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Guest Key Note Speaker:  Pam Krueger, Host and Executive Producer of the award-winning PBS TV Series MoneyTrack

Melville, NY – March 1, 2017 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the presenting companies, investor panelists and guest keynote speaker for its Technology Capital Forum to be held on Friday, March 10, 2017.  The capital forum will feature presentations by companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around innovative technologies which address sectors such as software applications, artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), cloud-based solutions and optical/thermal imaging.

At the capital forum, six companies will present to an audience that will include venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors.  Each of the companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique technologies to enhance business processes or elevate functionality for new products that have meaningful catalysts for growth.  A panel of investment professionals will be on hand to review the presentations, offer their insights on the presenters’ commercial viability and prospects for market success and provide expert commentary on investment conditions in the broader technology sector.

Technology Capital Forum on March 10, 2017 — Participants

Key Note Speaker:  Pam Krueger

Pam Krueger is the host, creator and executive producer of MoneyTrack, an award-winning PBS TV series.  She also is the founder of WealthRamp and an investor education expert.

In 2015, Ms. Krueger launched WealthRamp, an online solution to help consumers find qualified financial advisors who adhere to the highest fiduciary standard, and who are not commission-driven. WealthRamp uses an eHarmony style algorithm to match individual investors to the best-fit advisors, and is available to consumers at no cost.  Ms. Krueger also created the award-winning MoneyTrack investor education television series seen nationally on over 250 PBS stations. She is the recipient of a 2010 and 2009 Gracie Award, educating the public about personal investing, and finding the right financial advice. Ms. Krueger’s newest one-hour special, MoneyTrack: Money for Life, began airing on PBS in late 2016.  She serves on the board of directors of the California Jump$tart Coalition, an organization dedicated to increasing financial literacy among children and teens, and received the Financial Educator of the Year Award in 2010 from the Financial Literacy Institute.

Panel of Investors:

The following investment professionals will participate in the investor panel at the Technology Capital Forum:

Russ Artzt, Executive Chairman, Ringlead Inc., and Technology Investor:  Mr. Artzt is the founder of CA Technologies and an active investor. With more than 30 years experience as a technology leader and executive, Russ provides counsel in the areas of strategic partnerships, product development leadership, community and public affairs and corporate strategy.

Steven Perricone, Managing Partner, Pilot Mountain Ventures: Mr. Perricone is Founder and Managing Partner at Pilot Mountain Ventures, a New York based venture capital firm focusing on seed stage investments in the technology and medical device fields. Portfolio companies in the New York area include Bond (acquired), Imperative, Kinetic, and Pinks & Greens among others. Prior to founding Pilot Mountain, Mr. Perricone co-founded Serrano Ventures where he remains a partner, served as a Managing Director in the Equity Derivatives area of Deutsche Bank, and was a Senior Consultant with Accenture.

Josh Adam, CFA, Wall Street Share:  Mr. Adam has more than 15 years of experience in financial analysis, investment research and portfolio management. He has held various senior level positions in the hedge fund industry, where he has been a portfolio manager, Director of Research and analyst.

Presenting Companies:

Azone Enterprises Inc.: Based in Brooklyn, NY, offers predictive analytics to help small businesses with inventory refill.

Digital Direct IR, Inc.: Based in Fresh Meadows, NY, develops patented multi-spectrum thermal imaging and optics technologies which enables access to a $20 billion+ market opportunity in the homeland security, healthcare, military, first responder, drone, automotive safety, autonomous vehicle, industrial and energy industries.

Infiniam Analytical Services Inc.:  Based in Deer Park, NY, creates automated platforms for legacy code and data application migration to the cloud.

PMC Technology:  Based in Bethpage, NY, develops application to reduce operational downtime at critical public facilities.

SkillMil:  Based on Menlo Park, CA, with connections to New York, creates a precision hiring platform for Military Veterans and Businesses using proprietary machine learning and AI technology to provide a quantifiable match of a candidate to the requirements of a job posting.

Space Out VR:  Based in Troy, NY with operations in Bellmore, NY, develops technology to integrate entertainment, gaming and communications into a personified, sociable VR App.

LICA is hosting the Technology Capital Forum on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747.  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 emerging technology companies.

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About Long Island Capital Alliance

Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance (, 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 at

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Jordan Darrow

Darrow Associates, Inc.