Tony Ruben of Blue Halo Biomedical Wins Pitch Madness
Tony Ruben, CEO of Lakeland healthcare tech startup Blue Halo Biomedical, won the Pitch Madness contest at Synapse Orlando. Tony competed against two other finalists, Sean Pinnock, Cyberdream and Justin Mitchell, Yak Chat. The finalists debated 5 questions from the referee and organizer Tyler Kelley. The questions, like: "The company is finally ready for Series A! Unfortunately, it took a lot longer and with many more pivots than you thought. The only Series A term sheets you could get valued the company lower than the cumulative amount of investments you've taken in convertible notes from seed investors. What do you do?" were thought provoking and got to the heart of how the founder/CEO thinks about scaling their startup. Tony emerged as the clear winner as each of the judges commented on the responses to each of the questions. As a result of his win, SeedFundersOrlando is investing $5K into Blue Halo Biomedical. Blue Halo has made a major advancement in catheter technology and it promises to revolutionize their industry. I am happy to have Blue Halo Biomedical as the first startup in the SeedFundersOrlando portfolio.