Melville, NY – July 17, 2014 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), the leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization serving regional companies, today announced the presenting companies and panelists for its Consumer Products Capital Forum to be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The capital forum is being held in an effort to facilitate raising capital to accelerate the growth of consumer products businesses on Long Island.
Six local consumer products companies will present their business plans to investors, including attendees from venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, angel and other individual investors. Each of the companies LICA selected for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique consumer and brand appeal with catalysts for significant growth which will be attractive to investors.
Consumer Products Capital Forum on July 24, 2014 – Participants
Panel of Investors
The following investment professionals will participate in the investor panel at the Consumer Products Capital Forum:
Harris Berenholz, Carpe Diem Advisors LLC: Mr. Berenholz is the founder of investment management firm Carpe Diem Advisors LLC. Mr. Harris's career spans over 35 years on both the buy-side and sell-side, with significant experience in the consumer product and retail sectors. In addition to making investments in small public and private companies, Carpe Diem provides and markets investment ideas, research and analytical services primarily to independent investment managers, hedge fund managers and family offices.
Michael Felman, MSF Capital Advisors: Michael Felman is President and CEO of MSF Capital Advisors, a global multi-family office/merchant bank. His firm represents family offices and high net worth individuals in their investing activities.
Mark I. Lev, Aracle Capital: Mr. Lev is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Aracle Capital and has raised capital for emerging growth companies for over 30 years.
Steve Warsaw, Miller Tabak: Mr. Warsaw oversees the firm's investment banking efforts and has nearly 15 years of investment banking, private equity and corporate finance experience, concentrating in consumer products and retail businesses.
Admiral Tech: SpaceMaker Outdoor Flooring extends your outdoor lifestyle by creating dry living areas and useful storage zones while protecting your foundation from water damage.
Digital Beverages: Digital Beverages’ revolutionary and eco-friendly product, MyFountain, is a digitally controlled beverage dispensing machine which allows users to create their own personal beverages and with one touch, dispensable at work, at home or commercially.
Digital Impact Group: Digital Impact Group creates, produces and distributes digital content for all forms of media and specializes in seamlessly integrating branding and products with digital content to create “media brands.”
Flower Turbines: Flower Turbines has unique aerodynamic designs for small vertical axis wind turbines with advantages that facilitate mass production, a mass sales model and a growth model similar to solar.
Kitchen Table Bakers: Kitchen Table Bakers manufactures a line of 100% Baked Parmesan Crisps that are wheat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and low in carbs, which have become a staple of both the specialty food and health food market.
Sprayology: Sprayology is a unique and modern health & wellness brand that develops and markets a broad range of FDA-regulated homeopathic & vitamin oral sprays.
LICA is hosting the Consumer Products Capital Forum on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY. The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for consumer products companies.
For more information about the event, please contact LICA today or register online.
About the Long Island Capital Alliance
Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance (www.licapital.org), formerly known as Long Island Venture Group, has been promoting business growth on Long Island. LICA seeks to create a productive and business-friendly environment that will afford area businesses access to the resources necessary to compete successfully in today’s markets. LICA serves as a focal point for the exchange of ideas among new and existing business enterprises, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Through quarterly capital forums and special meetings, LICA brings together members of the region’s business community, and has been recognized as the place to turn to when small businesses need equity, debt, or other financing, or for investors to find an attractive investment opportunity.
LICA’s mission is to encourage economic development on Long Island by facilitating capital formation for a broad range of companies in various industries, from early stage to mature, middle market, closely held and publicly-traded businesses. LICA accomplishes this primarily through education, networking, quarterly capital forums, periodic special educational meetings, and alliances with other regional organizations. LICA brings together members of the region's business community and serves as the finance arm for significant local business and organizations.
For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online.
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