The Southeast Venture Conference today announces the second round of companies selected to present at the upcoming conference scheduled for March 11-12th, 2009 at the Intercontinental Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 40 showcase companies from the southeast and mid-atlantic regions will be presenting to an audience representing over $60 billion in private equity capital.
The 40 presenting companies range from late stage pre-IPO firms to earlier stage high growth firms from a variety of technology industries. These showcase companies represent the drivers of the region’s technology economy and have collectively raised over half a billion in venture capital to date.
The second round of SEVC presenting companies include:
Presenting companies from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington DC are all represented at SEVC 2009.
Showcase companies will present to a national audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers and senior technology executives. Currently, there is over $60 billion in investment capital represented by attending investors.
The first round of previously announced presenting companies included:
In addition to showcasing some of the most promising emerging technology firms in the southeast and mid-atlantic regions, the SEVC will feature dozens of prominent speakers such as venture capitalist heavyweight Tim Draper, founder and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes Magazine; Chip Perry, president and CEO of AutoTrader.com; Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr. of Maryland and Robin Weiss, SVP of NYSE Euronext to name a few.
The SEVC is the premier event for entrepreneurs to connect with investment capital in the southeast, which boasts the highest venture capital backed return of any region in the US.