The Long Island Angel Network

Long Island Angel Network

The Long Island Angel Network is the most well known forum of angel investors on Long Island. Members can evaluate andexchange information about investment opportunities, primarily in technology- and innovation-focused early-stage and emerging growth companies in the $500,000 – $2 million range.

LI Angel Network screeners endeavors to select companies for presentation that they judge likely to be of the greatest interest to members, but the Network does not make investment recommendations; investors’ decisions are made individually. 

If you are an entrepreneur interested in presenting to the LIAN you can submit your application (via gust.com)and if they feel you are a fit you will be selected to pitch at their frequent “pitch nights”. You can also just attend pitch nights so what they are all about and better understand the caliber of firms you are competing with for the angels attention.

 

Long Island Angel Network Presentation Night

Long Island Angel NetworkIf you’re looking at presenting your venture to the Long Island Angel Network don’t miss their Presentation Night this Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 

Attending this event will give you insight into the Long Island Angels without the pressure of presenting blind. ONLY PRESELECTED firms are presenting. Apply here to present at future events.

Pitchcrawl 3.0 in NYC This Week

PitchcrawlFounders and investors, come to one of the most relevant events to build relationships in the industry. What is the Pitchcrawl like? It’s like a speed dating cocktail party, but more interesting.

Everyone pitches. Investors and Founders both get 30 seconds to say who they are and what they do to the group. Investors and Founders break up into one on one sessions. Food is served in-between.

Tickets online are reserved for Startup Founders only. Please do not register if you do not have a startup and are looking for funding, you will be denied entry. If you are a service provider and are interested in attending the event, please e-mail us at the following address to discuss sponsorship opportunities. Investors and media, please contact greg@dishcrawl.com. The event is free for investors and press to attend; investors do not need to buy tickets.

Please note – ticket prices will increase as we get closer to the event.

Confirmed Investors to date Include –

  1. ERA Accelerator
  2. Gen Y Capital Partners
  3. Solomon Wilson
  4. Hafooch Investments
  5. High Line Venture Partners
  6. DreamIt Ventures
  7. BOLDstart Ventures
  8. Metamorphic Ventures
  9. Rosemont Seneca
  10. First Mark Capital
  11. K2 Media Labs
  12. Genacast Ventures
  13. Star Angel Network
  14. New York Angels
  15. CanRock Ventures
  16. 37 Angels
  17. Founder Collective
  18. Arc Angel Fund
  19. RTP Ventures
  20. Golden Seeds
  21. BHV
  22. DFJ Gotham
  23. +Several independent angel investors

A few event logistics:

  • Do not bring Powerpoint files or presentations. Everyone will be pitching verbally only, this is an elevator pitch!
  • After the startups have pitched, the investors will give an overview of what they are looking to invest in. They will then announce which startups that they want to meet with. After those meetings other startups not called are free to approach the investors to discuss their business plans.
  • We will be sending an e-mail two days before the event with location details. The event is being held at a space in Midtown. 
  • When submitting your company description on the ticket page, please note that this description will be provided to the investors.

Also a special thanks to our sponsors!!!

Goodwin Procter LLP is a national law firm with a growing international presence. With offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. At Goodwin Procter, there is a collective determination and an entrepreneurial spirit. As one of the nation’s leading law firms, Goodwin Procter handles some of the largest cases on record and also works with individuals and investors leading the way in new technologies and markets. Goodwin Procter’s award winning website, www.goodwinfoundersworkbench.com, is a great resource that provides free access to critical start-up forms, memorandum, best practices and other resources to form, operate and protect your start-up.

