News release

Date: 23rd August 2011

Online news release distribution specialist NeonDrum becomes Founder Sponsor of global seed fund Seedcamp

NeonDrum to support leading early-stage seed fund and mentoring programme for technology companies

Reading, United Kingdom, August 23rd 2011 – Online news release distribution specialist NeonDrum is proud to announce that it has become a Founder Sponsor of Seedcamp, the leading global micro seed investment fund and mentoring programme for technology companies. NeonDrum is providing distribution package prizes and specially discounted rates to all selected finalists and winners taking part in Mini Seedcamps throughout the year. NeonDrum joins an impressive roster of Seedcamp yearly sponsors, which includes Google, PayPal and Facebook.

Seedcamp is an early-stage micro seed fund and mentoring community that connects next-generation developers and entrepreneurs with over 2,000 world-class mentors from across Europe and all over the globe, including seed investors, serial entrepreneurs, product experts, HR and PR specialists, marketers, lawyers, recruiters, journalists and venture capitalists. Seedcamp hosts Mini Seedcamp events throughout the year, to which web-tech, mobile and software start-ups can apply to participate. Seedcamp invests in the winning companies from each event, providing capital, mentoring and an intensive year-long programme of events focussing on all aspects of a company’s development.

NeonDrum is offering all Seedcamp finalists a special discount on its press release distribution and monitoring service, and will be providing Seedcamp winners with free distribution as part of its Founder Sponsor’s offering. NeonDrum is a press release distribution service specialising in online news. NeonDrum distributes to a hand-picked list of global online publications, news sites, blogs, forums and social media, generating high quality, instantly visible web coverage and delivering measurable results – including increased brand visibility, a boost in quality web traffic and tangible SEO benefits. NeonDrum is the only distribution service to guarantee industry-leading coverage results – measurably better than other newswires.

Kirsten Campbell, General Manager of Seedcamp said: “Our founder sponsors provide valuable business support to the Seedcamp network, and NeonDrum’s online news distribution service is an extremely good fit for early-stage companies looking to make an impact in the market and accelerate growth. We are delighted to welcome NeonDrum on board as a Seedcamp founder sponsor.”

Commenting on its role as Seedcamp founder sponsor, NeonDrum Director Nicky Denovan said: “Seedcamp provides a unique programme that is helping the world’s most promising entrepreneurs to build teams, raise investment and supercharge their business to the next level. Our online PR service has proven to be hugely effective in enabling start-up companies to cost-effectively raise their profile and punch above their weight in the online media, so we are very excited to be supporting and adding value to the Seedcamp community.”

For more information about the Seedcamp event programme, please visit: http://www.seedcamp.com/events

For more information about NeonDrum’s online press release distribution service, please visit: http://www.neondrum.com/public/product_tour/index.php

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About Seedcamp (http://www.seedcamp.com)
Seedcamp is an early-stage micro seed investment fund and mentoring programme.
We believe Europe has all the right ingredients – environment, talent, capital and role models – to build world beating technology businesses, but it’s hard for young entrepreneurs to develop the right connections, gain validation, build teams and raise seed capital to supercharge their businesses.
This is where we come in.
Seedcamp was created to jumpstart the entrepreneurial community in Europe by connecting next generation developers and entrepreneurs with over 2000 mentors from a top-tier network of company builders; including seed investors, serial entrepreneurs, product experts, HR and PR specialists, marketers, lawyers, recruiters, journalists and venture capitalists.
Across our many global Mini Seedcamps spread throughout the year and our annual week-long forum (Seedcamp Week), we bring together EMEA’s top young founders with a world-class network of mentors in one place.


About NeonDrum (http://www.neondrum.com)
NeonDrum is a targeted online news release distribution and monitoring service for business-to-business PR professionals. Our mission is simple: to boost your online news coverage and get you seen on the web by the people that matter.

We keyword-tag and distribute business-to-business (B2B) news releases to a hand-researched list of global online publications, news sites, forums and social bookmarking sites. We maximise quality online hits for every single story and optimise pick-up by social media channels, including blogs and user-generated content (UGC) sites.

NeonDrum delivers:
• Measurable brand visibility: your story is seen by a global online audience and is instantly visible via search – delivering a tangible boost in web visitors and enquiries
• Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): the online coverage that NeonDrum generates improves your keyword ranking in major search engines
• Guaranteed results: industry-leading coverage results for your story – measurably better than other newswires

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nicky Denovan
Director, NeonDrum
Email: nicky[at]neondrum.com
Phone: +44 (0)844 870 8028

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