Stamford Entrepreneurs to Meet Active Investors at FundingPost's VC and Angel Event on Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Deal-seeking VCs and Angel Investors slated to speak at "Stamford Venture Capital and Angel Event"

On September 6, 2012, FundingPost ( will be returning to Connecticut to host a panel discussion with local Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists at its "Stamford Angel and Venture Event” that will be held at the brand new Stamford Innovation Center. This event is also sponsored by Ambrose, SocialRadius, The Soho Loft, and Connecticut Innovations. FundingPost has organized 200+ sold-out venture events over the past 11 years. The FundingPost Event registration and information are online at:

Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors will gather at FundingPost's upcoming event to discuss the trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, current events such as deal terms and valuations, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.

FundingPost and The Soho Loft will also present a roundtable on Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act. This will give you the very latest information on this important legislation change, and what it means for entrepreneurs, Angels and VCs, and how you can take advantage of it to grow your business.

Investor speakers include:
Mark Schneider, Angel Investor, New York Angels
Jim Nichols, Angel Investor, ARC Angel Fund
Geoff Schneider, Managing Partner, Cava Capital
J. Skyler Fernandes, Partner, Centripetal Capital Partners
Patrick O’Neill, P.E., Director, Investments, Connecticut Innovations
Additional Investor Speakers TBA

“We are excited about returning to the Connecticut area and happy to be holding the event at the very beautiful Stamford Innovation Center. This event is a fantastic opportunity for an early-stage company to meet face to face with investors at this amazing new hub of entrepreneurship,” said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. “Early-stage Investors are always on the lookout for great ideas, and FundingPost is proud to provide a forum for these investors to locate promising new ventures.”

“There is a rapidly growing volume of startup activity in our region,” said Barry Schwimmer, Managing Partner of the Stamford Innovation Center. “This FundingPost event will be a great opportunity for our community to gain a better understanding of what investors are looking for. And we are always looking for opportunities to show off our facility to the investment community.”

As with all FundingPost events, there will also be pitching and plenty of networking time for the entrepreneurs to meet the investors during the cocktail party! The event will be held at the Stamford Innovation Center. There is still space available, but the seating is limited! To register to attend, visit:

With over 11,000 CEOs and 750 Venture Capital Funds attending events in 22 cities nationwide; a Printed Dealflow Magazine; and a deal-exchange web site with over 7,800 VC and Angel Investor members and over 150,000 companies, FundingPost believes that it is important to reach investors in every medium possible - both online and off-line.

SocialRadius is a full-service social media marketing agency serving clients in a variety of industries worldwide. The agency is focused on thought leadership, content creation and syndication, social media outreach and strategy. Recognizing that all client needs are different, and that one size and flavor of social media solution definitely does not fit all scenarios, SocialRadius crafts unique, dedicated solutions to each client’s individual requirements. These solutions can include blog creation and optimization; social media outreach and promotion; lead generation using social media; physical and virtual event marketing to engage top bloggers; Twitter and social network strategy, marketing and execution; and viral video strategy, creation and outreach. For more information:

The Soho Loft Capital Creation (TSLCC) Event Series is the only global event platform where accredited investors; accomplished angels; microfinancing groups; CIOs of investors; select merchant and investment bankers; VCs; family offices; incubators; private equity firms; pre-IPO mutual funds; secondary stock buyers, sellers, attorneys, entrepreneurs and equity analysts from across the world assemble in order to exchange ideas, discourse and opportunities that will help reshape the capital markets and stimulate economic growth. Crowdfunding has been one of our focuses. Our mission is to bring awareness and drive capital to the private company marketplace (PCM) as well as to help develop its infrastructure so that it can mature into a viable and functional institutional marketplace that facilitates capital formation, innovation, expansion and job creation. For more information:

Ambrose is a professional employer organization ("PEO") providing outsourced human resources administration, payroll, and benefits services to small businesses. Founded in 1997, Ambrose’s core purpose is to enable small businesses to focus on their core business. Ambrose is a niche PEO focusing exclusively on serving business services firms, financial service firms, marketing and advertising firms, technology companies, and other professional service firms. Ambrose services clients across the country and has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, New York, Short Hills, Stamford, and Washington D.C. For more information visit:

Connecticut Innovations provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics.
Over the years, CI has helped over 100 emerging companies research, develop, and market new products and services. This activity has attracted over $1 billion in additional investments from private equity providers. CI has brought the State of Connecticut over $510 million in Gross State Profit and over 5,000 additional job-years.
CI was created by the Connecticut Legislature in 1989. Since 1995, returns from its own prudent investments - not state money - have supported operations and new, forward-thinking funding programs. For more information please visit:

The Stamford Innovation Center offers inspiring workspaces and startup-centric programs to serve one mission: “Accelerating the Entrepreneur’s Voyage.” Entirely focused on the success of the growing and diverse group of startups that are sprouting up all over Southwestern Connecticut, the Center offers an environment where entrepreneurs can tap into the deep expertise, enthusiastic talent, proven service providers and experienced angel and VC investors who live and work in the area.

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