Trinet. TriNet is a trusted partner to small businesses, providing critical HR-related services on an outsourced basis. TriNet’s solutions help contain costs, minimize employer-related risks and relieve administrative burden to keep an entrepreneur’s focus on core business functions. From employee benefits service and payroll processing to high-level human capital consulting, TriNet’s expertise is integrated with every facet of a client’s business. TriNet specializes in serving fast-moving companies in fields such as technology and financial services, who recognize that top-quality employees are the most critical competitive asset. For more information, please visit http://www.trinet.com

Also, thanks to MatchPuppy for their help with organizing the event. MatchPuppy is the OkCupid for dog playdates, a new way for dog owners and their dogs to meet new friends locally. http://www.matchpuppy.com/

College StartUp x LaunchPad LI: March 9, 2013

College Startup Launch Pad LogosCollege StartUp x Launchpad LI is a one-day college startup competition to create and pitch an idea for the chance to win $1,000 sponsored by DormFunding.com  

Undergraduates, Grad students, and recent graduates from all over are invited to share their talents to create an idea from scratch, form teams of 3-7 people, and present a pitch deck in front of an expert panel of experienced professionals. Passionate mentors will be available to the students throughout the event.  Learn more and sign up.

About College Startup

CollegeStartUp strives to connect students with educational experiences where they can grow into entrepreneurs.

LICA Healthcare Capital Forum Applications Open

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Applications are being accepted for presenting companies for Healthcare Capital Forum to be held March 8, 2013 in Melville, New York presented by the Long Island Capital Alliance.

Applicants should be:

  • Involved in the healthcare services, technology or devices
  • Seeking growth or expansion capital or a private equity investment

If selected, you will have an opportunity to make an 8-minute presentation to a group of investors, venture capitalists, private equity firms, investment bankers, lenders, and others.

Application Deadline is January 28, 2013

To apply, please  submit your executive summary via the Long Island Capital Alliance presenting company application.

Presenters Selected for Cyber Security Capital Forum

Asking for MoneyWe just got word on the presenters for the upcoming Cyber Security Capital Forum on Friday, September 14th, 8am – 10:30am. The event is co-hosted by LICA, LIFT and LISTnet. 

The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for cyber security businesses. Learn more about this event.

Presentors

IP Video Corporation

Its C3Fusion product allows users to securely integrate multi-platform video and audio inputs and prioritize threats from static and mobile locations.

Mobile Data Systems

Mobile Data Systems’ patent-pending FadeMark anti-counterfeit technology solution provides a secure interoperable wireless scanning system to identify and eliminate counterfeiting, theft and fraud.

Secure Decisions

Secure Decisions provides visual analytic tools to help identify risks posed by mobile computing devices. Wireless data and geographic information system are integrated to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, their vulnerabilities, and threats.

Strategic Security Resources

Strategic Security Resources provides risk assessment and resource allocation strategies to identify and prioritize risk, and to develop high-risk reduction solutions.

Wiznucleus

Wiznucleus has proprietary software that protects nuclear power plants and other critical facilities from cyber hackers.

Industry Investor Panelists

Russell M. Artzt

Co-founder and former Chairman of CA Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) (formerly, Computer Associates International Inc.) Mr. Artzt led CA’s eTrust security brand, and was responsible for all aspects of CA’s award-winning eTrust security product line. With more than 30 years experience in the IT industry as atechnology leader, consultant and executive, in March 2008 he was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame.

Robert Brill

Founding Managing Partner of Newlight Management and was previously a General Partner of PolyVentures, venture capital funds whose principal investment focus was on early stage investments in technology companies. Before joining PolyVentures, Mr. Brill was a successful “turn around” CEO at two technology companies.

James McIlree

Equity research analyst at New York-based investment bank Dominick & Dominick. Mr. McLlree has close to 25 years experience in the investment business, as a sell-side research analyst and buy-side analyst and portfolio manager, primarily focusing on emerging growth companies in the defense electronics markets.

William Reinisch

 Mr. Reinisch is a Partner of Palladin Capital Group, a private equity firm with a proven track record of financial expertise, national security experience and specialized technical competence.

