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The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and KPMG LLP today announced the presenting early stage and growth companies for the 29th annual Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter conference (VCIR Winter 2012). This year’s conference features 24 promising companies based in the Rocky Mountain region that will present in two tracks – one for information technology and consumer Internet companies and the other for clean technology companies.

The VCIR Winter 2012 conference will be held at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Colorado, February 28-March 1. The selected companies come from the clean technology, consumer technology, data/storage, financial, telecommunications, and information technology industries, among others.

“As the longest running capital conference in the Rocky Mountain region, the VCIR Winter conference serves as a testament that this region is a great place to start and run companies,” said David Eberly, partner, KPMG LLP and conference co-chairman.

Jeff Evans, founder of MountainVision, a company that provides motivational speaking events as well as international trekking adventures, will give this year’s opening keynote.

“The VCIR 2012 Winter conference is a premier event for both promising companies and attendees,” said Brian Wallace, conference co-chairman and managing partner of Access Venture Partners, a Denver-based venture capital firm. “This year’s presenting companies are both diverse in their stages of funding and the industries they represent. They demonstrate the entrepreneurial talent and depth found in the region.”

Information Technology and Consumer Internet Track

  • CMDirect provides a patent-pending, electronic trading platform for international physical commodities. With a focus on agricultural markets, it has discretionary pricing mechanisms, counterpart risk-management tools and liquidity building features that have already won the approval of some of the world's largest trading entities.
  • Codigital enables organizations to engage large numbers of employees, customers or members in a powerful, dynamic, collaboration process. The tool enables the entire group’s creative ideas to emerge, and its preferences to be revealed, rapidly and efficiently.
  • COGO Optronics enables Internet growth by providing critical optoelectronics components that solve current and future Internet overcapacity problems. They offer advanced ultrafast optoelectronics component solutions for the rapidly emerging 40G/100G market.
  • Datavail provides industry-leading remote database administration services and specializes in database support and professional services for Oracle, Oracle E-Business, SQL Server, and MySQL.
  • Dizzion [dish-uh n] is bringing the power of cloud computing to the desktop by enabling employees to securely access their applications and data from any device, anytime, anywhere while enjoying the same access, security and productivity as they do in their office environment. Its proprietary managed desktop service is built on enterprise technology that includes infrastructure, software licensing, management, support and security for a monthly fee.
  • Envysion is the leader in an emerging SaaS category, managed video as a service (MVaaS). Envysion’s next generation MVaaS solution ties video to critical company data, providing operators with instant and actionable insight and enabling them to increase profitability 10-15% through broad utilization of powerful video-driven business intelligence.
  • FlixMaster offers a SaaS-model video technology that makes it incredibly easy for content creators to build next-generation HTML5 interactive videos that drive deep engagement and increased viewing time. They are fundamentally changing how video is structured and how people interact with it.
  • LineRate Systems’ software-defined networking services are transforming the way cloud and web services providers scale their network services to support growing web traffic by eliminating the need for expensive proprietary hardware. The agility of pure software and usage-based licensing makes it possible for providers to easily scale their networks on demand and slash datacenter costs.
  • Mocavo is an online genealogy service that seeks to make searchable all of the world's free genealogy information and to help genealogists tell their stories.
  • NextGreatPlace is changing the way families and friends orchestrate vacations. The company operates a private, members-only club of like-minded travelers along with an exclusive, expert-certified network of vacation villas and experiences in the world’s greatest places.
  • pureSilicon is redefining storage by designing and developing proprietary, leading-edge solid-state drives that meet the demands of the most discriminating cloud computing and virtualized environments. Their product line offers a new class of storage technology that offers unprecedented performance, storage density, scalability, and efficiency to data centers and server manufacturers around the globe.
  • Rebit is a software company committed to delivering automatic and complete backup for Windows, removing the burden of managing backup from users. Their software delivers fully automatic and continuous backup and recovery protection that makes recovering lost files or folders as easy as dragging and dropping them back where they belong.
  • Recondo software services connect patients, payers, and providers, bringing efficiencies and cost savings to the US healthcare revenue cycle. Recondo helps hospitals move revenue cycle operations from the back office up front to scheduling and registration, increasing POS collections, preventing insurance denials, assisting with revenue recovery from payers, and managing the status of every claim for every patient, every time.
  • Sestus provides the next generation in online security with Virtual Token™ multi-factor authentication. Virtual Token™ MFA replaces expensive hardware tokens and unsupportable software tokens with a user-friendly, cost-effective solution.
  • Tagwhat is the mobile encyclopedia of where you are. It's the easy, beautiful way to learn all about the world around you through interactive stories, videos, and photos.

Clean Technology Track

  • Ampulse is developing a crystalline-silicon thin-film solar photovoltaic technology that combines the high efficiencies of crystalline silicon solar with the ease-of-installation and total system cost advantages of flexible thin-film technologies.
  • Clean Engines designs, commercializes and sells affordable retrofit kits that make dirty engines clean. Their primary customers are commercial transportation services in urban Asia.
  • Enerlyte helps engage and educate customers about energy efficiency. Using its proprietary analytic process, the company transforms energy use data into meaningful and actionable information for customers.
  • Lightning Hybrids is an automotive research and manufacturing company that focuses on providing fuel-efficient hydraulic hybrid systems and lightweight composite high pressure accumulators for vehicles.
  • Simple Energy is changing how millions of people save energy by changing how utilities engage their customers. They combine customized energy insights with social game mechanics to engage customers and get utilities the energy efficiency and peak-time reduction results regulators demand.
  • Snugg Home provides software tools and resources to residential contractors that allow them to simply and effectively sell energy efficiency and renewables to their existing customers. We connect their customers with municipal or utility programs, energy auditors, financing, and quality assurance inspectors. With logins and dashboards for each of these groups, Snugg Home ties it all together in one convenient place.
  • Sunsonix is a company who has developed proprietary Green chemistries that remove contamination from industrial and high-tech processes for optimizing efficiencies and performance.
  • TerraLux designs and manufactures industry leading, easy-to-integrate LED modules for light manufacturers, retailers, designers and specifiers.
  • ZeaChem is a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals. The company has begun core facility operations at its integrated demonstration biorefinery in Oregon and is now actively developing commercial-scale biorefineries for the production of advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals.

About VCIR

Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) is the region’s oldest and best attended venture capital conference and will hold its 29th annual VCIR Winter edition in Beaver Creek, Colorado in 2012. Along with the annual VCIR Fall conference, the two VCIR conferences encompass the premier venture investing conferences in the Rocky Mountain region and among the most respected venture conferences in the country. Creating a dynamic marketplace for ideas and investment, each year both editions of VCIR invite 35 to 40 companies seeking investment to present to panels of venture investors, as well as an audience of other entrepreneurs, CEOs and professionals servicing the venture community. More information can be found at or

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