Miami Herald: Florida Venture Forum selects presenting companies for Early Stage Capital Conference

Miami Herald: Florida Venture Forum selects presenting companies for Early Stage Capital Conference

April 29, 2015

Originally posted by Nancy Dahlberg

The Florida Venture Forum has selected 19 Florida-based companies to present and two companies to exhibit at its Early Stage Capital Conference. The event will take place Thursday, May 14, at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.

The presenting companies, some of Florida’s best prospects for attracting equity financing, were selected from the largest-ever pool of applicants for this conference by a committee of active Florida early stage investors. Each company will make a six-minute presentation to an audience of more than 250 investors, professional services providers and entrepreneurs.

Presenting companies from South Florida are:

Blackdove, (, Miami, is a global motion art marketplace and distribution platform enabling internet connected television and display screens to receive curated, customizable content streams of digital motion art.

ClassWallet, (, Miami, is a first-to-market, end-to-end solution to manage the

distribution and spending of money within a closed platform.

Dioxide Materials, (, Boca Raton, is recycling CO2 and creating useful products.  They have proprietary catalysts that enable CO2 conversion to occur at record selectivity and energy efficiency.

Integene International, (, Miami, is developing a platform gene therapy technology capable of treating a broad base of vascular diseases, including peripheral arterial disease, critical limb ischemia, coronary artery disease, chronic wounds and other vascular disorders.

Raw Shorts, (, Miami, is an easy-to-use, template-driven cloud-based explainer video builder. The ease of use that Raw Shorts provides allows businesses to think about video beyond the “30 second promo spot”.

Referrizer LLC, (, Miami, is a referral system for both in-store and on the go businesses. Customers are able to utilize the platform (phone application, email, and QR coded business size cards) to invite their friends (warm market) to experience the businesses of their choice for instant referrals.,(, Miami Beach, is developing an end to end marketplace for Shared Senior Living. By leveraging the power of the sharing economy, Room2Care creates affordable low cost senior care. Room2Care connects people with extra space in their homes and the ability to provide basic care with appropriate seniors that need that level of care.

SpringBIG, Inc, (, Boca Raton, is one of the few innovative leaders driving the creation of a new industry: loyalty marketing for small businesses. Founded in 2013 by a veteran innovator in the customer loyalty industry and B2B sales growth expert, SpringBIG has focused sales and marketing efforts on the 7.43m local retail “independent” merchants in the U.S.

Tudor Ice Company, Miami, seeks to pioneer the untapped market of purified ice in single serving, tamper-proof packaging. The Miami-based company will locally source and purify water subsequently storing it in sealed vessels. When frozen, the ice may be removed from the packaging allowing consumers to not only cool their drinks more efficiently but also have access to clean ice in places where they may not trust local sources.

YouRoam, (, Miami Beach, enables you to make and receive calls with your own phone number anywhere in the world without paying roaming and long distance fees. Users can receive calls on their US phone number while anywhere in the world for 1 cent/minute and call back to the US displaying their regular caller ID for 1 cent/minute.


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