SIIA Calls for Companies to Present at the Strategic and Financial Investment Conference

SIIA is now seeking applications for Strategic and Financial Investment Conference, being held June 18 at New York City’s Princeton Club. Companies in the Education Technology, Media and Digital Content, Information Services and Software Services industries are invited to apply.

Presenting companies can be public or private and present in one of three tracks:

  • Early-Stage companies with under $10M in revenue
  • Growth companies between $10-25M in revenue
  • Established companies over $25M and up to $100M in revenue.

This invitation-only event provides companies with an opportunity to pitch for 25 minutes and take questions from qualified strategic and financial investment professionals.

Attendees have commented on what a great success this conference has been in the past and look forward to it each year.

 

 

Executives interested in this year’s Strategic and Financial Investment Conference can use the following links to find out more information.


Iyana Moore is the Marketing and Membership Content Intern at SIIA. She is a recent graduate of Stevenson University, where she studied Business Communication.

SIIA Lights Up Time Square to Promote Early Stage East

Kathy Greenler Sexton, VP and General Manager of SIIA’s Content Division, and Ethan Eisner, Board Chair Content Division, were SIIA ambassadors at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange on June 25th to promote the Early Stage East Conference, one of the largest geographic venture conferences for promising young companies, that will take place on September, 26th in Philadelphia. This opportunity came as a result of the announcement of Innovation Ventures, LP and SIIA’s partnership on the upcoming Early Stage East conference.

Kathy Greenler Sexton, VP and General Manager, Content Division, and Ethan Eisner, Board Chair, Content Division, were SIIA ambassadors at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Early Stage East declared SIIA member ReportLinker the winner of a venture competition held at the SIIA’s Strategic & Financial Investment Conference in New York City.  ReportLinker, will also present at Early Stage East’s Club Pitch Commerce Venture Conference in Philadelphia on September, 26th.

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Reportlinker Wins Prestigious Early Stage East Competition

Early Stage East works to give growing business access to investors, and in turn, to create mutually beneficial relationships that create large revenue gains. In hosting conferences around the country year-round, Early Stage East provides a network of capital investors for businesses looking to grow.Continuing its mission to recognize small companies that demonstrate excellence and large growth potential, Early Stage East declared ReportLinker the winner of a venture competition held at the SIIA’s Strategic & Financial Investment Conference in New York City. Early Stage East evaluated presenting companies on a number of different functions, including the attractiveness of capital investment, the scalability of the business, and the clarity of presentation.ReportLinker will soon make a subsequent presentation at Early Stage East’s Club Pitch Commerce Venture Conference in Philadelphia on September, 26th

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Benjamin Carpano, CEO, ReportLinker accepting the award to present at Early Stage East.

ReportLinker is a search engine that gives users access to more than 1 million reports from credible sources. It prides itself as the only search engine to provide statistics from both public and private sources, and has a growing network of information providers that solidifies its increasingly impressive reputation. Based in Lyon, France, the company is growing and expanding into new markets. It hopes to leverage its more recent recognition later this year at Early Stage East’s most important conference.

 

 

 

 

 

SIIA Announces First Round of Presenting Companies Annual Strategic & Financial Investment Conference

SIIA today announced the initial group of companies slated to present at its 2013 Strategic & Financial Investment Conference, held June 13 at New York City’s Princeton Club.

The Strategic & Financial Investment Conference is an invitation-only conference for qualified strategic and financial investment professionals. These individuals represent the corporate finance and corporate development groups of public and private corporations, venture capital and private equity firms, banks and others seeking strategic and financial investments, and acquisition and partnership opportunities.   The conference provides presenting companies a unique opportunity to tell their story and to network with key industry players.

The initial slate of presenting companies includes:

For additional conference details and to apply to present, visit http://www.siia.net/investment/2013/presenting.asp

WHO: Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
WHAT:
Strategic & Financial Investment Conference
WHEN:
13 June 2013
WHERE:
The Princeton Club (15 W. 43rd St., New York, NY)


Kathy Greenler Sexton is Vice President and General Manager for the SIIA Content Division.

SIIA Invites Digital Content, Media & Software Companies to Present at 2nd Annual Strategic & Financial Investment Conference

SIIA is now accepting applications for its Strategic & Financial Investment Conference, held June 13 at New York City’s Princeton Club. Invited to apply are private and public companies with revenues from $5M to $100M and which operate in the Education Technology, Media and Digital Content, Information Services and Software Services industries.

The Strategic & Financial Investment Conference is an invitation-only conference for qualified strategic and financial investment professionals. These individuals represent the corporate finance and corporate development groups of public and private corporations, venture capital and private equity firms, banks and others seeking strategic and financial investments, and acquisition and partnership opportunities.   The conference provides presenting companies a unique opportunity to tell their story and network.

The goal of this unique event is to expose the great work being done by leading media, publishing and technology companies and to connect them with investors who can help take their innovations to the next level.

