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A VC Showcase to Meet Some of the Hottest Venture Capital and Angel Investors in Philadelphia

FundingPost hosts 11 Venture Capital and Angel Investor Groups in Philadelphia at its VC Showcase

Philadelphia, PA April 1, 2005 -- On April 19, 2005, eleven leading Venture Capital and Angel Investor Groups will present at FundingPost’s (www.FundingPost.com) “Philadelphia VC Showcase” sponsored by Wolf Block. While most events only allow start-ups to either listen to a panel of investors or to pitch to investors, FundingPost calls this event a "Reverse Venture Fair" because the format allows Entrepreneurs to go and meet the Venture Capitalists and Angels in an informal environment where the investors are providing information about their funds. As an additional benefit, the investors will receive summaries of all the companies in attendance. The FundingPost Event Calendar and registration information are online at: http://www.fundingpost.com/events.asp.

After completing successful events in the same format in New York City, Silicon Valley, Boston and Washington DC, FundingPost is bringing the “VC Showcase” model to Philadelphia to help local start-ups get the kind of access to Venture Capital and Angel investment they need to be successful in achieving funding.

During the evening cocktail party, eleven VC Funds & Angel Groups will be exhibiting their firms. Each Fund will have their own table setup for the sole purpose of meeting great new companies. Exhibiting firms include:
  • Avansis Ventures
  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • Inflection Point Ventures
  • Innovation Philadelphia
  • Inverness Capital Partners
  • NJTC Venture Fund
  • PA Early Stage Partners
  • Robin Hood Ventures
  • Virginia Capital Partners
  • Zon Capital Partners

“We are delighted to host a VC Showcase in Philadelphia. The VC Showcases have been successful because both the entrepreneurs and the investors enjoy the socializing where the roles have been ‘reversed,’” said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. “We know there are a lot of terrific start-up companies in the Philadelphia area. We are pleased to offer these entrepreneurial companies access to leading Venture Capitalist and Angel Investors, and the investors are excited to see promising new deal flow at this event.”

For more information on the Philadelphia VC Showcase and other FundingPost events, contact Keith Henry at 203-659-6649 or visit the FundingPost website at http://www.fundingpost.com/events.asp

About FundingPost:
FundingPost is an entrepreneur and investor network reaching more than 60,000 executives and 6,000 Venture Capital and Angel Investors across the nation each month.

For over four years FundingPost has worked with thousands of Angel and Venture Capital Investors and Entrepreneurs. FundingPost has hosted over 5,000 CEOs and 600 Venture Funds at events in 15 cities nationwide, as well as providing a quarterly Dealflow magazine and a deal-exchange Website that has, on average, seen an introduction of an Investor to an Entrepreneur every business day since its inception. FundingPost’s mission to reach investors and entrepreneurs in every medium possible – both online and offline, and it is experiencing strong growth as the venture capital markets continue to improve worldwide. For more information: (www.FundingPost.com)

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Contact:
Heather Coull
FundingPost.com
800-461-5509
press@fundingpost.com



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