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The Padcaster, LLC

https://www.padcaster.com | Media & Technology | Chicago, IL


Featured in Apple’s “Your Verse” international advertising campaign for the original iPad Air, as well as the iPad Air 2 “Change” campaign, and Visa’s “Visa Checkout” campaign, The Padcaster is a patented, rugged multifunctional iPad case that transforms the iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio. The Padcaster enables consumers to shoot, edit and upload video on the fly - or stream live right from the iPad. More than an innovative way to mount an iPad to a tripod, The Padcaster transforms the iPad into an all-in-one production tool. The Company is creating, developing and enabling a new category of convenient and cost-effective, professional quality video documentation and production.

With mobile devices becoming ubiquitous, anyone can create videos. By leveraging and harnessing the power of inexpensive mobile devices, The Padcaster transforms the way consumers shoot,edit,upload and share professional quality video.The Company does this by enabling people to capture compelling, immersive video and photo content of their favorite activities, events, and experiences.The Padcaster develops hardware and software solutions to enhance the user experience associated with shooting, editing, and sharing engaging content from a mobile device.

What began as an idea to help amateur filmmakers use their iPads to shoot video, interviews, and documentaries is becoming a widely adopted and accepted solution for people from various backgrounds to shoot professional quality video.From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, The Padcaster is enabling consumers to conveniently and easily realize their creative vision.Padcaster’s customers include some of the world’s most well known news corporations, professional service firms, government agencies, television news stations, journalists, reporters, schools, and filmmakers.

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VCapital Management Co., LLC

www.vcapital.com | Financial Services | Chicago, IL


What if the hottest venture capital deals were online, for everyone to see? If investing in highly promising businesses were not a function of who you know, but available for anyone who has the resources? VCapital is changing venture investing for the better, making more funds available in the $500k-$5 million range to promising companies with sound plans and solid management teams.

Now you have the opportunity to invest in VCapital itself. This web-based platform facilitates 24/7 access for discerning investors to learn about high-quality venture capital investment opportunities, and makes investing in these opportunities more convenient and cost efficient.

Investors in VCapital Management Co., LLC will share in the proceeds of any successful portfolio company exit transactions as well as the firm’s potential exit at a substantial value. There are an estimated 10 million accredited investors in the US, yet only about 5% have ever invested in venture capital deals to date. That is about to change.

Xaptum, Inc.

https://www.xaptum.com/ | Network Communications | Chicago, IL


The internet was not designed to handle the complexity of connecting the Internet of Things. Each company creating a connected IoT device must address major security, connectivity, bandwidth, scalability, and data rights management issues. The creation and management of this infrastructure is both complex and time intensive. Additionally, the internet lacks the ability to allow for a quick change between the routing of the source(an IoT device) and destination(the computing host). According to Forbes, in 2018 there will be significantly more IoT sensors and devices than cell phones.The IoT communication market is projected to reach $20 billion per year, and analysts predict there will be a $6 billion market for infrastructure and services for software markets in this space.

Xaptum Edge Networking Fabric offers companies a secure, private network as a service. This private network simplifies the orchestration of secure and efficient date exchange between IoT devices and their related backend cloud applications. Xaptum is getting the IoT off the internet and bringing it to Xaptum, whose goal is to create “The Secure Private Internet of Things.”