Venture Capital Investors Name iCopyright Top Emerging Company in America

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FundingPost's 5th Annual Pitching Across America Competition Announces Its National Winner

iCopyright, Inc., has been named the national winner of the 2008 FundingPost Pitching Across America competition sponsored by Wolf Block. More than 300 early-stage companies competed to be named the Top Emerging Company in their respective states. After selecting the top 50 winners, Washington State's iCopyright, Inc., was voted the national winner.

The entrants were evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10 by more than 130 venture investors, according to the professionalism of the written summary, current stage of development, business model, competitive advantage, market need, feasibility of success, and other criteria. As the winner, iCopyright will be featured on and will present at the Perfect Venture Conference in New York City on November 3-4.

"It is an honor to be selected FundingPost's Top Emerging Company in America," said Mike O'Donnell, Founder & CEO of iCopyright. "In an economic climate where investors are skittish and limiting their investments to the most promising deals, this recognition gives iCopyright a leg up. Meeting the stringent requirements for venture capital validates many years of hard work and should help us secure the next round of financing."

"We are thrilled to have such an innovative company as the winner of this year's Pitching Across America competition," said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. "They have a great product and a great team. We expect to hear lots of success stories and good news coming out of iCopyright."

About iCopyright®
iCopyright solves a problem that is common for online publishers: Allowing users to copy or share articles quickly and easily while protecting and tracking the publisher's content on the World Wide Web. iCopyright is used by Advanstar, Associated Press, Boston Globe, Cygnus Business Media, Globe & Mail, Investors Business Daily, Penton Media, Reuters, SourceMedia and many other publishers. The company also offers ©reatorsTM, a service for writers, bloggers and photographers; and Clip&Copy®, a service for enterprise users.
Contact: Mike O'Donnell, 206-484-8561. [email protected]

About FundingPost
FundingPost works with thousands of Angel and Venture Capital Investors and Entrepreneurs. For almost 8 years, the company has organized events in 17 cities for startup company CEOs, Venture Fund partners and Angel Investors. It publishes a Dealflow magazine and operates a deal-exchange website that connects qualified investors to promising early-stage companies.
Contact: Deborah Hertlein, 800-461-5509. [email protected]

About Wolf Block
For more than 100 years, Wolf Block has helped entrepreneurial companies to flourish. Its 300 lawyers offer in-depth experience to startups and growing firms alike in a broad range of industries. Areas of practice include securities, intellectual property, public finance and tax law.
Contact: Beth Cohen, 215-977-2000, [email protected] .


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