InvestMidwest 2013 attracted 300 attendees, including over 70 venture capital professionals who heard presentations by 41 growth-oriented companies from 11 states with the potential to generate at least $20 million in annual revenue within the next five years. To date, companies that have presented at InvestMidwest have gone on to secure in excess of $1 billion in total investments.
“The InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum has helped generate over a billion dollars in equity investments for numerous entrepreneurial growth companies over the past 15 years,” noted Chris Walsh, executive director of
InvestMidwest. “Those investments come not only through the relationships sparked at each forum, but also through the experience presenting companies get, which helps them to better sell their opportunities long after the event.”
InvestMidwest is expected to once again unite some of the country’s leading venture capitalists, corporate investors and angel investors, who will gather for the presentations. The selection of presenting companies is based on a company’s value proposition, management team, products or services, marketing strategy, market opportunity and financial summary. Those firms selected will receive presentation guidelines and guidance to ensure the presenters meet the forum’s professional presentation standards.
“We encourage entrepreneurs to get their applications in by the early deadline of Nov. 15,” said Walsh. “This allows the selection committee time and flexibility to obtain any clarification from a company on its application, which can impact whether or not they are selected to present."
InvestMidwest’s mission is to provide access to equity capital for emerging, privately held companies seeking venture funds in excess of $1 million. The 15th Annual InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum is supported by a diverse group of public and corporate sponsors. The organizational sponsors include the St. Louis Regional Chamber, Missouri Venture Forum, The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and KCSourceLink .
For more information or to obtain an application, visitwww.investmidwestforum.com or call 314.444.1151.