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Louisiana Buyout Fund Hosts Fundraising Presentation for Louisiana Technology Firms

Connecticut gathering pairs top investors with the most innovative technology companies from Louisiana


Greenwich, CT – May 23, 2012: The Louisiana Buyout Fund (www.louisianabuyoutfund.com) hosted an investor luncheon for six of Louisiana’s top technology firms in Greenwich, CT. Of the six firms, five were part of Launch Pad Ignition’s (www.launchpadignition.com) latest class of entrepreneurial companies and the sixth was College District from Baton Rouge. Each presenting company founder gave a ten minute presentation on their company and then opened the floor up to questions from potential investors.

The six presenting companies were:

College District (www.collegedistrict.com) – Presented by Jared Loftus, CEO;

Giftmeo (www.giftmeo.com) – Presented by Michael Angle, CEO;

Kinobi (www.kinobi.com) – Presented by Chapman Snowden

Lawyerfy (www.lawyerfy.com) – Presented by CEO, Jeffry Lin

Red Ticket Games (www.redticketgames.com) – Presented by CEO, Barrett Conrad

Unawkward (www.unawkward.com) – Presented by CEO, Gerard Ramos

The investment group was comprised of members of the Greenwich Roundtable for Growth, which regularly hosts interesting companies from around the world in order to showcase their potential as investment opportunities.

LBF Managing Partner Ron Bienvenu noted, “In the last few years Louisiana has slowly but surely become one of the most dynamic settings for innovation and entrepreneurialism for high growth technology companies. This type of gathering is a great opportunity for global investors to get a first-hand look at some of the most interesting companies in the world.”

Chris Schultz, Managing Partner of Launch Pad Ignition, noted, “Having worked closely with all of these entrepreneurs, it is so rewarding to see them get up and present to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. Louisiana has long been known as a leader in many heavy industries, but these kinds of events underscore the fact that the state is now becoming a hotbed for technology. We are proud to be part of that.”

 About Louisiana Buyout Fund:

The Louisiana Buyout Fund’s (LBF) unique focus on small, underperforming enterprise software companies makes our firm one of the few companies willing and able to create value in challenging situations. We achieve this through fundamental improvement in the business and operations of our portfolio companies, rather than relying on financial leverage or financial engineering to drive returns. The LBF team consists of experts in all aspects of acquiring, operating and creating value for enterprise software companies and their stakeholders. We have participated in well over 100 M&A transactions and in nearly every imaginable type of transaction including equity and debt financed deals, bankruptcies, reverse mergers, take privates, hostile transactions, MBOs, LBOs, etc.

 About Launch Pad Ignition:

Launch Pad Ignition’s mission is to develop the New Orleans start-up ecosystem and to create rich connections between start-up founders and its mentor network of entrepreneurs, experts and investors across the country.  In 2011, Ignition funded 6 companies and built a network of more than 50 mentors and investors in New York and Silicon Valley.  It is a program of Launch Pad, a co-working space in downtown New Orleans. Founded in 2009 by Chris Schultz, Barre Tanguis & Will Donaldson, Launch Pad provides entrepreneurs the tools, community and support they need to thrive.  Learn more and get involved at http://launchpadignition.com

For more information about the Louisiana Buyout Fund contact Whitney Bourgeois, Director of Marketing, at 504-252-1369 or visit our website at www.louisianabuyoutfund.com



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