VCIR presenting companies announced

The presenting companies at next months Venture Capital in the Rockies were announced publicly today for the first time. They are:

Albeo Technologies, Inc.

Albeo Technologies develops and sells patented solid-state lighting (SSL) systems for industrial and commercial businesses. The products improve profits for customers by reducing energy, maintenance, materials, recycling, and cooling costs. Albeo products are designed to replace the billions of lighting systems found in buildings in every city around the world.

Altela, Inc.

Altela serves customers in need of creating clean, pure water from highly salinated and contaminated water sources. Altela’s products desalinate and decontaminate highly challenged water sources without the energy intensive equipment, high temperatures, and high pressures of other water desalination technologies such as reverse osmosis.

AVA Solar, Inc.

AVA Solar has commercialized an advanced process for manufacturing cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic modules. AVA Solar has perfected a robust, industrial-scale, continuous process for producing solar PV modules at an industry-leading cost per watt.


Control4 is the platform for the “Digital Home’. Control4’s hardware and software allow all the systems of the home to work together to create a truly “smart” home while leveraging the products consumers already own. Control4 home automation software allows almost any home appliance from a Surround Sound Receiver, to a refrigerator, to a TV to become the “heartbeat” for the home. Control4 hardware fills in the gaps to make automation possible for every consumer today.

DAZ Productions, Inc.

DAZ strives to bring 3D art directly to the masses by delivering the highest quality digital 3D content and software at the most affordance prices. With a continuing effort at creating realism and diversity in every figure DAZ makes, and a commitment to providing excellent service and support, DAZ works to inspire 3D fans to “Unleash the Artist Within”. DAZ also offers premier 3D software programs such as Bryce 5 (a 3D environment package), Mimi Pro (a 3D lip-sync program), and DAZ Studio (a 3D proposing application) all at rock-bottom prices. uses technology to connect families to their history and to each other. The goal is to become the leading genealogy company in the world, and to build the largest social network for families.


FiltrBox is focused on distilling the chaos of online content into relevant, actionable intelligence for knowledge workers. The innovative content monitoring service allows users to define and customize “topic filtrs” that find new articles from both mainstream and blog sources that are directly relevant to the users’ business world or personal interests.


Format Dynamics makes print advertising work for the online world, delivering media solutions that advertisers want and web publishers need. The company creates new ad inventory by optimizing how web pages print and extending onscreen advertisements into print, enabling new revenue opportunities.

Go Fast Sports & Beverage Company

Go Fast created a leading premium energy drink and well recognized lifestyle brand.. Go Fast Energy drink contains a balance of high quality, energy-enhancing ingredients, and provides consumers with a longer, smoother, more sustained energy boost, without the “jittery crash,” of many other energy drinks.

ISONAS Security Systems, Inc.

ISONAS designs, builds and distributes the first control panel-free, computer network-based security Access Control system. ISONAS Security Systems’ hardware and software Access Control products provide the most advanced physical access security for buildings and workplaces across a wide range of industrial applications. ISONAS’ products connect directly to the building’s TCP/IP network, eliminating dependence on old fashioned, hard wired panel-based systems.


Newmerix provides a comprehensive software suite designed to manage strategic, lifecycle change across enterprise applications. The Newmerix Automate! Suite gives senior management of enterprise IT organizations control and visibility at every stage of the application lifecycle. Newmerix delivers Configuration Management, Change Management and Release Management which streamline IT processes and ensuring business success.

Socialthing, Inc.

Socialthing! consolidates popular social websites into one interface. Socialthing! is a digital life manager that puts what you do online into one place. It allows users to see everything that’s going on with your friends in all the sites they use and to post stuff to multiple places at once.

Tendril Networks

Tendril builds an Energy Management System (EMS) that facilitates a dialogue between Utilities and their consumers on how best to manage energy consumption. Tendril’s EMS is an open standards based platform comprising Utility load management software, in home devices such as thermostats and smart outlets and a web-based consumer energy portal.

WBS Connect

WBS Connect is a leading international provider of high bandwidth Internet Protocal (IP)-based telecommunications services to the rapidly growing IP network services market. The Company has created a very cost efficient, private broadband network and a sales distribution structure that allows it to provide a comprehensive suite of products and services in North America and Europe.


Yieldex is providing unique technology for in-depth, accurate, and fast analysis of online ad inventory and availability, providing ad sales and operations personnel with the visibility needed to identify, quantify, and recover the lost revenues that result from inefficient use of available inventory.

Zayo Group

Zayo acquires and operates fiber optic based telecommunication carriers. Zayo has gained new and broader sets of service offerings that appeal to different customer verticals each with diverse telecom needs.


Zonder provides a highly-scalable on line inventory management and distribution platform that enables consumers to instantly find and book vacation homes, cabins, condos and villas across the Caribbean, Central and North America, through a variety of channels. Zonder consolidates inventory from thousands of professional property management companies into a searchable database with real-time availability.

VCIR is open to the public (registration fee required) and is February 26 – 28, 2008.

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