SmartVault Nabs Top Award at Rice Alliance 11th Annual I.T. and Web Venture Forum

Houston, TX  – Dec. 9, 2013 – SmartVault Corporation was named one of the 10 Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship I.T. and Web companies at the 11th annual I.T. and Web Venture Forum in Houston last week. Information Technology and Web companies showcased their new ventures at the largest venture capital conference in the Southwest with more than 350 attendees, including investors, venture capitalists, industry representatives, business leaders, service providers, and entrepreneurs.

SmartVault is a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) online document storage and secure file sharing solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses and accounting firms.

The one-day event culminated in an announcement of the 10 I.T. and Web Venture Companies, chosen from nearly 40 presenters and judged by investors and business leaders in attendance, based on the companies’ business plan presentations. 

SmartVault CEO and Founder Eric Pulaski presented on SmartVault’s behalf.

Rice Alliance managing director Brad Burke, announced the winners of the I.T. and Web Technology Company awards at the event. “Every year the quality of companies improves. This year we had a diversity of companies including several addressing virtual reality, card fraud and software that aggregates numerous sites or users Start-up company presenters at Rice Alliance venture forums have raised in excess of $2.1 billion.  This year’s crop of winners is expected to achieve similar results.”

About The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University’s globally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies. Since inception, more than 1,400 early-stage companies have benefited from participating at the 150+ programs hosted by the Rice Alliance and raised more than $2.7 billion in funding.