across America competition.

FundingPost, which has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors for over 8 years, established the competition in which a panel of judges votes on hundreds of business summaries from emerging companies nationwide. The largest Venture Capital competition ever organized, this year’s Pitching Across America (TM) was sponsored by Duane Morris.

“We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 6th annual competition!! It’s a rough economy for the Entrepreneurial and Venture Industries. Competition for capital is tougher than ever,” said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. “The VCs and Angels have raised the bar for new investments, and it’s apparent by the high quality of the winners that they have chosen this year.”

The emerging companies were evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10. Judging criteria consisted 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.”

The first-place winner this year is Ivy Exec, an Online recruiting firm that combines next-generation technology with white glove executive recruiting.

“We are delighted to be the winner of the Pitching Across America Competition. We look forward to attending FundingPost’s events and meeting potential investors,” said Elena Bajic, CEO, Ivy Exec. “I believe these events will provide an excellent opportunity for us to present our business.”

FundingPost had an amazing panel of VC and Angel Investor judges this year voting on the companies.

“The FundingPost Pitching Across America competition did an incredible job in featuring some of the most promising companies and technologies out there, which are certainly some of the companies that will drive market growth and expansion for quite a number of years,” said Carter Caldwell, Principal, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners. “Thanks to FundingPost for including me as a judge, because I was privileged to have had a chance to be introduced to these companies and get a sense for what is emerging across many different industries.”

“It’s good to see that entrepreneurialism is alive and well in America,” said Elizabeth D. Sigety, Esq., Delaware Crossing Investment Group. “The diversity of industries, stages and approaches to business reflected

in the business summaries of the competitors was impressive. Good luck

to the winners and competitors for the future of their businesses.”

“FundingPost allows the venture community to review many interesting deals in a short period of time,” said Deepak Kamra, General Partner, Canaan Partners. “The consistent format allows VCs to quickly evaluate companies raising capital based on the criteria that are most important to them. Canaan Partners is happy to participate in this process.”

First Place National Winner:

Ivy Exec (NY)

Online recruiting firm that combines next-generation technology with white glove executive recruiting. $ 100K+ in Revenue! $ 260K Raised from Founders and Angels.

Runner Up:

XCOM Wireless, Inc. (CA)

XCOM is a fabless semiconductor company with strong partners and a chip that improves wireless broadband devices.

Regional Winners:, Spinetronics LLC, XCOM Wireless, Inc., Camera Screen Laryngoscope, Inc./Pat. Med Devices, Zero Burn, Jobaba Inc., Tower of Babel LLC, CircleBuilder Software LLC, External Pharma Inc., The Independent Life Settlement Advisory Group LLC, EosHealth, Zimple Inc., Financial Modeling Solutions, Inc., Living Well-Assisted Living at Home, Medical Systems International, Walters Manufacturing Inc., LHL Ventures LLC, Mathematical Bio-Solutions Inc., Global Med Solutions, ProFACT Proteomics, Ball Semiconductor Inc.,, NR 27, MBF Therapeutics, BoomCloud Inc., Sterile Containment Technology, Coronary Bypass Devices LLC, CANI Optical Systems, Safety Engineering International, nTerraCon, Ivy Exec, Dubay Ingredients LLC, Hydro Technologies Inc. of Michigan, Kollabnet, Inc., ComCam International Inc., UMS Healthcare, Cedar Valley Manufacturing, NeighborsHubs LLC, Global Trade Management, Fasprin Health, Electronic Sports, Fibertrek, Inc., 3DMedia, See Jane Run, Envisionier, SolarAMP LLC, MicroMed Cardiovascular Inc., Spearhead Innovations, Nelbee LLC, Premium Knowledge Group

The list of Investor Judges and the winning Companies can be found at

Premiere Sponsor: Duane Morris LLP.

Duane Morris LLP, a full-service law firm with more than 700 attorneys in 24 offices in the United States and internationally, offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today’s evolving global markets.

Duane Morris helps companies navigate this volatile regulatory environment. With broad experience in various investment strategies, our Financial Services lawyers guide clients to the proper financing techniques, including, for example, securitizations, PIPEs and private REITs. Companies seeking financing require both sources of capital and investors with the fortitude to consummate the transaction. Duane Morris brings parties together and works closely with them to structure and close the deal. For more information, contact Peter W. Rothberg, (212) 692-1000,


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Vermont Licensed 33 New Captive Insurance Companies in 2010

Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) January 12, 2011

The State of Vermont licensed 33 new captive insurance companies in 2010 as it surpassed the 900-license milestone, according to data released by the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA).

I am extremely proud of the outstanding performance and leadership that Vermont delivers to the captive insurance industry, said Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. As the new governor of Vermont, I will continue to do whatever is necessary to keep pace with the needs of this important sector.

Vermont reached its 900th license mark in August, when it licensed Lincoln Financial Group. This milestone, combined with 33 new companies licensing captives made for a successful year.

It is very gratifying to see the growth in new licenses in 2010, said Dan Towle, Director of Financial Services. We are continuing to see companies take control of their own risk by forming captive insurance companies, despite the soft commercial insurance market, he added.

The new captives formed include 19 pure captives, nine special purpose financial captives (SPFC), four new risk retention groups, and one industrial insured captive, bringing the total number of licenses issued in Vermont to 911.

The activity in 2010 reflected a wide diversity of lines, with new energy in securitization and healthcare, said David Provost, Deputy Commissioner of BISHCA. The applications were very high quality, and we anticipate continued growth in 2011 — and we are committed to allocating the resources necessary to provide consistent and quality service, he added.

Some of the companies in the class of 2010 include: NBC Universal, Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Aetna Inc., Procter & Gamble Company, Crowe Horwath LLP, Towers Watson & Co. and Nationwide Financial Services, Inc.

Captive insurance companies formed by the healthcare industry to ensure their unique risk continue to be one of Vermonts fastest growing sectors. New healthcare captives in the class of 2010 include those formed by: EmblemHealth Inc., Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, a group of Midwestern Physicians, Nursing Homes & Home Healthcare Agencies, and a group of New Hampshire Hospitals.

Vermont will not rest on its laurels and we remain committed to being the gold standard of domiciles, said Governor Shumlin. Vermont is aggressively pursuing new opportunities to expand the captive industry. While some of our domestic competitors have reduced their commitment to promoting and regulating captives, Vermont is investing in this valuable sector of our economy, Shumlin said.

Vermont is the largest captive insurance domicile in the U.S. and the third largest in the world, with an excess of $ 17 billion in gross written premium estimated in 2010. Vermont is also home to 42 of the companies that make up the Fortune 100, and 18 of the companies that make up the Dow 30 have Vermont captives.

Captive insurance is a regulated form of self insurance that has been around since the 1960s, and has been a part of the Vermont insurance industry since 1981, when Vermont passed the Special Insurer Act. Captive insurance companies are formed by companies or groups of companies as a form of alternative insurance to better manage their own risk. Captives are typically used for corporate lines of insurance such as property, general liability, products liability, or professional liability. Growth sectors of the captive insurance industry include securization, professional medical malpractice coverage for doctors and hospitals, and the continued trend of small and mid-sized companies forming captive insurance companies.

For more information on Vermonts captive industry, please visit or call Dan Towle at 802-828-5232 or email at dan(dot)towle(at)state(dot)vt(dot)us.

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