Searching for a VC Heart of Gold at Rock Stars of Innovation Summit

3/30/12Follow @bvbigelow

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scheduled to make yesterday’s presentation in San Diego. But Saneii was instead at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. yesterday to announce a new partnering agreement the startup had just reached with LivHome, a Los Angeles-based provider of at-home care for the elderly. Under the deal, Independa is making its Web-based elderly care services and social engagement technology available to LivHome customers as “LivIndapenda.” (Saneii was participating in a press conference held in connection with the “What’s Next Boomer Business Summit.”) The CEO’s stand-in, chief medical officer Richard Della Penna, says the company was founded out of the conviction that “We can do better than ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.’”

Most Enticing Invitation to Follow-Up After the Presentation

Tap Hunter. This startup provides Web and mobile apps that help beer lovers find the best craft and micro-brewed beers that are being poured at bars and breweries across the U.S. CEO Melanie Gordon says Tap Hunter’s GPS-enabled app for iPhone and Android mobile phones provides search results on the all the specialty beers that are being served at the closest restaurants and taverns., “Stop by our table and share a beer with us at 3:15,” Gordon said. The program ended at 3 p.m., and within minutes the Tap Hunter booth was mobbed.

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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