Full House for Pitch Day

ProEditors presents at Telluride Angels Pitch Day

Telluride Angels members filled the house for the first Pitch Day of 2016.  Four exciting companies gave their 15 minute pitch to an engaged audience.  The companies were:

ProEditors: Over 1.5 billion people worldwide are recording video on portable devices. But editing that footage is time consuming or requires learning a new software. ProEditors is the only platform that combines crowd sourcing of human editors with automating parts of the video editing process to make video editing fast, easy and affordable. http://www.proeditors.com

Exovita Biosciences: Exovita Biosciences, Inc., is a New Mexico-based biotech startup company that is developing potentially transformative, exosome-based cancer therapeutics that harness the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. http://www.exovitabiotech.com

Felt: The Felt app lets you send authentic, handwritten cards in the mail. The real mail. For only $3. We want to help everyone be able to be the heartfelt, thoughtful person they really are. Our first target markets, Brides and Professionals spend more then 500MM (combined) to send cards, each year in the U.S. alone.  Our investment round is led by Foundry Group. You can download it from the Apple App Store for free and send a handwritten card today. http://www.feltapp.com

Voltaire:  Voltaire is an intelligence service that helps lawyers make winning decisions. The company's first product, Voltaire Voir Dire, helps lawyers pick better juries by automating tedious research and providing deep analytical predictives into the biases of the jurors in their jury pool so lawyers can pick better juries and be more compelling in front of the ones that are empaneled. Voltaire is raising a seed round to scale its sales & support capability to capitalize on their first-to-market advantage.  http://voltaireapp.com

The next pitch day is scheduled for June 1, 2016 and applications for companies to present are due by May 9, 2016.


Pitch Day Dates Set for 2016

Telluride Angels has set Pitch Day schedules for the remainder of 2016.  If you are an investor interested in attending one or more of these pitch days or a company interested in presenting to our group, be sure to complete the investor form or company form so that you will get future communications and invites for our scheduled meetings.  The 2016 schedule is:

Pitch Day: Tue May 31, 2016, Deadline to apply for this pitch is May, 9, 2016

Pitch Day: Fri, July 22, 2016, Deadline to apply for this pitch is June 10, 2016

Pitch Day: Wed, September 7, 2016, Deadline to apply for this pitch August 10, 2016

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