Peak Hosting Announces Partnership with Crowdfunder
Peak Hosting announced it will partner with Crowdfunder’s CrowdStartLA Startup Competition as a sponsor awarding a $12,000 free hosting services credit.
Peak Hosting, the industry leader in Operations-as-a-Service employed in dedicated, managed hosting services, and hybrid cloud computing, today announced the company will act as a sponsor for Crowdfunder.com’s CrowdStartLA startup competition.
Crowdfunder is a business crowdfunding platform that will enable U.S. startups and small businesses to raise funds through public offerings of equity, debt and revenue based securities sold to individual investors. With the launch of its site last week they had nearly 2,000 companies apply to raise funds with the site and over $17 million pledged to invest by crowdfunders signed up on the platform.
Their beta launch is actually a series of contests to be held in cities across the US, in which local startups and small businesses will compete for funding from judging panels of high-profile accredited investors. CrowdStartLA, the first contest, is now open to submissions from startups, wh will compete to win a $25,000 prize that will be awarded in July. Similar events in Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, and New York City are on the horizon.
“Reminded of our own startup roots 12 years ago, we are always happy to give back to the community” stated Jeffrey Papen, Founder and CEO of Peak Hosting.
Besides the $25,000 pledged from Rightside Capital Management, a number of other great prizes will be provided by other companies such as LaunchPadLA, Producteev, FreshDesk and others. Peak Hosting will award the the top 10 finalists a spot in the Peak Hosting Startup Act program which provides a $1,000 per month credit for 12 months of services from Peak Hosting.
To get your company entered and to see all rules and prizes, click here. Voting ends on June 20, 2012.
About Peak Hosting
Founded in 2001, Peak Hosting has built 15 of the largest Internet properties in the world. No other service provider has designed, built or scaled larger and well-known Internet giants. Our team of engineers, who average over 14 years in the industry, can design and build any IT network solution. As part of our Operations-as-a-Service, Peak Total Operations™ (PTO) delivers the experts in operating system management, application support, networking, security, database administration, monitoring & alerting, automation tools, performance trend analysis, and virtualization expertise so companies can focus on their individual product without needing the specific skill-sets to implement “the plumbing” around their goals.
Based in Los Angeles, Crowdfunder is a business crowdfunding platform that will enable U.S. startups and small businesses to raise funds by selling equity, debt, and revenue-based securities to investors online. Crowdfunder also intends to provide a robust entrepreneurial and investor community to help companies locate resources in addition to funding, including free education and guidance in all matters relating to entrepreneurship.