Press Release

UNMET 2020 Conferences Go Virtual: Announces Collaboration With Thumbraise

Denver, CO (March 16, 2020) — As a preventative measure in view of the COVID-19 health crisis, UNMET today announced it will move its 2020 conferences to a virtual setting, including the upcoming UNMET conference in Scottsdale, AZ May 13-14 and the UNMET conference in Denver, CO on September 23. 

Concurrently and to facilitate this virtual shift, UNMET announced its collaboration with Thumbraise, a mobile matchmaking platform that helps investors and founders to network remotely. 

UNMET’s established conference format facilitates one-on-one meetings with companies and investors. Due to the nature of the event and partnership with Thumbraise, the conferences will continue with little to no disruption. The Thumbraise platform enables investors and founders to meet inside of public or privately hosted networks. Using a mobile platform, founders can create short-form video pitches that are like Instagram Stories to give a brief pitch of their company. 

UNMET will extend its application deadline to March 30 in anticipation of increased participation allowed by this virtual shift. Investors that already registered to attend either of the conferences will be refunded. 

The UNMET Arizona 2020 conference, co-hosted by Arizona Commerce Authority and Stout Street Capital, is set to attract more than 150 of the fastest-growing Seed and Series A tech companies from middle-America. The event will allow founders to pitch their businesses to more than 150 institutional VC investors from around the country. UNMET conferences aim to fulfill the unmet need of raising Seed and Series A capital in undercapitalized middle- American states. 

Apply here by March 30 to present at UNMET Arizona, 2020. 

Investors can register for FREE here 

About Thumbraise, Inc. 

Based in St. Louis, MO, Thumbraise is a venture networking platform that allows founders to pitch investors using a video-friendly experience (similar to Instagram Stories). The company was founded by media, fundraising and venture capital veterans Rich Dredge (IHG, Multiply, Answers), Jonathan Cohen (Indiegogo, Idealab NY, Idealabx, Trillions), and Allen Morgan (WSGR, Mayfield Fund, Idealab NY, Idealabx.)

Visit us at thumbraise.com  follow us on twitter @thumbraise 

About the Stout Street Capital 

Stout Street Capital is a seed-stage fund that invests in underserved markets in the middle of the country. Stout Street sees an average of 5,000 deals per year and co-invests with more than 200 VCs around the country. The fund seeks to invest in early-stage companies focused on improving efficiency and generating bottom-line value in large, established sectors in the market. 

Stout Street Capital is focused on improving the Series A/B-funding eco-system in the middle of the country. UNMET is one of its primary instruments, which allows companies located in the middle of the country to meet investors and attract capital. 

Visit us at stoutstreetcapital.com and follow us on twitter @stoutstreetvc 

About the Arizona Commerce Authority 

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries.

For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce