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Cast Your Vote To Help 4 Colorado Companies Be Selected for National Showcase

Tuesday, January 04, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Su Hawk
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Cast Your Vote To Help Four Colorado Companies from the Denver Founder Institute Companies Be Selected for TheFunded.com Showcase

CSIA is proud to continue watching the great success of the inaugural graduates from this past summer's Denver Founder Institute, and three of the graduating companies, BookBrewer, Cipher Point Software and Visutalk have been selected as nominees for TheFunded.com's Showcase.  In addition, another company, MOSORO (from Founder Institute entrepreneurial mentor and DEMOgala speaker Mike Stemple) also has been selected as a nominee.  The company with the most number of votes will be selected for a huge opportunity to present, and we at CSIA want see one of our own Denver Founder Institute companies chosen.  Just go to http://thefunded.com/showcase/pitch/398  to vote. 

According to TheFunded.com's website, "the Showcase Pitch is a featured company in TheFunded.com Showcase. Members can vote for this company, and, once a quarter, companies with the most votes get invited to an exciting event where they present in front of leading peers, investors, and media in Silicon Valley. Members can also introduce this company to investors they know, as well as provide feedback on the pitch."


More Information About BookBrewer, Cipher Point Software, MOSORO and Visutalk:
BookBrewer
Business Overview:
Services in eBooks Sector
Located in Boulder, US West
CEO is Dan Pacheco
< $100K in Revenues
Offering Launched, < 10 Employees

OVERVIEW: BookBrewer helps aspiring authors and bloggers quickly create and publish eBooks to retailers such as Amazon, Apple, Borders, Barnes & Noble and Google Editions. We run a standalone service, as well as a co-branded service for Borders. eBooks sales are increasing 300% a year and are projected to account for 15% of a $20B market by 2012. There are 145 million blogs in existence, and we’re targeting the top 100,000. Our goal is to get them to publish 10,000 books in year 1. We’re the only major retailer-aligned eBook creation service that offers simple online tools for creating DRM-protected books that can be distributed to every major retail site, and the only one with a blog-import feature. We closed a deal with Borders one day after launching. After just 6 weeks we have 2,000 registered users who are working on 500 titles, and we're already generating enough revenue to cover non-overhead expenses.

CipherPoint Software, Inc.
Business Overview:
Software/B2B in IT Security Sector
Located in Austin, US Central
CEO is Mike Fleck
Pre-revenue
Offering Launched, < 10 Employees

OVERVIEW: CipherPoint provides a solution to transparently secure content in Enterprise Content Management Systems such as SharePoint. We serve organizations that use or want to use ECMs to store or manage sensitive or regulated information. CipherPoint’s solutions address a $930M need driven by data security and compliance requirements in the Enterprise Content Management market which is growing at 20% CAGR. Our initial target market is Microsoft SharePoint. CipherPoint is the first mover with solutions to address the threat of IT administrators viewing sensitive content. In addition, our solutions are centrally managed, transparent to end users, and include advanced key management capabilities. We have released a production product and started to build a sales pipeline including early stage sales opportunities in the SMB and enterprise markets. The founders have deep IT security industry experience with over 40 years in the space.

MOSORO
Business Overview:
Wireless/Mobile in Social Connectivity Sector
Located in Golden, CO, US West
CEO is Mike Stemple
Pre-revenue
Offering In Development, < 10 Employees

OVERVIEW: MOSORO allows a user to connect a Bluetooth/WiFi enabled inanimate object through a mobile phone to the MOSORO servers, creating a unique "social-enabled” sharable profile for that object online (i.e. toys). MOSORO’s technology platform spans numerous industries but a fun one to highlight is toys & skateboards. Retail sales of stuffed plush animals including teddy bears was $4.44B, & toy vehicles sales were $1.4B in 2009. MOSORO’s team has built successful companies in the Bluetooth/WiFi, mobile content, consumer electronic, personalization, & social media spaces and is using their depth of knowledge and industry connections to quickly evangelize the MOSORO platform In early 2011 MOSORO will release a API & mobile libraries allowing anyone to connect a physical object to the Internet through a mobile phone. Currently MOSORO is in talks with leading consumer brands to utilize the companies technology.

VisuTalk
Business Overview:
Wireless/Mobile in B2B/B2C Sector
Located in , US West
CEO is Matt Ryan
Unprofitable with < $100K in Revenues
Offering Launched, < 10 Employees

OVERVIEW: VisuTalk allows businesses to leverage new mobile video technologies from Apple (facetime) and Skype and significantly increase revenues and reduce costs through more accurate real-time communication with their customers. We make video calls useful. The market rapidly growing. Private researcher Market Murmurs expects the market to exceed 500M in 2011 and increase to 1.5B in 2012. In addition, the number of individuals with mobile devices capable of video calling increases to over 50M in 2012. VisuTalk’s layer of intelligence allows for search so experts can instantly be consulted. In addition, transactions are embedded within the call, so problems are quickly and easily solved. Clients save money and time. VisuTalk''s solutions are based upon our visual calling platform, but can be ‘glued” to any communication protocol as it opens APIs, adopts standards or open sources it product; Facetime & Skype are two examples moving in this direction.

 


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