SOURCE: Long Island Capital Alliance

Long Island Capital Alliance

January 14, 2015 08:00 ET

The Long Island Capital Alliance Announces Participants for Technology Capital Forum to Be Held on January 30

Keynote Speaker Russell Artzt, Co-Founder of CA Technologies, to Discuss Big Data

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2015) - The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the presenting companies and investor panelists for its Technology Capital Forum to be held on Friday, January 30, 2015. The capital forum will help accelerate the growth of technology businesses on Long Island.

Six local technology products and services companies will present their business plans to an audience that will include venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, angel and individual investors. Each of the companies LICA selected for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique intellectual properties with catalysts for significant growth.

Technology Capital Forum on January 30, 2015 Participants

Key Note Speaker
Russell Artzt, co-founder of CA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA), will be a special keynote speaker at the Technology Capital Forum. Mr. Artzt will discuss Big Data and the impact this trend is having on the technology ecosystem.

Panel of Investors
The following investment professionals will participate in the investor panel at the Technology Capital Forum:

Chuck Auster, Auster Capital Partners: Auster Capital Partners is a Venture Capital/Private Equity firm with a specialization in small and mid-tier companies in high growth markets. Chuck has more than 30 years of experience creating value through entrepreneurship, large corporate executive management, and private equity investments and transactions. He has been a Partner and Managing Director at One Equity Partners, the private equity arm of JP Morgan Chase.

J. Skyler Fernandes, Simon Venture Group: The Simon Venture Group (SVG) is the venture capital arm of Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), an S&P 100 Company and the largest retail real estate company in the world. Mr. Fernandes has co-founded several companies and is an advisor to a number of startups. He focuses on consumer internet, online services/marketplaces, enterprise SaaS and high-tech.

Robert Hussey, Private Equity Investor: Mr. Hussey is a digital media and marketing expert and private equity investor. Currently, he is CEO of NYC & Israel-based Goopi.tv, a ground breaking B-to-B SaaS platform enabling corporate Internet users with the ability to create HD digital video ads, capable of running on any medium/web or mobile device, at a fraction of the traditional time and cost. He is a former owner of investment bank and broker/dealer HC Wainwright and has held several C-level and public and privately held company Board of Director positions.

Steve Perricone, Pilot Mountain Ventures: Pilot Mountain Ventures is a seed stage venture capital firm, based in New York City but investing globally. Mr. Perricone has been an active angel investor since 1999. In 2007, he co-founded Serrano Ventures, a private investment fund, where he remains a partner today. He has also served as a Managing Director and the Head of the Hedging and Monetization Group within the Equity Derivatives Division of Deutsche Bank.

Presenting Companies

Open Capital Exchange: OCX is an online lending platform for small businesses. The Company has created a local syndicate model that taps into existing networks for participants.

Risk Business: Risk Business is an international risk advisory firm specializing in the design and the delivery of operational and enterprise risk management solutions including filtering unstructured data.

Talent Browser: Talent Browser is a cloud-based recruiting efficiency tool for use in any company that processes a lot of jobs and candidates. It's huge challenge to effectively filter incoming resumes and search in-house databases. Talent Browser solves this problem with ease, sophistication & elegance. Its job matching software allows companies and candidate to filter unstructured data such as resumes more effectively identify matches.

UB Sports: UB Sports' portal system and social media network is designed for athletes, their fans, families and coaches. The mission of UB Sports is to build a complete online sports community for all sports that will enable users to reach their own athletic goals, be surrounded by friends and teammates throughout the year, provide all the video and written content needed to win, and to really enjoy sports life, every day of the year.

Urgent Consult: Urgent Consult has a cloud-based platform created by doctors for doctors that revolutionizes the referral process by bringing all aspects of a referral workflow to one easy-to-use system. The platform is unique and offers the ability to send, track, and manage referrals, safely and securely share patient information, expand referral networks, improve communication and efficiency, increase patient compliance and satisfaction, and grow healthcare practices.

WinWin Solutions: WinWin has created a thriving online community of businesses who work and grow together through social media, improving the efficiency of business networking. Founded in 2011, WinWin is a company driven by an inspired group of creative entrepreneurial personalities who believe that by connecting and collaborating, the business owners, executives and managers of the United States can reclaim their independence, drive business and find success and balance in their lives.

LICA is hosting the Technology Capital Forum on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY. The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for technology products and services companies.

For more information about the event, please contact LICA today or register.

About Long Island Capital Alliance

Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance (www.licapital.org), formerly known as Long Island Venture Group, has been promoting business growth on Long Island. LICA seeks to create a productive and business-friendly environment that will afford area businesses access to the resources necessary to compete successfully in today's markets. LICA serves as a focal point for the exchange of ideas among new and existing business enterprises, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Through quarterly capital forums and special meetings, LICA brings together members of the region's business community, and has been recognized as the place to turn to when small businesses need equity, debt, or other financing, or for investors to find an attractive investment opportunity.

LICA's mission is to encourage economic development on Long Island by facilitating capital formation for a broad range of companies in various industries, from early stage to mature, middle market, closely held and publicly-traded businesses. LICA accomplishes this primarily through education, networking, quarterly capital forums, periodic special educational meetings, and alliances with other regional organizations. LICA brings together members of the region's business community and serves as the finance arm for significant local business and organizations.

For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online.

Contact Information

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    Jordan Darrow
    Darrow Associates, Inc.
    631-367-1866
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