 

Technology Transfer Capital Forum on June 8, 2012

Melville, NY – May 17, 2012 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), the leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization serving regional companies, today announced the presenting companies and panelists for its Technology Transfer Capital Forum to be held on June 8, 2012.  The event is being conducted in furtherance of an alliance between LICA and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a world-leading research institution.  The Technology Transfer Capital Forum is being held in an effort to facilitate the formation and acceleration of high-growth businesses on Long Island, based on technologies developed at BNL.

LICA and BNL are hosting the Technology Transfer Capital Forum on June 8, 2012, at 8 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY.  The technology companies and the exciting technologies being presented at the forum have been developed through BNL research.  Three presenting companies seek capital investments for furtherance of their business plans, while two of the technologies being highlighted are immediately available for the creation of new businesses or to enhance the development of existing companies.

For more information or to attend the event, please contact LICA today or register online

Panel of Industry Experts

David L. Calone: CEO of Jove Equity Partners LLC, a venture capital firm which invests in the internet, software, digital media, energy, real estate, and health care industries.

William J. Catacosinos: Managing Partner of Laurel Hill Capital Partners LLC, an investment management company organized to acquire, develop, and manage investment opportunities. Former Chairman and CEO of Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO). 

John Maroney: Vice President, Office of Technology Transfer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which has executed a highly successful technology transfer program.

Steve Winick: Principal of Topspin Partners, LP, one of Long Island’s leading venture capital funds, which began investing in 1995. The firm is an affiliate of Renaissance Technologies, a well-known hedge fund.

Presenting Companies and Technologies

Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc.: Hybridyne solves the problem of reliably detecting small-scale, early stage prostate cancer by using a new compact digital gamma camera combined with commercially available radiopharmaceuticals for high-resolution localization and imaging of malignant prostate tumors without the need for multiple, potentially harmful invasive biopsies. Wow Factor: With a widespread need to detect early-stage cancer through high-resolution, targeted nuclear imagery, their compact gamma camera technology is providing a breakthrough capability that is bringing early stage cancer diagnosis to an unprecedented level of sophistication.

NextRay, Inc.: Bringing breakthrough high-resolution, low-dose medical imaging technique from the synchrotron to the doctor’s office. Wow Factor: Produces more detailed images with less than one percent of the radiation used in current X-ray imaging systems. 

New Technology for Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes: This technology will create more powerful lithium ion batteries, which are key components of portable consumer electronic devices, electric vehicles, and grid-scale energy storage systems.  Wow Factor: Batteries with this technology have been show to have more energy efficiency and longer lifetime than current lithium ion batteries.

High Performance Room-Temperature Radiation Detector: These compact cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors can identify elemental isotopes and perform high-spatial-resolution digital imaging. The ability to operate at room temperature makes these high-performance CZT detectors more practical in many applications and cost-effective compared to existing detectors that require an expensive cooling apparatus for handling liquid nitrogen. Increased charge collection efficiency and higher energy resolution offered by the unique BNL CZT detector design enables the use of commercially available imperfect CZT crystals, supporting fabrication of a robust, low-cost detector system. Wow Factor:  The characteristics of these high performance CZT detectors make them ideal for deployment in spaces too small for conventional cryogenically-cooled detectors, impacting several medical, environmental, and national-security markets. Their characteristics also support fabrication of large-area detecting planes composed on individual tiles that can substitute for advanced, but more-expensive, monolithic 3D detectors.

SMES/Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage Technology: This superconductor-based energy storage technology uses powerful magnetic fields to store huge amounts of energy and connects these energy storage devices to the electric power grid. Wow Factor:  Uses superconducting cables that virtually eliminate power losses, which can revolutionize energy storage and transmission worldwide.

SynchroPET: Commercializing new positron emission tomography (PET) technology out of Brookhaven National Laboratory.  The company is currently working on four prototypes, two for pre-clinical research and drug development, and two for human diagnostics. All four devices can be considered disruptive technologies in their respective fields. Wow Factor: Impact creates detailed images and quantitative analysis for actionable knowledge in medical research and diagnostics through innovative scalable solutions.