The Early Stage East 2009 venture capital conference, next Tuesday and Wednesday (June 9-10) at Wilmington's Hotel du Pont, will mingle Philadelphia-area software and tech firms in need of cash with investors from Edison, Emerald, Independence, Internet Capital, Milestone, NewSpring, Quaker BioVenture, and a dozen other venture capital funds. Spokesman Glenn Porter says 600 guests signed in at $495/head. www.earlystageeast.org for more info. Among the hopefuls:

Mike Harris's Anysource Media, Malvern. www.anysource.com The embedded-software and content manager developed Internet Video Navigator, which connects HDTV to the Internet.

Ryan Caplan's ColdLight Solutions, Wayne. www.coldlightsolutions.com "Prescriptive Intelligence software."

Brian Hamilton's CurvSports, Conshohocken. www.curvsports.com  Barter-based licensing and syndication of pro athletes' "off the field content."

Farid Naib's Documentary Depository Corp., Philadelphia. www.docdep.com  Online document secure storage "with intelligent tagging allowing for easy and efficient retrieval" from the "cloud."

Brian Regli's Drakontas LLC, Camden. www.drakontas.com  Police software.

Alex Mittal's Innova Materials, Philadelphia. www.innovamaterials.com or www.ionarmour.com. Its Inlay "surface enhancement technology platform" embeds nanoparticles into polymer surfaces without needing extreme conditions.

Ralph Bradley Jr.'s Life Management Advisors LLC, Chadds Ford. www.lifemanagementadviors.com Its software links broker-dealers, banks and financial advisors "in multi-generational discussions."

Mark Langsfeld's ListenLogic LLC, Fort Washington. www.listenlogic.com Sales software.

Chuck Sacco's PhindMe Mobile, Philadelphia. www.phindmemobile.com Automated "design and publising of mobile Web applications."

Suresh Annappindi's Scorelogix LLC, New Castle, Del. www.scorelogix.com. Job-security credit scoring.

Brent Matzell's Vuzit, Philadelphia. www.vuzit.com

Plus Flycast, Lancaster; Freshface Media, Owings Mills, Md.; Oculis Labs Inc., Owings Mills; PayCommerce LLC, Piscataway, NJ; Performance Systems Development of New York LLC, Ithaca, NY; Phone Defense LLC, Riderwood, Md.; StarChase, Virginia Beach; Store Eyes Inc., Allentown; Talk Market, Newark NJ; Xigo Nanotools, Bethlehem.