Who’s pitching? 10 South Florida startups to present at Florida Venture Capital Conference

By Nancy Dahlberg

Ten South Florida companies have been selected to present at The Florida Venture Forum’s 2021 Florida Venture Capital Conference, which will be virtual this year and is March 3-4.

The selected group of 36 presenters and exhibitors includes companies from throughout state and beyond, even one from Sevilla, Spain. The companies, selected by a committee of venture capital investors, represent multiple industries and technologies.

“The diverse group of presenting and exhibiting companies chosen by the selection committee, coupled with an impressive lineup of speakers and engaging programming, will provide something of interest to all attendees.” said Jennifer Dunham, general partner at Arsenal, chair of the conference selection committee and a member of the Florida Venture Forum’s executive committee.

Registration is open and attendees can log in to attend and hear pre-recorded pitches and live Q & A sessions between investors and selected presenting companies, as well as other live and recorded programming. South Florida is well-represented on the speakers list too. Featured speakers include Rony Abovitz, Alexis Ohanian, Andrew Parker, Felecia Hatcher and Eric Silagy.

Here are the presenting companies from South Florida (descriptions provided by Florida Venture Forum):

Bambino Technologies, Fort Lauderdale: The company is a private social network and marketplace designed to connect parents with sitters that their friends and neighbors recommend. Families can find, book, and pay for vetted babysitters right through their app.

BDEX, Coral Springs: BIDEX is the first ever Data Exchange Platform (DXP). Combining hundreds of data sources in real-time into one unique data infrastructure, BDEX offers the most powerful, most accurate identity graph available in the U.S. market. BDEX empowers B2C companies to use the power of data to understand consumer behaviors and intents, helping them reach the right people at the right time.

CIELO, Miami: An enterprise software company that makes delivering content for businesses in the real world as efficient as it is in the digital online world. Utilizing the latest in IoT, cellular, and QR technology, CIELO’s cloud-based content distribution software provides businesses a centralized platform to turn their TVs and their customer’s smartphones into their best sales and marketing tools.

Intercept TeleMed, Weston: The company is a Tele-ICU platform and critical care services that revolutionizes critical care in hospital ICUs. Using tele-medicine, smart technology, predictive analytics and fixed and portable devices, from iPhones to portable carts to fixed audio and visual, to provide care-as-a-service to hospital ICUs. Improves critical care, saves patient lives and improves the lifestyles of bedside providers.

Mela Artisans, Boca Raton: An affordable luxury home decor and furnila Artishing brand. It is based on designing and sourcing ethically sourced, handcrafted products from India that have a meaningful impact on the lives of artisans and preserve heritage crafts. Mela now sells to many of the major retailers in the US such as HomeGoods, TJX, Bealls, Ross, Burlington and Tuesday Morning.

Play2Pay, Miami: The platform enables mobile phone users around the world to pay their service provider bills by playing games, watching videos and completing special offers on their devices. Consumers have fun discovering new apps and brands while app developers and brands acquire new customers.

Premier Virtual, Boynton Beach: A veteran-owned business that has developed a proprietary virtual recruiting event software that bridges the gap between technology and human interaction.

Simplenight, Miami: The company is a B2B platform providing infrastructure for the connected future in areas including cars, homes, cities and more. Simplenight connects vendors with over 500 million people and over 100 million cars and homes globally to easily book their products or services.

Vijilan, Aventura: A Cyber Security company that protects Small to Medium size companies primarily in finance, healthcare, and manufacturing through continuous monitoring 24/7 out of its own dedicated Security Operations Center. Vijilan provides its services through the Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in the US. Vijilan is leveraging its own property application to ingest data and has developed all the applications that MSPs use to interact with its services.

Xennial Digital, Weston: The company is focused on the development of educational and training simulators using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Their solutions are designed to create hands-on, virtual environments which academic and enterprise organizations can utilize to educate, train and develop skills for their students and workforces. Their core focus is on the development of training products for the Health market.

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