Executives interested in presenting at the conference may apply online at http://siia.net/investment/2013/apply/.

Presenting companies can be public or private, and will present in one of three tracks:

  • Early-stage companies with under $10M in revenue
  • Growth companies between $10-25M in revenue
  • Established companies over $25M and up to $100M in revenue

Kathy Greenler Sexton is Vice President and General Manager of the SIIA Content Division. Contact Kathy at kgsexton@siia.net.

Interview with New SIIA Member, PaySimple

SIIA recently welcomed PaySimple to the SIIA community. After presenting at the SIIA Strategic & Financial Investment conference last month, I had a chance to chat with their CEO, Eric Remer. Read my full interview below.

Rhianna: Welcome to SIIA! Tell me a little about PaySimple and what makes you unique.

Eric: PaySimple simplifies the way small businesses bill and collect payments and empowers them with technology to make their business more efficient. Our cloud-based accounts receivable automation solution includes support for multiple payment types, across multiple payment channels (mobile, web, recurring, and invoice) all integrated with customer management. This solution uniquely meets the needs of small businesses in the services sector. With PaySimple, 85% of customers save time and 55% get paid faster. PaySimple also offers custom-branded programs for large enterprises looking to provide value-added solutions to their small business members. Partners in market today include American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Western Union, Vantiv, Jack Henry and ADP.

Rhianna: Your sweet spot is small businesses. As those businesses scale, can PaySimple scale along with them? Are their specific requirements for retaining those customers?

Eric: We are fortunate in that many of our customers have grown significantly since they began using PaySimple. While our solution is easily approachable for the business just making the switch to automated billing, it also has a robust feature set to support the evolving needs of growing businesses. Some examples include multiple users and roles, sophisticated reporting and proven scalability.
We’ve found that once a small business uses the system, they are likely to remain a customer for life. PaySimple places a strong emphasis on helping customers get started including uploading their customers and processing their first transaction. Most of our customers will achieve an ROI in their first month of usage. In our experience, the vital keys to retaining small business customers include a product that is easy to use, that provides ongoing tangible value all backed by amazing customer support.

Rhianna: As our lives become more and more mobile, how important is mobile to your business strategy?

Eric: Mobile is a key component of our business strategy. It is vital for small business owners to be able to conduct business and access information anytime from anywhere. PaySimple launched iPhone and Android apps last year and have continued to enhance and expand these apps in 2012.
We’ve found that small business owners not only want to use mobile devices to collect payments, but that they also find the ability to manage their business from anywhere very valuable. Some of the most common actions taken with our apps beyond payment processing include checking the receivables overview dashboard and interacting with customers such as pulling up a map, or placing a phone call.

Rhianna: You have received a couple of awards recently, JMP Securities Hot 100 Companies and Red Herring Americas Top 100 Private Companies. What does that recognition mean for PaySimple?

Eric: The recent recognition and awards we’ve received have been a great honor. We view these awards as another market indicator that the receivables automation movement is going mainstream to help small businesses improve their cash flow and manage their business more efficiently. We are excited to be recognized by these organizations for our innovative approach to helping small businesses and the enterprises that serve them.
 


Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA software division on Twitter @SIIASoftware

SIIA Announces Presenting Companies for Strategic & Financial Investment Conference 2012

SIIA today announced the slate of presenting companies for its 2012 Strategic & Financial Investment Conference to be held next week, June 21, at New York City’s Princeton Club.

The SIIA Strategic & Financial Investment Conference features 22 presenting companies from across the media, digital content, information services, software, and education technology industries. While companies vary in size and lifecycle stage, they are all seeking a ‘next stage’ opportunity, which could include an add-on acquisition, a strategic partnership, a round of investment, or an exit. Attendance is by invitation-only and is filled to capacity with a distinguished group of 250 corporate strategic executives and financial sponsors.

“SIIA is excited to host this annual conference that brings together a unique mix of presenting companies with the key players needed to stimulate financing, strategic partnerships, acquisitions and other successful exit opportunities,” notes Kathy Greenler Sexton, VP & General Manager of the SIIA Content Division. “On behalf of everyone at the SIIA, congratulations to all of the companies that are presenting on Thursday.”

The slate of presenting companies includes:
• Chaikin Stock Research
• ComiXology
• Connotate
• Corent Technology
• Cortera
• Drive Factor
• Engage 121
• Footsteps2Brilliance
• iNET Interactive
• Magnify Networks
• MAM Software Group
• NewsLook
• Nexonia
• PaySimple
• Perfect Market
• Pontiflex
• reInvention LLC
• Send Word Now
• Strata Decision Technology
• The Receivables Exchange
• TMP Worldwide
• Zadspace

Learn more about presenting companies.


Kathy Greenler Sexton is Vice President and General Manager of the SIIA Content Division. Contact Kathy at kgsexton@siia.net.