Brock Blake, CEO of FundingUniverse.com (a Provo Labs portfolio company) just made it on the list of Utah’s Top 40 Under 40. At age 25, he was the youngest person on the list. So he can stay on this list for the next 14 years! Way to go, Brock.
Brock is already being quoted in the Wall Street Journal online about how to raise money from angel investors, so maybe he’s gunning to make a national top 40 list soon.
His company recently got some great coverage with a Connect magazine article about Simpligent, the highest rated company that presented at the November 2005 speedpitching vent held in Provo.
Rix Ryskamp, Simpligent CEO said this: “We have been contacted by quite a few investors since the speed-pitching luncheon,” says Ryskamp. “This has been the most productive funding event that I have ever seen. The amount of exposure we received in a single day was amazing.”